H.G. Meigs was a proud sponsor again this year at WCHA Highway Conference in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort on June 7 – 9, 2021.
Ken Schakelman Regional Sales Manager of H.G. Meigs notes that, ‘The Wisconsin County Highway Association is a very unique association. Unlike any other in the nation. First of all, they have been around for over 100 years and they represent the 72 county highway departments in Wisconsin in a variety of ways. The highway departments in Wisconsin act independently from the state DOT. Some may even produce asphalt, have full construction capabilities, crushing operations, you name it. It is very unique to my knowledge from other states. Also, since H.G. Meigs has been serving Wisconsin agencies and associations since 1935, we are extremely proud of our long-standing, long-term relationship with WCHA. In addition to our production capabilities, we often partner on items like education, helping with new products and new processes.’
Wisconsin’s 72 counties play a significant role in the state’s transportation system. The Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA) is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the 19,700 mile County Trunk Highway System, as well as maintenance of the 11,800 mile State Trunk Highway System and Interstate System under the oversight of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Conference attendees included Highway Commissioners, Highway Committee Officials, Engineers, Associate Members, WisDOT Officials, and spouses/guests representing all areas of the state.
This event presents an excellent opportunity to promote any current or new products, equipment and services offered by various organizations. To learn more about WCHA’s representation of Wisconsin’s 72 County Highway and Public Works Departments, click here.
‘H.G. Meigs is a staunch supporter of the WCHA. Along with our booth display and our annual breakfast that feeds 300-400 people, we work with the WCHA in a variety of ways. You can see a breakfast we sponsored in early 2020 in the above photo.”Ken Shackleman
Our clothing drive was an amazing SUCCESS!!
All across The Heritage Group we collected 1322 total pieces to support men and women in our communities who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the dedication and verve of our teammates, we collected enough to donate:
Great work by our team member Dan Swiertz who provided a very informative “Storage and Handling of Asphalt Emulsions” webinar for the Pavement Preservation and Recycling Alliance as well as The Federal Highway Administration. If you are interested in watching the presentation, you can find the link here:
April had many safety and health awareness initiatives. It is thought of as the beginning of Spring and the start of construction season. More people are typically out and about this time of year. AMI joined the National Asphalt Paving Association and the Watch For Us campaign to drive awareness to the safety of others in construction zones and while we drive without distractions.
James Trepanier, Illinois Department of Transportation
John Senger, Illinois Department of Transportation
Todd Thomas, Asphalt Materials, Inc.
Marvin Exline, Asphalt Materials, Inc.
Our first ever AMI Turkey Art Contest was a hit this Thanksgiving.
“From our humble beginnings — one man, one truck, and a dream — we are continually evolving to realize our founder John E. Fehsenfeld’s vision of a long-term family business, guided by his core family values.
Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) announced today that on November 12th it completed the acquisition of three asphalt terminals from a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. The purchase of these facilities further expands AMI’s capabilities in the Indiana and Illinois markets and its footprint in the Midwest. AMI plans to retain the current leadership team and employees at all three terminals and will continue to invest in and grow the product suite and capabilities at those sites.