Member eNews August 2016

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View with sign 2MAPA Members Band Together to Build New Parking Lot

MAPA members Bituminous Roadways, Inc. and Midwest Asphalt Corporation of Eden Prairie recently donated 320 tons of asphalt and 140 hours of labor and equipment time, to MN Adult & Teen Challenge for a new parking lot installation at their Minneapolis campus.

This two day project was unique in that competitors worked together to provide a local non-profit organization with a much needed parking lot installation, which would’ve normally been cost-prohibitive. The work was performed on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5 and 6, 2016 by crews from Midwest Asphalt Corporation, using asphalt from a local Bituminous Roadways facility.

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Register for FREE truck-weight compliance training

Topics include the benefits of voluntary compliance with truck-weight laws, which reduces damage to public roads and highways from overweight vehicles.

Learn more about truck weight limits during various times of the year, including spring load restrictions. You’ll learn how to haul the most weight without violating truck-weight laws.

Please note: This training only applies to “legal” weights; it does not address extra-legal weights allowed by road authorities when under special permitting. For information on MnDOT permit load restrictions, visit www.mndot.gov/cvo/oversize.

This no-cost training will be held at various locations throughout the state in September. Class size is limited and registration is required, so don’t delay!

Click here to visit the workshop webpage for more information.

MAPA 2017 Calendar Photo Competition Reminder

MAPA this year will again be collecting photos of asphalt roads from MAPA contractors. The calendar will again have 12 high quality images (one for each month) related to our industry. Submit your photo(s) to bbrever@mnapa.com and if your photo is selected, your name and your company will be given credit on the calendar. The images should be as high of quality as possible (1500×1100 minimum resolution). The submittal deadline is September 30, 2016.

Some ideas for an image are:

  • An Asphalt Paving train
  • Seasonal images of scenic asphalt roads (Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring)
  • Newly paved roads
  • Asphalt plant during operation

Environmental Updates

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

The draft Elm Creek Watershed Management Commission Watershed Total Maximum Daily Load and Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy Reports are open for public comment through August 4, 2016. For more information, visit the MPCA Public Notices webpage.

Notice of availability of the draft Sauk Lake Southwest Bay Excess Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Load is open for public comment through August 17, 2016. For more information, visit the MPCA Public Notices webpage.

Notice of Availability and the request for comments of the draft Mississippi River-Winona Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy is open for public comment through August 31, 2016. For more information, visit the MPCA Public Notices webpage.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Request for Comments on Draft 2016 Impaired Waters List and Revisions to Appendix A of the Statewide TMDL Joint Notice of [1] the draft 2016 TMDL List of Impaired Waters for Stream Segments & Lakes Which Have Impaired Uses & [2] Revisions to Appendix A of the Statewide Mercury TMDL – 30 Day Formal Written Comment Period. More information is on the MPCA web site at www.pca.state.mn.us

 

Member Updates

Stonebrooke Engineering, Inc.

Stonebrooke Engineering, Inc. (Stonebrooke) announced that it has been named to the 2016 Zweig Group Hot Firm List as one of the 100 fastest-growing architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms in the United States and Canada. The award recognizes the top 100 companies which have outperformed the economy and their competitors to become leaders in the AEC industry. Firms are ranked according to their three-year growth rate in gross revenue with 50% of the ranking based on percentage growth and 50% based on dollar growth.

 

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