American Infrastructure’s Independence Construction Materials Wins National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving | Allan Myers

American Infrastructure’s Independence Construction Materials Wins National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

by: Karen Higgins

Worcester, Pennsylvania – Independence Construction Materials, an American Infrastructure company that produces the highest quality aggregate and asphalt products at 17 locations in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, today announced that it has received the 2013 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of asphalt pavement. The company received its award on Wednesday, February 5, at a ceremony during the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s 59th Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, Fla.

“As an industry, asphalt pavement producers have devoted a great deal of time and effort to determining the best practices necessary to construct long-lasting, high-quality asphalt pavements that offer the durable performance pavement owners and the public value. The Quality in Construction Awards compare nominated pavements against best practices and standards, and honor those that exemplify excellence in construction standards, such as the project completed by Independence Construction Materials, an American Infrastructure Co.,” stated John J. Keating, 2013 Chairman of the NAPA Board of Directors.

Independence Construction Materials won the award for its work on northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Harford County, Maryland. The mill and overlay work on this heavily-traveled portion of I-95 was completed at night over a period of 101 days using a stone-matrix asphalt mix. The paving sequence was adjusted midway through the project to cut in half the number of days traffic would have to drive on the milled surface, making for safer travel through the work zone. The project was a success in terms of workmanship, scheduling, traffic control, and quality with the asphalt mix achieving both density and mix-quality incentives.

About the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,100 companies as members, was founded in 1955.

About American Infrastructure
American Infrastructure is a vertically integrated, heavy contractor and construction materials supplier that performs work throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, with offices in the Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Richmond markets, as well as five satellite offices from Pittsburgh to Williamsburg. The company also presently has 15 materials mining and/or asphalt production facilities in four states. Presently employing 1,800 people, American Infrastructure is ranked by Engineering News-Record at number 25 on the country’s Top 50 heavy civil contractors. For more information, visit


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