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August ENEWS 2020

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DIG, PAVE, AND DRIVE TO THE TOP (GOLF) IS BACK!

TOP GOLF, BROOKLYN CENTER
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020
3:00 - 6:00 PM

Three Great Organizations; Three Hours of Industry Networking; One Stellar Opportunity!

Register Today!

Swing into fall and support the transportation and construction industries through attending a fun afternoon of golf at Top Golf in Brooklyn Park! Benefits include networking with professionals from across industries, and of course an exciting three hours of golf!

PRICING:

Individual: $150
Government Worker: $100

Registration includes one drink ticket, 3 hours of golf, and appetizers!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

Register to Sponsor

  • “Road to Success” Sponsorship - $1,000 per Golf Bay
  • Drink Ticket Sponsorship – $500 
  • Food Buffet Sponsorship – $500

TOPGOLF’S COVID-19 SAFETY ADJUSTMENTS:

  • 4 people per bay instead of 6 for safety distancing
  • Safety dividers between each bay
  • Group spacing (there will not be another group right by ours)
  • Food will be served by masked and gloved servers instead of a free for all buffet
  • Deep cleaning on golfing bays and clubs between each group usage
  • Sanitizing high touch points every 15 minutes
  • 6 Ft distance markers
  • Hand sanitizer stations
  • 250 max capacity in the venue

Learn More

Questions? Please contact the MAPA office at info@mnapa.org.


MAPA Golf Outing Raises $34,000 for Scholarship and MAPA Programming

We had another successful year with great weather! Despite the changes to the tournament this year our sponsors raised a total of $34,000 for the MAPA Scholarship Fund. Proceeds from this tournament are used to promote workforce development for the asphalt industry. MAPA partners with these tech schools around the state to distribute funds to students interested in the asphalt industry.

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Dinner Sponsor:
Flint Hills Resources, LP

Cart Sponsor:
Commercial Asphalt Co.

Lunch Sponsor:
Asphalt Materials, Inc / H G Meigs LLC

Putting Green Sponsor:
Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co.

Practice Range Sponsor:
Ulland Brothers, Inc.

Prizes Sponsor:
ASTEC, Inc.

Bloody Mary Bar Sponsor:
Duininck Inc.

Beverage Cart Sponsor:
RB Scott

Closest to Pin Sponsor (Men’s):
Stansteel/Hotmix Parts

Closest to Pin Sponsor (Women’s):
Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

Longest Drive Sponsor (Men’s):
Purple Wave

Longest Drive Sponsor (Women’s):
CWMP

Longest Putt Sponsor (Men’s):
FPI Paving Contractors, Inc.

Longest Putt Sponsor (Women’s):
KGM Contractors, Inc.

Hole Sponsors:

  • Aggregate Industries
  • Boyer Trucks
  • Bryan Rock Products, Inc.
  • Cargill
  • Cobb Strecker
  • Kraemer Mining & Materials
  • L.G. Everist, Inc
  • Martin Marietta Aggregates
  • Minnesota LECET
  • Minnesota Paving & Materials
  • Nuss Truck & Equipment
  • RDO
  • Redpath and Company
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
  • UCWCP
  • Unified Screening & Crushing
  • Viking Aggregate
  • Ziegler CAT

Golf Carts Golfers

Many thanks to Hayden Murphy - they raised $1,800 at the putting green contest this year!

Longest putt Longest putt measuring Hayden Murphy equipment

MAPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED

MAPA Conference 2021

MAPA’s Annual December Meeting will be postponed until February in place of our Contractor’s Workshop. Limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic make it difficult to hold our event in the way that we enjoy it. Many of our public sector partners will not be able to attend in person and hospitality rooms would not be possible. So, stay tuned for more information as the year progresses and we hope to get together again in February!


Welcome NEW MAPA MEMBER: Miller Excavating

Miller Excavating

Miller Excavating is the first asphalt contractor to take advantage of our new member categories. We are happy to have them as part of our community. 

Miller Excavating, Inc. is a family-owned and operated business that involves three generations. The company takes pride in its modern equipment and truck fleets and its mission to deliver the experience, expertise, and excellence needed to complete any excavating, grading, or trucking challenge. https://millerexc.com/

 

 


Road Paving

Metro Bituminous Program Smaller in 2021

We knew that Fiscal Year 21 was going to be leaner than previous years (previous to COVID-19 pandemic effects)  and the tonnage of bituminous in Metro below reflects that.  As to why, Metro let several large unbonded concrete overlay projects (some of them multi-year projects and some Design Build projects) in that time frame where the majority of the pavement material is concrete.  

Approximate tonnage breakdown for several years of Metro projects from the MnDOT Metro District Office:

  • 2015 – 301,219 tons
  • 2016 – 126,375 (may not include all projects)
  • 2017 – 312,523
  • 2018 – 507,026
  • 2019 – 85,155 (note: not all projects were in spreadsheet)
  • 2020 – 211,451

The Metro Materials pavement portion of the program offers the following breakdown:

  • 2019 – $45.5 million (projects with bit paving) out of $73.0 million total
  • 2020 – $44.2 million (projects with bit paving) out of $70.3 million total
  • 2021 – $39.9 million (projects with bit paving) out of $46.7 million total

In general, FY21 is a smaller year for new projects in the Metro. There is a lot of Accelerated Construction (referred to as AC funding) payback funding in this year for a number of multi-year projects let in previous years, and the projects that are letting are much smaller in size. 


Tell congress to include immediate financial relief for state DOTs

Please take two minutes to help the funding for Highways!

Click on the  "Please Contact" below. It is a link to a prewritten letter you can quickly send to your congressional leaders asking for support.

As Congress works to find agreement on additional legislation in response to the pandemic, I urge you to include an immediate infusion of at least $37 billion to state departments of transportation (DOTs) to prevent major disruptions and cancellations to highway projects and programs.  Due to the pandemic's negative impact on transportation revenues, state DOTs are beginning to delay projects and are considering cancelling others. Without immediate federal funding for these projects, the threat of significant layoffs grows exponentially.

As an American worker in the construction industry, my job depends on you to include immediate funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) in future COVID-19 relief legislation. $37 billion in emergency COVID-19 relief, will prevent further disruptions to planned transportation projects and allow transportation construction workers, like me, that are essential to planning and delivering these projects to remain on the job.

The funding will also preserve the core capabilities of state DOTs that are critical to implement a robust, bipartisan surface transportation reauthorization bill, which can serve as a platform for national economic recovery and growth.

Just fill in your name,  email,  and address and the site will do the rest.

Please Contact

Federal Reserve Bank of MPLS

Construction firms seeing continued delays, thinner pipelines

Construction is a complicated, multifaceted business. From early development to breaking ground, trucking materials, swinging hammers, slathering paint, and finally cutting the ribbon, it’s a process rife with potential disruptions under normal circumstances.

Of course, these are not normal times, and construction firms across the Ninth District are reporting that the pandemic is throwing ever more monkey wrenches into the gears of projects, according to a late-July survey by the Minneapolis Fed.

“There is more trepidation as uncertainty around the pandemic persists,” said a respondent from an architecture and design firm in Minneapolis-St. Paul. “Clients are cautious about moving ahead with projects until they understand more about their future growth.”

This uncertainty comes from many sources, and its compounding effect has created project delays and cancellations for many firms and led to a host of other downstream concerns, most notably a slowing of future projects out for bid.

In the face of these difficulties, however, firms reported improved solvency from earlier surveys, and wages have continued to rise for workers in sharp contrast for those in most other sectors.

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Veta

Veta Software Updates

MnDOT has noted that a large number of individuals are not aware of when new releases of the Veta software are made available.  The Veta download website contains a button for being added to an automated notifications list of when updates have been made to the software.  If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to the Veta updates (https://www.intelligentconstruction.com/veta/) by selecting the button below.  

For any on-going (or upcoming) projects, that haven’t been submitted as final yet, please update to Veta 6.0.127  before completion/finalization of the PMTP-101-102  and IC-108 forms.  A friendly reminder to include the word “FINAL” in your final submittals file names to help us differentiate between intermediate submittals and the final files.


Check to See if you have the latest version  Subscribe to receive Veta updates


NAPA Webinars

Upcoming NAPA Webinars

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 1: The What, Why, and How of RAP

Wednesday, September 16
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Utilization of RAP provides for favorable economic, environmental and greenhouse gas emissions and societal impacts. In this webinar, attendees will learn about historical RAP use, recognize the need for and advantages of RAP use, understand the types of RAP products and how they differ, learn the leading practices for processing and stockpile management, and understand RAP product variability compared to virgin aggregate and overall mix variability.


LEARN KEY TAKEAWAYS AND REGISTER HERE

 

Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 2: Mix Design and Laboratory Performance Testing

Wednesday, October 7
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Asphalt mixtures containing RAP, when designed utilizing proper design principles and produced in consideration of production constraints have demonstrated excellent performance. This part of the webinar will focus on mix designs utilizing RAP, the level of mix design analysis needed as RAP percentages increase, the production variables to consider as RAP percentages increase and performance testing of asphalt mixes containing RAP. 


LEARN KEY TAKEAWAYS AND REGISTER HERE


Recycled Asphalt Pavements (RAP) Part 3: Field Performance and the User Experience

Wednesday, October 28
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT


This part of the webinar will highlight studies on field performance conducted by numerous state DOTs, the Federal Highway Administration, and various pavement research organizations including the National Center for Asphalt Technology. The segment will also highlight the experiences of two pavement engineer veterans who will provide long-term perspectives of using RAP in asphalt mixtures from the Illinois DOT and the Florida DOT.  


LEARN KEY TAKEAWAYS AND REGISTER HERE