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August 2016 Newsletter
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Thinlay Specification Released


Thinlays offer a high value to public and private pavement owners alike. Thinlays are asphalt mixes that can be placed at a thickness between 5⁄8 and one inch. Thinlays for pavement preservation offer economic, engineering, and sustainability benefits. Thinlays were developed for structurally sound pavements that are showing signs of aging, oxidation or minor surface distresses.

Thinlays share many of the benefits seen in overlays and inlays: extended pavement life, smooth ride, a modest improvement in pavement strength, enhanced safety, and responsible use of natural resources through reuse and recycling. Thinlays are versatile, cost beneficial and compatible with asphalt pavements.

Click here to read more and view the specification.

MAPA Golf Outing

The 3rd Annual MAPA Golf Outing was held on August 15th, 2016 at the Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, MN. It was another full year of golfers and sponsors who enjoyed the great weather for the event. Together we raised approximately $27,000 for MAPA Member Scholarships! Thank you for attending and sponsoring the event!

First Place Winners

Hayden-Murphy Putting Green Sponsor Winners!

Don Hall Memorial Scholarship Drive

This year MAPA matched donations to the scholarship fund up to $1,000 in memory of Don Hall. The Don Hall Memorial raised $11,200 in scholarships.

Don Hall (Hardrives, Inc) & Charles Boan (Flint Hills Resources) initiated the MAPA Annual Golf Outing with proceeds used to create the MAPA scholarship fund. Since it was created in 2014 and between 2014 and 2015 it raised over $50,000 in scholarships for 22 recipients.

Sponsors List:

Sponsor Dinner

Sponsor Beverages on the Course

Sponsor Lunch

Sponsor Prizes

Sponsor Putting Green/Game

Sponsor the Carts

Sponsor Social Hour

Sponsor Social Hour

Hole E1

Hole E8

Hole W3

Hole E4

Hole W9

Hole W5

Hole W7

Hole W1

Hole E2

Hole E9

Hole E6

Hole W4

Hole E3

Hole W2

Hole E5

Hole E7

Flint Hills Resources

RB Scott Co

Henry G. Meigs LLC

Associated Bank

Hayden-Murphy Equipment Co

Tiller Corp – Commercial Asphalt Co

Duininck Inc

Ziegler CAT

Aggregate Industries

Allstate Peterbilt Group

American Engineering Testing, Inc

Braun Intertec

Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann

Kraemer Mining & Materials, Inc

Martin Marietta

Meyer Contracting

RDO Equipment Co

Redpath and Company

Road Machinery & Supplies Co

Safety Signs

Ulland Brothers, Inc

Warning Lites of Minnesota

Wayne Transports, Inc

WSB & Associates

2016 National APWA Award Winner Announced

The APWA-MN Chapter had a successful year for 2016 National Awards thanks to the great nominations made by our chapter members. The Minnesota Chapter received a total of six awards: four APWA Professional Awards and two APWA Member Awards. These awards will be presented to the recipients at the 2016 APWA PWX in Minneapolis in August.

Kevin Western of MnDOT received the Citation for Exemplary Practices Award. This award recognizes an eminent government or other public service leader who has a far-reaching, positive impact on local, state or national public works programs, services, or policies through distinguished public service and commitment. Click here to read more.

Otto Bonestroo Obituary

Born June 17, 1925 in Sioux Center, IA to Nellie and Andrew Bonestroo.

He enlisted and served as an officer in the Army Air Force during WWII as a bombardier/navigator/landing pilot. Otto attended Syracuse University and was a graduate of the University of Minnesota with BS and MS degrees in engineering. Otto was proud of his Governors appointment to Metropolitan Council. He dedicated himself to his life’s work as a professional engineer. Otto built a large and successful consulting engineering firm which contributed to the growth and development of cities and governmental entities in and around the Twin Cities and upper Midwest. He strongly supported education with scholarships to Stillwater and Kerkhoven High Schools and also to the University of Minnesota by providing ongoing scholarships and a Civil Engineering computer lab room.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Marion, Thomas and Kenneth. Survived by wife, Christina Templeton Bonestroo; children: Susan, David (Elizabeth) and Anne Bonestroo; stepchildren, Angus and James Templeton; grandchildren, Justin (Kristine), Benjamin Bonestroo and Nathan Dols; great grandchildren, Amelia, Henrik and Evelyn.

Passed away peacefully July 11, 2016 at home in Lakeland Shores, MN.

The family greatly appreciated the loving care provided by Visiting Angels / Matrix and the Cedergrens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Video of the Month: Smoothness Matters

The latest video from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance highlights the advantages asphalt delivers when it comes to reducing driver delay. Whether you are talking about new construction, road improvements, or maintenance, work can be done quickly and safely on asphalt pavements with minimal delay for the traveling public…and, as the video notes, that matters. The video builds on the recently released When it Comes to Roadway Construction, Drivability Matters infographic, and includes information about the economic and social benefits asphalt provides by ensuring roads are maintained with minimal delay for drivers.

MAPA Directory

The new MAPA directory has been completed for 2016 – 2017. It will be mailed out shortly. The electronic version is available here.

Join the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists

AAPT is a leader in the advancement of asphalt paving technology. Members depend on the association as an authoritative source for the latest developments in the field and as a hub for communicating with fellow professionals.

As a member of the most prestigious asphalt paving technology association in the world, you will:

  • Have access to a wealth of information and emerging technologies
  • Be an integral part of a technical community comprised of individuals from all sectors of the asphalt industry including material suppliers, researchers, agency owners, consultants and equipment manufacturers
  • Receive an annual journal of refereed technical papers and conference proceedings
  • Have the opportunity to be recognized by an award presented annually for best paper
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of colleagues in the field during annual meetings at attractive venues
  • Be a part of lively debates on important technical issues related to asphalt paving
  • Belong to a North American based organization with significant international membership and focus
  • Be a member of an association that operates without organizational biases; policies are set by and for individual members by an elected Board rather than by companies or organizations
  • Have an opportunity to support the next generation of asphalt technologists through a robust student scholarship program
  • Be part of a dynamic growing association that periodically reviews and improves goals and objectives through a Strategic Development Plan to better serve its members

If you share AAPT’s dedication to the advancement of asphalt paving technology and have technical responsibilities requiring access to the latest industry research, please apply for membership today.