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Frequently Asked Questions About NAPA Membership

Who can join the National Asphalt Pavement Association?

Membership is available to any asphalt pavement mix producer, paving contractor, equipment manufacturer, material supplier, equipment distributor, engineering firm, consultant, or for-profit organization affiliated with the asphalt pavement industry. Membership in NAPA is company based, with the ability to include employees throughout your company.

What is NAPA’s mission?

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) works to advocate, advance, and support the asphalt pavement industry.

  • We advocate by engaging, collaborating with, and educating decisionmakers.
  • We support our members through education, technical advice, recognition programs, and peer engagement.
  • We advance the industry through innovation and research, thought leadership, and promoting safe, efficient, sustainable operations.

Who leads NAPA?

NAPA is governed by its Board of Directors in accordance with our bylaws. The Board is a team of dedicated industry leaders who set the strategic direction, provide the necessary resources, and make key decisions for staff to implement. They represent asphalt producers, businesses involved in the manufacturing of asphalt mixtures, and companies interested in the promotion and advancement of high standards in the use of asphalt pavement. NAPA maintains an expert, full-time staff headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland, which reports to the Board.

What types of membership are available?

Producer

Classified as a for-profit operation in the U.S. and/or its territories, engaged in the manufacture or production of asphalt. Membership dues, paid quarterly, are based on all the tonnage produced including recycled materials in all states and/or U.S. territories or possessions. On average members pay 1.48 cents per ton of asphalt produced.

Associate

Eligible members include for-profit operations interested in promotion and advancement of high standards of business practices in the use of asphalt pavement, such as paving contractors, equipment manufacturers, refiners, suppliers, distributors, service providers, and consultants. Membership dues, paid annually, are based on the category best matching your company’s role in supporting the asphalt pavement industry. Membership dues range from $750 to $6,600.

International Producer

Open to for-profit operations engaged in the manufacture or production of asphalt outside of the U.S. and its territories, International members pay a flat $625.

How much does a NAPA membership cost?

Producer

Producers self-report the organization’s tonnage production online quarterly. Dues are paid on a sliding scale based on annual production as outlined in the table below with a minimum of $2,000 in dues.

Annual Tonnage Production (reported quarterly) Cent Per Ton Dues Range
1 – 100,000 $.039 $2,000 - $3,900
100,001 – 500,000 $.0224 $3,901 - $12,860
500,001 – 1M $.0166 $12,861 - $21,160
1M – 5M $.0075 $21,161 - $51,160
5M – 12M $.00715 $51,161 - $101,210
12M+ $.0065 $101,211 + ($.0065/ton)

Producer members may receive a discount for reporting their tonnage in a timely manner, as detailed below. Members are asked to report all tonnages within 60 days of the close of the reporting period.

Quarter Months Reporting Opens 2% Discount Reporting Deadline
1 Jan - Mar 1-Apr 10-May
2 Apr - June 1-Jul 10-Aug
3 July - Sept 1-Oct 10-Nov
4 Oct - Dec 1- Jan 10-Feb

Associate

Associate member dues are based on the category best matching your company’s role in supporting the asphalt pavement industry. (If you’re unsure, we’ll help you choose the most appropriate one.)

Classification Dues
Major Manufacturer/Supplier $6,600
Supporting Manufacturer/Supplier $3,300
Sustaining $1,550
Equipment Distributor $990
Paving Contractor $1,000 +$.001 per ton laid down over 100,000
Consultant Firm $1,300
Individual Consultant $750

International

International members pay a flat $625.

What is the membership term/timeframe?

Membership is assessed on a calendar basis. Members who join October – December receive benefits through December 31 of the following year. Applications to join are approved three times a year — at our winter meeting (January/February), our summer meeting (July), and our fall meeting (November). However, access to our materials and services begin once your application is accepted.

What forms of payment are accepted?

NAPA accepts check, ACH payment, wire transfer, and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover).

What are some of the intangible benefits of joining NAPA?

  • Networking: Learn from your peers about best practices, cost saving ideas, and the future of the industry.
  • Steering the Industry’s Direction: Only by adding your organization’s voice can NAPA ensure an accurate, representative membership of this diverse and impactful industry.
  • Expertise: Members have access to NAPA Staff experts who serve as an extension of your company and can assist with challenges and opportunities.

What are some of the tangible benefits of joining NAPA?

Producer

  • Voting rights to steer the direction of the industry.
  • Discounted registration to NAPA meetings.
  • Membership Directory.
  • Intel on the U.S. industry through ActionNews, Asphalt Pavement, webinars, podcasts, and our website.
  • Access and great discounts (many are free) on best practice publications, benchmarking data, and industry-specific materials.
  • Discounted advertising in NAPA newsletters, magazine, and website.
  • Sponsorship opportunities for meetings, webinars, podcasts, and thought leadership.
  • Environmental Product Declarations: Half-price off NAPA’s Emerald Eco-Label program which creates Environmental Product Declarations that easily quantify the environmental impact of an asphalt mix.
  • Online Buyer’s Guide: an exchange used to find products and services within the industry.

Associate

  • Discounted registration to NAPA meetings and preferential treatment in World of Asphalt booth space selection.
  • After two years of continuous membership, a 35% discount for exhibitors at the World of Asphalt 2024 show.
  • Access and great discounts (many are free) on best practice publications, benchmarking data, and industry-specific materials.
  • Membership Directory.
  • Inclusion in the NAPA Buyers’ Guide,provided to all NAPA Members and a distribution list of more than 10,000.
  • Sponsorship opportunitiesfor meetings, webinars, podcasts, and thought leadership.
  • Discounted advertising in NAPA newsletters, magazine, and website.
  • Intel on the U.S. industry through ActionNews, Asphalt Pavement, webinars, podcasts, and our website.

International

  • Discounted registration to NAPA meetings and preferential treatment at World of Asphalt .
  • Access and great discounts (many are free) on best practice publications, benchmarking data, and industry-specific materials.
  • Membership Directory .
  • Intel on the U.S. industry through ActionNews, Asphalt Pavement, webinars, podcasts, and our website.

Are there any “new member” incentives?

Yes! New Producer members pay 50% off dues for the first year. (The one-time, non-refundable application fee is not discounted.) After 12 months of membership, the new member can receive a dues refund if they do not feel they have received full value for their investment. To qualify, they must do the following: 

  • Report and pay quarterly dues on time (as shown below),
  • Attend at least one of the following: Annual, Midyear, or regional technical conference, and
  • Make a good faith effort to involve their company in the Association. 
Quarter Months Report Opens 50% Discount Reporting Deadline
1 Jan - Mar 1-Apr 10-May
2 Apr - Jun 1-Jul 10-Aug
3 July - Sept 1-Oct 10-Nov
4 Oct - Dec 1-Jan 10-Feb

When I join NAPA, am I automatically enrolled in my state asphalt pavement association?

NAPA is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producers and paving contractors at the national level before Congress, government agencies, and other trade and business organizations. While State Asphalt Pavement Associations actively collaborate on our shared interest in advancing the industry, SAPAs are run independently of NAPA, with separate membership dues. There is one exception: the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association is a 100% partner and as such every member of WAPA is also a member of NAPA. To learn more about joining your state association, contact them.

What do I get out of NAPA that I don’t get from my SAPA or local association?

When you join NAPA, you add your company’s voice to the national conversation, with dedicated outreach in Washington, D.C., and to Federal agencies. NAPA advocates on behalf of the industry at the Federal level, which provides 80% of the funding on America’s interstates and major highways and Federal funding for airfield infrastructure. In addition, NAPA identifies and proactively addresses national challenges that require a unified industry – including advocacy, climate goals, and workforce development initiatives.

Our state asphalt pavement association partners offer complementary leadership at the state level, assisting their members with their Departments of Transportation and elected state officials to update specifications, ensure state user fee revenues, and address local issues.

How do members get and stay involved?

From attending meetings and events to sharing membership benefits across your entire company, there are many ways for member to get and stay involved with NAPA. Here are just a few.

  • NAPA Committees: NAPA Members drive industry advancement, innovation, and adoption through numerous committees focused on specific areas including safety, sustainability, materials, workforce, and more. Express your interest in participating today!
  • Awards: Every year, NAPA recognizes the industry’s best with multiple prestigious industry and members-only awards, plus our Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award, our Ray Brown Airport Paving Award, and our Sheldon G. Hayes Award, NAPA’s highest and most prestigious award.
  • Diamond Commendation Program: NAPA’s Diamond program offers a way for companies to demonstrate adherence to industry best practices and benchmark and improve their operations. Available categories include asphalt plants (with an optional Diamond Sustainable level), quality, paving, and terminals.
  • Social Media: Among several members-only toolkits is the monthly social media calendar. Use the graphics and content ideas to augment your online engagement efforts with industry partners, decisionmakers, the public, and your employees.

I still have questions! Who can I talk to about NAPA membership?

Contact Ester Magorka. who can facilitate a conversation with NAPA’s member leaders and/or staff to answer your questions about a particular topic, member benefits, or how you can get engaged with NAPA.

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