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ARTBA Foundation Announces Financial Assistance to 11 Children of Fallen Highway Workers

Eleven children of highway workers who were killed on the job will receive college financial assistance for the 2017-18 school year from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship” fund.

The scholarship program was established in 1999 with a gift from two Roanoke, Virginia, highway contractors and their companies—Stan Lanford (1999 ARTBA chairman) of Lanford Brothers, and Jack Lanford (1991 ARTBA chairman), with Adams Construction Company. About 100 highway workers are killed annually in roadway construction and maintenance accidents, and thousands more are seriously injured.
Over the past 17 years, more than 130 scholarships have been given to students from 25 states to pursue college and technical training. The 2017 class includes:

Caitlyn Rains, Proctor, Ark.
Caitlyn’s father, James Rains, was killed in 2013 while working in a night construction zone for APAC Tennessee. Caitlyn plans to study physical therapy at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Misty McNeil, Kountze, Texas & Amy McNeil Graves, Lumberton, Texas
Misty and Amy’s father, Jeffrey McNeil, was killed in 2005 while working for the Texas Department of Transportation. Misty plans to study radiologic technology at Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont. Amy is studying nursing at Lamar State College in Orange.
Kaitlyn Henry, Dennison, Ohio
Kaitlyn’s dad, Gary Henry, was struck by a construction vehicle and killed in 2013 while working on a state highway construction project on Interstate 270 near Columbus, Ohio. Kaitlyn will be a senior at Ohio University and is an intervention specialist major.
Andrea Pair, Spiro, Okla.
Andrea’s father, Shannon Pair, was struck and killed while working for Time Striping Inc., in 1998. Andrea will be a senior at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. She studies biochemistry.
Victoria Markle, Port Charlotte, Fla.
Victoria’s father, John Markle, was struck and killed on Florida’s I-75 in March 2016 while working for Ajax Paving Industries. Victoria will be a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers where she studies journalism.
Cirar Butler, Gunnison, Miss.
Cirar’s father, Henry Butler, Jr., was killed while driving a Mississippi Department of Transportation work truck during highway repairs in 2014. Cirar will be a sophomore at Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, and studies physical therapy.
Kristen Jares, West, Texas
Kristen’s father, Gregory Jares, was killed in 2001 while working for the Texas Department of Transportation. Kristen will be a sophomore at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton where she studies exercise physiology.
Standra Jones, Jr., Gaston, S.C.
Stan’s father, Standra Jones, worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation. In 2007, he was struck and killed while taking down work zone traffic controls on I-26 in Lexington County. Stan will be a junior at Clemson University and majors in engineering.
Willie Blevins, Commerce, Ga.
Willie’s mother, Kathy Blevins, worked for the Gwinnett County Department of Transportation. She had just finished painting turn-lane lines when her vehicle was struck and she was killed in 2004. Willie will be a junior studying pre-veterinarian at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega.
Emily Jones, Billings, Mont.
Emily’s father, Richard Jones, was killed in a car accident in 2013 while working for Direct Traffic Control. Emily will be a senior at Montana State University and majors in criminal justice.

The ARTBA-TDF is interested in receiving contact leads on students who could benefit from the scholarship program. Please share them with ARTBA’s Eileen Houlihan at ehoulihan@artba.org or 202.289.4434.

For more than 30 years, the ARTBA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity, has worked to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment. The Foundation supports an array of initiatives, including educational scholarships, awards, professional development academies, a transportation project safety certification program, roadway work zone safety and training programs, special economic reports and an exhibition on transportation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Highlights of CASE, Gomaco, JCB, LiuGong, Topcon, Wacker, Wirtgen CONEXPO 2017 Equipmpent

IFPE Announces 2020 Show Chair — David Price of HydraForce Inc. Heads Show Management Committee

David Price, Global Marketing Manager of HydraForce Inc., has been named 2020 IFPE chair and will lead the show’s management committee, a volunteer group of industry

David Price

executives responsible for overall show planning.

IFPE, the International Fluid Power Exposition is held every three years and focuses on the latest innovations, product advances and expert insights for the fluid power, power transmission and motion control industries.

The next IFPE is set for March 10-14, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, USA, co-located with CONEXPO-CON/AGG, one of the world’s largest gatherings for the construction industries.

“Technology and innovation will continue to drive the integration of fluid power with other technologies for power transmission and motion control applications,” said Eric Lanke, President & CEO of the National Fluid Power Association, IFPE co-owner. “IFPE provides a dynamic global resource for industry professionals to keep up with the latest advances and interact with the fluid power community.”

“David has been an active and enthusiastic participant in IFPE planning and contributed greatly to the show’s success,” said John Rozum, IFPE show director. “We are very pleased to welcome him as 2020 chair.”

Price began his career serving nine years in the United States Navy where he held numerous positions in the electronics systems management and training fields. He joined HydraForce in 2008 and has been instrumental in growing its brand image around the world. Price has served on past IFPE Management Committees as well as chairing its Marketing Committee.

“I look forward to this new role and working with the very talented members of the IFPE managing committee to oversee another successful exhibition that provides real value to the exhibitors, attendees and the entire industry,” said Price.

Visit www.ifpe.com for the latest information on attending and exhibiting.

Small Machines. Big Impact: Share Your Dream Project to Win a New John Deere G-Series Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

Small Machines. Big Impact: Share Your Dream Project to Win a New John Deere G-Series Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

CASE Extends Dire States Equipment Grant Submission Deadline to May 18

CASE Extends Dire States Equipment Grant Submission Deadline to May 18

Heavy equipment OEM will provide $25,000 in free equipment use to one community to repair and/or build local infrastructure.

CASE Construction Equipment has extended the submission deadline for the Dire States Equipment Grant – first announced at CONEXPO/CON-AGG 2017 – to May 18, 2017. The grant will provide one winning community with $25,000 in free equipment use to help offset the costs of building or repairing a critical piece of local infrastructure. Representatives of municipal, county and other local governments are eligible to apply for the grant. Entrants will be asked to describe the project and provide a detailed assessment of how that local piece of infrastructure will benefit the community.

Entries can be submitted at DireStates.com/Grant. The first Dire States grant, awarded in 2016, went to the Tioga County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Examples of suitable infrastructure projects include: road/bridge repair or construction, utility pipe replacement, erosion control along lakes and rivers, wastewater system improvements and park/recreational construction. All projects that fall within the 16 core categories of infrastructure, as identified by ASCE in its Infrastructure Report Card, will be considered.

For more information on Dire States, visit DireStates.com. For more information on CASE, visit CaseCE.com.