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Modern Machinery Hosts Annual Paving Day in Kent, Washington

Tue April 10, 2018 - West Edition #8
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Tim Kowalski, application support manager of Hamm, Wirtgen Group, demonstrates this Hamm HD 120i roller. Kowalski spoke on compaction techniques and the basics of intelligent compaction.
Tim Kowalski, application support manager of Hamm, Wirtgen Group, demonstrates this Hamm HD 120i roller. Kowalski spoke on compaction techniques and the basics of intelligent compaction.
Tim Kowalski, application support manager of Hamm, Wirtgen Group, demonstrates this Hamm HD 120i roller. Kowalski spoke on compaction techniques and the basics of intelligent compaction. Asphalt Paving contractors attend Modern Machinery’s annual Paving Day Seminar and Education Event at its Kent, Wash., location.  
Keith Cole, North Central regional manager of Carlson Paving Products Inc., Tacoma, Wash., shows off the company’s very popular CP100 paver. 
Jerry Maly, area product support manager of Wirtgen America, spoke about milling machine best practices. For reference, he used the Wirtgen W 100 CFi compact cold milling machine. The W 100 CFi features compact dimensions and an optimized machine weight for a wide variety of milling applications.
Modern Machinery serves customers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, including this store located at 22431 83rd Ave. S in Kent, Wash.
(L-R): Denny Michael, application specialist, and Andy Kazanis, regional sales manager of Wirtgen Americas, review follow- up questions with Jake Pittman, quality control specialist of Lakeside Industries, Issaquah, Wash.

Modern Machinery held its annual Paving Day seminar at its Kent, Wash., location on Feb 23. Although the weather was less than cooperative, 92 attendees were on hand to hear the latest information on paving, milling and compaction practices and equipment.

Two morning sessions focused on compaction techniques and paving practices. The presenters were impressed by the engagement of the attendees and the questions asked. The afternoon session was focused on milling techniques and the role of a good milled surface in preparation of a good mat.

Jeremy Wittner of Carlson Paving Products hosted the last session, which was focused at Carlson screed set up and maintenance. Wittner had a wealth of information to share with the crowd.

According to Jim Hassebrock, region manager of Modern Machinery, “Although the elements worked against us, we accomplished what we started out trying to accomplish. We strengthened Modern's position in the pavement/highway market segment; we introduced some new customers to our product line; and established the Wirtgen/Carlson/Modern brand as a leader in the market.”

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