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ASSOCIATIONS Jenne Imholte-Decker, 2010 IGGA president First Woman President of IGGA No Stranger to Grooving, Grinding “Greg has spent the better part of his adult life serving this industry — working his way from the bottom up,” said John Roberts, IGGA executive director. “Whether it be overseeing construction operations across the U.S. or training the next generation of diamond grinding machine operators, he has answered the call. Without men and women like this, our industry would cease to exist. He exemplifies the characteristics necessary to be considered for this honor.” Lyle joined Penhall in 1997 as a grinder and slot saw operator, having come to Penhall with more than 15 years’ experience in the construction field. He worked his way up to working foreman on the dowel bar retrofit crew, and shortly thereafter became a superintendent. He has supervised all aspects of Penhall’s concrete restoration division including the grinding, patching and dowel bar retrofit. CPR PROMOTER OF THE YEAR IGGA also announced its concrete pavement restoration (CPR) Promoter of the Year Award. The award recipients were the Northwest Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association and the Wisconsin Concrete Pavement Association (WCPA). According to Jim Powell, executive director, Northwest Chapter of the ACPA, the chapter extensively promotes the use of CPR by showing customers that concrete pavements are easy to repair and last a long time. The chapter has been working with the Washington State DOT for years, and as a result, they have many miles of 50+ year-old concrete that has lasted two to four times its designated life. Founded in 1952, the WCPA is the oldest concrete paving association in the nation. It promotes CPR by sharing information regarding cost savings, improved safety, prolonged life of the concrete and facts that support CPR as a green initiative. WCPA president Kevin McMullen, P.E. said its promotional efforts have resulted in several Wisconsin DOT CPR projects. In fact, in the last decade, 6 million sq. yd. of pavement have been diamond-ground in Wisconsin. Additionally, in the last 10 years, WDOT has bid 50,614 cubic yards of pavement patching and 558,925 linear feet of partial-depth repairs. “When we do a good job and help a state or city project become a success, it is really fun to watch them develop a second project,” McMullen said. “We are saving Wisconsin DOT and its cities significant amounts of money when we do CPR.” T he first woman president of the International Grooving and Grinding Association (IGGA) — a non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the leading promotional and technical resource for acceptance and proper use of diamond grinding and grooving as well as pavement preservation/restoration markets — is no stranger to grooving and grinding, having grown up in the industry. Jenne Imholte-Decker, Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc., Minneapolis, was named IGGA president in late 2009. Her uncle was a co-founder of Progressive Contractors Inc. and her dad was their first foreman, hired in 1971. She worked for Progressive Contractors Inc. herself as a laborer for seven years. She has been with Simplex Construction Supplies, Inc. for 12 years. Imholte-Decker said her goal for the IGGA in 2010 is to help members become more politically active. “The reauthorization of the six-year surface transportation reauthorization is very important to our highway infrastructure, and I want to encourage and help ensure IGGA members earn their share of the work,” Imholte-Decker said. “We need to reach out to more state and county engineers and educate them about the long-term benefits of concrete pavement rehabilitation. With increased participation through our membership, this can be achieved.” Other new officers for 2010 are Pete Lewis, Highway Services, a division of Penhall, Rogers, Minn., vice president; Alex Ugalde of Diamond B, Santa Fe Springs, Calif., secretary; Scott L. Eilken, Quality Saw & Seal, Bridgeview, Ill., treasurer; Terry Kraemer, Diamond Surface, Inc., Maple Grove, Minn., immediate past president; Jerry Voigt, P.E., president, American Concrete Pavement Association, Skokie, Ill., director, and Charley Grady, Crafco, Inc., Chandler, Ariz., international director. IGGA OPERATOR OF THE YEAR IGGA also selected Gregg Lyle of the Penhall Company as the winner of its annual Operator of the Year award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the men and women who work in the field for their leadership with special emphasis on dedication to quality. The award is significant in that it represents the commitment of the men and women in the field who toil in very dangerous conditions, often away from home for weeks at a time. pavement preservation journal Spring 2010

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pavement Preservation Journal - Spring 2010

Pavement Preservation Journal - Spring 2010
President’s Message
Conference Will Bring World of Pavement Preservation to Single Location
Let Pavement Preservation Be Part of SurfaceTransportation Reauthorization in 2010
Friction Restoration + Pavement Rejuvenation = Superior Surface
Town Controls Potholes, Costs with All-in-One Patch Truck
First Woman President of IGGA No Stranger to Grooving, Grinding
Texas Lassos PG, Rubber, Warm Mix Asphalts
Pavement Distress Guidelines Improve Ontario Management
Synergy Between Northeast Partnership, Pavement Managers
Experts Confront Dispute on Concrete Joint Sealing
High-Tech Repairs Give I-70 Viaduct New Life
Calendar of Events
Index to Advertisers

Pavement Preservation Journal - Spring 2010