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What’s Macon County, IL Doing to Its Roads?

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In early May 2022, Macon County, Illinois was able to perform road reconstruction to help ensure that the citizens who are driving have safer, longer-lasting roads. The county is taking proactive, innovative steps by utilizing the application of VRAM. VRAM is a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane. J-Band® is Asphalt Materials’...
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How is Cuyahoga County Ohio building longer-lasting roads with VRAM ? 

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Road managers know that the longitudinal joint is the first part of the pavement to fail. As a road’s most permeable part, this joint is susceptible to the natural elements of the environment. Air and water work its way down through this gap, causing the joint to deteriorate, crack, and...
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Rumble Strips Protect Lives, But They Also Need Protecting

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Rumble Strips Are Becoming More Popular, But They Also Need To Be Protected It is important to plan ahead when protecting the infrastructure investments made for our streets, roads, and highways. Reducing air voids is critical to improving pavement life. When air voids are higher, permeability is higher, and this...
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What The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Can Mean for Driver Safety?

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Roadway safety is a growing concern in the United States. In 2019 alone, there were 36,096 traffic fatalities, an increase of 5.3% from the year before, according to a recent study conducted by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA).1 Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in preventable...
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Team Member Spotlight: Orr Fellow Annie Hynes

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Getting More with Orr   Annie Hynes’ experience shows how employees, companies and young professionals benefit when Orr Fellows join The Heritage Group.  Pictured: Annie on the job in her current role at Asphalt Materials, Inc.  Finding Heritage  When Chicago native and chemical engineering major Annie Hynes began her senior year...
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Meet the J-Band Team: Jeff Tidaback

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Name: Jeff Tidaback Title: Field Support Manager Location: Chicago, IL How long have you worked with J-Band? I joined Asphalt Materials Inc. Specialty Products team this February! What makes the J-Band product so unique? J-Band solves a problem agencies have had issues with for years, longitudinal joints. It works, it...
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