Time flies when you are paving into November and making sure we complete as much work as we can before the snow arrives. At this time of the year, it’s not hard to realize that we are in a very seasonal business. That realization comes with certain challenges for resources in terms of both equipment and people.
Part of our charge as an association is to help our members better tell our story to the next generation of our workforce and future leaders of our industry. I had the opportunity last month to talk “Asphalt” with some Utah Valley University Construction Management students. It was great to see that there are many young people that have interest in our industry; we need, as members of UAPA, to strive to help educate and give these folks opportunities to join our ranks.
Later this month we will present our first Southern Utah Asphalt Pavement Seminar. The response so far from members has been great. I would challenge all of you to reach out and invite our city, county folks, engineering firms, testing labs and all others associated with our industry to attend with us. Waylund Ludlow and Reed have done a great job planning this event. I look forward to seeing many of your there.
Thanks, for all you do as members to support our group. We have many people attending meetings with UDOT, APWA, Questar Gas, and others every week helping tell the story of our industry and helping build and maintain a better infrastructure for everyone to enjoy. For that, I thank you!
Staker Parson Companies
UAPA President 2014-2015