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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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Wisconsin DOT Research Recommends Extending Roadway Life with VRAM

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“This research helps to confirm the direction the​ department has taken with recent changes to longitudinal joint​ specifications.”​– Project Manager​ Dan Kopacz, WisDOT How to Create Better Longitudinal Joints? The longitudinal joint is the Achilles’ heel of every paved road. Road managers know the first part of the pavement to fail is the longitudinal joint. As the road’s...
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Initiatives of National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW)

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Toward Zero Deaths Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national initiative to eliminate highway fatalities founded in 2009. The ATSSA Foundation's mission is to support injured or fallen roadway workers and their families, impacted by roadway work zone crashes. This national strategy on highway safety to advocate for eliminating serious...
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J-Band’s Sustainability Assessment

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Recently, Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) collaborated with ClimeCo to complete an LCA-based sustainability assessment of J-Band®, AMI’s void reducing asphalt membrane product.   ClimeCo is a global sustainability company that advances the low-carbon future with market-based solutions. They started with a goal to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) through scalable abatement...
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