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Elected January 1986

Sheldon G. Hayes

1895-1985

 

A true pioneer of the pavement construction industry, Mr. Hayes has been called the "father" of the National Bituminous Concrete Association. He is credited with conceiving the idea for the national association and was the central force in its founding in 1955.

 

He served as the Association's first President and was re-elected to two subsequent terms in office, the only individual so honored in the Association's history. It was his leadership, determination, and dedication that established the Association in its early years and formed the basis for its future advancements. 

 

A Hot Mix Asphalt pavement innovator, Mr. Hayes was instrumental in the devolopment of such Industry innovations as the development of rapid curing cutbacks for pavement resurfacing, employed the first fully-automatioc asphallt facility with twin pugmills capable of operation by one individual, and was the first to use travel plants and finishing machines. his experimental work with finishing machines led to many later improvements in the design and operation of this equipment. He is one of only five Industry members to be elected to Life Membership in the Association.