Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November UAPA Newsletter President's Message


With the Thanksgiving season upon us during the month of November, I just want to take a moment to thank all of the people that make UAPA what it is today.  We have come a long way in just two short years!  We are now close to fifty members strong and roughly represent over seventy-five percent of the asphalt pavement industry in Utah. 

As we give thanks this week, UAPA has much to be grateful for even as greater challenges lie ahead.  I am confident that this association will meet those challenges head on and even exceed our own expectations in the coming year.  As you will read in the message from our Executive Director, there are changes on the horizon for UAPA.  A lot of thought and work has been done to make those changes a reality.  More work will be required to ensure the success of this organization.  I encourage you to get involved in any way that you can.  There is committee work to be done, a major conference to plan, and we are moving forward to the construction season that now awaits us in 2014.

Above all, however, please know how grateful our Board and our Executive Committee are for the work that has already been done.  We are the first state asphalt pavement association to be organized, founded, and now fully operational in over twenty-five years!  That alone says something about the great state, community, and industry within which we all work.  Thank you for helping UAPA become a reality.  I look forward to working with you in 2014 and seeing you at the Utah Asphalt Conference in February.

-Joe Johnson
Kilgore Companies

UAPA President

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