Preserve America’s Roads Campaign

Preservation Awareness: Changing Course to Preserve America’s Roads

Story Source: The Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP?2)

Coalition to Preserve America’s Roads (CPAR) wants to send the message that when it comes to road preservation, officials must shift to a proactive approach, not reactive. As roads worsen, reconstruction becomes the only option, but the cost is unaffordable.

CPAR is an organization of transportation groups working to stop the decline and spiraling reconstruction costs of our roads and bridges. CPAR was formed in 2011 to promote road, bridge and highway sustainability. Organizing groups include: National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and other industry and related groups concerned about the highway system and its impact on commerce.

Why is this important? Our transportation infrastructure supports the economic strength and security of our country. Highways and roads move people, goods and services 24 hours a day.

According to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), every dollar spent on road maintenance avoids $6 to $14 needed later to rebuild a road that has irreparably deteriorated.

To learn more, watch Coalition to Preserve America’s Roads Video:

What do you think? Is our traditional public policy going about it the wrong way? Is there a need for a shift in our policies?

For additional information, please contact the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP), 517- 432-8220 or ncpp@egr.msu.edu

You can also visit the following resources:
www.tsp2.org/preservation-awareness-toolkit
www.preserveroads.org
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

About TSP?2:
The Transportation System Preservation Technical Services Program (TSP?2) was initiated as an efficient means to disseminate information to AASHTO member agencies for preserving their highway infrastructure, including both pavements and bridges. Its principal mission is to serve as a clearinghouse with comprehensive and up-to-date information on efficient and effective preservation measures that enhance highway performance and extend useful life.

Willamette Valley Company Awarded 2013 Supplier of the Year by APA – The Engineered Wood Association!

We recently learned that Panel World Magazine, Westmill Industries USA Corp., Ventek Inc. and Willamette Valley Company are receiving recognition from APA – The Engineered Wood Association as 2013 industry leaders!

EWTA’s Supplier of the Year Awards are based on the quality and delivery of EWTA member products, equipment and/or services supplied to APA members, as determined by a vote of APA mill managers.

The awards will be presented at the 2013 The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) Info Fair in Huntington Beach, Calif., Nov. 2–4.  

Now in it’s 20th year, the EWTA Info Fair is a product and services exposition featuring equipment manufacturers, product suppliers and service providers from approximately 68 EWTA member companies!

WVCO has participated as an (EWTA) Info Fair Gold Level sponsor and been honored with APA’s Supplier of the Year award in past years. Be sure to follow our updates from the 2013 event on Twitter and Facebook!

 

Willamette Valley Company to Help Sponsor 20th EWTA Info Fair and Annual Golf Tournament

WVCO values our partnership with the APA – The Engineered Wood Association and will again be a Gold Sponsor of the 2013 The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) Info Fair.  This annual event is considered to be the premier supplier exhibition for North America’s leading engineered product manufacturers and service providers and held in conjunction with APA’s Annual Meeting in Huntington Beach, Calif., Nov. 2–4.

Tustin Ranch Course
Photo Source: www.apawood.org

In addition we will join other companies including Arclin, Georgia-Pacific Chemicals, LLC, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Raute, Ventek, Inc., and Westmill Industries to sponsor the Mike St. John Memorial Golf Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013.

APA’s Annual Golf tournament honors the life of Mike St. John, Pacific woodtech executive and APA trustee, who passed away in November, 2012. The tournament will take place
at the Tustin Ranch Course, an award winning 18-hole course featuring breathtaking scenery, sparkling lakes and cascading falls.

Now in it’s 20th year, the EWTA Info Fair is a product and services exposition featuring equipment manufacturers, product suppliers and service providers from approximately 68 EWTA member companies!

WVCO has participated as an (EWTA) Info Fair Gold Level sponsor and been honored with APA’s Supplier of the Year award in past years. WVCO President, John Harrison, and company representatives attended last year’s Info Fair at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida.

 

Be sure to follow our updates from the 2013 event on Twitter and Facebook!

A bit of history: 

The Engineered Wood Technology Association (EWTA) is a related nonprofit corporation of APA—The Engineered Wood Association, the leading North American association of engineered wood product manufacturers.

APA was founded in 1933 as the Douglas Fir Plywood Association, and was later recognized as the American Plywood Association. In 1994, APA changed its name to APA – The Engineered Wood Association to better reflect the range of products manufactured by APA members and the international scope of the Association.

Since then, APA-The Engineered Wood Association has helped our industry create exceptional wood products while promoting new solutions and improved processes.

Today, the organization represents approximately 150 mills throughout North America, ranging in size and structure. The association is considered the “Leading Resource for Information About Engineered Wood Products”.

To learn more about APA programs and resources which include nearly 500 publications, extensive research and technical reports, free CAD details, comprehensive market studies and more, visit www.apawood.org.