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NAPA Honors 2018 Asphalt Industry Leaders for Operational Excellence

Awards Program Celebrates Safety Innovations, Community Involvement


The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) honored the winners and finalists of its 2018 Operational Excellence Awards at a special ceremony last week during the association's Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Florida.


"NAPA members strive for excellence in constructing high-quality asphalt pavements and in every aspect of their operations. The two Operational Excellence Awards categories — Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation and Community Involvement — recognize a company's commitment to operational practices that make them good contractors, good industry ambassadors, and good neighbors," said NAPA Chairman Craig Parker.


The 2018 winners and finalists honored during the ceremony include:


Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award Winner:

  • Kokosing Materials Inc. of Fredericktown, Ohio, for its Field ID Lockout/Tagout Program


Asphalt Operations Safety Innovation Award Finalists:

  • Allan Myers of Malvern, Pa., for its Portable Crusher with Custom Safety Features
  • Lakeside Industries Inc. of Issaquah, Wash. for the company's Customized Multifunction Safety & Health App


Community Involvement Award Winners:

  • West Kentucky Strategic Marketing Area Community Involvement at Rogers Group Inc., of Hopkinsville, Ky.
  • Tilcon Gives Back at Tilcon New York Inc., A CRH Co., of Parsippany, N.J.


Community Involvement Award Finalists:

  • Callanan Cares at Callanan Industries Inc., A CRH Co., of Albany, N.Y.
  • Green Team and Volunteer Activity Committee at Des Moines Asphalt & Paving, A CRH Co., of Des Moines, Iowa
  • Northern Middle Tennessee Strategic Marketing Area at Rogers Group Inc. of Gallatin, Tenn.


The Operational Excellence Awards honor leaders in the asphalt pavement industry for innovation and excellence in community outreach with the Community Involvement. Companies also are lauded for their responsible practices with the Asphalt Operations Safety Innovations Award.


The Operational Excellence Awards are a counterpart to NAPA's annual Quality in Construction Awards, which recognize asphalt paving jobs completed in line with best practices and standards known to yield high-quality asphalt pavements.


The NAPA Awards Program recognizes and encourages continuous improvement in all aspects of paving and asphalt operations. The 2019 NAPA Awards program will begin accepting nominations on April 1. Quality in Construction Award nominations and Operational Excellence Award nominations are due by Oct. 3.


For more information about the NAPA Awards program, or to nominate a project or company for an award, visit www.AsphaltPavement.org/Awards.