Author Archives: Brent Burwell

Save the Date! Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference August 24th & 25th

Save the date for the 2021 Arkansas Concrete Pavement Conference. The conference will be held August 24th & 25th at the Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center in Little Rock. Please plan on joining us fun and fellowship as we hear from some of the top concrete pavement experts from around the country.

Weaver-Bailey Contractors to host Roller Compacted Concrete Workshop

Weaver-Bailey Contractors will be hosting a Lunch and Learn workshop on Roller Compacted Concrete June 10th from 12:00 noon to 1:30 at their headquarters in Conway, AR. Corey Zollinger of CEMEX and Stacy Williams of the University of Arkansas will be the presenters.

 

Paving Industry Competition in Arkansas

Healthy markets require robust competition. The paving materials market, however, has relatively little competition between industries. MIT has found that this inflates paving material unit costs. In Arkansas, findings suggest that increasing competition between paving material industries lowers paving unit costs for both asphalt (AC) and concrete (PCC)— which could result in significant savings for both departments of transportation (DOTs) and taxpayers. View the full MIT Arkansas Competition document here.

It’s On! Oklahoma Concrete Pavement Conference Scheduled for June 1st & 2nd.

With Oklahoma on pace to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to every Oklahoma adult who wants one by June, OK/AR Chapter ACPA has scheduled its annual Concrete Pavement Conference for June 1st & 2nd. We are working with the hotel to ensure all necessary safety protocols are in place and will be offering a virtual option for those attendees who are still uncomfortable with in-person events.

OK/AR Chapter Elects New Board of Directors

Contractor Representatives

Luke Stovall – Weaver-Bailey Contractors

Mike Lipps – Duit Holdings

Todd Steelman – Allen Contracting

Charles Schwarz – Schwarz Paving

Scott Middleton – Sherwood Construction
Cement Representatives

Joe Bush – Plains Cement Company

Matt Wilson – Ash Grove Cement

Bob Bivens – Buzzi Unicem
 
Morgan James – Monarch Cement

Tony Soric – LafargeHolcim
Allied Representatives

Nathan Blackward – Boral Resources

Joey Fitzgerald – Fitzgerald Trucking

Dana Todd – Brownco

Dale Baker – SSI

Steve Wright – Craig & Keithline