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Association of Equipment Manufacturers today relaunched IMakeAmerica.com

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers today relaunched IMakeAmerica.com to serve as its grassroots advocacy platform during the 115th Congress and the Trump administration.

The new IMakeAmerica.com will continue to serve manufacturing voters by giving them a platform to take action on the issues that affect their jobs, communities and industry. It features information about the equipment manufacturing industry’s economic impact on the national economy and the economies of all 50 states, and it provides new tools for supporters to connect with elected officials as well as resources to help AEM’s members engage and mobilize their employees around issues that affect their industry.

“We are excited to bring the latest version of IMakeAmerica.com to our more than 40,000 grassroots supporters and 950 AEM member companies,” said Kip Eideberg, Vice President of Public Affairs & Advocacy. “This new advocacy platform will provide a one-stop-shop for our members and their employees to connect with their elected officials and help us advance policies that strengthen and grow our industry.”

I Make America is the grassroots advocacy program of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the national trade association representing the $159 billion equipment manufacturing industry. The program is entering its seventh year of connecting equipment manufacturers with elected officials through factory visits, advocacy events on Capitol Hill and grassroots outreach and mobilization.

In tandem with the launch of the redeveloped grassroots advocacy platform, AEM also unveiled a new digital advertising campaign urging President Trump to make good on his campaign promise to invest in infrastructure. AEM will roll out display and video advertising campaigns in the Washington, D.C. area in the coming weeks encouraging the Trump administration to “start with infrastructure.”

The ads will run on D.C. news websites over the next several weeks.

NAPA Announces: Dan Gallagher Named NAPA Chairman

Dan Gallagher Asphalt (Illinois) Vice President & CFO Puts Focus on Quality

Dan Gallagher took his position as the 2017 Chairman of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) at a ceremony today (Jan. 30) during the association’s 62nd Annual Meeting. As chairman, Gallagher is responsible for guiding NAPA’s efforts to support the asphalt pavement industry.

Gallagher is vice president of operations and chief financial officer for Gallagher Asphalt Corp., based in Thorton, Ill. The company operates three permanent asphalt plants and offers paving, hot-in-place recycling, trucking, and other services throughout the Chicago Southland.

Priorities for Gallagher’s term as NAPA chairman include engineering and pavement quality, workzone safety, as well as working toward a reliable funding source for infrastructure. “Tax reform and investment in America’s infrastructure are being discussed both in the White House and Congress,” said Gallagher. “We will be working diligently to ensure that a stable funding stream for the construction, maintenance, and improvement of our nation’s infrastructure is part of those discussions.”

Gallagher has long been a strong and active voice for quality in the asphalt pavement industry since the 1990s. He has served on NAPA engineering committees and chaired NAPA task forces on recycling and energy conservation during the past decade, as well as working on industry best practices and warm-mix asphalt.

“We are entering 2017 with a lot of optimism, but we have still face a competitive business environment. NAPA is leading important educational and research efforts that will help the industry continue to deliver high-quality, long-lasting, and sustainable asphalt pavements for the driving public,” Gallagher said.

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About The National Asphalt Pavement Association
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.

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55 Industry Professionals Earn “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” Designation

Fifty-five transportation construction professionals are in the “inaugural class” earning the “Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals™” (SCTPP) credential, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation announced today.

Launched in fall 2016, the SCTPP program is aimed at the thousands of transportation project workers, supervisors, foremen, inspectors, managers, manufacturers and materials suppliers, designers, equipment operators and owners who could make a huge, industry-wide safety impact by learning core competencies necessary to identify and mitigate potentially life-threatening on-site risks.

“Our goal is to help cause a demonstrable reduction in the number of deaths and injuries that occur on and around transportation project sites each year,” ARTBA President Pete Ruane said. “We believe we can do that if all of the key decision makers, from project inception through completion, have safety top of mind. This program identifies and rewards those who have competency in this critical management area.”

The 55 professionals were from a group that took the SCTPP program’s “pilot test” last summer and fall. The two-and-a-half hour exam contains up to 120 multiple-choice questions that probe knowledge in: assessing project risks; creating project safety plans; implementing and conducting on-going evaluation of a site-specific operational safety plan; and conducting incident investigations. It has been designed to meet the rigorous protocols required for accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Organization for Standardization ISO/IEC 17024: “Conformity Assessment: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons.”

The professional certification is valid for three years. Recertification will require documented, continuing learning on the topic or retesting.

The list of “Safety Certified Transportation Project Professionals” includes:

Juan Abrigo, area safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
Jes Allen, superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Cornelius, N.C.
David Asselin, safety director, Ranger Construction, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Tyler Bean, HSE regional manager, Allan Myers, Worcester, Pa.
Trenton Beeler, safety manager, Austin Commercial, Sherman, Texas
Raymond Berrios, safety director, Ranger Construction, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Josh Brown, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Va.
Travis Browning, field safety mgr., Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
Dennis Burks, safety director, HNTB, Kansas City, Mo.
Ruben Canales, sr. safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corporation, Richmond, Texas
Javier Cano, safety coordinator, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
Robert Clark, project manager, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
Sean Conard, fleet safety director, Allan Myers, Williamsburg, Va.
Brian Connolly, regional equipment mgr., Superior Construction Co., Frankfort, Ill.
David Cope, environmental manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Rockwall, Texas
Russell Emmett, safety training consultant, E&J Consulting, Upper Marlboro, Md.
John Farrell, regional HSE manager, Allan Myers, Pottstown, Pa.
Colin Faulkner, safety director, ATS Construction, Lexington, Ky.
William French, sr. safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Dallas, Texas
Alfred Garcia, project safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Port Lavaca, Texas
Michael Grisko, instructor, LIUNA Laborers Local 172 S.E.T, Folsom, N.J.
Randy Henson, division safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas
Chris Iungerich, safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., San Antonio, Texas
Gunnar Johnson, field engineer, Zachry Construction Corporation, Houston, Texas
Elisha Johnson, field manager, Allan Myers, Richmond, Va.
Peter Kaplan, project safety manager, Wagman, Baltimore, Md.
Matthew Koss, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Batlimore, Md.
Don Lindert Jr., safety manager, Austin Commercial, Ovilla, Texas
Gregory Linenfelser, HSE professional, Transurban, Tysons Corner, Va.
Eliu Martinez, safety manager, Austin Commercial, Dallas, Texas
Joel McGlothlin, regional safety manager, Austin Commercial, Mansfield, Texas
James Milner, project mgr., Superior Construction Co. Southeast, LLC, Jacksonville, Fla.
Robert Montel, safety manager, Rieth-Riley Construction Co., Inc., Goshen, Ind.
Mauricio Montoya, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Richmond, Va.
Anthony Nanfro, superintendent, Zachry Construction Corporation, Magnolia, Texas
William Pedigo, safety director, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
Ron Phillips, sr. safety supervisor, Lane Construction, Fredericksburg, Va.
Joseph Polansky, director of HSE, Fred Smith Construction, Raleigh, N.C.
Stephanie Powers, area safety manager, Lane Construction, Falls Church, Va.
Darrell Pruitt, regional safety director, Superior Construction Co., Montezuma, Ind.
David Putnam, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Havre de Grace, Md.
David Roberson, building div. safety mgr., Zachry Construction Corp., Seguin, Texas
Jacob Selby, field engineer, Zachry Construction Corp., North Richland Hills, Texas
Jeffrey Sienkiewicz, project manager, Zachry Construction Corp., Flower Mound, Texas
Sean Simpson, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Baltimore, Md.
Randy Spurlock, safety manager, Allan Myers, Bel Air, Md.
Terry Stephens, area safety manager, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Irving, Texas
Donald Stephens, safety manager, Zachry Construction Corp., San Antonio, Texas
Bryan Stone, safety director, Superior Construction Company, Jacksonville, Fla.
Michelle Teets, mid-Atlantic regional safety manager, Lane Construction, Norfolk, Va.
Nathan Terry, structures superintendent, Zachry Construction Corp., Porter, Texas
Cheyenne Urban, safety representative, Austin Bridge & Road, L.P., Frisco, Texas
Joseph Warren, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Virginia Beach, Va.
Steven Yeckel, HSE manager, Allan Myers, Stafford, Va.
Derek Yeckel, HSE specialist, Allan Myers, Fredericksburg, Va.

For more information about the credential, and to see if you meet the test eligibility requirements, visit www.puttingsafetyfirst.org.

The ARTBA Transportation Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity established in 1985, supports a wide portfolio of research, education and public awareness programs and activities aimed at highlighting the importance of U.S. transportation investment.