Press Release Summary:
Held from Jan 31-Feb 3, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, National Pavement Expo featured debut of Asphalt Institute Conference - Essentials of Asphalt Paving and Maintenance. During day-long conference, more than 130 attendees learned fundamentals and best practices for producing long lasting, quality pavements. AI staff presented overview of materials, plant operations, paving, and maintenance.
Original Press Release:
National Pavement Expo Hosts Premiere AI Conference
More than 2,100 paving and pavement maintenance professionals attended the 22nd annual National Pavement Expo (NPE) in Nashville, Tennessee, January 31 - February 3, 2007.
The NPE is a tradeshow and training event for contractors and professionals who specialize in paving and pavement maintenance. Attendees learned about the latest innovations and equipment from exhibitors who were on hand to showcase their products and services.
The NPE also offered numerous training opportunities, including workshops and seminars on all phases of pavement work. Of note, the show featured the debut of the Asphalt Institute Conference - Essentials of Asphalt Paving and Maintenance. During this day-long conference, 130-plus attendees learned the fundamentals and best practices for producing high quality, long lasting asphalt pavements. AI staff presented an overview of materials, plant operations, paving and maintenance.
The NPE tradeshow also featured the Asphalt Institute's show store where AI distributed preview samples of a new edition of MS-4 The Asphalt Handbook. The new edition of MS-4 will be available Fall 2007. For more information and to download a preview sample PDF, visit asphaltinstitute.org/handbook.
AI also offered the first "Hooked on Asphalt" Virtual Fishing Tournament at its booth where show participants played an on-site computer game to catch the most "fish" in 60 seconds. The tournament winner, with a high score of 20.3 lbs, was Jeff Miller, president of Advanced Asphalt in Defiance, OH. Miller became the proud owner of a limited-edition Hooked on Asphalt leather jacket.