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Fri March 22, 2013 - West Edition
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Ron Weaver (L), Kirby-Smith and Bill Whitney of Webber in Houston, Texas, take a photo op with a Komatsu 200 loader.
Ron Weaver (L), Kirby-Smith and Bill Whitney of Webber in Houston, Texas, take a photo op with a Komatsu 200 loader.
Ron Weaver (L), Kirby-Smith and Bill Whitney of Webber in Houston, Texas, take a photo op with a Komatsu 200 loader. (L-R): “East Meets West” — Gilbert Aguilar, Dallas, Texas, director of street service; Sol Gieser of Kirby-Smith; and Stan Phillips, Fort Worth, Texas, street superintendent take a photo op at the 2013 Kirby-Smith Paving Seminar. (L-R): Gilbert Aguilar, Dallas, Texas, director of street service; Sol Gieser, Kirby-Smith and Ben Cernosek, Dallas, Texas, assistant director of street services wanted in on the action also. (L-R): Richard Carmichael and Mike Norton, Arlington, Texas, field superintendents pose with Sol Gieser (C), Kirby-Smith and the Dynapac 3410 padfoot roller. Executive Vice President of the Texas Asphalt Pavement Association, Harold Mullen provided an informative speech about the future of Texas roads. Medal of Honor recipient from Vietnam, 1st Sgt. Sammy Davis, of Freedom, Ind., gave an inspirational talk on how team work in the army relates to team work in the asphalt industry. Chris Cornell (L), Reece Albert Inc. in San Angelo, Texas, has been learning a lot about Wirtgen’s Vision 5203-2 paver from Mike Wenske of Kirby-Smith. Andy Pujats (L) of Ibuildroads.com in Dallas is receiving an ear-full of information about the Wirtgen W210 milling machine from Gary Corley of Kirby-Smith. Tom Manning (L) and Jeff Bruner of the city of Kaufman, Texas, check out Kirby-Smith’s new standard field service truck with airbag suspension, Allison automatic transmission and remote control crane. (L-R): Chris Shoots of Manitou got a visit from Matt Goetsch and Wayne McClintock of Kerrville, Texas, who wanted to see the Manitou MT 6034T high-lift. Jerry Teague (L) of Major Wire Industries Limited and Kirby-Smith’s Harold Clemmons check out this Wirtgen WA 2400. Serving more than 500 people a hot four-course meal for lunch was quite a feat.

Continuing their support of Texas Highways, Kirby-Smith Machinery and Wirtgen America held their 2013 Paving Seminar on Feb. 26 at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas.

Guest speakers included industry experts in Hot Mix Design (RAP and RAS), paving, compaction, asphalt recycling and soil stabilization. These speakers led classes on best practices, latest advancements in paving, and the most cost efficient methods to pave Texas highways. On display were more than $8 million in state-of-the-art paving equipment, heavy construction equipment, and cranes. More than 500 attendees benefited from the seminar, including more than 100 contractors and small business owners.

Also at the event was guest speaker, 1st Sgt. Sammy L. Davis, recipient of the Medal of Honor for his services and acts of valor in the Vietnam War.

For more information, visit www.kirby-smith.com.