Asphalt Material’s Sales Representative Nate Jenkins and Heritage Research Group’s Senior Asphalt Research Chemist Campbell Higbie have joined the 2023-2024 LEAP Class. Nate Jenkins is a member of the Asphalt Materials, Inc. (AMI) sales team and has worked with the company since January 2014. Campbell began his career at The Heritage Group (THG) when he joined the Heritage Research Group (HRG) in March 2016 as a lab technician for the asphalt emulsion lab. In 2018, Higbie moved into a research and innovation role with HRG. This has allowed him to help AMI develop novel approaches in asphalt applications, specifically with emulsions.
National Air Traffic Control Day, July 6, is a day to recognize and appreciate the men and women who work hard to keep us safe in the skies! Air traffic controllers are responsible for ensuring safe flights by navigating, monitoring, and guiding aircrafts around airports throughout the United States. The next time you are on a flight, thank your flight attendant and pilot for all they do to keep us safe while travelling.
On this day, we highlight the work it takes to keep all aspects of air travel safe, including runway construction and maintenance. One such project recently took place at Coles County Memorial Airport (MTO). Just like many roads, airport runaways may experience longitudinal joint failure. When runways are poorly paved with insufficient materials, cracks can form over time. This is why it is important to apply a Void Reducing Asphalt Membrane (VRAM), such as J-Band®, to ensure a long-lasting, safe runway.
Candice Kohn has joined the Asphalt Materials team as Field Support Manager. Candice is based in Minneapolis and will support the specialty products team in the important markets of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa.
Congratulations to Kim Gessner and Andrew Eicher and other members of the 2022-2023 LEAP Class.
Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA)
The LEAP program is intended for AEMA Members looking to increase their knowledge of the asphalt emulsion industry.
Safety & Logistics
On Friday April 7th, our plant in Morris, IL was asked to host a Spring Meeting for our Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators (CMV). The goals were to review and discuss safety and compliance topics for the upcoming construction season to ensure a safe and successful start to the construction season here in the Midwest.
February marks Black History Month, a tradition that got its start by being officially recognized in 1976 as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebrations. It is observed to honor the contributions that African Americans have made and to recognize their sacrifices.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal access and participation of females in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.
Today, we highlight and celebrate just a handful of many of the incredible women on our team who dedicate their time and experiences with us to continue flourishing as a whole!
What do you think of when you think of sustainability? Many people initially think about the impact on the environment not realizing the term “sustainability” refers to more than just a concern for the effects on the environment.
Today we celebrate Veterans and their commitment, hard-work, and dedication displayed throughout their service to The United States. From our very own Vets at AMI, to those across the world- we thank you.