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Save the Date!

 

The 76th Annual GHCA/GAPA Convention will take place May 1 - 4, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, FL!  

 

Here are a few things you can look forward to:

 

Keynote Speaker Mr. Gene Stallings, former football player for Texas A&M University (1954-1956) and head coach for his alma mater from 1965 to 1971.  He also served as the head coach of the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the NFL (1986-1989) and the University of Alabama (1990-1996), where the 1992 Alabama team was named the consensus National Champions.

 

Entertainment will include award-winning singer/songwritters Rhett Akins and Ashley Gorley, whose songs have been recorded by the likes of Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Brooks & Dunn, Blake Shelton, and many others.

 

Activities around Amelia Island, including: a Golf Tournament, Horseback Riding on the Beach, Bike Rides, a Walking Tour of a local plantation, a Kayak Nature Tour, Deep Sea Fishing, and these stunning views:

 

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Cleaner Water with Asphalt - Asphalt Pavement Alliance Releases New White Paper

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Lanham, MD – Asphalt pavements can be excellent tools in improving water quality, says a new white paper from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. “The APA’s newest publication scientifically documents the beneficial effects that asphalt pavements can have on water quality,” according to Dr. Howard Marks of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. Dr. Marks is the report’s principal author and serves as co-chair of the team that produced the document.

 

The green benefits of 100 percent recyclable asphalt pavement might be surprising to some. For improved stormwater management, clean drinking water, and reduced roadside pollution, asphalt pavements are clean and environmentally beneficial,” he continued. The publication, Cleaner Water With Asphalt Pavements, is available as a free download at  http://asphaltroads.org/why-asphalt/cleaner-water-with-asphalt.html.



Safety Edge Information

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be enforcing the safety edge specification this paving season. Are you ready? Equipment manufacturers have several options available that include a separate shoe that can be attached to the paver to produce the edge, or an end gate that has the edge incorporated. For more information on the safety edge, please contact us.

The following links provide more information about the safety edge: Safety edge videoFederal Highway Administration information, and Safety Edge FAQs

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