Chip Seals Helping Delaware County Roads Last Longer

On August 18th, a Chip Seal project took place in Gaston, Indiana. This project was completed by the Delaware County Highway Department. Chip seals are used to prevent water intrusion into a pavement and create a high friction surface for safety. Chip seal emulsions can be polymer modified to improve aggregate retention and provide for a quicker return to traffic. 

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Fog Seal Treatments Can Enhance Safety

Fog Seal Treatments can be a valuable aid to renew weathered asphalt surfaces while also improving the appearance of the surface.

A fog seal is a single application, typically light, of emulsified asphalt to an existing asphalt road surface. This type of maintenance treatment can be a valuable aid to renew weathered (oxidized) asphalt surfaces, improve the surface appearance, seal minor cracks and surface voids, and inhibit raveling.

On July 29th a fog seal project took place in Morgan County, Indiana. The pictures in this article are from that project.

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The Beauty of Asphalt

All About Asphalt

Asphalt is the heart of our roads and infrastructure, and better yet, it is the most recycled material in America. Asphalt is the top reused and recycled good, above paper, plastic, and cans. The question on most people’s minds, is how is one of the most important aspects of our infrastructure also the most recyclable? The answers have to do with sustainability, circular economy, and perpetual pavement.

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Facility Spotlight: Warsaw, IN

Location: Warsaw, Indiana

2820 E. Durbin St. Warsaw, IN 46580

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 6:30am – 3:30pm

Office: 574-267-5076

History:

This plant was originally located in Columbia City and was owned by Bituminous Materials and moved to Warsaw in 1975. The Warsaw plant has been part of the AMI family since 2009.

Products:

We provide different emulsion products out of this facility including non-tracking and polymer modified.

Fun Facts:

Truck & Rail access

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How Washtenaw County, Michigan is Focused on Pavement Preservation

Washtenaw County is located in southeast Michigan. The County seat is Ann Arbor, home of
The University of Michigan Wolverines. The Washtenaw County Road Commission (“WCRC”) is responsible for maintaining 1,653 total miles of primary and local roads along with 598 lane miles of State highways under a contract arrangement with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).

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Meet the AMI Team: Dave Stanczak

Name: David Stanczak

Title: Territory Manager

Location: Cicero, IL

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How long have you worked with AMI?

I started at AMI in October of 2020.

What do you like best about working at AMI?

The team atmosphere at AMI is the best. I am surrounded by talented, intelligent, and supportive teammates. AMI is the best company I’ve ever worked for – They care about their employees and their customers & focus on building strong relationships based on trust, instead of going after short-term wins.

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