ACPA Scholarship Recipients

The 2020 OK/AR Chapter, ACPA college intern scholarship recipients were recognized at the Chapter’s July Board of Directors meeting. They are:

Guillermo Martinez – Duit Construction   Oklahoma State University – Junior

Garrett Leming – Allen Contracting   Oklahoma State University – Junior

Chase Divine – Allen Contracting       Oklahoma State University – Senior

The scholarship recipients were introduced to the board members and each gave a brief description of their work experience this past summer and their future academic plans prior to each being presented with a scholarship check for $1,500.

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Koss Construction Acquired by Bettis Companies

Koss Construction Company, one of OK/AR Chapter’s founding members, has announced its acquisition by the Bettis Companies. As part of the transition, Tim Gerhardt was elected President of Koss on June 1st, 2020 and will lead the organization in alignment with the growing group of Bettis Companies. Gerhardt succeeds David M. Howard who will continue working with the new ownership group for the foreseeable future. OK/AR Chapter looks forward to our continued relationship with Koss which has produced several award winning projects across both Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Portland Cement Quality Initiative Task Force

The Portland Cement Quality Initiative Task Force (PCQITF) is a group transportation professionals made up of Oklahoma DOT and concrete pavement industry members that meet quarterly to discuss ways to improve the quality of portland cement concrete pavements. Specifications, standard drawings, research and innovative products are some of the things reviewed by this committee. If you have a suggestion on how to help us improve our product, please contact the OK/AR ACPA office at 405 767 5100 or send us an email at