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Intelligent Compaction Is the Key

Intelligent Compaction Is the Key

Long-lasting, durable paved surfaces result from quality compaction By Jeff Winke Compaction is the exertion of force on something so that it becomes more dense. With asphalt paved road construction, compaction is considered one of the most important processes. It is...

Promoting your Construction Company on LinkedIn

Promoting your Construction Company on LinkedIn

By Monica Pitts #1 Goal: Show people who you are as a company. The content you personally post on social media is not the same stuff you put out as a company on LinkedIn. Here are a few tips to get you rolling to make the most of LinkedIn for your construction...

VSS Macropaver Aquires Kasi Infrared

VSS Macropaver Aquires Kasi Infrared

Offering faster, more durable equipment The equipment division of the Valley Slurry Seal, Co. family, VSS Macropaver, stemmed from the need within the construction industry for a faster, more durable equipment that was capable of withstanding the rigorous day to day...

Pitch Black®

Pitch Black®

Change Gears to a Proven Asphalt Emulsion Sealcoat By Nicole Larsen, Robert Archie Usually we take a family photo for the cover to bring a little fun to the industry. But this year, we thought Pitch Black® asphalt emulsion sealcoat deserved the spotlight. It’s the...

Will Adding Striping Add Up to More Business?

Will Adding Striping Add Up to More Business?

Expansion of services may be a good thing By Jeff Winke Growing an asphalt paving business can be a challenge. There are numerous concerns with obtaining and keeping good employees, how best to cope with supply-chain issues, and how best to diversify the services...

Where’s Your Dealer?

Where’s Your Dealer?

By Brian Hall Let’s take a break from the strange goings on in the country, shall we? Here we are in August and we are putting down asphalt as fast as the plants can fill the trucks. Life is good, but something doesn’t seem right. Ah, that’s it. Time for the old 250...

Managing the Milling Sub

Managing the Milling Sub

By Jeff Winke Subcontractors are a bit like cats. They’re independent and, yes, they do like you but you get the sense that it’s all on their terms. Managing subcontractors requires finesse -- a subtle and delicate manner that combines firm control with gentle...

Using Facebook

Using Facebook

By Monica Pitts In our ongoing construction marketing benchmarks survey we ask construction companies, “How are you meeting people and finding new hires?” Not surprisingly, many said social media. And survey participants all agree Facebook or LinkedIn are the best...