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US Congressman Jeff Duncan Tours Asphalt Plant, Discusses Jobs and Transportation Funding

For Immediate Release                                                                         Contact: Ashley Batson

August 22, 2014                                                                                   Phone:   803-252-2522

 

US CONGRESSMAN JEFF DUNCAN TOURS ASPHALT PLANT,

DISCUSSES JOBS AND TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

 

GREENWOOD, SC: The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA) welcomed US Congressman Jeff Duncan, who met Monday with employees of Satterfield Construction Company and members of the SC Asphalt Pavement Association at Satterfield’s Stoney Point Plant in Greenwood, SC.

 

Duncan, who represents Greenwood and the 3rd Congressional District, met with SCAPA members to discuss vital issues facing the industry and business community with Duncan, such as jobs, energy and the federal regulatory environment.

 

“We are excited to share our story with Congressman Duncan, including the environmental advantages of using asphalt, and that the asphalt pavement industry represents one of the largest recycler among any industry,” said SCAPA President David Ashmore.  “We were even more pleased that Congressman Duncan continues to be committed to economic development and workers of this state.”

 

SCAPA representatives also discussed the need for a long-term surface transportation bill with Congressman Duncan in order to support South Carolina’s critical infrastructure needs.

 

"This week I was honored to meet with members of the SC Asphalt Pavement Association in Greenwood, the very people who are on the front lines creating jobs and economic opportunity for South Carolinians," said Jeff Duncan, Congressman from South Carolina's third district.  "More importantly, this meeting gave me yet another opportunity to discuss jobs, energy, and the nation's regulatory environment, arming me with the tools I need to continue the fight in DC to lessen the regulatory burdens placed on our district's businesses and allow businesses to do what they do best."

 

The tour included a walk through Satterfield Construction’s plant’s operations, the state-of-the-art asphalt lab and sophisticated plant control room.

 

A recent study conducted by economist Harry Miley and Associates demonstrates that the South Carolina Asphalt industry has a $1 Billion dollar economic impact to the state of South Carolina and supports over 4,500 South Carolina jobs.

 

Other issues discussed included the increasingly energy efficient technologies and environmental benefits of using asphalt, such as the use of RAP (Recycled Asphalt Pavement), Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS) and Warm Mix Asphalt, as well as the cost benefits of asphalt paving, which include speed of construction and smoothness which results in less fuel consumption and a quieter ride.

 

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SCAPA is a non-profit trade association. Its members are comprised of asphalt producers and affiliated companies in South Carolina.

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SCAPA and MASC to host Technical Seminar on Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots in Charleston

On September 24th, SCAPA and the Mining Association of SC (MASC) will host its 4th Technical Seminar on the recently published Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots. This seminar is intended for civil engineers, architects, public works officials and others who design roads and parking lots.

The course instructor is Dr.  Brad Putman, Professor at the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Putman is an expert in asphalt pavement design, construction, performance and maintenance.

Attendees will receive a copy of the new design guide, as well as 3 Professional Development Hours.

For more information about the agenda, and to register, click here!

Please contact Jayson Jordan with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We hope you will join us on September 24th!

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SCAPA and MASC to host Technical Seminar on Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots in Myrtle Beach and Columbia

On October 1st and October 29th, SCAPA and the Mining Association of SC (MASC) will host 2 Technical Seminars on the recently published Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots. These seminars are intended for civil engineers, architects, public works officials and others who design roads and parking lots.

The course instructor is Dr.  Brad Putman, Professor at the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Putman is an expert in asphalt pavement design, construction, performance and maintenance.

Attendees will receive a copy of the new design guide, as well as 3 Professional Development Hours.

For more information about the agenda, and to register, click here for Myrtle Beach and here for Columbia!

Please contact Jayson Jordan with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We hope you will join us on October 1st in Myrtle Beach and October 29th in Columbia!

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SCAPA and MASC to host Technical Seminar on Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots

On June 26 and July 9th, SCAPA and the Mining Association of SC (MASC) will host 2 Technical Seminars on the recently published Asphalt Pavement Design Guide for Low Volume Roads and Parking Lots. This seminar is intended for civil engineers, architects, public works officials and others who design roads and parking lots.

The course instructor is Dr.  Brad Putman, Professor at the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University. Dr. Putman is an expert in asphalt pavement design, construction, performance and maintenance.

Attendees will receive a copy of the new design guide, as well as 3 Professional Development Hours.

For more information about the agenda, and to register, please visit the following link:

June 26th in Columbia: http://southcarolinaasphaltpavementscassoc.weblinkconnect.com/events/Seminar-Asphalt-Pavement-Design-Guide-for-Low-Volume-Roads-and-Parking-Lots-7/details. The deadline to register is Friday, June 19th.

July 9th in Greenville: http://southcarolinaasphaltpavementscassoc.weblinkconnect.com/events/Seminar-Asphalt-Pavement-Design-Guide-for-Low-Volume-Roads-and-Parking-Lots-(Greenville)-8/details. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 2nd.

Please contact Jayson Jordan with any questions at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We hope you will join us on June 26th or July 9th!

 

 

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SCAPA Hires Jayson R. Jordan, P.E. as Technical Director

JAYSON JORDAN, P.E. JOINS SC ASPHALT PAVEMENT ASSOCIATION AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

 

Columbia, SC - The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association (SCAPA) announced today that Jayson Jordan, P.E. has joined SCAPA as the Technical Director. Prior to joining SCAPA, Jordan was the Materials Management Engineer at the South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Office of Materials and Research. He also served as Manager of SCDOT’s Hot Mix Asphalt Verification mobile laboratory in West Columbia.

 

He completed his B.S and M.S. degrees in civil engineering from Clemson University.  While at Clemson, he served as an undergraduate research assistant and graduate teaching assistant at the Asphalt Rubber Technology Service (ARTS) laboratory.

 

Jordan will be the technical resource for SCAPA and will provide technical assistance to SCAPA members, state and local agencies, as well as professional engineers, architects and developers.

 

About SCAPA

 

SCAPA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion of asphalt pavement. Its membership is comprised of asphalt producers and companies affiliated with the asphalt industry in South Carolina.

 

For more information, please visit www.scasphalt.org or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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