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OHMPA celebrating 40th anniversary in Niagara Falls


November 13, 2014
By OHMPA

November 13, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. – When John E. DeToro,
the first president of the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA),
planned a lunch meeting with industry counterparts to discuss the rising cost
of asphalt cement in 1974, he couldn’t have imagined he was helping to found an
association which would steadily grow in size and influence over the next 40
years.

November 13, 2014, Mississauga, Ont. – When John E. DeToro,
the first president of the Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association (OHMPA),
planned a lunch meeting with industry counterparts to discuss the rising cost
of asphalt cement in 1974, he couldn’t have imagined he was helping to found an
association which would steadily grow in size and influence over the next 40
years.

 

This year, OHMPA’s annual Fall Asphalt Seminar will honour
the organization’s 40-year dedication to excellence and progress in asphalt
pavements, while looking to the future of road building in Ontario. The event
will take place at the Scotiabank Center in Niagara Falls on December 9th.

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Gerry Huber and John D’Angelo, two of North America’s
foremost asphalt authorities, will make presentations on cutting-edge
advancements in testing and research. As well, Stephen Erwin of the Ministry of
Transportation (MTO) will bring attendees up to speed on the emergence and
consequences of driverless technology, a technology that is closer to reality
than most realize.

 

“There’s a very good reason why OHMPA’s Fall Asphalt Seminar
is North America’s largest, single-day asphalt specific seminar,” said Doug
Duke, executive director of OHMPA. “In one day, this event brings together the
province’s asphalt producers, key industry stakeholders and internationally
renowned industry experts. It’s a fantastic value opportunity for attendees to
network and to learn a great deal of industry knowledge.”

 

Other highlights of the Fall Asphalt Seminar will include
OHMPA’s technical director, Sandy Brown, presenting an overview of the most
current results of the 2010 MTO-industry asphalt binder acceptance trials and
Mark Eby, construction manager of the road division for the County of
Wellington, introducing new developments in HMA specifications based on the
work of the OHMPA and Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Liaison Committee. Several
industry awards will also be handed out during the event.

 

Registration for the special 40th anniversary edition of
OHMPA’s Fall Asphalt Seminar is currently underway and the association is
encouraging everyone from asphalt producers and contractors, to road owners and
consulting engineers, to researchers and academics to make plans to attend.

 

“Ours is an incredibly fast-paced industry where changes
happen quickly,” said Mr. Brown. “Those who attend the Fall Asphalt Seminar
this year will definitely be given the information they need to stay a step
ahead.”


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