Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference a Success

The theme “Paving Forward with Teamwork” was the focus this year for the 43rd Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show in Aurora, Colo.

📅   Wed March 16, 2016 - West Edition


Bob Young (L) of Power Motive in Denver, Colo., discusses all the possibilities of the Sakai SW 990-1 with Oleg Gorlach, project inspector of LS/GALLEGOS at the Denver International Airport.
Bob Young (L) of Power Motive in Denver, Colo., discusses all the possibilities of the Sakai SW 990-1 with Oleg Gorlach, project inspector of LS/GALLEGOS at the Denver International Airport.
Bob Young (L) of Power Motive in Denver, Colo., discusses all the possibilities of the Sakai SW 990-1 with Oleg Gorlach, project inspector of LS/GALLEGOS at the Denver International Airport. (L-R): Andy Remmo, Power Equipment Company, poses with Kevin Anderson and Ed Wells of Connell Resources Inc. in Ft. Collins, Colo., and the Bomag BW 141 AD-5, a 59.1 in. (150 cm) wide, asphalt vibratory roller they purchased from him. Fred Isabell (L), Mesa County, Colo., and David Middleton of 4Rivers Equipment have been discussing the attributes of the John Deere 324K front-end loader. Jason Kelly (L) of Bobcat of the Rockies examines the 3.5-ton (3.1 t) Bobcat E35 excavator with Jimmy Dolan, Douglas County, Colo. (L-R): Dono Rivas of Roadwidener shows brothers Dave and Rob Pagan of Martin Marietta, Denver, Colo., how this Roadwidener mounted to a S850 Bobcat skid steer works. Bobcat of the Rockies is a distributor of Roadwidener. (L-R) are Kurt Musgrove of Martin Marietta, Denver, Colo., with Atlas Copco’s Keith Engleman, Tim Hoffman and the Atlas Copco/Dynapac CC4200 vibratory roller. 
(L-R): APC Construction Company of Golden, Colo.’s Michael Lee, Luis Gutierrez, Bill Darnell and Butch Bliss talk with Honnen Equipment’s Bill Wright about APC’s new Vogele 5200-2i 10 ft. (3 m) Class asphalt paver. Giles Poulson (L), president of Faris Machinery, Commerce City, Colo., and Mark Pentz, Calvin Group Inc. of Windsor, Colo., discuss the properties of the Volvo P7170 wheel paver. (L-R): Scott Landry and Mark Knight of Schmidt Construction Company in Colorado Springs, Colo., ask Dennis Mase, Etnyre, about new upgrades to trailers. Schmidt Construction already owns seven E.D. Etnyre live bottom trailers. Ken Coulson (L) of Coulson Excavation, Loveland, Colo., has just had a presentation of the 8510C LeeBoy asphalt paver from Ken Black, president of McDonald Equipment Company in Commerce City, Colo.

The theme “Paving Forward with Teamwork” was the focus this year for the 43rd Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show in Aurora, Colo.

“From beginning to end and we were pleased with a record turnout of 1,113 paid attendees and combined with exhibitors, speakers and students we topped the 1,400 attendee mark,” said Tom Peterson, chairman of the conference planning committee.

This year, the event included:

• A sold out 60,000 sq. ft. Exhibit Hall & Trade Show with overflow equipment in the parking lot.

• 32 technical breakout sessions on industry topics including construction, maintenance, leadership and materials quality/design.

• 21 educational breakouts sessions on the basics of materials, equipment operation.

• Offsite tour to the Colorado Department of Transportation asphalt lab.

• Offsite tour to the Brannan Sand & Gravel Yard & Asphalt Plant, a local producer.

• An opening general session focused on teamwork and featuring former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White.

“This conference was an excellent opportunity for local agencies to engage with the asphalt industry in technical and training sessions, become exposed to new equipment and technologies and shows a commitment to quality from the conference organizers,” said Brian Kelley, engineering programs manager of the city of Colorado Springs Public Works.

The Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association (CAPA) is a not-for-profit association representing approximately 28 asphalt producers, 170 affiliate and associate member organizations and 70 local agencies (municipalities). CAPA promotes and publicizes the use of quality asphalt in Colorado and encourages fair methods of contracting. To support quality achievement in Colorado, CAPA operates the Rocky Mountain Asphalt Education Center and the Laboratory for Certified Asphalt Technicians. CAPA is the asphalt industry voice working with the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, local agencies and others throughout the State of Colorado.

For more information, visit www.co-asphalt.com.