Poe Asphalt recently received four awards at the National Asphalt Pavement Association during the association’s 64th annual meeting in Marco Island, Fla.
“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building high-quality projects that deliver superior performance to the traveling public. All contractors’ projects earning a Quality in Construction award are measured against best practices designed to live up to that commitment,” said 2018 NAPA Chairman Craig Parker. “Earning the Quality in Construction Awards demonstrates that Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. has met or exceeded these rigorous standards.”
Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. won an award for its work on Bayview Road in Bonner County, Idaho. The company rubblized the old roadway, regraded and reshaped the road, then placed a new aggregate base followed by a smooth asphalt surface course. Poe Asphalt used green paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes. This cut greenhouse emissions, reduced project costs, and required less virgin aggregate.
“I’m so proud of our employees for achieving these awards as they’re competing against some of the finest paving crews in the country,” said Poe Asphalt President Mark Poe.
Poe Asphalt Paving Inc. also won an award for its work on Argonne Road in Spokane County, Washington. The project included the installation of guardrail, grading, shaping, different-depth milling, and the placement of several hot-mix asphalt layers. The company worked at night to limit the disruption to travelers. Poe Asphalt incorporated reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mixes. This sustainable paving approach cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduced project costs and required less virgin aggregate.
Additionally, the company received two awards for separate projects on US-95 in Idaho. One project was in the Plummer vicinity in Benewah County and included rehabilitation of approximately 10 miles of US-95. Poe Asphalt performed shoulder improvements at various location throughout the project limits, removal and new-installation of guardrail, asphalt milling, asphalt overlay and inlay and shoulder rocking. The team used green paving practices, incorporating reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mix. This cut greenhouse emissions, reduced project costs, and required less virgin aggregate.
The other project was located south of Tensed in Benewah County on US-95 and included placing 3 lifts of hot mix asphalt on newly reconstructed base (by others). US-95 is highly traveled, which required our trucking needs for transporting the HMA to the project to be highly coordinated and monitored so as to minimize delays to the traveling public while still maintaining production of the crew. Green paving practices, which included use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) into the project mix was used on this project in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and required less virgin aggregate.
Poe Asphalt is extremely proud of the hard work and dedication their team put into these projects, and every project they produce.
As pictured left to right in photo: John Harper, current NAPA chairman, Jeremy Walkup (Poe), Brooke Kelly (Poe), Mike Barton (Poe) and Craig Parker, immediate past chairman of NAPA.
Poe Asphalt was founded in 1953. Since then the company has grown with locations in Clarkston, Wash.; Pullman, Wash.; and Post Falls, Idaho. The family-owned company thrives on their core values of integrity, support, progress and excellence.
Their award-winning work is seen throughout the Inland Northwest. Poe offers chip sealing, residential paving, highway paving and industrial services.
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