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W.I. Clark Hosts 16th Annual Paving Seminar in Conn.

Tue May 08, 2012 - Northeast Edition
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(L-R): This Vogele Vision 5100-2 paver caught the eyes of these three gentlemen, Andy Ault, Todd Morgan and Jon Coit, all of Coit Excavation, Bozrah, Conn.
(L-R): This Vogele Vision 5100-2 paver caught the eyes of these three gentlemen, Andy Ault, Todd Morgan and Jon Coit, all of Coit Excavation, Bozrah, Conn.
(L-R): This Vogele Vision 5100-2 paver caught the eyes of these three gentlemen, Andy Ault, Todd Morgan and Jon Coit, all of Coit Excavation, Bozrah, Conn. Jim Harkins, VT LeeBoy, speaks to the attendees at the seminar about paver operations and maintenance. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
Father and son, Don Forbes Sr. and Jr., of Forbes Asphalt, Farmington, Conn., take to higher ground to get a better look at this paver for sale by The W.I. Clark Company. (L-R): Jeff Lapierre, Nicholas Handrinos and Frank DiTarantu, all of Forbes Asphalt, Farmington, Conn., stand in front of a brand new LeeBoy 635B motorgrader at W.I. Clark Company. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
 Jose Otero Jr., VHB engineer, Wirtgen America Inc., discusses warm mix asphalt with attendees for the morning highway class presentation. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
Mark Gracy, O&G Industries, in Torrington, Conn., takes the opportunity to check out this Hamm HD 90 articulated tandem roller during a break between presentations. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
Matt LaDuke (L), W.I. Clark Company, Wallingford, Conn., stops to pose for a picture with John Keegan, Engineered Construction, Southington, Conn. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
Representatives from Coit Excavating Inc., Bozrah, Conn., listen attentively to the discussions and presentations at W.I. Clark Company’s 16th Annual Paving Seminar. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
This new LeeBoy 8510B paver caught the attention of Steve Coit, Coit Excavating Inc., in Bozrah, Conn. W.I. Clark Company is the new VT Leeboy and Rosco dealer for Connecticut. Lynn Fisher, The W.I. Clark Company photo
Perhaps they are discussing the seminar or this new Hamm roller … either way, Victor Mansini (L), and Rob Riggi, both of O&G Industries, Torrington, Conn., are in deep discussion.

The W.I. Clark Company, Wallingford, Conn., hosted its 16th Annual Asphalt Seminar on April 13. Attendees were invited to begin the day at 7:30 a.m. with an informal coffee and donoughts gathering, which gave everyone a chance to catch up.

The seminar began at 8 a.m. with a presentation by Wirtgen America Inc. VHB Engineer, Jose Otero Jr., who discussed warm-mix asphalt placement techniques and longitudinal joint construction. After a mid-morning break, Laikram "Nars" Narsingh, manager of commercial support and development, Wirtgen America Inc., spoke about best practices for paving and rolling from the perspective of the equipment owner.

Lunch was followed by a presentation on paver operation and maintenance led by Jim Harkins of LeeBoy. The day wrapped up with a question and answer session.