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NAPA Operational

Excellence Awards

Recognizing companies and associations whose success is measured in more than tonnage
By Kelly Kanaras

Through the
creation of five
Operational
Excellence
Award
categories,
the Awards
Committee has
established a
blueprint for
excellence-
detailing the
aspects that
make for
successful
businesses.

B

usiness success for asphalt
contractors is about more than
just asphalt mix tonnage and
quality pavements. It's about
using operational excellence
to adopt safety innovations that keep
employees on the job, building strong
relationships that leverage community
goodwill, and generating competitive
advantage through marketing.
The Operational Excellence Awards have
been recognizing NAPA members since
1972. These awards highlight best practices
and share examples of industry excellence
as blueprints for other companies and
associations emulate.
Through the creation of five
Operational Excellence Award categories,
the Awards Committee has established a
blueprint for excellence - detailing the
aspects that make for successful businesses.
Marketing and communication efforts
that promote the asphalt industry are
recognized with the Outstanding Website
and Outstanding Brochure awards. In
today's world, websites are a must-have
as they provide immediate access to
stakeholders to well-organized information
on your company, asphalt, and the asphalt
industry. Leave-behind brochures provide
an avenue to continue to highlight your
company's benefits, products, and services
to customers. Done well, both serve to
enhance the reputation of both your
company and the asphalt industry.

The Asphalt Operations Safety
Innovation Award recognizes companies
that develop innovative ideas, tools, and
policies that improve safety for the general
public and our employees. Often these
ideas are created by paving crews that see a
risk and develop a method to mitigate that
risk. Today, safety is more than a priority; it
is a value that has far reaching benefits.
Lastly, the Community Involvement
Award recognizes companies that serve
their communities through outstanding
programs and projects. These programs
are a great way to build trust in your
local community and to enhance your
reputation. Companies who work with
schools teach future generations about the
importance of our asphalt roadways and
help to develop our future workforce.
Taken together, these five awards
provide a pathway to improving your
company's reputation in the communities
in which you work. Take note of what
industry leaders are doing to promote
and sell their products, services, and
the asphalt industry. Gain inspiration
with these stories to enhance your own
company's operations. AP
For more information about the NAPA
Operational Excellence Awards, contact
Associate Director of Member Programs Kelly
Kanaras at kkanaras@AsphaltPavement.
org or view the Awards section on the NAPA
website, www.AsphaltPavement.org/Awards.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Back to Basics: Quality Matters
Thinlay Projects on the Ground
NAPA Operational Excellence Awards
Outstanding Brochure Award: Differentiating With Diamonds
Community Involvement Awards: Community Values
Ecological Award: Think Green
Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Awards: Improving Safety Culture and Accountability
Outstanding Website Award: Asphalt Pavement Resources at Your Fingertips
Industry Calendar
Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - President’s Perspective
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 10
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Industry News
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 12
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 13
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 14
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Back to Basics: Quality Matters
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 16
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 17
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Thinlay Projects on the Ground
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - NAPA Operational Excellence Awards
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - 26
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Outstanding Brochure Award: Differentiating With Diamonds
Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Community Involvement Awards: Community Values
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Ecological Award: Think Green
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Awards: Improving Safety Culture and Accountability
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Outstanding Website Award: Asphalt Pavement Resources at Your Fingertips
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Industry Calendar
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Asphalt Pavement Magazine - July/August 2017 - Index of Advertisers / Advertisers.com
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