English Paving Co. Wins NAPA Awards Using IR Iron

Wed June 30, 2004 - Northeast Edition

Ingersoll-Rand (IR) has announced that its customer, English Paving Co. Inc. of Ridgefield, NJ, has been awarded a 2003 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). Two additional projects also were awarded winners by the New Jersey Asphalt Pavement Association (NJAPA) at the Rutgers Paving Conference.

English Paving Co. won the 2003 Quality in Construction award for its work on the milling and resurfacing of seven roads in Essex County, NJ. According to NAPA, the Quality in Construction awards recognize hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavements of excellence. The company faced challenges that included heavy traffic, multiple detours, special traffic coordination with both local and county police and schedule coordination with several different municipalities.

The Rutgers’ awards from NJAPA were for the company’s work on Montgomery Street in Jersey City and Avenue “A” in Bayonne. On the Montgomery Street project, English Paving Co. placed 5,000 tons (4,500 t) of I-5 heavy-duty HMA. On Avenue “A”, the company placed 2,500 tons (2,250 t) of I-5 HMA. These awards also recognized excellence in paving with HMA.

“We do quality work, and it’s good to be recognized for that,” said John Inglese, owner of English Paving Co. “We enter projects every year, and it’s gratifying for my crew to see the appreciation on a state and national level for all of their hard work and efforts. I take my whole crew with me to accept these awards so that they can see first-hand how our work is being recognized and stands out from the rest in the state.”

English Paving’s crews installed the HMA utilizing five IR Blaw-Knox PF-5510 asphalt pavers. According to Inglese, all of these honors were awarded to English Paving for producing superior pavement with no visible joints, excellent compaction and high density.

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