Roadtec and Tracey Road Equipment representatives met with attendees during the event to discuss their equipment and answer any questions they had about their equipment.
Tracey Road Equipment held a Paving Professionals Workshop Feb. 7, 2018, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.
The event, held for roadbuilding, maintenance and restoration contractors and for those who perform this type of work with municipalities, drew more than 150 attendees, despite the worst storm of the season (pre-registration for the event was strong at nearly 300 registrants.)
The Paving Professionals Workshop featured five educational sessions:
- Asphalt paver functions, setup and adjustments, led by Richard Kramer of Roadtec;
- Automations grade & slope systems and practices, led by Gary Motak of Moba Automation:
- Screeds — applications, adjustments and issues, led Roadtec's Richard Kramer;
- Base preparation and milling for smoothness, presented by Charlie Butler of Roadtec; and
- Proper operation of a shuttle buggy, presented by Richard Kramer of Roadtec.
A sixth session on surface preparation tack and asphalt emulsion also was scheduled, but its presenter, Steve Forsley of E.D. Etnyre & Co., could not attend due to the storm. As a result, Roadtec speakers Kramer and Butler expanded their segments on milling and material transfer vehicles.
All educational sessions were well-received.
Other speakers included Dave Klock, Tracey Road Equipment product support manager, who discussed the availability of AS Parts (All Makes Paver Parts) for all machines, and John Messbauer, Tracey Road Equipment senior paving technician, who met with customers about their paving equipment. Both Kramer and Butler of Roadtec also met with customers, discussing the Roadtec machines on display, as well as answering paving and milling-related questions. Tracey has a full range of product offerings for all paving requirements from trucks to trailers and everything in between.
Attendees were treated to coffee, pastries and fruit prior to start of the workshop from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and to lunch later in the day. All leftover food was donated to a local food pantry.