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EPIC Visit


Asphalt Institute’s EPIC program participants visited MWV to learn more about asphalt additives. Following an overview of ways additives are used in the industry, the group toured the laboratory facilities. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds are accepted into the Asphalt Institute’s 10-month EPIC program, which leaves graduates with a better understanding of the diverse asphalt industry. As part of this year’s curriculum, participants have also visited a refinery, a roofing manufacturer, and a liquid asphalt terminal. We enjoyed meeting some of the asphalt industry's future leaders and thank you for including us as one of your tours. 


 Author: Heather Dolan

4-Peat at Best in Colorado

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Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association held their 21st Annual "Best in Colorado" asphalt pavement awards dinner and program in February. Evotherm customers took home three of the awards including:

  1. Colorado DOT Quality in Asphalt Production Winner: Coulson Excavating Company in the 20,000 to 100,000 tons category.
  2. Project Delivery Winner: APAC Southern Construction Co for Interstate 70, Vail Pass, Straight Creek in CDOT Region 3
  3. Preventive Maintenance Surface Treatment Winner: Brannan Sand and Gravel for State Highway 40, Deer Trail to Byers in CDOT Region 1
  4. Rural Highway Reconstruction Winner: Kiewit Infrastructure for Interstate 25, Colorado Springs to Monument in CDOT Region 2

Evotherm is proud to pave the Colorado roadways! The contractors in Colorado continue to inspire the asphalt industry with their determination and dedication to improve performance, project delivery, quality, and smoothness.


Author: Mike O'Leary 


NAPA Survey Time Again


NAPA is currently seeking data from U.S. asphalt mix producers about the use of warm mix and RAP, RAS, GTR, and other recycled/reclaimed materials during the 2014 construction season.

This annual survey, conduced each year for FHWA, is seeking responses for all asphalt mix producers (commercial and municipal) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. Response are requested by April 30. 

Jump straight to the survey! LINK



NYC DOT exploring WMA rubberized asphalt

Staten Island RMA

Trap Rock Industries is helping the New York City DOT evaluate rubberized asphalts that incorporate Evotherm warm mix technology. "There a plenty of positives to rubberized asphalt," Galileo Orlando, DOT deputy commissioner for Roadway Repair and Maintenance, said according to Staten Island Advance.  The rubberized asphalt should be more durable, quieter and offer environmental benefits.

According to Better Roads, "the city is curious to find out how well it will perform during New York’s varying seasonal climate. That’s why West Fingerboard, from about Radcliff Road to Steuben Street, will use three different types of asphalt: traditional asphalt, rubberized asphalt, and a cheaper form of pelletized rubber asphalt. The goal is to learn how each mixture will weather over the next few months." The city will watch the roadways through tree seasons - winter, spring, and summer- to evaluate performance.  


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