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Finally! Thanks to the increase in vaccinations and the decrease in COVID-19 cases, VAA was able to have the first in-person event since 2020. Members turned out in record numbers for the 70th Annual Meeting at The Greenbrier, and everyone was so happy to see the faces of their peers (no masks needed). Many opinions have been floated for the...
Launched in 2019, the Mid-Atlantic Asphalt Expo and Conference is the premier event in the mid-Atlantic to see the latest in asphalt paving related technologies, products and services. In the initial year, MAAE had 70 exhibitors networking with 600+ attendees. The 2021 floor plan has been redesigned to aid attendees in visiting even more exhibitors. So, if your market...
While the promotion of asphalt is the purpose of VAA, the association's core is the people who make up its member companies. These individuals give their time and talents to lead the association through the VAA Board of Directors. In the following months, Asphalt News will spotlight two VAA directors starting with the executive committee. To be elected to...
On June 25, VAA, Virginia Transportation Construction Alliance, Heavy Construction Contractors Association and Old Dominion Heavy Contractors Association sent a joint letter to Virginia's congressional delegation regarding the impacts of the proposed Buy America language in the INVEST in America Act—the federal transportation funding bill. Initially implemented into law years ago, the act covers the use of steel and...
2021-2022 VAA Membership Directory is now available. Visit VAA's website to view all the latest members and contacts. Hard copies of the directory will be mailed at the end of July.
Don't forget that Virginia Department of Transportation’s training section has again extended the date for those individuals whose credentials expired in 2019 and 2020, along with those expiring in 2021 to January 31, 2022, according to an email sent by VDOT's Statewide Technical Training Manager, Jameo Pollock. All ten VECAT classes are available online for credentialing. Most exams for the...
Did Brittany Claud Photography catch you on film at the 70th Annual Meeting? Check out the VAA Flickr page to see if you have been immortalized!
Several years ago, Governor McAuliffe signed a bill to provide funding for individuals seeking a professional credential. This program, known as Fast Forward, would break a credentialing fee into thirds—the individual or company would pay the first third, the state would pay the second third, and the final third would be paid by the state once the credential is...
The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to be concerned with the high rate of distracted driving crashes in work zones. Therefore, the department is expanding the use of portable temporary rumble strips to include all permits issued on and after July 1, 2022, and operations on two-lane roadways by utility companies. Beginning July 1, 2022, permit and utility projects will be...
Women of Asphalt has just launched a four-part video series showcasing women from across the country who take pride in their roles within the asphalt industry. These featured women are out in the field on a day-to-day basis, operating heavy equipment and contributing to building America's roads and infrastructure. WofA interviewed a few inspiring women from Florida, Mississippi, Washington...
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