A PROUD PUBLICATION OF 2008 | ISSUE 1
Letter StudentS diScover a PLayground at
from ric: WiLLiamSviLLe Stone
A fter more
years, the Delta
I n Missouri, every second grade science curriculum includes studying rocks. At Williamsville
Stone, the study guide – with the help of Delta Companies staff - takes on a whole new
dimension. Students are given a unique opportunity to take their classroom education outdoors and
Triangle has been get a hands-on experience few will ever forget!
Triangle did not On October 10, 2008, Williamsville
remain dormant due to lack of interest Stone Company held its third annual
or function, but rather we lacked the school field trip at the quarry. For
resources to do the publication justice. just one morning, the quarry became
Delta Companies has undergone many a playground and a classroom. Over
changes over the past three years; we are 115 students plus their teachers and
now in a position to hand over the task helpers visited the quarry for a learning
of publishing this bimonthly newsletter adventure.
to an able team.
Students participated in five stations
The United States is facing the most that focused on mining, safety, geology,
challenging economic times of my mobile equipment and construction.
lifetime. Delta Companies is not immune Students were able to climb into
Troy Ward takes questions from the students.
from the impact of a slowing economy. and explore massive mining trucks
Not only are we are taking steps to and loaders. They touched the gears
adjust our business to survive a and peered out over the limestone quarry. The students scampered over “prepared” limestone
(continued on page 2) rock piles, prospecting for crystals. They tried on safety equipment. Tour guides talked about
the igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks formation and the many crystal formations at
Williamsville Stone. Lunch was provided before the
students headed back to school.
in thiS iSSue
The event gave the students and their teachers a
Page 2 one-of-a-kind opportunity to tour a working quarry
COLAS - Corporate News and participate in a host of fun, hands-on educational
Aggregate Region activities. Mike Martin, Aggregate Area Manager,
summed up the days activities and Delta Companies
Page 3-4 commitment to the communities we serve, “We enjoy
Safety News | Holiday Travel this annual visit with the students. It is our pleasure to
Tyler Martin, son of Mike Martin, Aggregate
HR News host this event. A quarry is a great resource for learning Area Manager, and friend Triston seated
SEMO Fair and understanding why we need quarrying and how the behind the wheel of a loader.
industry works. Creating awareness and environmental
Page 5-6 responsibility is important to all ages.”
Old Greenville Bridge
We want to thank everyone involved that made this annual event successful, and we look forward
Delta Concrete - Past, Present to next year’s visit!
SIAC & SIMCO
delta: But how did We get here? aggregate region
A s we approach the end of 2008, all employees know that Delta Companies is a part of by Scott Jinks
COLAS, Inc. But who is COLAS and how did Delta become part of this group? Williamsville Stone Company –
Poplar Bluff, MO
The origin of the Delta group goes back to the early 1900’s when members of the Harrison and The extreme wet weather of March 2008
Regenhardt families formed a company for certain types of construction projects. Southern caused the adjacent Black River to rise a total
Illinois Stone Company opened in 1950 by the next generation of Harrison and Regenhardt. of nearly 15 feet and threatened to flood the
Over time, this partnership of owners (Don Harrison and Bill, Tom, and Joe Regenhardt) quarry pit. The flooded river was within 8
expanded operations further in Illinois and into Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana by 1992. For feet of topping the levee protecting the quarry
periods of time from 1950 to 1992, construction operations also were conducted in Mississippi pit. In the end, the quarry had only minimal
and in Central America in Guatemala and El Salvador. water damage and escaped the major flooding
in the area. The old sand pit and pasture land
When the owners determined in the late 1980’s that the next generation was not interested in on the southern end of WSC’s property was
taking over the businesses, they worked with a consulting group to market the company. A completely underwater. WSC’s onsite asphalt
number of potential purchasers inquired about acquiring the Delta assets but did not meet the contractor, Pace Construction, was flooded
main requirements set by the owners; the sale be for cash, a purchase of all operations and with nearly 3 feet of water.
maintain the current workforce. On October 23, 2008, Williamsville Stone
hosted its annual customer appreciation fish
Finally, in 1992, such a company took a look at Delta, made an offer that was accepted and on fry luncheon. Over 40 guests attended the
December 31, 1992, all of Delta’s operations became part of COLAS, Inc. of Morristown, New event. Special thanks to Kathy Wells, Dan
Jersey. Cravens, Carl Merideth, and “fish fryer
extraordinaire” Rick Robison for all of their
COLAS is an international construction and materials supply company formed in 1928. North hard work.
America, United States and Canada, is a very important portion of operations and an area
where the company is looking to greatly expand operations. Currently, Delta is one of ten U.S. Brown Sand & Gravel –
companies operating in 25 states. The Canadian operations cover most provinces. Dexter, MO
BSG started the year by performing
Delta was COLAS’ third U.S. acquisition. With the second company acquired being absorbed exploratory drilling on the company’s north
into other companies, Delta has became the second oldest COLAS Company in the U.S. property to find quality material for future
mining. BSG and Holcomb Engineering, of
The acquisition by COLAS provided stability and a future to Delta’s operations through the Carbondale, IL, used an auger drill to drill
foresight of the original owners in finding a buyer committed to maintaining and improving 27 holes. Each hole averaged a depth of 90
Delta as a major player in construction and material supply in the Midwest. feet. The pattern of the holes and analysis of
the borings allowed BSG to find a band of
material suitable for future mining and avoid
areas of poor quality material.
Letter from ric: Great news - BSG replaced their aging Euclid
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50 ton haul trucks with two Volvo articulating
40 ton haul trucks. The Volvo articulating
recession, but we are posturing our company
trucks improved uptime and allows BSG to
to exit the recession in a stronger position
perform reclamation as they strip for mining.
than when it began.
Clinton Quarry – Clinton, AR
Although enduring trying times may not be The Clinton Quarry has been fortunate
pain free for us, we should feel confident in during the economic downturn to have a large
vigor and future of Delta Companies. We demand for stone from an unusual source – out
enjoy the comfort of a strong parent company of state gas drillers. In recent years, natural gas
and leadership that has a clear vision for companies have found large deposits of natural
growth in our industry. gas in the area surrounding Clinton, AR. Many
companies from the southern states have come
As 2009 unfolds, we should give thanks for to the area with their equipment to drill for
living in the best country in the world and the gas. Pads are needed and aggregate is a
pray that our leaders protect and preserve the key material. Approximately 500 wells will
ideals that made us great. be drilled each year over the next 5-8 years.
Each well site requires massive equipment to
Have a happy holiday and a wonderful drill and pump the gas to market. The Clinton
new year! Quarry has been a large supplier of stone for
Arkansas, Highway 18. building the well pads.
Delta Companies welcome David Fulton,
plant manager, and Ray McFall, plant foreman
to Clinton Quarry.
Safety neWS When driving, keep doors locked and In addition to your basic “breakdown kit”
Reviewing - Holiday Travel Safety windows rolled up. Maintain at least half a you should also have a basic first aid kit
tank of fuel, and keep vehicle in good repair. in your vehicle at all times. These can
H olidays are fabulous, joyful and . . . very
stressful – especially if you are visiting
relatives. The last thing any of us needs
Have your vehicle serviced and checked
out sufficiently far ahead to allow for
be purchased at any discount store.
Be prepared and travel safely. And
during the holidays is a travel catastrophe. repairs if needed. Don’t forget to have a final note . . . do not eat too much
With a little forethought and planning, your the mechanic check your spare tire and of Grandma’s fruitcake…it does not
holiday travel can be relaxing and safe. all fluid levels along with the other travel well on the way home!
preventive maintenance procedures.
When traveling, know where you are going
and how to get there and back. Sounds Consider keeping spare
simple, but before you leave, check for fuses and a “breakdown Safety Search
construction detours and weather forecasts. kit” in your vehicle at
If traveling out-of-state, most state law all times. Minimally, a
enforcement agencies provide road-and- “breakdown kit” should
highway information; check to see what include thermal blanket, a
conditions they report before leaving. Leave gallon of water, a “HELP”
a copy of your travel itinerary, including sign/flag, flares/reflectors,
driving routes, with a trusted family friend. a flashlight, paper towels,
Travel during daylight hours if possible. candle and duck tape.
Lock doors and windows when getting
into your car and keep them locked All these items can fit in
while driving. Wear your seatbelt. a small duffle bag and
kept in your vehicle’s
Take a cellular telephone. To Go phones can be trunk. Keep it updated,
purchased for under $20 at discount retailers. but never remove it
Can you find the safety violation in this photograph? see
If possible, know the emergency cell codes for from your vehicle. margin on page for 6 for answer
the area you’re in. For example, in Arkansas
and Missouri are *55, Illinois is *99 or 911.
hr neWS Vacation (if applicable) earned in 2007 must be used by December 31,
Seasonal Layoffs 2008. Vacation earned in 2008 will carry forward.
A s the 2008 construction season comes to a close, some of our Delta
Family will be subject to layoff. If you are on seasonal layoff, you
may have questions about your benefits status. You will be receiving a
Optional Life Insurance (if applicable) will be billed from Delta
Companies Inc. Questions: Contact Alyssa Richardet (573) 334-5261
layoff packet in the mail including information on COBRA, optional
life insurance and unemployment insurance. 401k Changes for Operations Employees (Hourly/Non-Union)
Participating in 401k is a great way to put money back for your
When an employee is laid off or terminates, federal law under COBRA retirement! The retirement funds are self-directed, which means you
provides the option for the employee or covered dependents to continue choose where you want your money to go.
health insurance for a period of time. Usually, the employee is required
to pay the full cost of the health insurance premium plus 2 percent. If you contribute 3% of your paycheck (pre-tax) toward your 401k,
then Delta will match your contributions at 3%. For the next 2% you
Health Insurance - For non-union employees, during this lay-off contribute, Delta will match each percent at ½% for at total of 1%.
season, Delta will continue to pay the employer’s portion of your health At the end of the year, regardless of your participation, Delta will
insurance. Delta will also continue to pay the employer’s portion of contribute 2% of your base salary toward your 401k. You can contribute
your dependent coverage, if elected. LD&B Insurance Agency will send any amount, but to receive the maximum company benefit of 6%, you
the COBRA billing for your portion(s), monthly. Their phone number is need to contribute 5%.
1-800-366-3846 and our contact is Amber Weatherly.
Effective January 1, 2009, your 401k plan will be transferring from
Just like last year, you must elect to continue your health coverage, by ING to Prudential. According to Debbi Robinson, HR Manager, “This
completing the enrollment form and submitting your payment to LD&B is a good move for our hourly employees, placing all of our employees
Insurance. Payment must be received before your coverage will be with the same company in the same plan. The change will be relatively
considered active. seamless and it gives our employees more options.”
For example: If you were laid off on November 30, your insurance Watch your mailbox – more information will be sent in December.
is canceled November 30. LDB will send COBRA election forms by Questions: Contact Alyssa Richardet (573) 334-5261 ext 241.
December 15. You must elect and pay for coverage. Your insurance will
then continue from December 1 forward.
J ust inside the main gate, down from the carnival rides, across from Proctor
and Gamble’s kiddies’ station and amidst the political pundits’ booths,
Delta Companies launched our first interactive community booth at the SEMO
District Fair. Over 104,901 fair-goers attended the eight day event and as a
corporate sponsor, Delta Companies was in the middle of the festive activities.
Delta employee volunteers were shaking hands, meeting and greeting
fairgoers and handing out small gifts. Ink pens and notepads were available to
booth visitors, but the yellow plastic construction hats for the children were
the real fair prize. “Apparently our Delta hats were the talk of the fair.” Alyssa
Richardet - HR said. “The parking attendants told me they saw a continuing
sea of yellow.” Aside from the community fun, we scheduled a few asphalt
and concrete jobs.
A big “Thank You” to all who helped!
Aggregates Region | Southern Illinois Stone
E arlier this year SIS finalized a lease for the Geske property. This property lease allows SIS to
continue mining south. With the addition of this property SIS should remain on the east side of
Highway 37 through 2037.
Due to the inclement weather early in the year, SIS started the busy construction season with inventories
down slightly. Demand for both internal and external asphalt rock was high, with SIAC securing key
road jobs. SIS went to maximum production and 12 hour shifts. The day shift was producing from 6:00
am to 6:00 pm. The night crew was performing plant maintenance and stripping from 6:00 pm to 6:00
am. Between production and stripping the CAT 990 pit loader was working 23.5 hours a day (had to fuel
it sometime!). To date SIS is slightly ahead of demand and the team is back to 10 hour shifts. Big thanks
to the employees and management of SIS for coming together to get the job done!
LaWSon “BeetLe” SIS just recently received a Certificate of Achievement from the US Department of Labor for Outstanding
Safety record in 2007. SIS employees worked 40,847 hours without a lost time accident in 2007!
BaiLey - 40 yearS of
Service Delta and SIS will be losing a key asset shortly. Dennis Winters, SIS Quarry Manager, is leaving Delta
D elta Concrete recently celebrated to start his own business. Dennis has been with Delta since 1999, and will truly be missed. Delta is in
a milestone with one of our most the process of building a new management team to tackle 2009 and beyond.
valued employees. Lawson “Beetle”
Bailey was the guest of honored at a Aggregates Region | Southeast Missouri Stone
service dinner in Sikeston, MO. Beetle
celebrates 40 years of exemplary service
at the Sikeston Ready Mix Plant.
S EMO started 2008 with a scheduled winter maintenance shutdown. Although the maintenance
period was hindered by two ice storms, the SEMO team successfully completed projects
including replacing the surge bin, installing a new conveyor system, mounting a rock breaker at
primary, replacing load out bins, and upgrading conveyors, as well as basic preventive maintenance.
Beginning in August, 1968 at Sikeston
Concrete, Beetle’s first job was hauling Dumey Contracting stripped over 150,000 cubic yards of dirt allowing for pit development to the
cement with a 10-wheeler from rail cars north. Adding to the expansion, two APEX Standard Maintenance shop buildings were demolished.
to the plant. After completing this task, he As the stripping material was moved to the spoil area, the pit sump pump was relocated. During
would drive a ready mix truck. In 1972, the relocation, a record breaking 13 inches of rain fell in the area resulting in over 40 feet of water
Beetle helped build the new ready mix accumulation on the pit floor. Mother Nature at her finest!
plant in Sikeston. In 2005, Beetle became
the dedicated cement and fly ash hauler to Unfortunately, the stripped area rendered an extraordinary amount of vertical clay seams in the upper
all of Delta’s facilities. two benches. Mining through this area became nearly impossible due to the vertical mud seams. To
provide clean stone, SEMO contracted RK Excavating to remove the upper bench, allowing SEMO
Whether picking up cement or aggregate to concentrate on producing product from the cleaner stone on the benches below. RK removed
or delivering ready mix to customers in nearly 225,000 cubic yards of clay and stone between June - September. SEMO relocated the pit
the Sikeston market, Beetle has shown entrance north, near the asphalt plant and built a ramp from the new entrance to the primary crusher.
the highest level of dedication to his
job. He is a role model. Customers have SEMO recently purchased the Groesclose property on the northeast side of the pit. This property
appreciated his commitment to doing the acquisition allows SEMO to widen the pit from east of the asphalt plant to Sprigg Street, increasing
job right - every time. We thank Beetle for the life of the mine.
his continued hard work and commitment
to Delta. To date, SEMO employees have extended their incredible record of 17 YEARS without a Lost Time
Accident! The last Lost Time Accident at SEMO occurred on November 11, 1991.
oLd greenviLLe Bridge creativity, our flexibility, and our commitment use ice in the project. Robertson Contractors
D elta Concrete participated in the building
of the new bridge over the St. Francis
River / Wappapello Lake on Highway 67. The
to customer service. The first challenge was
the proximity of our Poplar Bluff Ready Mix
plant to the job site. Twenty-five miles may not
Inc. had three men at the batch plant to
place ice in the ready mix trucks while Delta
batched the concrete. Delta had two Quality
project was located just north of Poplar Bluff, seem like a long distance until you consider Control specialists on the project to make sure
transporting a perishable product like the MODOT specifications were met. This
ready mixed concrete in hot temperatures collaboration between the two companies made
at night while having to meet MODOT it possible to meet MODOT specifications.
specifications when you get to the job
site. Only through advanced planning Delta Concrete proved its reliability in meeting
and coordination, were we able to deliver customer needs by having 22 ready mix drivers
product in an efficient manner and working each night of big pours, along with
maximize resources to minimize delays our Quality Control specialists and dedicated
on the job site. sales staff. This kind of customer service was
accomplished through detailed planning by
Delta Concrete demonstrated its our management team well in advance of the
creativity when it recognized the pours. Our suppliers such as Buzzi Cement
footings and bridge piers would be kept their load-out terminal open longer hours
difficult to pour with a traditional as did our fly ash supplier. Our largest concrete
concrete mix. Delta worked with pour on this project was 715 cubic yards of
Robertson Contractors Inc. and MODOT concrete over the course of 12 hours.
MO. The General Contractor on this project to use Glenium as a high range water reducer
was Robertson Contractors Incorporated from in the concrete to achieve better consolidation Delta shipped 7,000 cubic yards of ready
Poplar Bluff. Construction of the bridge started in the forms. Glenium increases the slump mixed concrete to this project. Delta Concrete
in the summer of 2007 and was completed in and improves the workability of the concrete was able to provide this kind of customer
the fall of 2008. without adding water. service because of our superior resources and
staff. Delta also maintained it’s commitment to
The new bridge is 10 feet higher in elevation Delta Concrete had to be flexible in the way it our other valuable customers while providing
than the old two lane bridge it is replacing. The conducted business by delivering concrete at concrete for this project.
new bridge is 950 feet long and 90 feet wide. night. Night pours were required due to high
The bridge accommodates four lanes and was daytime temperatures which made it difficult The General Contractor, Robertson
built at a cost of $10 million. to meet MODOT specifications. Concrete Contractors, and MODOT complimented
temperatures have to be less than 90 degrees Delta Concrete on its performance. We take
There were many challenges associated with Fahrenheit when delivered to the job site. pride in a project of this magnitude that was
this project that Delta Concrete was able to To accomplish this, Delta Concrete and our successfully built with Delta Concrete.
overcome, through our superior efficiency, our customer agreed to conduct night pours and
Missouri Construction Region cooler temperatures. Missouri Construction is using a product called
I n October, the Missouri Construction Region performed Delta
Companies’ first Warm Mix Project on a Cape Special Road District
road. Warm Mix is not significantly different from Hot Mix asphalt
Sasobit. Sasobit is added to normal asphalt cement in a distributor
truck and mixed into a concentrated form. It is pumped from the
distributor truck into the asphalt tanks. Production at the asphalt plant
except that it is produced, compacted and laid at lower temperatures. is unchanged, with the exception that the final product has a lower
Hot Mix is generally heated to 300°F or greater, depending on the temperature.
type of binder used. Warm Mixes are produced at temperatures of
about 250°F. Missouri Construction chose to construct this project on four different
days - on two different road types – older asphalt and gravel. On the
Lower plant mixing temperatures mean fuel cost savings to the first day, Hot Mix asphalt overlay was placed on one-half of the road.
contractor and up to 30 percent reduction in fuel energy consumptions. The next day Warm Mix asphalt, using Sasobit, was overlaid on the
Lower temperatures also reduces green house gas emissions. The opposite lane. On the third day, Warm Mix asphalt was overlaid on top
decrease in emissions represents a significant cost savings, considering of a gravel road and on the fourth day in the opposite gravel lane was
that 30-50 percent of the overhead costs at an asphalt plant can be overlaid with Hot Mix asphalt. The results are promising.
attributed to emission control.
COLAS Companies throughout North America have conducted similar
Warm mixtures allow for longer hauls distances, a cooler working tests. The results have been successful. We are hoping for similar
environment for paving crews and a longer construction season if successful results in Missouri. By breaking up the project, region
the mixes are produced at normal operating temperatures. Another engineers are able to evaluate technical information required for testing
added benefit - Warm Mix asphalt hardening time is minimized by and for checking the performance of the Warm Mix verses Hot Mix.
lowering operating temperatures. Industry tests show that pavement If testing, not only by Delta Companies, but by the asphalt industry
performance improves with less thermal cracking and block cracking. as a whole, shows improved performance and cost reductions with
Warm Mix asphalt, a shift in the way asphalt is produced is a strong
Several different processes are available to make Hot Mix asphalt at probability.
deLta concrete – Some of these included Drury Inn Suites, WalMart, Sam’s, multiple
car dealerships, Sears, and the P&G Expansion. Times were good.
PaSt, PreSent, and future We purchased additional trucks and hired additional delivery
by Dan Grier professionals to accommodate the work load. In 2000, we were a
D elta Concrete faced many challenges and opportunities in 2008. “I am
proud of the professionalism in which we have handled these challenges
and opportunities. We have enjoyed successes and made progress towards
part of high profile jobs such as the Bill Emerson Bridge, a second
P&G expansion and the Federal Court House. We were busy and
times were challenging.
improving our business,” said Regional Manager Dan Grier.
Recently, times have become tougher. The market
Every employee at the plants - from the plant mangers to loader operators slowed down, forcing us re-evaluate how we do business in the
and delivery professionals - has done a tremendous job of pulling together new environment. The company has invested in the changes
to give our customers what they want, when they want it. Special thanks needed to make us successful in these
... Our challenge challenging times, including new software
goes to our sales staff for “beating the bushes” for quality work and to our
support staff for their extra efforts in resolving billing/payment issues. The “ to help monitor our daily work load. The
today is to provide addition of the Command Alkon System
extra attention to detail helped connect the dots, ensuring that the jobs went
smoothly - from the time of sale through delivery and ultimately to payment the best product and Trimble, a GPS Tracking System,
for our products. allow us to be more efficient in servicing
and service to our our customers. We have the capability of
As we look forward to 2009, we can reflect on many recent changes. Ken customers in an monitoring each plant’s daily work load;
we have improved our Quality Control; we
Kelly, Dispatch Coordinator, took a look back at the things we have done.
Below are Kenny’s thoughts: share manpower to deliver more materials
market. ” to the job sites quickly. We are meeting the
“I started working for Delta Concrete in May 1989. At market challenges head-on.”
that time, Delta Concrete was relatively new – starting operations
in the fall 1987. We had eight ready mix trucks to service the Cape Dan Grier echoes Ken’s comments. “We still have challenges to face. Our
and Jackson markets. At that time we had a lot of work in the area. challenge today is to provide the best product and service to our customers
The construction west of I-55 had started. We purchased Clinton in an ever-changing market. We must be competitive in our markets and
Materials and moved further into the Southeast Missouri market. continue to improve our efficiencies. Timely service and a quality product is
The area saw an influx of new businesses coming into the market what our customers want. We will be flexible, adapting to the needs of the
and the construction of new buildings for existing businesses. marketplace, moving our company forward in a positive direction.”
LegiSLative Watch While this legislation creates a short-term fix Senator Hutchison’s legislation would face an
by Jeff Glenn for the funding shortfall, it doesn’t address uphill battle as 21 of the 50 states (and their
T he federal highway trust fund was created
by the Highway Revenue Act of 1956 to
provide a source of revenue for the interstate
long-term solutions to maintaining solvency. As
lawmakers discuss how to address long-term
solvency, much of the discussion centers on
senators and representatives) benefit from the
highway trust fund by receiving more from the
fund than they contribute. Seven other states
highway system. The trust fund receives the structure of the tax, with many lawmakers receive a return of at least 95-cents for each
Safety Violation: Stairs with four or more risers need a handrail on each side of the steps.
revenue from the collection of federal fuel questioning whether a flat, per gallon tax method dollar contributed. Locally, Arkansas benefits
taxes, currently 18.4 cents per gallon for is sustainable. from the trust fund receiving roughly $1.04
gasoline and 24.3 cents per gallon for diesel. for every dollar contributed. Missouri and
As some lawmakers discuss ways to keep Illinois, conversely, receive only $0.98 and
Because the tax isn’t based on a percentage, it the trust fund solvent, others openly question $0.92 respectfully for every dollar contributed.
doesn’t increase as the price of fuel increases. whether the trust fund should continue at all. Missouri receives an average of $860 million
Conversely, as fuel prices rise, and drivers Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas plans to in funding from the federal government.
reduce their consumption, the revenue from introduce legislation allowing states to opt-out of Arkansas receives an average of $475 million
these taxes actually falls. As fuel prices have the federal highway trust fund. Texas is a donor annually from the federal government. Illinois
escalated over the last two years, and fuel state to the highway trust fund, historically receives an average of $1.2 billion annually
consumption has dropped, revenue for the trust receiving only 80 cents in return for every dollar from the federal government.
fund has been unable to keep up with demand. contributed. This inequity has been corrected
As a result, in September, the trust fund faced to some degree as a result of the equity bonus As lawmakers continue to search for solutions,
insolvency. On September 15th, President program created as part of SAFETEA-LU in Delta Companies will continue to partner with
Bush signed H.R. 6532, transferring $8 billion 2005. This program authorizes USDOT to spend transportation coalitions at the federal, state,
from general revenue to the trust fund to keep a portion of the highway trust fund to ensure and local level to make sure transportation
it solvent through FY 2009. states receive a minimum return of 92 cents on policy provides opportunities for economic
the dollar by 2009. growth and prosperity.
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Illinois Construction Region Days were included in the construction defined as a period of time from 8:00 A.M.
by Jim McPhail staging plan. Lane Rental Days mean that to 8:00 P.M. SIAC showed it’s flexibility and
SIAC could be charged $8,000 for each day commitment to customer service by paving the
S outhern Illinois Asphalt and Southern
Illinois Materials recently completed
a nighttime paving project for the Illinois
that any lane on IL 13 is closed to traffic over
the 8 days allowed by the state specifications
for performing all PCC Pavement work. The
project between the hours of 8:00pm and 8:00
A.M. in order to avoid being charged a lane
rental day. The incentive/disincentive was $
Department of Transportation. This project is incentive pay to complete the work within the 8,000.00 per lane rental day. SIAC completed
located on IL 13 in Williamson County. The contract was also $8,000. By completing this the project and received three (3) Lane Rental
project began at the intersection of IL 13 and part of the contract in four (4) Lane Rental Days of incentive for the asphalt paving.
Division Street Days, SIAC received
in Carterville, an incentive credit of The IL 13 project
... Work consisted
“ of mainline
$32,000! in Williamson
County was bid
3 miles to the The Lane Rental Days on June 13, 2008
intersection of surfacing, milling for the Pavement with the Illinois
IL 13 & IL 148. and resurfacing Patching portion of Department of
the project was also Transportation and
Work consisted at crossovers, left eight days. G.M. totaled $ 1,435,952.
of mainline turn lanes and side Sipes Construction, Work began on
surfacing, our subcontractor, September 2, 2008
milling and roads. ” completed this part and was completed
resurfacing at of the contract in four on October 14, 2008.
crossovers, left turn lanes and side (4) Lane Rental Days. The Project was
roads. It also included PCC (Portland Incentive credit of completed ahead
Concrete Cement) pavement removal and $32,000 was awarded! of schedule earning SIAC – eleven (11) Lane
replacement, hot-mix asphalt shoulders, Rental Days of incentive or $ 88,000.
aggregate shoulders, pavement patching and The Lane Rental Days for Asphalt Surface and
pavement marking. Asphalt Binder portion of the project allowed SIAC & SIMCO congratulate all of our
four (4) days to complete the work. During employees who contributed to the completion
The project was challenging as Lane Rental this phase of the work a lane rental day was of this challenging project.
Arkansas Construction Region
Arkansas has had spring 2008, Construction Season. The aspectcontinues tosafe.onIfoperating safely. The region’s for the quarter, with no lost time
focuses on the teamwork
everyone on the team is safe
NO-LOST TIME PROGRAM,
accidents, the team members receive a gift card. John Bennett, Region Manager complimented his group, “I would like to thank EVERYONE for
making Safety a top priority. GREAT job to everyone for accomplishing no lost time accidents!”
Eastern Arkansas Construction has had a busy construction season with a big push on the
Highway 18 (Mississippi County near Blytheville) project in the last quarter. Highway
18 was transformed from two lanes to five lanes. This reconstruction and widening job
began in 2007 and was completed in October, 2008. Phillip Nokes and his paving crew
did a remarkable job completing this work. Expect the Meadows job (widening) and
the Robertson job (reconstruction and widening) in Paragould to carry into the 2009
construction season. Wade Murry and his crew spent part of the year traveling. They
completed overlay and widening jobs in the Searcy/Clinton area.
ALL plants in Arkansas now have their Diamond’s. Tuckerman and Clinton received
their awards in October. NAPA Diamond Achievement Awards are given to asphalt
plants for compliance with regulations relating to appearance, overall operations, sound
environmental practices, safety, permitting and regulatory compliance and community
relations outreach efforts.
After wrapping up the construction season Luxora, Paragould, Tuckerman, Blackrock and
Clinton asphalt plants have been shut down for the winter.
The Regional Office staff has done an exceptional job this year operating under some strict time-sensitive deadlines and everyone did an outstanding
job making everything come together. Accolades to Holly Stroud!!! She has done an exceptional job with the Accounts Receivables - collecting $1.6
million for notoriously slow-to-no pay accounts since June.
JoyfuL WeLcomeS to: alloween brought out the best to visit the corporate office.
Johnathan Morton Carli Neubert, Ric Neubert’s(President) daughter, was
Delta Asphalt Inc. › 08/11/08 our little goblin and Hayden Perry, Son of Andy Perry(IT
Kenneth Burns Dept) was a knight in shining armor. Mason Underwood, Lisa
Delta Asphalt Inc. › 09/02/08 Mirly’s(Aggregates Region) grandson-
Jackie Greer came by dressed in the pumpkin’s finest
Southern Illinois Stone Co. › 08/26/08 but we missed getting his picture (Our
Carrol McCommons photographer was at lunch).
Southern Illinois Stone Co. › 09/22/08
Joshua Warren The election may be over but Sarah
Clinton Quarry › 08/16/08 Palin’s, Republican VP nominee, visit
Carli Neubert Hayden Perry
Bryan Duncan to Cape Girardeau will be remembered
Clinton Quarry › 08/21/08 forever by Elizabeth Ward,
Cheryl Morgan Troy Ward’s (Aggregates
ue & Adrian
Delta Asphalt of Arkansas Inc. › 08/25/08 Region) daughter. Elizabeth
Arthur Wilder Zach, Kelly, Liam & was only 10 feet away from
Cinton Quarry › 10/09/08 Nolan Green the stage and was very
excited to be making the
Robert Delay Construction)
political scene along with her friends from Saxony
Clinton Quarry › 10/16/08 wife and daughter,
Jimmy Gaddy attended the Carrie
Clinton Quarry › 10/28/08 Underwood concert
On October 23, 2008, Williamsville Stone held its on October 27,
annual Customer Appreciation day by hosting a fish 2008 in Jonesboro,
Clinton Quarry › 11/15/08 fry. Approximately 100 customers and employees Arkansas. Little
Clark Bollinger enjoyed the food and fellowship featuring Kathy
Adrian Bright & Carrie did they know
Southern Illinois Stone Co. › 11/24/08 Wells’ famous hushpuppies. Each year she makes Underwood Adrian, 4 ½ years
hushpuppies with rotell and tomato sauce. Again, old, would be the
PromotionS: thank you to all involved to make this a successful star of the show. Adrian was chosen from the
Tracy Loyd event. entire crowd to sit on the front row and she was
Delta Companies Inc. asked to join Carrie on stage. Ms. Underwood
Bryan Madinger CONGRATULATIONS to Holly Stroud, Arkansas serenaded her with “All American Girl”. This
Southern Illinois Stone Co. Accounting Clerk, becoming engaged to Dr. Brandon is their picture as it appeared on the front page
Michael, Pharmacy Manager at WalMart. They of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper the next day.
celebrated Dr. Michael’s November birthday in Las Adrian received a hug, a kiss, autographed
Things may come to those who wait, but
only the things left by those who hustle. Vegas. Best wishes and let us know the wedding date. shirt and the memory of a lifetime. The next
~Abraham Lincoln morning, Adrian was interviewed by the local
Sara Hoffman, Cindy Hoffman’s cowgirl –Missouri radio station about her experience.
Construction, took home several awards in the 2008
BuckS for BuckS
season of the 4-H Rodeo. The competition covers
a nine county area of Southeast Missouri. Over 150 kids, between the ages of 8-18, competed in different
Delta is looking for this season Biggest events. Sara received belt buckles for 3rd place in Senior Pole Bending, most improved & sponsorship. She
Buck! Points will be used to determine also received a medallion for 10th place in Senior Barrel Racing and a cash prize for the best 4-H Rodeo
size. Submit your photos by January 16, Record Book. She also competed in Break-a-Way Roping. Congratulations and keep up the good work, Sara!
2008. We will feature the winner in the
next newsletter. Best of luck to all you Send your best news to Sharon Johnson – 573-334-5261. Thank you and enjoy.
14 South Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701