September 2015
Executive Director's Message:

A Moment to Say Thanks
August was another tremendously busy month for UAPA from attending the SAPA Summer Meeting in Virginia to hosting our 4th Annual UAPA Golf Classic; the month seemed to fly by in a flash.  That's why I was grateful for one brief moment on the morning of the golf tournament to pause and remember what really matters in life (I took the picture to capture this brief moment). 
In fact, the golf tournament is one of my favorite things that we do as an association because it gives us a chance to help our community and the UAPA Scholarship Fund.  This year, through your generous support and donations at the tournament we were able to make a difference for the Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity while adding to the future educational opportunities for leaders in our industry.

Summit Materials Announces Acquisition of LeGrand Johnson Construction Company in Utah

Summit Materials, Inc.  (NYSE:SUM, "Summit" or the "Company"), a leading vertically integrated construction materials company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of LeGrand Johnson Construction Company ("LeGrand"), a vertically integrated construction materials company based in Utah and servicing the northern and central Utah, western Wyoming and southern Idaho markets. LeGrand operates five sand & gravel pits along with four ready mix concrete plants and five asphalt plants. LeGrand will become part of Summit's Kilgore Companies business in Utah.

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US Demand For Asphalt to Increase 3.3 % Annually 

US demand for asphalt is forecast to increase 3.3 percent annually to 26.8 million tons in 2019, according to a new report. This is equivalent to 148.0 million barrels of asphalt, the vast majority of which is refined petroleum asphalt. 

According to the report,  Asphalt to 2019 , published by Freedonia Group,   asphalt demand will be spurred by a rebound in building construction expenditures, which will boost demand for asphalt shingles and such bituminous low-slope roofing products as modified bitumen membranes. 
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August APWA Luncheon

Special thanks to the Utah Chapter of the APWA for partnering with UAPA to  host a special luncheon and discussion to discuss recent and proposed  changes to specifications helping to build a more durable asphalt mixture.  We also want to thank Victor Johnson with Geneva Rock Products for  leading this important presentation and discussion at the luncheon.

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Miller Tapped to Lead National Asphalt Education, Field Deployment Efforts 

Assumes New Role as National Director of Asphalt Pavement Alliance

Williamsburg, Va. - The Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) today named Amy Miller, P.E., as its new National Director. She was introduced at the annual summer meeting of the State Asphalt Pavement Associations (SAPA) in Williamsburg, Va.
Miller, a professional engineer licensed in Florida, has an extensive background in pavement design and pavement type selection issues. 

Lunch & Learn Series:


"Cold Weather Paving"

Come and join UAPA on Thursday, September 17th from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM at our next Lunch and Learn Presentation on "Cold Weather Paving".

Lunch is on us! Come for Free!

When: Thursday, September 17, 2015

From 12pm - 1:30pm 

Where: Association Solutions Office
7414 S. State Street

Midvale, UT 84047 



Viewpoint: Americas Asphalt Price Resilience
New York, 23 July 2015 (Argus)  

US asphalt continues  to demonstrate resilience in a weak international crude market and shows signs of becoming a high-margin refined product in its own right through the second half of the year. 

Specification Alert
For your information, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) recently made several changes to the Asphalt Cost Adjustment Clause.  This includes the opportunity to opt out of the clause.  More information on this change can be found here (see page 6 of 6).



NAPA Asphalt Sustainability Conference


NAPA is proud to announce a second Asphalt Sustainability Conference West in beautiful Portland, Oregon Oct. 13 - 14.  

To see what the program will offer, please follow the link below. NAPA appreciates all you do for us and thank you for supporting the many programs we offer.


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