AI CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY

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  AEM LAUNCHES                             tional experience and to introduce
                                                                                         RED LETTER DATES
                                           them to careers as engineers, equip-
  “CONSTRUCTION                            ment technicians and manufacturing
                                                                                         MARCH 2009
  CHALLENGE”                               professionals.
                                              Even before the renewed focus              9-12 World of Asphalt Show
  Teens are introduced to career
                                           on rebuilding infrastructure, the con-        & Conference, Orlando, FL.
  opportunities in transportation                                                        Visit www.worldofasphalt.com.
                                           struction industry was concerned
      Unemployment is worse than it’s      about meeting the demand for trained
  been in years, but in the not-too-dis-   workers as a large portion of its cur-        SEPTEMBER 2009
  tant future, construction companies      rent workforce enters retirement.             13-16 APWA Show, Columbus
  could be seeking well-trained and           With the federal stimulus plan             Convention Center, Columbus,
  motivated workers to fill the millions   designed to add even more jobs,               OH. Visit www.apwa.net.
  of jobs related to the manufacture       the industry hopes to encourage
  and use of construction and other off-   young people to pursue jobs in                OCTOBER 2009
  road equipment.                          construction.                                 19-21 ARRA Semi-Annual
      High school students across the         For more information about the             Meeting, Hilton Niagara Fall,
  country now have an opportunity to       Construction Challenge visit www.             Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  learn about these careers through the    constructionchallenge.org. For more           Visit www.arra.org.
  Association of Equipment Manufac-        information on the regional qualify-
  turers’ (AEM) Construction Challenge     ing competition locations and con-
  teen competition.                        tacts, click on the site’s Regional Rally
      The AEM Construction Challenge,      button at top of home page and then            AI is the oldest asphalt associa-
  a creative problem solving program       Rally Sites.                                tion in the world. Founded in 1919, it
  in its second year, is introducing                                                   has served as the center of excellence
  students across the country to the
  skills they could be using on the job
                                           AI CELEBRATES 90TH                          for asphalt supplier issues. AI also
                                                     
				
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Description: In the 50's, Al promoted asphalt's benefits for the Interstate road system, In the 60's and 70's, Al promoted the use of full depth asphalt pavements in city street construction. And in the 90's, it worked with the SHRP to develop the Superpave volumetric mix design procedure.
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