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NAPA Annual Meeting
Charts Course for
Driving the asphalt industry toward greater competitive
advantages, the NAPA 61st Annual Meeting attracted more
than 900 industry leaders to the historic La Quinta Resort
& Club in La Quinta, Calif. Attendees enjoyed general
sessions, educational breakout sessions, and committee
meetings focused on the industry's growth, productivity,
and success; as well as networking opportunities and a new
The meeting began with the passing of the gavel
from outgoing 2015 Chairman Michael Cote of The
Lane Construction Corp. to 2016 Chairman Kevin Kelly
of Walsh & Kelly Inc. Cote reported on his activities
representing NAPA during the second half of 2015,
including his visits to Washington, D.C., along with Kelly,
to support passage of the FAST Act five-year transportation
funding bill. Kelly shared lessons learned from his years of
experience in the asphalt pavement construction industry,
outlining ongoing issues the industry must remain vigilant
on: market share, pavement performance, funding,
sustainability, and safety.
General session speakers included keynoter Robert
O'Neill, a former member of Seal Team Six, who
shared stories from his missions and his training that
demonstrated how if he didn't give up, his efforts would
carry him closer to his objectives and success. Guest
speaker retired Notre Dame Football Coach and former
ESPN Analyst Lou Holtz talked of doing the right thing
and motivating athletes to be the best students, football
players, and men they could be. Economists Barry Asmus
with the National Center for Policy Analysis and Anirban
Basu with the Sage Policy Group presented key economic
data and analyzed what it means for the construction and
asphalt pavement industries.
A general session on NAPA's Pavement Performance Task
Group featured Kevin Kelly, Dr. Raymond (Buzz) Powell
from NCAT, and NAPA's Dr. Audrey Copeland discussing
the needs for improving pavement performance and
NAPA's vision for industry's role in ensuring performance
and durability. Education workshops discussed RAP
best practices, market deployment, EH&S regulatory
compliance, engineered mix design, fraud protection, and
drone technology use in construction.
NAPA extends its thanks to the sponsors who helped
make the 61st Annual Meeting possible. Platinum
Sponsors: Caterpillar Inc.; The Lane Construction Corp.;
Oldcastle Materials Inc.; Volvo Construction Equipment;
Walsh & Kelly Inc.; and Wirtgen America Inc.; Gold
Sponsors: Atlas Copco and QPR; Silver Sponsors: Asphalt
Pavement Association of Indiana; GreenPatch; Roadtec
2016 NAPA Chairman Kevin Kelly
outlined ongoing issues he has
identified for NAPA's continued focus.
Economist Anirban Basu made
economic trend analysis entertaining
and easy to understand.
General session speakers entertained, inspired, informed, and earned
more than one standing ovation.
Productive committee meetings moved industry issues forward.
Every meeting offered something valuable to take home.
Inc., an Astec Co.; and Summit Materials LLC; Bronze
Sponsors: Astec Inc.; BOMAG Americas Inc.; Dillman
Equipment Inc.; Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc.; HCSS;
LeeBoy; and Kenco Engineering Inc.; and Media Partners:
Asphalt Contractor; Asphalt Pavement; and Roads & Bridges.
more Industry News on page 19
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