Let’s Have a Safety  Meeting

Let’s Have a Safety Meeting

By Marvin Joles III Have you ever seen the photos on Facebook groups of guys who have had Hot-Rubber Crack-Sealant cover their hands or splash on their arms? No?…be thankful. Let’s be honest about this. If you are a contractor and have your buddy or cousin...
Asphalt & Motorsports

Asphalt & Motorsports

By Marvin Joles III Loud motors, burning rubber, high speeds, wrecks and thrilling finishes. That’s what we think when we think racing, but here at Blacktop Banter we are learning there is a lot more to it than what is on the surface. For example, the actual surface....
Content Marketing WHY AND HOW?

Content Marketing WHY AND HOW?

By Marvin Joles III and Jeani Ringkob It can never be too late in the season to market your business and try to create leads, especially if your season never ends. In any case, you have heard me speak for years about how internet marketing, whether social media or...
Batteries On Asphalt

Batteries On Asphalt

By Marvin Joles III Progression. At one point, we had hand crank drills. I’m sure somebody said, “I don’t know if I trust those, what if you don’t have electricity yet or the power goes out on a job.” Then when battery powered drills came out, people said, “They are...
Growing Your Talent Pipeline

Growing Your Talent Pipeline

By Marvin Joles III and Cam Roberts It’s a struggle. Finding talent. It’s a topic we often discuss in our Blacktop Banter Success Group and one that is possibly easily solvable if you are willing to look through a different lens and willing to take the steps (work) to...
Products & Equipment, in the NOW

Products & Equipment, in the NOW

By Marvin Joles III With one of the larger Asphalt Industry Expos recently coming to a close in Charlotte, NC last month, there were a lot of new products on display. Make no mistake, there were pieces of equipment that were on display that have been largely unchanged...