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Chairman's Commentary

Commitment to Improvement
When I reflect on my year as
chairman, one theme consistently
surfaces: commitment to
improvement. In this role, I have
had the opportunity to interact
more with NAPA members, and I've
seen that owners really want to do
the right thing and produce the
best mix possible-they're not just
out there to put down tons. While
the status quo may be the business
model of other industries, it is the
archenemy of ours. Fortunately
for our customers, there's strong
support for and desire within the
asphalt industry's leadership to be
innovative - and transparent - in
what we do.
So many of NAPA's initiatives
are geared toward product
improvement, from the rollout of the "Back 2 Basics"
webinar series to the proactive
development of NAPA's Emerald
Eco-Label Environmental Product
Declaration (EPD) tool to the
recent Paving for Performance:
Designed to Perform Conference in
Atlanta. The technical conference
was particularly conducive to
brainstorming about the industry's
direction. More than 100 people
attended, including producers,
equipment manufacturers, and
equipment suppliers from across
the United States and abroad.
Discussion and presentations at
the conference crossed a broad
spectrum of topics, including
pavement warranties, performance
metrics, and binder modification.
One of my biggest impressions from
the discussions at the conference
is of the industry's commitment to
ensuring a long-lasting product.
NAPA members demonstrated
dedication not only to product

improvement in 2017 but also to
the industry's workers and their
families. Last fall, NAPA reached
out to its members with a request
for financial donations to the NAPA
Care Emergency Benevolent Fund,
which, under the auspices of the
NAPA Research and Education
Foundation (NAPAREF), provides
a $5,000 cash benefit to families
of NAPA member employees
fatally injured in a work zone or
asphalt plant work area. Thanks to
members' overwhelming response
to this call for donations, the NAPA
Care fund is now permanently
endowed. It's commendable that,
despite the industry's focus on
engineering and economics, we do
not set aside our hearts.
But charity is not enough.
Our ultimate goal is to eliminate
workplace fatalities; hence, work
zone safety is another area subject
to continual evaluation and
improvement. As part of a strategic
partnership, the American Road &
Transportation Builders Association
(ARTBA) and NAPA have worked
over the past year to develop online
work-zone safety training modules
focused on asphalt milling and
paving. These training resources,
tailored to meet the specific needs of
truck drivers, equipment operators,
laborers, and supervisors, will assist
companies in implementing best
practices proven to help eliminate
work-zone incidents.
It is my hope that, in 2018 and
beyond, the industry continues in
its commitment to these efforts.
However, one other task lies
ahead as we look to the industry's
future; we must recruit the next
generation of leaders for our
continued on page 10

By Dan Gallagher,
NAPA Chairman

While the status
quo may be the
business model of
other industries, it
is the archenemy
of ours.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018

Chairman’s Commentary
Industry News
Tools for the Trade
A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
World of Asphalt 2018 Preview
2018 Product / World of Asphalt Preview
Winning the War for Talent
Putting Theory Into Action
Paving Company Wins Big at Super Bowl LII Stadium
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
New Section! Perspectives Idaho Materials & Construction (IMC)
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Tools for the Trade
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - A Fast Track to Lucrative Asphalt Jobs
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - January/February 2018 - Winning the War for Talent
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