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New Name, Same Game

New Name, Same Game

Carlson Paving Products is now Astec -- but don’t expect a change in quality or dependability By Jeff Winke For more than 30 years, Tacoma-based Carlson Paving Products, Inc. has built a name as a leader in commercial paving equipment. That didn’t stop when Carlson...

Diversify Into Striping

Diversify Into Striping

Adding pavement marking can boost the bottom line By Jeff Winke When talking about the road of life or taking the less-traveled road, one has to wonder is it generally understood that these roads have pavement striping to keep the traveler in the correct safe lane and...

Setting Up for Trade Show Booth Success

Setting Up for Trade Show Booth Success

By Monica Pitts All booths start out the same: 3 sides, a curtain at the back, a table, a few chairs, all on the same carpet as the other booths. Nothing special. Consider the booth your canvas and make it your own. And I don’t mean just signage, though that’s...

Sealcoat Additives

Sealcoat Additives

The smart choice for saving time and money By Jeff Winke In a way, adding additives to pavement sealcoating can be the magic that helps save time and money... at least that is what is said. How does it work? What is the magic? How can sealcoat additives be a smart...

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Brian Hall Well, it happened again. We blinked and it’s December. In talking to contractors around the country, it seems to have been a good paving year. Supply chain issues and cost of materials has surely affected us all, but the work is there. With the new...