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April 2009 Vol. 76, No. 4 The APWA Reporter, the official magazine of the American Public Works Association, covers all facets of public works for APWA members including industry news, legislative actions, management issues and emerging technologies.




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President’s Message APWA Board of Directors Meet your APWA staff Technical Committee News The value of attending a national conference The North American Snow Conference takes flight Des Moines in pictures What you can do for National Public Works Week Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award Meet APWA’s Professional Development Department Generational Issues: Do you have them? Update your community outreach efforts with Exploring the World of Public Works Ontario Chapter celebrates more than 40 years of history Chicago Metro Chapter celebrates 75 years Choosing the right tool: two perspectives on private firms and public works APWA Book Review


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An innovative beautification project Sustainable Boulevards: Milwaukee’s strategic boulevard plan The green lining in a cloudy economy Funding energy efficiency City of Bakersfield spray parks Central Iowa Metropolitan Salt Storage Facility Synthetic turf maintenance The National Levee Safety Program: How might your local government and citizens be affected?



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Education Calendar World of Public Works Calendar

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Sustainability practices: We need to set the standard Noel Thompson APWA President vices to a power conservation mode, and turn off unnecessary appliances.

Sustainability: What is it and what does it mean to those of us in the public works sector? The term undoubtedly means many different things to many different people, but for public works professionals in facilities and grounds, sustainability means the use of more energy-efficient materials and products in our buildings, parks, facilities and vehicles. It also covers the cleaning supplies we use in our buildings and to clean our trucks and equipment, along with the products used in the maintenance of our vehicles.

The energy-efficient design of our public buildings and our sustainable operations are the key to saving money while protecting the environment and personal health. The one thing we have all learned by now is it takes green to go green. With the state of the economy, what can we all do now with the budget cuts and restrictions imposed upon us? I would argue there are many things we can do on our own, without expending a lot of money to start (or continuously improve on) the green process. The following practices and items should be in place now or started very soon:

Become more organized with work assignments.

Reconsider the routes for sanitation collections, pothole repairs, snowplowing and meter reading. Reduce the idle time of our trucks.

Change to energy-efficient lighting by using fluorescent bulbs and HID lamps where applications permit.

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Think about the best way to maintain the heating and cooling of our buildings with the use of set-back thermostats and timers. Increase our recycling programs. Let’s remove more items from our waste stream. There are numerous programs now for e-waste, rechargeable batteries and old cell phones. Regarding vehicle maintenance, use green cleaning methods with degreasers, parts washers and vehicle wash systems. For better fuel economy use the proper lubricants.

Reduce paper in the office by not printing out every e-mail.

Introduce green cleaners to our building maintenance.

The most important part of sustainability is good conservation practices. Our conservation efforts are only as good as our training and habits that we extend to our employees. We need to set the standard for them to follow. Proper training of our employees and the public is the key to saving money while protecting the environment and promoting our employees’ and the public’s health. Educational programs should be undertaken so that all employees and the public may become more aware and informed of conservation techniques and sustainability design concepts and be aware of potential energy and financial savings.

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Your Vote in APWA Does Count As an APWA member, you will have the opportunity to vote for members of the APWA Board of Directors between July 24 and August 21, 2009:

APWA President-Elect; One at-large director in the functional area of engineering and technology; and Regions II, V, VI, VIII and IX Regional Directors (by APWA members in those respective regions). The ballot will be available for online voting between July 24 and August 21, 2009 on the “Members Only” section of the APWA website. There will also be a voting icon on the home page of our website.

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If you do not have access to a computer at home or work, you should be able to access the APWA website online at your local public library. You may request a paper ballot from Kaye Sullivan at (800) 848-APWA (2792), ext. 5233 if you cannot vote online. Additional reminders of the voting process will be sent through the infoNOW Communities; through an e-mail to every member for whom we have an e-mail address; and in future issues of the APWA Reporter.

We’re happy to say that your monthly magazine is now being printed on FSC-certified paper (see the FSC, or Forest Stewardship Council, Mixed Sources label at the bottom right of this page). Products with the FSC Mixed Sources label support the development of responsible forest management worldwide. By printing on FSC-certified paper, the Reporter follows the path of APWA’s continued focus on sustainability.

If you have questions, please contact Kaye Sullivan, APWA Deputy Executive Director, at ksullivan@ or (800) 848-APWA (2792), ext. 5233.

As a reminder, the Reporter is also available in digital format, as was announced in our January issue. To check out the digital version, just go to www.apwa. net/Publications/Reporter/ReporterOnline/.

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Diversity Awareness Corner

“Human diversity makes tolerance more than a virtue; it makes it a requirement for survival.” – René Dubos (1901-1982), French-American microbiologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author


Mission Statement: The American Public Works Association serves its members by promoting professional excellence and public awareness through education, advocacy and the exchange of knowledge. BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Noel C. Thompson Consultant Thompson Resources Louisville, KY PRESIDENT-ELECT Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng. Vice President, Infrastructure ASI Technologies, Inc. Brampton, ON PAST PRESIDENT Larry W. Frevert, P.E. National Program Director/ Public Works HDR Engineering, Inc. Kansas City, MO DIRECTOR, REGION I Jean-Guy Courtemanche Business Development Lumec, Inc. Boisbriand, QC

ADVISORY COUNCIL DIRECTOR, REGION IV Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr. Chairman and CEO Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants, Inc. Metairie, LA DIRECTOR, REGION V David L. Lawry, P.E. General Services Director City of Elgin, IL DIRECTOR, REGION VI Larry Stevens, P.E. SUDAS Director Iowa State University Ames, IA DIRECTOR, REGION VII Jimmy B. Foster, P.E. Senior Project Manager HNTB Corporation Plano, TX

DIRECTOR, REGION II Ed Gottko, P.E. Town Administrator (retired) Town of Westfield, NJ

DIRECTOR, REGION VIII Ann Burnett-Troisi Governmental Liaison for Pacific Bell (retired) San Diego, CA

DIRECTOR, REGION III Elizabeth Treadway Vice President AMEC Earth & Environmental Greensboro, NC

DIRECTOR, REGION IX Doug Drever Manager of Strategic Services City of Saskatoon, SK

DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY Patty Hilderbrand, P.E. Program Management & Development Manager City of Kansas City, MO DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT George R. Crombie, MPA Senior Faculty, Public Works Administration Norwich University Northfield, Vermont DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, FLEET & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Ken A. Nerland Director, General Services Dept. City of Fresno, CA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, PUBLIC WORKS MGMT./LEADERSHIP Diane Linderman, P.E. Director, Urban Infrastructure and Development Services VHB, Inc. Richmond, VA DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE, TRANSPORTATION Susan M. Hann, P.E., AICP, ICMA-CM Deputy City Manager City of Palm Bay, FL

(Past APWA Presidents) Larry W. Frevert, Chair Robert Albee

Erwin F. Hensch

John J. Roark

Roger K. Brown

Robert S. Hopson

Harold E. Smith

Myron D. Calkins

Ronald W. Jensen

June Rosentreter Spence

Joseph F. Casazza

Dwayne Kalynchuk

Tom Trice

Nick W. Diakiw

Martin J. Manning

William A. Verkest

Robert C. Esterbrooks

James J. McDonough

Win Westfall

Jerry M. Fay

Robert Miller

Carl D. Wills

Bob Freudenthal

Judith M. Mueller

Herbert A. Goetsch

Ronald L. Norris

J. Geoffrey Greenough

Michael R. Pender

Ken Haag

Richard L. Ridings

Executive Director Peter B. King

Executive Director Emeritus Robert D. Bugher

Editorial Advisory Board Myron D. Calkins

Susan M. Hann

Gordon R. Garner

Stephen J. O Neill

Neil S. Grigg

Kyle E. Schilling

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The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: What does it mean for public works? Julia Anastasio Senior Manager of Government Affairs American Public Works Association Washington, D.C. resident Obama won his first legislative victory on February 17, 2009, when he signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARARA) into law. The victory was not without its pitfalls but the bill marks the Administration’s attempt to deal bodily with the current economic crisis. Ultimately, the final package represents a political compromise between investments in infrastructure, health, education, training, energy and tax cuts. The ARARA provides $787 billion to stimulate the nation’s economy and help bring the nation out of the current economic crisis by spurning economic activity and creating jobs. The package includes no earmarks and establishes several oversight and accountability mechanisms to ensure that the funds are provided under ARARA. Funds are distributed

whenever possible through existing formulas and programs. The package also includes numerous provisions to ensure the expedited obligation of funds. To ensure accountability and transparency the package provides additional funding for auditing and investigating recovery spending to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Inspectors General at many of the federal agencies receiving funds under ARARA. Additionally, the new law will provide transparency by posting information about recovery spending, including grants, contracts and oversight activities. Finally, state and local whistleblowers who report fraud and abuse are protected. ARARA provides a substantial down payment to address the current infrastructure funding crisis. Many existing

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federal infrastructure funding programs received significant funding mechanisms, including programs within the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are numerous provisions in ARARA that will benefit public works and infrastructure projects nationwide. This article provides an overview of the highlights of the new law. Interested individuals can find more information on the APWA Advocacy webpage. Visit Once there click on “Resources” in the left navigation column.


Environment & Water •

Clean Water State Revolving Fund: $4 billion

Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund: $2 billion

US Army Corps of Engineers Water Resources Projects: $4.6 billion

US Bureau of Reclamation Rural Water Projects: $1 billion

Rural Water & Waste Disposal Program: $1.38 billion

Superfund: $6 billion

Brownfields: $1 billion

Transportation: $1.5 billion for “Supplemental Discretionary Grants for a National Transportation System”

Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant Program: $3.2 billion

Highways: $27.5 billion

Diesel Emission Reduction Act Grants: $3 billion

Transit: $8.4 billion

Rail: $9.3 billion (including $1.3 billion for Amtrak)

Airports: $1.1 billion for the Airport Improvement Program

ARARA provides significant funding for water and wastewater infrastructure projects through several existing federal programs including the State Revolving Fund (SRF) program, the USDA Rural Utilities program, the USACE and the Bureau of Reclamation. Under both the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, ready-to-go projects means projects that can be under construction or contract within 12 months of the date of enactment. Local matching and cost-sharing requirements are waived and at least 50% of the funds must be available in the form of grants to provide additional subsidization in the form of principal forgiveness, negative interest loans or any combination of these. Finally, at least 20% of the funds are provided for green infrastructure, water efficiency and innovative technology projects to the extent that there are sufficient ready-to-go projects. ARARA provides $1.38 billion to support $3.78 billion in loans and grants for rural water and waste disposal projects and of this amount, $968 million is set aside for grants and $2.82 billion is for direct loans. USACE and the Bureau of Reclamation funding are directed to projects authorized by the Water Resources Development Act.

The Discretionary Grants for a National Transportation System is established by ARARA to provide competitive grants to state and local governments for projects that will make a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area or regions. Priority under this program is given to projects that can be completed in three years and eligible projects include highways and bridges, public transportation, passenger and freight rail, and port infrastructure. Additionally, ARARA provides $27.5 billion for highway funding. Fifty percent of these funds are apportioned to the states using the Surface Transportation Program formula and 50% of the funds are apportioned to states using fiscal year 2008 obligation limitation distribution. ARARA requires that funds be apportioned within 21 days of enactment and states must obligate 50% of those funds within 120 days or unobligated funds will be distributed to other states. Priority is given to projects projected for completion within three years and located in economically distressed areas, as defined in the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965. Finally, ARARA provides significant funding devoted to public transportation funding. Again, funds are distributed though the existing formula and the federal share is 100%. Fifty percent of transit funds must be obligated within 180 days or unused funds will be redistributed to other states. Eight percent of the funds will be apportioned using the Urbanized Area formula, 10% using the Growing and High Density State formula and 10% using the Non-urbanized formula. Finally, $100 million will be distributed as discretionary grants for capital investments that will assist in reducing energy consumption or greenhouse gas emissions.

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Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard – Alteration of Bridges: $142 million

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – State and Local Programs: $300 million for grants, allocated as follows: -- Public Trans. and Railroad Security: $150 million -- Port Security: $150 million

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occurring in 2008 may exceed $5 million, and may be equal to no more than 50% of the annual operating budget of the local government in any case in which the local government has suffered a loss of more than 25% in tax revenues. In addition, ARARA provides the President with the authority to establish an arbitration panel under the FEMA Public Assistance Program to expedite recovery efforts from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. The panel will have

the authority to award or deny disputed public assistance applications for covered hurricane damage for a project totaling more than $500,000. While ARARA represents a significant victory for the new Administration, the victory did not come without challenges. Because President Obama was not yet sworn in as President when consideration and debate of the stimulus package began, the drafting of ARARA was handled by House Democrats without much influence from the President. Moreover, the majority failed to include the minority in drafting the original proposal. As a result, the package released by the House included a wide variety of traditional Democratic spending programs and failed to garner support from any House Republicans when the package was voted on. Once the package reached the Senate, Republican criticisms included that the spending portions of the bill were excessive and contained programs that would not stimulate the economy, such as funding for the National Endowment of the Arts or funding to the National Park Service to spruce up the National Mall, and that not enough tax cuts were included in House package. A small group of Republican Senators, working with the Senate Democrats, were able to craft a compromise measure that significantly trimmed the spending portions of the bill and included more of the tax cuts Republicans deemed necessary to jumpstart the economy. However, when the Senate voted on the final bill only three Republicans joined the Senate Democrats in voting for the final package, securing an early and significant victory for the new Administration. Julia Anastasio monitors legislative and regulatory affairs touching on environmental, water and sustainability issues for the Association’s membership. She serves as the Government Affairs staff liaison to the Water Resources Management Committee, the Solid Waste Management Committee, and the APWA Center for Sustainability. She can be reached at (202) 218-6750 or


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APWA Board of Directors


Noel C. Thompson President Consultant Thompson Resources Louisville, KY noel.thompson@

Shelby P. LaSalle, Jr. Director, Region IV Chairman/CEO Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants New Orleans, LA

Patricia Hilderbrand, P.E. Director-at-Large Engineering & Technology Program Management & Development Manager City of Kansas City, MO

Larry T. Koehle, P.Eng. President-Elect Vice President, Infrastructure ASI Technologies Inc. Brampton, ON

David L. Lawry, P.E. Director, Region V General Services Group Director City of Elgin, IL

George R. Crombie Director-at-Large Environment Senior Faculty, Public Works Administration Norwich University Northfield, VT

Larry W. Frevert, P.E. Past President National Program Director for Public Works HDR, Inc. Kansas City, MO

Larry Stevens, P.E. Director, Region VI SUDAS Director Iowa State University Ames, IA

Ken A. Nerland Director-at-Large Fleet & Facilities Director, General Services Department City of Fresno, CA

Jean-Guy Courtemanche Director, Region I Business Development Lumec, Inc. Boisbriand, QC

Jimmy B. Foster, P.E. Director, Region VII Senior Project Manager HNTB Corporation Plano, TX

Edward Gottko, P.E. Director, Region II Town Administrator (retired) Town of Westfield, NJ

Ann A. Burnett-Troisi Director, Region VIII Retired Pacific Bell San Diego, CA

Diane Linderman, P.E. Director-at-Large Public Works Management and Leadership Director, Urban Infrastructure and Development Services Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Richmond, VA

Elizabeth Treadway Director, Region III Vice President, AMEC Environmental Greensboro, NC elizabeth.treadway@amec. com

Doug J. Drever, P.Eng. Director, Region IX City Manager City of Saskatoon, SK

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Susan M. Hann, P.E., AICP, ICMA-CM Director-at-Large Transportation Deputy City Manager City of Palm Bay, FL

Meet your APWA staff

he following photos and statements of responsibilities are designed to assist members in knowing whom to contact for specific information. Members are encouraged to call the staff members whenever they have a question or need assistance. The toll-free office number in Kansas City is (800) 848-APWA and the Washington, D.C. office number is (202) 408-9541. In addition, the direct lines and e-mail addresses for all staff members are included with their listings.

APWA Reporter Kevin Clark (816) 595-5230 Editor, APWA Reporter • APWA Reporter • Advertising liaison • Media kits Kevin is responsible for editing, managing and producing APWA’s monthly magazine, the APWA Reporter. He oversees the production of media kits and is responsible for the digital version of the APWA Reporter. He serves as the display advertising liaison and as the staff liaison to the Editorial Advisory Board. Kevin is also on hand to help edit marketing and educational materials.

Executive Peter B. King (202) 408-9541 Executive Director • Chief executive officer • External relations • Public policy

Chapter Relations Brian Van Norman, CAE

Peter is the chief executive officer of APWA responsible for executing the Board’s actions and directing member programs and services in accordance with the APWA strategic initiatives. He serves as chief liaison with other professional associations and governmental agencies, and works from offices in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, MO. Peter is also the Executive Director of the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA).

Kaye Sullivan (816) 595-5233 Deputy Executive Director/COO • Association operations • Governance • Management of KC office Kaye serves as the chief operating officer of the Association and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Kansas City headquarters office. She also manages the appointments and elections processes and staffs the APWA Board of Directors, Finance Committee, National and Regional Nominating Committees, International Affairs Committee, Diversity Committee, Jennings Randolph Fellowship Fund, and various task forces.

(816) 595-5260 Director of Chapter Relations • Chapter Relations • Chapter Governance and Bylaws • Awards Program • House of Delegates Brian serves as a liaison and resource in working with APWA’s 64 chapters to support chapter capacity building and development. He manages the APWA Chapter Leaders’ Training Conference and serves as the staff liaison to the APWA House of Delegates, Committee on Rules and Bylaws and Awards Review Committee. He serves as editor of Bridges, the APWA chapter leadership newsletter, and oversees the annual APWA Awards Program and Proud to Care community outreach efforts.

Brian M. Sullivan (816) 595-5263 Chapter Relations Program Manager • College Student/Young Professional Outreach • Emerging Leaders Academy • Chapter Relations April 2009

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Brian is responsible for the development and implementation of programs and services targeted to higher education students and young professionals. He also serves as a knowledge resource and liaison to chapters in establishing initiatives, benchmarks and goals to increase college student and young professional member outreach. Brian is the primary staff liaison to the APWA Subcommittee on Generational Issues and the APWA Emerging Leaders Academy.

As Certification Manager, Becky manages all of APWA’s certification programs, including the Certified Public Fleet Manager, Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector, and Stormwater Manager Certification programs. She has also developed guidelines for other certifications that may be pursued in the future.

Jill Boland (816) 595-5294

Rhonda Wilhite (816) 595-5261

Credentialing Coordinator • Administrative services for the Accreditation and Certification Programs • Administrative services for Self-Assessment Workshops • Financial information on Self-Assessment Workshops and accreditation fees

Chapter Coordinator • Awards Program • Chapter Relations Rhonda provides administrative and project support to the chapters and the national awards program. She coordinates the posting of information to the Chapter Leaders Resource section of the APWA website and assists with the production of the Bridges newsletter. She is the primary staff liaison to the Awards, Top Ten, Project of the Year, Excellence in Snow and Ice and PACE Committees, and assists in the planning of the APWA Awards Program.

Ann Daniels (816) 595-5223 Director of Credentialing • Leadership and Management • Progressive Women in Public Works Liaison • Agency Self-Assessment and Accreditation • Online Mentoring Program • Small Cities/Rural Communities Liaison Ann directs APWA’s Credentialing Department and serves as staff liaison to the Leadership and Management Committee, the Small Cities/Rural Communities Committee, and the Accreditation Council. She manages the Self-Assessment Workshops and Accreditation Program and provides oversight for the Certification programs. She also hosts Online Mentoring calls on a wide variety of topics designed to answer questions and provide insight from public works panelists.

Becky Stein, CAE (816) 595-5212 Certification Manager • Certification Programs • Certification Commission and Councils • Body of Knowledge Task Force APWA Reporter

Finance Teri Newhouse



Jill provides administrative services for APWA’s Accreditation and Certification Programs, as well as for the Self-Assessment Workshops. She maintains current financial information on Self-Assessment Workshops and accreditation fees and prepares information for workshops.

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(816) 595-5277 Director of Finance/Controller • Budget preparation and financial reporting • Audit and tax issues for national and chapters • Treasury management (banking and investments) • Insurance and risk management for national and chapters Teri is responsible for the financial, budget, treasury and risk management functions for APWA. She coordinates the budget process; disseminates financial information to APWA staff, Finance Committee, Board members, and chapters; is the staff liaison to the APWA Audit Committee; performs risk management services for the Association; and assists chapters with finance-related issues and reviews chapter contracts for insurance compliance and legal capacity. Coordination of the APWA audit, federal and state income tax, and state registration requirements is also within Teri’s sphere of responsibility.

Mary Coleman (816) 595-5273 Assistant Controller • General Ledger Maintenance • Reconciliation of Cash and Investments • MicroPAVER billing

Mary maintains the General Ledger, including the monthend closing process for the accounting and membership databases. She also reconciles all cash and investment accounts and processes refunds.

Anne Allen (816) 595-5278 Accountant • Sales tax reconciliations and reporting: U.S. and Canada • Invoicing • Reconciliation of fixed assets • General ledger account maintenance • Financial services to chapter leaders

Rebecca Leistico (816) 595-5274 Accounts Receivable Specialist • Check and credit card payments on customer accounts • Receipts on accounts • Invoice files for all sales transactions Rebecca posts all check and credit card payments received for APWA bookstore or catalog sales, educational workshops, North American Snow Conference, Click, Listen & Learn programs, and membership dues. She handles member inquiries regarding payment activity for all nonmembershiprelated invoices.

Anne performs a variety of professional accounting functions including sales tax reconciliations and reporting, invoicing, reconciliation of fixed assets, general ledger account maintenance, and assists with the annual budget process. Anne also provides ongoing financial services to chapter leaders and their customers directly associated with the chapter credit card processing services included in the new chapter template and assists chapters participating in the long-term investment funds sponsored by APWA National.

Kay Caldwell (816) 595-5276 Chapter Financial Specialist • Chapter financial reporting for audit and tax purposes • Chapter rebates • Sales/use tax compliance research and reporting for all U.S. chapters • Insurance requests for U.S. and Canadian chapter events • GST/HST/QST reports for national and all Canadian chapters Kay is responsible for collecting, reviewing and combining the chapter financial reports and approves/mails chapter rebate checks. She also facilitates the sales and use tax research and filings for the chapters. In addition, Kay maintains the Master Events Schedule that is used to properly insure all chapter/branch events.

Greg Hartegan (816) 595-5202

Pam Potthast (816) 595-5275 Accounts Payable Specialist • Accounts Payable • Vendor records and related contracts • IRS Form 1099 Reporting to the IRS Pam is responsible for the timely payment of all APWA vendors. She maintains the in-house purchase order system and works with staff and members to resolve any questions or concerns regarding expense reimbursements. Pam also maintains all vendor files, related contracts and submits the annual 1099-MISC forms to the IRS for the national office as well as chapters.

Raye LaViolet (816) 595-5272 Finance Specialist • APWA Educational Event Registrations • Prorated membership invoices Raye is responsible for entering attendee and exhibitor registrations for more than 30 events sponsored annually by APWA National including the North American Snow Conference; the Click, Listen & Learn series; Self-Assessment, Construction Inspection and Fleet Management Workshops; and special topic events. Raye also processes prorated membership dues invoices and credit/debit memos, and provides additional customer service support to the Finance Department.

Kelly Price

Database Administrator • Database management • Mailing labels, lists and reports

(816) 595-5271

Greg is responsible for Association-wide database management. He is also responsible for the fulfillment of all data abstractions from APWA’s member database (e.g., mailing labels, report requests), and prepares reports from member data for all data requests.

Member Services Specialist • Customer service calls from members • APWA, CPWA and PWHS Membership Dues Billing

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• Quality assurance and database reports • Credit card payments for membership dues via telephone, fax, mail and online • Member records maintenance, and monthly renewal letters Kelly is responsible for handling membership-related inquiries from members and nonmembers. She processes the monthly membership billing and performs ongoing quality assurance programs to ensure member data is accurate.

Kathryn Ruth (816) 595-5270 Member Services Coordinator • Member records maintenance • Credit card payments for membership dues via telephone, fax, mail and online • Customer service calls related to membership benefits, etc. • Customer service calls for publication orders Kathryn is responsible for handling membership inquiries and requests for information from members and nonmembers as well as maintenance of the membership database. She also serves as a customer service representative for publications orders.

Michelle Vitale (816) 595-5234 Member Services Coordinator • Member records maintenance • Credit card payments for membership dues via telephone, fax, mail and online • Customer service calls related to membership benefits, publications orders, etc. • Annual Corporate Member Directory • Administrative support for the APWA WorkZone Michelle is responsible for handling membership inquiries and requests for information from members and nonmembers, maintenance of the membership database, and customer support for the Corporate Membership Directory and the APWA WorkZone.

Human Resources/Office Management Julie Bebermeyer (816) 595-5280 Human Resources/Office Manager • Oversee all areas of Human Resources • Office administration 12

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Julie coordinates staff recruitment, benefits administration, payroll and all other human resources functions for APWA. She also oversees the office management activities for the office.

Mary Hunt (816) 595-5285 Office Coordinator • Daily office management duties for the Kansas City office • Executive Committee Event Calendar • Special administrative projects Mary coordinates the day-to-day office management activities for the Kansas City office. She also coordinates the Executive Committee Event Calendar and supports special projects for the department.

Lois Smith (816) 595-5281 Staff Assistant • Mailing and receiving • Publications fulfillment Lois primarily services the mailing, shipping, delivery, and receiving needs of the staff. She is in charge of copies and supplies, and also fills orders for the APWA bookstore.

LaRita Harris (816) 595-5283 Receptionist • Receptionist duties • Administrative support LaRita is responsible for receptionist duties and administrative support for the Kansas City office including daily phone, fax and e-mail procedures and coordination of specific projects.

Information Technology Daniel Armstrong, MCP (816) 595-5200 Director of Information Technology • IT project management • Computer hardware/software/service vendor manager • Internal network, website, Internet access • Phone and fax systems Dann directs and coordinates all IT-related projects throughout the association. He is responsible for coordinating all computer, network, phone, fax and Internet-related activities in and between the Kansas City and Washington offices, as well as developing and maintaining working relationships

with computer hardware, software, and service vendors. He maintains APWA’s internal and external e-mail systems and is the technical contact for APWA’s infoNOW Communities. He also maintains and monitors APWA’s internal network, website, and Internet access, and establishes Service Level Agreements for all network operations. In addition, he is responsible for all internal and external data security.

Dave develops marketing strategies for the Association and directs the marketing of all APWA activities including membership, conferences, publications, workshops, continuing education programs, and outreach. Additionally, he monitors members’ needs with periodic surveys.

Jon Dilley (816) 595-5251

Christopher Lemon, MCSE, MCP+I (816) 595-5201 Senior Web Developer • APWA national website • APWA website maintenance • APWA WorkZone technical assistance Chris is responsible for site development of the APWA national website, website maintenance and new projects. He is the technical contact for APWA WorkZone. He also provides backup support for the Director of Information Technology.

Clint Helfers

Manager of Marketing and Graphic Design • National Public Works Week marketing, events and activities • North American Snow Conference marketing • Marketing campaigns • APWA brand/logo usage standards and requests • P.W. Paws mascot rental questions and reservations Jon develops marketing strategies and budgets for National Public Works Week and the North American Snow Conference. In addition, he manages the graphic design team, providing art direction and managing the printing and production of collateral, web graphics, and the APWA Reporter.

(816) 595-5204 Web Developer • Chapter template sites • APWA site maintenance Clint is responsible for development of the APWA chapter templates, national chapter sections, web maintenance, and new projects. He is the technical contact for APWA’s chapters and provides support for the national website when needed.

Derek Thiessen (816) 595-5203 Web Developer • APWA WorkZone website • APWA Congress website • APWA website maintenance • Self-Assessment online Derek is responsible for site development and maintenance of the APWA WorkZone website, APWA Congress website, APWA website, and new projects. He also provides backup support for the Senior Web Developer.

Marketing David Dancy (816) 595-5250 Director of Marketing • Marketing of APWA events and activities • Membership recruitment and retention • Publications and continuing education programs • Outreach activities

Connie Hartline (816) 595-5258 Publications Manager • Books published by APWA • Association historical information Connie is the editor and production manager for books APWA publishes each year. Working with Professional Development committees, authors, graphic designers and other staff to update existing publications or create new ones, she takes projects from concept to print. She also edits marketing and educational materials and is the “go to” person for questions about APWA historical information and out-of-print publications.

Patty Mahan (816) 595-5256 Membership Marketing and Development Manager • Membership recruitment and retention • Development of membership materials • Editor of APWA Advantage quarterly newsletter • Staff liaison to national Membership Committee Patty provides tools and support for members’ and chapter leaders’ use in recruitment and retention efforts, including April 2009

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development of membership-related printed materials, web pages, reports, and PowerPoint™ presentations. She also coordinates the national membership marketing campaigns.

Lillie Plowman (816) 595-5253 Product and Outreach Marketing Manager • Marketing of APWA events and activities • Publication and resources marketing campaigns • APWA Premium Collection marketing campaigns • Development and marketing of K-12th grade educational curriculum and outreach programs • Internet marketing Lillie manages the marketing functions of APWA publications and resources, the APWA Premium Collection and APWA’s K-12th grade public works educational initiative. She also pursues partnerships with associations and organizations to ensure that the most comprehensive public works resources are available to inform, assist and educate APWA members on the latest trends, case studies and training used in their various professions.

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Cami Travis-Groves (816) 595-5252 Graphic Designer • Congress • Marketing materials • Books Cami’s main projects involve the annual Congress event, including designing the Congress website, the Congress Preview, the Program and Show Guide, ads and marketing material. Other projects include several newsletters, chapter logos, postcards, brochures, corporate stationery and APWApublished books.

Julie Smith (816) 595-5255 Graphic Designer • APWA Reporter • Education materials • Marketing collateral Julie is the graphic designer for the APWA Reporter. She also designs catalogs, postcards, brochures, ads, signage, books and web graphics.

Jared Shilhanek (816) 595-5257 Program Marketing Manager • Education programs • APWA events and activities • APWA WorkZone Jared promotes all APWA educational programs including the Click, Listen & Learn programs, Construction and Self-Assessment Workshops, and the APWA Congress & Exposition. He writes and coordinates the production of collateral materials including postcards, brochures, faxes and broadcast e-mails. He also manages and promotes APWA’s online job board, APWA WorkZone.

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(816) 595-5254 Marketing/Publications Coordinator • Customer service calls for publications and products Christine is the contact person for those wishing to purchase APWA publications and products. She is responsible for the processing and fulfillment of orders, and assists in marketing publications and educational programs as well as National Public Works Week.

Andrea Harts

Diana Forbes

(816) 595-5232

(816) 595-5242

Member Marketing Assistant • Marketing team support • Member assistance/support

Meeting Planner/Exhibit Sales Manager • APWA Congress and Exposition • North American Snow Conference • Other meetings/workshops

Andrea works with member relations in the Marketing Department on recruitment and retention support services. She also provides assistance to members regarding their membership with APWA.

P.W. Paws (816) 595-5251 APWA Mascot • Inflatable • Lightweight • Maneuverable P.W. Paws, APWA’s nine-foot-tall mascot, creates excitement wherever he goes, whether it is at Congress, the Snow Conference, at chapter events or your local school. If you would like Paws to appear at your event, just give him a call.

Meetings Dana W. Priddy (816) 595-5241 Director of Meetings • The Best Show in Public Works: APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition • Site Selection for Future Congress Events Dana and the Meetings Department are responsible for the facility management of all of APWA’s meetings, including the annual Congress and Exposition and the North American Snow Conference. She oversees the site selection, logistics, and implementation for the annual meetings, including the exhibit programs, sponsorship opportunities, sessions, events and emergency planning. Meetings Department staff also review all chapter facility contracts. Dana is the staff liaison to the Congress Site Selection Committee.

Brenda Shaver (816) 595-5240

Diana is a member of the APWA Congress and Exposition team that coordinates the logistics for APWA’s annual event. She also works with other Meetings Department staff in the planning of APWA’s North American Snow Conference and handles Snow Conference exhibit sales and operations. She is responsible for the logistics of other meetings and workshops and is the contact to review hotel and convention center contracts for chapters.

Professional Development Mabel Tinjacá, Ph.D. (816) 595-5214 Director of Professional Development • Click, Listen & Learn and Web-Based Instruction • Congress Education Program • Education Summit • Snow Conference • Sustainability Conference • Technical Committees • Live Workshops Mabel leads the development and fiscal management of the department to provide members and the public works community, in general, with high-quality professional development, education programs, and cutting-edge information in a cost-effective manner. The Professional Development Department is responsible for the interrelationship of the work of nine APWA Technical Committees, an Education Committee, association-wide educational programs and training, development of certificate programs, and partnership agreements with other organizations, in accordance with the Association’s strategic plan.

Christina Davis 816-595-5216

Manager of Meetings • North American Snow Conference • Site Selection for Future Snow Conferences • APWA Congress and Exposition Brenda manages the overall meeting planning and site selection for the annual North American Snow Conference. She also coordinates the scheduling, setup, audio-visual, and food and beverage needs for meetings, sessions, and special events at the annual Congress and Exposition and various other Association workshops and meetings.

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Sector. She is coordinating the development of a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in public works. She develops online tutorials as a resource for chapter leaders who want to utilize education resources more effectively.

Kathy Dotson (816) 595-5220 Instructional Designer • Public Works Institutes • Development and design of coursework • Curriculum development for text-based courses Kathy creates, modifies and enhances a variety of courses for Association and chapter use to create blended learning solutions. She is the liaison for chapters developing or having Public Works Institutes and supports the Public Works Institutes Evaluation Committee.

Carol S. Estes, P.E. (816) 595-5222 Professional Development Program Manager • Engineering and Technology • Transportation • Utility & Public Right-of-Way Carol serves as the liaison to three of the Technical Committees: Engineering and Technology, Transportation, and Utility & Public Right-of-Way. She is responsible for managing information related to each issue these committees are working on. She works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, publications, and web-based resources. In addition, Carol serves as the point of contact for seven subcommittees: Winter Maintenance, Road Safety, Smart Growth, Right-of-Way Management, Construction Practices, GIROW, and One-Call Systems.

Teresa Hon (816) 595-5224 Professional Development Program Manager • Fleet Services and Emergency Management • Technical support for MicroPAVER software and subscriptions • Public Works Historical Society Teresa serves as the liaison to two of the Technical Committees: Fleet Services and Emergency Management. She supports the committees in their work to educate and respond to the needs of the membership. She coordinates articles contributed by committee members for the APWA Reporter, 16

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works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, and coordinates educational sessions for Congress. Teresa serves as the staff liaison for the Public Works Historical Society, and is the program coordinator and technical services contact for the MicroPAVER (pavement management) program.

Carrie Merker (816) 595-5213 Professional Development Program Producer • Production of all Click, Listen & Learn and Web-Based Training programs • Speaker training in use of webcast technology and site registration • Education calendar in APWA Reporter and marketing materials • Click, Listen & Learn and Web-Based Training programs for after-market sale • Special projects Carrie handles the logistics of the Click, Listen & Learn webcasts and the Web-Based Training programs. This includes orientations of the speakers and production of the 20-plus live broadcasts each year. She is the customer service connection responsible for all communication and pre-testing of software with the registered sites.

Phyllis Muder (816) 595-5211 Continuing Education Project Manager • North American Snow Conference Education Programs • Web-Based Training and Click, Listen & Learn Programs • Speaker selection and contracting Phyllis manages the development and execution of the webbased Click, Listen & Learn programs. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of the Education Program at APWA’s North American Snow Conference. She manages the Call for Presentations and session selection process through the NASC Program Review Committee, plus speaker communications and contracting.

Colene Roberts (816) 595-5221 Professional Development Program Manager • Facilities & Grounds • Solid Waste Management • Water Resources Management

Colene serves as the liaison to three of the Technical Committees: Facilities & Grounds, Solid Waste Management and Water Resources Management. She supports the committees in their work to educate and respond to the needs of the membership. She coordinates articles for the APWA Reporter contributed by committee members, works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, and coordinates educational programs and publications prepared by committee members.

Courtney Thompson (816) 595-5215 Professional Development Coordinator • Speaker relations • Database management for Congress and Snow Conference education programs • Member interaction for all education inquiries • Logistic coordination for specialty programs • CEU applications for chapter programs, and individual member transcripts requests • Support for Live Workshops: Fleet and Construction Inspection Courtney is the department’s information central for all professional development-related inquiries. She coordinates Congress speaker/education session information and communication, assists with coordinating Snow Conference speakers and sessions, processes all CEUs from education events, and handles registration logistics for educational workshops.


Washington, D.C. Office

Government and Public Affairs Jim Fahey (202) 218-6730 Director of Government and Public Affairs • Advocacy and Public Policy • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs • Government and Public Affairs • Transportation and Rights-of-Way • Government Affairs Committee Jim directs APWA’s government and public affairs programs and is the primary staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee and legislative staff liaison to the Transportation and Utility & Public Right-of-Way Committees. He serves as senior staff advocate promoting APWA advocacy priorities and positions before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and the media.

Julia Anastasio (202) 218-6750 Senior Manager of Government Affairs • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs • Environmental, Water and Sustainability Issues Julia monitors legislative and regulatory affairs touching on environmental, water and sustainability issues for the Association’s membership. She serves as the Government Affairs staff liaison to the Water Resources Management Committee, the Solid Waste Management Committee, and the APWA Center for Sustainability.

Karen Wilson (816) 595-5210 Senior Manager of Continuing Education • Congress Education Program • Speaker selection and contracting • Specialty Workshops • CEU Policy Management • Curriculum Development • Education Committee

Laura M. Berkey (202) 218-6734

Karen, as team leader, is responsible for the development and implementation of the Education Program at APWA’s International Public Works Congress & Exposition, which includes four General Sessions, more than 130 sessions, and workshops. She manages the Call for Presentations and session selection process through the Congress Program Review Committee, plus all speaker communications and contracting. She also serves as the liaison to the Education Committee.

Government Affairs Manager • Issue Advocacy • Public Policy Development • Legislative and Regulatory Affairs • Homeland Security and Emergency Management Laura monitors legislative and regulatory affairs focusing on homeland security and emergency management issues for the Association’s membership. She serves as the Government Affairs staff liaison to the Emergency Management Committee.

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Becky Wickstrom (202) 218-6736

Executive/Management Gail Clark (202) 218-6732

Manager of Media Affairs • Media Relations • Communications Becky promotes, coordinates and reports on APWA events and activities and is the primary staff liaison to media professionals. She works with the Government Affairs staff to communicate advocacy priorities and positions to the press and other associations and organizations. She is also editor of the APWA Washington Report.

Maggie Oldham

Special Assistant to the Executive Director • Executive Director support • Special projects and activities • CPWA Board liaison As Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Gail assists the Executive Director by providing management and administrative support and by managing special projects and activities. Gail also serves as liaison for the CPWA Board and works to advance the CPWA legislative agenda in Canada.

Meg Cunningham

(202) 218-6712

(202) 218-6702

Government Affairs Associate • Advocacy and lobbying events • Legislative and regulatory issues • APWA advocacy materials Maggie coordinates advocacy and lobbying events including Congressional and Federal Briefings, National Public Works Week on the Hill, and member visits to Congressional offices and Executive agencies. She also researches and tracks legislative and regulatory issues. Maggie works on a variety of projects to advance APWA advocacy efforts, including updating APWA advocacy materials such as the website, Legislative Action Center, and printed material.

Office Coordinator • Daily administrative duties for the Washington, D.C. office • Support for Government Affairs and Special Assistant • Special Projects As Office Coordinator, Meg coordinates and executes the daily administrative duties for the Washington, D.C. office such as directing phone calls, coordinating shipments, and maintaining office equipment. She also provides additional support for the Government Affairs Department and the Special Assistant to the Executive Director for any special projects.

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Information Overload Colene Roberts Professional Development Program Manager American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri echnical Committees spend a lot of time talking about what’s hot. They’re constantly seeking out hot topics for APWA members. Since they provide much of the content for the Reporter and the Click, Listen & Learn programs, not to mention Congress sessions, they really have to keep their eyes and ears open. The topics may come from a project that a member heard about or worked on, or it may just be something that the committee felt should be covered so a committee member either researched the topic or tracked down an expert to be the author or presenter. This month the Reporter focuses on facilities and grounds, so the Facilities and Grounds Technical Committee provided several articles. How do committee members keep up to date? Here’s a little look into the vast quantities of facilities and grounds information available: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Alliance for Community Trees (ACT), Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments, www. American Forests, American Nursery and Landscape Association, www. American Society of Consulting Arborists, American Society of Landscape Architects, American Sports Builders, American Trails, Arbor Day Foundation, Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), City Parks Alliance, Clean Link, Design-Build Institute of America, FacilitiesNet, FacilityZone, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, Grounds Maintenance magazine, International Facility Management Association (IFMA), International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), Keep America Beautiful,

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LED City, National Association of State Foresters (NASF), www. National Parking Association, National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), www. National Trust for Historic Preservation, www.national Occupational Safety & Health Administration, www. Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), Project for Public Spaces, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Society of American Foresters (SAF), Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA), www.urban-for Sustainable Urban Forests Coalition, www.urbanfores Today’s Facility Manager magazine, www.todaysfacility Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), www.treecarein TreeLink, US Green Building Council, USDA Forest Service, Utility Arborists Association (UAA),

Maybe there’s something on this list that you really want to explore. Or, maybe you’d rather rely on your APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee to weed out what’s most pertinent to you. The committee members weeding, pruning and polishing for you are: Harry Weed, Chair, Village of Rockville Centre, NY; Al Olson, City of Ankeny, IA; David Fain, City of Haltom City, TX; George Gonzalez, City of Los Angeles, CA; Michele Ohmes, Michele & Associates, Kansas City, MO; and Brad Underwood, City of Bakersfield, CA. The Board Liaison to the committee is At-Large Director Ken Nerland and the Staff Liaison is Colene Roberts. For more information on the committee, go to and select Technical Committees and Facilities & Grounds. Colene Roberts can be reached at (816) 595-5221 or croberts@ April 2009

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The value of attending a national conference R. Mark DeVries Maintenance Superintendent McHenry County Division of Transportation Woodstock, Illinois Chair, APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee

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imes are tight. That is probably one of the most understated comments of the year. These tough economic times have impacted everyone and public works is feeling the pinch as well. In conversations and in e-mails we constantly hear “we have cut all travel and training” or “no out of state travel is allowed.” Training is not the only area where agencies have been impacted, but it is often one of the first. Why is training an easy area to cut? Is it deemed unessential? Or is it that the funds sit there unexpended and it is an easy way to supplement areas that have been hard hit? I am sure each agency and policy managers have different reasons. Changes in policies like this are almost always delivered from the top down and are often unchangeable and inflexible. The purpose of this article is not to condemn these judgments; most managers, when asked, would love to expand training opportunities, not cut them. The purpose is to examine if these are the right choices when you consider the value obtained in training. The focus is on our national conferences because they are often impacted the highest by these trying times. APWA hosts two national conferences each year: the North American Snow Conference and the International Public Works Congress & Exposition. They move about North America so travel plays into attendance most of the time. So do lodging and meals. APWA does a wonderful job working to keep costs down and hotel costs reasonable. Most attendees stay in the conference hotels because the negotiated rates are better than can be secured by an individual. The price of attendance always includes materials, gatherings, entertainment, some meals and beverages, paid motivational speakers, great educational sessions, technical tours and, of course, networking opportunities. Travel to and from the conference is always a short walk or buses are provided. Most sessions offer credits for continuing education, and in a single national conference you can often obtain what is required for an entire year instead of attending multiple conferences. The conferences are a great value if you only consider these factors. The conferences are also supported by a huge amount of vendors, and attendees have access and time to meet and discuss the needs for their agencies in addition to learning what is new and innovative. Consider the amount of time 20

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There is great value in attending the education sessions at APWA’s North American Snow Conference and the International Public Works Congress & Exposition.

needed if every vendor called upon you instead. Consider also that many of the vendors may not call on you at all and there would be missed opportunities. Again, this alone would be a great value. One of the driving reasons for attending any conference is, of course, the educational opportunities. APWA strives to offer its members all kinds of educational opportunities. Many chapters host local events or seminars. Agencies may look for online training, and webcasts are offered throughout the year by APWA and others. APWA partners with others like LTAP to provide educational opportunities. These are vital to support APWA’s cause to provide information to its members, but they cannot replace the opportunities offered at a national conference. Local and even some regional conferences often only offer local presenters. They play an important role and offer great information, but often lack the national perspective. Local conferences often have limited choices of presenters while our national conferences have multiple choices each hour, and attendees are free to choose depending on what their needs are. The national conferences bring presenters from across the globe, and at local conferences this would be a rare occurrence to say the least. What about the value of a trained employee? Well, let’s use this past year and our Snow Conference as an example. Most of the Midwest was devastated by a severe winter season followed by a salt supply issue that drove some prices to three or four times higher than the previous year. Agencies scrambled

to find methods to conserve materials and find alternative solutions. These are the very methods and training that we have provided at the national conference each year. Here in northern Illinois one truckload of salt was worth over $1,000. Agencies not using the best practices, sensible salting and calibrating their equipment, could easily realize thousands of dollars needlessly wasted. The cost of sending supervisors or operators to the national Snow Conference could have been recovered in the first few events of the year if the proper methods had been implemented.

Don’t rule out the idea of attending even if your agency can’t support you with funding. The value is not only to your agency. We support ourselves by furthering our education, taking college courses and attending management and leadership classes. Our national conferences offer similar experiences and can be just as valuable. R. Mark DeVries can be reached at (815) 334-4975 or rmdevries@

I present each year at APWA conferences nationally and locally. I attend and present at many other conferences as well. I always try to be engaging and provide the best presentation I can. What I have come to realize is that the best part of every presentation is the questions and comments following the presentation. Sharing experiences and varying techniques is often as valuable as the information any presenter provides. That networking leads to new friends and acquaintances and new methods and innovations. It’s another value to attending our national conferences. Knowing that policies are not likely to change in the near future, we need to explore options. Start by looking into your own chapter and what they may offer. Chapters know the value of our conferences and their importance to APWA. It is vital that we maintain and expand our membership and promote attendance to these conferences. Some chapters have used attendance to a national conference as a reward, such as the winners from a snowplow rodeo, or as a reward for leading an educational event. Consider applying or nominating someone to the APWA awards program. Can you, your agency or your chapter be considered for an award? Agencies are more likely to approve attendance if you or they are receiving an award. Again, chapters may also consider this if needed. Become more involved at the national conferences. Perhaps you can be a presenter; perhaps you can volunteer; perhaps you can be part of a committee. These can also help in your request to attend the conferences. Also, consider your travel options. Carpooling and driving to the conference can be economical and fun.

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The North American Snow Conference takes flight R. Mark DeVries, Maintenance Superintendent, McHenry County Division of Transportation, Woodstock, Illinois, and Chair, APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee; Craig D. Stephens, Senior Airport Duty Manager, Des Moines International Airport, Des Moines, Iowa; and Ron Morin, Director of Aviation/Field Maintenance, Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado Editor’s Note: Craig Stephens and Ron Morin will give presentations at the 2009 APWA North American Snow Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephens’s session is entitled “Winter Operations at the Des Moines International Airport” and takes place on Sunday, April 26, at 2:15 p.m. Morin’s session is entitled “Flying through the Flakes!” and takes place on Monday, April 27, at 2:00 p.m. For more information on the Snow Conference, please see pages 23-26 in this issue or visit It’s a new era. Our trucks have wings, the operator does a pre-trip, climbs into a cab that resembles a cockpit, turns on his computer, grabs the joystick and raises the nose of the plow, heads out and lowers his wing, turns on his anti-icing, lowers the nose of his plow and the snow flies. Well, that is not exactly what we mean when we talk about the Snow Conference taking flight. We don’t think we will be flying our plows anytime soon, but it is all about aviation. This year at the North American Snow Conference being held in Des Moines, Iowa, April 26-29, we will be offering for the first time two seminars focusing on snow and ice removal at airports. We hope we can convey to you how excited we are to include these sessions and how beneficial we believe they will be.

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thing we do in public works and it is an untapped resource that we should take advantage of. We hope our APWA Congress will host aviation sessions in the future as well. So let’s compare some of the issues and how they correlate to what public works agencies deal with. To start with, airports come in all sizes just as our agencies do. As you would expect, large airports have more issues to deal with than smaller airports. But just as a large city faces more issues than a smaller one, the end result is the same: We are all trying to accomplish the same goal. Whether it is a large airport or a small one, we are servicing the needs of our customers. This is especially difficult in winter. We are faced with many of the same challenges: clearing roadways, clearing parking lots, staffing, maintaining equipment, etc. Add to that that you have aircraft that travel at 100 mph, runways that must be kept clear and the need for chemicals that are non-corrosive, you have a very unique environment. Airport operations are also similar in many of the other things we do in public works. They have facilities and grounds to maintain, lighting and utilities to deal with, security issues, fleet maintenance, safety, ITS issues, sidewalks and in some cases police and fire, just to name a few. It seems natural that we should share our experiences and learn from each other. We depend on each other as well. Public works customers are our customers. If you can’t get to and from the airport then it is essentially shut down despite its capability to function. It is not just people that come through the airport, but cargo, food and mail deliveries also rely on its daily operation. The economic impact from airports closing, especially our larger facilities, is as important as the local impacts of having our roadways close during winter events.

Des Moines International Airport snow removal team in action

Airports are really small cities. They are also public works agencies. When you consider what they deal with on a daily basis we find we have a great deal in common. While these first two sessions are dealing with winter maintenance, we find that airports have many areas that cross over to every22

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Airports can be a great source of information for us as well. Many are official weather-reporting sites. Many can be contacted for current and future weather information. Most use airport weather information systems (AWIS), identical to our RWIS systems. Many make this data available as well. Some even have webcams and current conditions can be observed. Similarly, information we have can be valuable to airports, and most agencies are willing to share their data if asked. This year we are bringing you two examples of airport operations that differ in size. The Des Moines International Airport in our host city will highlight its operation, and Denver International Airport will highlight its operation. (continued on page 27)

2009 APWA North American Snow Conference

2009 APWA North American Snow Conference

2009 APWA North American Snow Conference April 26-29, 2009 Iowa Events Center, Hy-Vee Hall Des Moines, Iowa 2009 APWA North American Snow Conference Hosted by the Iowa Chapter of APWA Where else can you go to find over 1,000 public works professionals that have the very best knowledge and insight when it comes to fighting snow and providing winter road maintenance? Join your fellow industry experts from all across the U.S. and Canada for APWA’s North American Snow Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

The American Public Works Association is the public works community’s number one resource for information and expertise on winter operations. The Snow Conference will showcase four days of quality programs and technical tours with opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with manufacturers, distributors, consultants, and other public works professionals.

2009 APWA North American Snow Conference

2009 APWA North American Snow Conference

Opening General Session Sunday, April 26 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Top Gun Leadership: How to Build a Culture of Courage at Work and in Life Speaker: Rob “Waldo” Waldman – The Wingman

The key to building a high-powered organization that encourages innovative thinking, loyalty to mission, effective communication, and a relentless commitment to excellence lies with its leadership. Join us for this high-energy presentation from Waldo Waldman as he highlights the difference between managing people, and leading them to be more responsible, empowered, and confident wingmen! What results is a more productive and efficient organization with superior morale that can rapidly overcome challenges. Waldo will pinpoint proven leadership principles based on his experience as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, as a seasoned Air Force officer and combat-decorated fighter pilot, and an experienced businessman. Relentless selfdiscipline, passion for the mission, dedicated teamwork, and a commitment to excellence are the hallmarks of his message. Waldo speaks from the heart, and his infectious passion for helping people will encourage you to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges with courage, build more meaningful relationships, and maximize your potential both at work and in life.

General Session “Talk Show”

Closing General Session Tuesday, April 28 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Monday, April 27 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

The Spirit of the Iditarod

Winter’s Budget Impact Moderator: Holli Keyser, Administrative Support Supervisor, Fort Collins, CO Expert Panel: Phillip Anderle, Highway Maintenance Supervisor, Colorado Department of Transportation, Greeley, CO; Richard Balgowan, Director of Public Works, Township of Hamilton, NJ; Mike Coffey, Statewide Maintenance & Operations Chief, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Juneau, AK; John (Paul) Johnson, Operations Manager, County of Wellington, ON, Canada; Jay Wells, Maintenance and Operations Superintendent, Washington Department of Transportation, Olympia, WA

Economic downturn, budget cuts, escalating fuel costs, salt shortages, higher prices, badly-timed blizzards and ice storms, wear and tear on plows and other equipment, expensive technologies – how do you plan for the financial uncertainties of snow and ice control and winter maintenance? Attend this interactive session, featuring a panel of experts from around North America, who will share the challenges and solutions they experienced during the winter of 2008/2009; how they planned for the expected and the unexpected; and solutions that still need to be found. Come armed with your own questions, war stories, and solutions.

Speaker: Martin Buser, Four-time Iditarod Winner and Owner of the Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska

Born in Winterthur, Switzerland, Martin Buser followed his fascination with sled dogs to Alaska where he has dedicated his life to the care and training of these magnificent animals. Martin runs the Iditarod each year to test his dogs’ breeding, training, and physical endurance. He regards his racers as true competitive athletes and prides his team on their longevity and spirit of competition. Martin has won the Iditarod four times (1992, 1994, 1997 and 2002). His 2002 team currently holds the record for the fastest Iditarod, completing the race in 8 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes, and 2 seconds. As a tribute to his treatment of his racers, Martin has been awarded the coveted Leonhard Seppala Award four times for his humanitarian care of his dogs. Following his 2002 victory, Martin became a naturalized United States citizen in ceremonies held under the burled arch that signifies the Iditarod finish line. You won’t want to miss this inspiring story of passion, discipline, training, and endurance – plus you just might be treated to the riotous symphony of barking dogs!

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Sunday, April 26

Monday, April 27

Tuesday, April 28

Exhibit Hours: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Education Sessions

8:00 – 9:30 a.m. General Session “Talk Show”

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Education Sessions

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Education Sessions

Winter’s Budget Impact

9:00 – 10:10 a.m. Coffee Break on the Exhibit Floor

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Opening General Session Top Gun Leadership: How to Build a Culture of Courage at Work and in Life Keynote Speaker: Rob “Waldo” Waldman

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening & Welcome Reception

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Coffee Break on the Exhibit Floor 10:30 – 11:20 a.m. Education Sessions 11:20 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Non-compete Exhibit Time 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Lunch on the Exhibit Floor 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Roundtable Discussion Groups 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Education Sessions 2:50 – 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break on the Exhibit Floor 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Education Sessions

10:10 – 11:00 a.m. Education Sessions 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Non-compete Exhibit Time 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch on the Exhibit Floor 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Education Sessions 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Education Sessions 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Closing General Session The Spirit of the Iditarod Keynote Speaker: Martin Buser

5:30 – 9:00 p.m. Living History Farms Dinner

Wednesday, April 29 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Technical Tour – Iowa Winter Operations

About Des Moines Des Moines’ central location in the heart of the Snow Belt makes it a natural choice for the site of the North American Snow Conference. Located at the junction of U.S. Interstates 35 and 80, Des Moines is an easy drive from almost anywhere. Rather fly? The Des Moines International Airport offers more than 100 flights daily at competitive airfares.

Our Iowa Chapter is ready to welcome you to Des Moines, Iowa’s largest city and the state capital. Located along the Des Moines River, the downtown area has tons of restaurants and entertainment options, plus shopping, museums, parks, and other attractions – much of it connected by an extensive four-mile skywalk system. Des Moines offers big-city amenities with small-town charm. You really must come see for yourself!

For more information, visit the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau website at www.

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Exhibits, education sessions, and onsite registration will be located at the Iowa Events Center’s Hy-Vee Hall. Special APWA room rates are available at these official Snow Conference hotels. All hotels are located within a 10-minute walk of Hy-Vee Hall. APWA will also provide limited shuttle service between the official hotels and Hy-Vee Hall beginning Sunday, April 26. Make your hotel reservations early! Special APWA room rates are offered on a space available basis until March 27, 2009. Rates do not include tax, currently 12%. All hotel reservations must be booked through the Greater Des Moines Housing Bureau. Go to and click on the hotel reservation link (use convention ID# 2224), or use the hotel reservation form included in the preview program. Do not call hotels.

Marriott Des Moines Downtown (Snow Conference headquarters hotel, located approx. 6 blocks from Hy-Vee Hall and connected via skywalk, non-smoking hotel)

700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 APWA Room Rate: $114 Renaissance Savery Hotel (historic hotel, located approx. 5 blocks from Hy-Vee Hall and connected via skywalk, nonsmoking hotel)

401 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 APWA Room Rate: $114 Embassy Suites Des Moines on the River (all-suite hotel with complimentary full breakfast buffet, located approx. 8 blocks from HyVee Hall, not on the skywalk system, limited number of smoking rooms available)

101 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 APWA Room Rate: $149 Quality Inn & Suites Event Center (complimentary continental breakfast buffet, located across the street from Hy-Vee Hall, not on the skywalk system, limited number of smoking rooms available)

929 Third Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 APWA Room Rate: $99

Register before March 15 and save $50 on a full registration! If your city has an APWA agency membership, please note that individuals must be listed on your agency roster to receive the member registration rates.

Exhibit Only Pass Member/Nonmember:$30 Exhibit floor-only passes are available for Monday and Tuesday only and do not include lunch.

Full Registration Member: $400, Nonmember: $550 Full Registration includes entrance into the exhibit hall, all education sessions and roundtables, Sunday reception on the exhibit floor, Monday and Tuesday lunch on the exhibit floor, refreshment breaks, the Tuesday Dinner at Living History Farms, and the Wednesday morning technical tour program.

Group Discounts for One-Day Registrations Send 10 or more people from your agency and receive a discounted oneday registration rate of $150 per person. Do not use the individual online or printed forms for group registrations. Contact Brenda Shaver at bshaver@ or 816-595-5240 if you would like to register a group.

One-Day Registration Member: $175, Nonmember: $215 One-Day Registrations are available for Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. Sunday includes the reception on the exhibit floor. Monday and Tuesday include lunch. Tuesday does not include the Living History Farms event, but you may purchase a ticket with your registration. You must have a full registration to participate in the Wednesday technical tour program.

Des Moines, Iowa April 26 - 29, 2009

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(continued from page 22) The Des Moines International Airport session will cover how the airport complies with Federal Aviation Administration regulations through the Airport Snow Plan. Determining snow removal equipment requirements and prioritizing the surfaces to be cleared first are all outlined in Advisory Circulars. How the snow removal team works to clear surfaces, compiling surface data and then transmitting the information to staff and to the public, is all part of the orchestrated routine of snow removal. The session will cover the tools the snow removal team uses to assist in their decision-making process in order to prep a surface for anti-icing, snow removal or de-icing operations, along with the equipment used to accomplish the objective of maintaining a safe surface for aircraft to operate on.

The benefit they see from transportation and aviation attending these sessions is that we have a lot in common; there are strategies with each operation that can be used in both operations. In Denver, they not only have an airfield snow-removal operation but they have roughly 250-plus lane miles of roadway that they are responsible for. Approximately 11 miles of that is a four-lane highway that connects the airport to Interstate 70. We hope you will include one or both of these sessions in your plans while attending the Snow Conference. In addition to the sessions there is the possibility of a tour of the Des Moines airport and a hands-on look at its snowfighting operation and equipment. If you are interested in participating in a tour, please contact Phyllis Muder at APWA. Phyllis can be reached at (800) 848-2792, ext. 5211. You can also sign up at the Iowa Chapter room at the conference. The tour is not advertised as part of the technical tour. The tour is subject to participation. As of this writing, a date and time have not been set.

The Denver International Airport session will explain how the airport transformed its airfield snow-removal program to include reduced runway occupancy times, equipment purchase, contracting ramp snow removal (how and why they contract out this operation), and partnering with the local fire department for snowplow operators. They will also discuss their training program and how they prepare 500-plus R. Mark DeVries can be reached at (815) 334-4975 or rmdevries@ operators for snow operations each year. Finally, they will; Craig D. Stephens can be reached at (515) 256briefly discuss this year’s potassium acetate issues and how 5009 or; and Ron Morin can be APWA Reporter_Surface Patrol_0409.qxp 3/10/2009 3:56reached PM Page 1 342-2855 or at (303) they dealt with it.

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Des Moines in pictures On this page you’ll see just a few of the Des Moines attractions you can visit before, during and after your North American Snow Conference experience. For more information on each of these attractions, visit the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau website at For more information on the Snow Conference and to register online, go to Why not combine business with pleasure and incorporate your Snow Conference trip into your vacation plans?

Terrace Hill is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. The home measures 18,000 square feet. The house has a 90-foot tower that offers a commanding view of Des Moines. It became a National Historic Landmark in 2003. Terrace Hill is open for guided tours from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. The tours are available at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. The tour usually lasts approximately one hour. (Photo: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau) Western Gateway Park is home to the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden. The garden showcases a collection of sculptures worth $27.5 million. The sculptures were donated by John and Mary Pappajohn, well-known philanthropists in the community. The sculptures (by 15 internationally acclaimed modern and contemporary artists) purchased by the Pappajohns are the largest single public gift in Des Moines’ history and the largest public gift of art in Iowa history. (Photo: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau) The Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Iowa, providing educational, recreational and community resources to thousands. Its goal is to provide botanical displays and educational services for its visitors. It is located on 14 acres along the east bank of the Des Moines River, close to downtown. The Botanical and Environmental Center is managed and operated by Des Moines Water Works. (Photo: Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau)


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Special thanks to the City of Lee’s Summit, MO, Public Works Department for granting APWA access to their wonderful facility and resources during our NPWW marketing efforts.

What you can do for National Public Works Week

espite its name, National Public Works Week (May 17-23) has very much a local focus. It will succeed through the efforts of individual members in your towns and cities. It is you who can approach shopkeepers and librarians about displaying the NPWW poster, you who can persuade local editors to cover NPWW activities, and you who can speak out about the importance of the services your departments provide your communities. This year’s National Public Works Week theme is “Revitalize, Reinvest, Renew.” Here are a few suggested NPWW activities:

Proclamations Each chapter should request a proclamation from the governor/premier. A sample proclamation can be viewed at www.

Solid Waste & Recycling

Posters Don’t forget about posters. To be effective, they must be displayed where they will be seen by large numbers of people. Shop windows, public libraries, and city halls are good places. Don’t forget to display them on public vehicles, too. This year’s National Public Works Week poster is a spectacular presentation of the theme “Revitalize, Reinvest, Renew.” Robert Rodriguez, a New Orleans native, has painted the essence of public works: the care and nurturing of our communities as a city being “planted” in the soil of reinvestment. The background shows fields of green, healthy communities growing strong. The poster is available for purchase and can be seen on page 32.


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30 Individual members should ask mayors to issue similar proclamations. The best time for the proclamation is a week or so before May 17. If there is to be a ceremony, be sure to contact newspapers and to have a photographer on hand. On May 29, forward either the original proclamation or a copy to APWA Kansas City headquarters.

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One aim of National Public Works Week is to interest capable youth in public works careers. Tell the guidance counselor at your high school that you would be happy to meet with classes or groups of students to discuss public works as a career. Keep in mind that a Shadow Day would enable a high school student to experience a workday in the life of the public works professional who performs a job of interest to the student. In the process, students learn that public works services employ a variety of professionals, technicians and administrators who have been schooled and trained in a variety of fields. Likewise, bringing an Equipment Show and Tell to a middle school enables students to see firsthand the equipment you use in daily operations. Recycling vans, refuse trucks, pavement recyclers, road graders and lift trucks hold fascinating possibilities for students this age. This activity is especially ideal if you have limited resources. You could schedule an Equipment Show and Tell at a different school every day of National Public Works Week.

Radio and Television Contact the news or public affairs departments of your local stations. Tell them that National Public Works Week is coming up and that you will be glad to arrange interviews for their public interest programming. This would be a perfect opportunity for you to tell the public how you are increasing productivity and that the city needs to maintain realistic levels of expenditure to provide for adequate replacement and preventive maintenance programs. Write your spot announcements to highlight the accomplishments of your department and send them to all stations in your area.

cesses and emphasize how they benefit all citizens. Arrange to display your exhibit at libraries, community centers and shopping malls. You may be able to take advantage of a captive audience by exhibiting at a scheduled community event.

Open House or Tour An open house or tour offers participants a new perspective on public works and gives professionals an opportunity to discuss the daily operation at their facility. It also is a good time to gather community members’ opinions of public works projects and services.

Keep Headquarters Informed

Newspapers List five changes your department has made in the last two years to economize. Describe each briefly on paper. Could any of them be depicted in photographs? Call the editor of your newspaper, tell him or her that that you have a good feature story he or she might want to run during NPWW; then explain your economy measures and what they represent to your community in saved tax dollars.

Public Works Exhibit Create an exhibit to spotlight your organization’s recent suc-

Your ideas may be very useful to other members or chapters next year. Your feedback helps headquarters staff know what works and what doesn’t. Just go to the NPWW website at and click on “Tell us about your NPWW outreach.” To help you get your celebration off and running, APWA has created a web-based “How-To” guide. In this guide you will find a wealth of information to develop activities for your NPWW celebration. Just go to npww/2009.

Computer-Based Testing NOW Available! APWA offered its first open block of computer-based testing for the Certified Public Fleet Professional (CPFP) and Certified Public Infrastructure Inspector (CPII) on March 16-27, 2009 at over 170 locations in the United States. Candidates received the benefit of taking the exam locally and receiving instant scoring!

2009 Open Testing Blocks July 6-17, 2009 (Eligibility Deadline: April 22, 2009) November 9-20, 2009 (Eligibility Deadline: August 26, 2009)

For more information visit APWA’s website at or contact Becky Stein at

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National Public Works Week Celebrate with us! May 17-23, 2009

2009 National Public Works  Week Poster Now Available! This year’s poster is a spectacular presentation of the theme “Revitalize, Reinvest, Renew.” Robert Rodriguez, a New Orleans native, has painted the essence of public works: the care and nurturing of our communities as a city being “planted” in the soil of reinvestment. The background shows fields of green, healthy communities growing strong. All this is taking place on the national stage, as represented by the curtains on either side and the typography reminiscent of a movie marquee.


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Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award

PWA’s Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works snow and ice operations, and to promote the best practices in snow and ice removal while minimizing environmental impacts. The award is presented annually at the North American Snow Conference. Following are this year’s recipients.

City of Beloit, Department of Public Works Operations Beloit, Wisconsin Vital to the success of the City of Beloit’s Snow and Ice program is City employee and community education and involvement. To kick off the winter season in November, the Director of Operations does a television broadcast with the City Council on snow and ice. At the same time, a full-page advertisement appears in the local papers and several live radio broadcasts are performed by staff. The City also has information on a local cable channel, and produces educational segments for a local television program, “Beloit Today.” Before and after the winter season, the City invites neighboring communities for a roundtable to discuss the season’s snow events. This is also done with police and code enforcement to ensure a seamless operation.

City of Calgary, Department of Transportation – Roads Maintenance Calgary, Alberta The City of Calgary Roads utilizes a fleet of sander trucks which spread prescribed amounts of deicing or traction materials to the traveling lane of the road surface. Each sander is equipped with a computerized controller capable of delivering accurate amounts of materials in kilograms per lane kilometer. Many of the units also have a pre-wet system to add liquid calcium to the materials at dispensing which makes the material stick to the road surface preventing it from blowing off to the shoulders. In addition to sanders, the City currently has a fleet of six anti-icing units used to deliver liquid calcium to the roadway surface, assisting in melting snow prior to it freezing on the road. Training’s role at the City of Calgary Roads is to ensure that there are an adequate number of employees trained to carry out work, such as snow and ice control, in an efficient, effective and safe manner. Over the last year, in addition to new employees hired and trained to cover newly-created districts, vehicle and equipment trainers updated 110 employees from their Class 5 licenses to Class 3 licenses, with additional training for sander and belly-plow operations. Vehicle and equipment trainers act as mentors and coaches for the new sander operators and will “drive-along” with them during snow events.

The Department of Public Works Operations uses a combination of driver experience and Geographic Information System (GIS) to chart their plow routes. They use the driver experience to first write down how the routes are driven and then use that information to draw the routes in GIS. They then meet with the drivers to fine-tune the routes. If one route is found to be too long, the staff can view the other routes in the area and then move a street to the appropriate route. The department uses the route sheets to estimate either when drivers were at particular locations or when they might be able to get there. The City of Beloit serves as a great model.


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At last year’s North American Snow Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, then-APWA President Larry Frevert presented the Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award to James Statini, who accepted the award on behalf of Westchester County, New York, Department of Public Works.

Meet APWA’s Professional Development Department

t’s strategic management and it’s working for you! In an effort to provide the best professional development opportunities for APWA members and the public works community, APWA has formed a new department at national headquarters. The Professional Development Department merges the Technical Services Department and the Education Department. APWA Executive Director Peter King commented, “This realignment is a major step forward to ensure that APWA responds to members’ professional development needs in a coordinated and comprehensive fashion. It made strategic and operational sense that the two areas should come together as one department. APWA members will benefit immensely from this change. The outcome will be stronger and better positioned products and services.” At the time the new Professional Development Department was created, a new Credentialing Department was also established to place under one umbrella APWA’s rapidly expanding agency accreditation program and new emphasis on development and delivery of credentialing programs. This strategic move brings together professionals with technical knowledge in public works with professionals who understand the science and art of designing and planning educational training and networking opportunities for our members. It provides APWA members working in Technical Committees direct access to this process. “It is a win/ win for everyone because of the synergy this brings for our members,” said Kaye Sullivan, Deputy Executive Director in the Kansas City office. “Working together, we can stay ahead of the needs of our members, making sure they have absolutely the best educational experiences possible. This may also serve to attract members to APWA.” At a time when responsible public works means managing resources wisely and effectively rebuilding the infrastructure and economy in both the United States and Canada, it is important that every offering meet and exceed the highest standards possible. The newly hired Director of Professional Development, Mabel Tinjacá, Ph.D., summarized it this way: “We offer the best value around….above-market quality at below-market fees. APWA should be the first place that public works professionals turn to when looking for quality educational, technical and networking opportunities.” The department will (a) seek to stay in the forefront of practices and technologies in public works, (b) offer the best possible quality-to-value ratio in professional development products and services, (c) work to understand the needs of 36

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The members of APWA’s Professional Development Department. Front row, left to right: Courtney Thompson and Carrie Merker. Middle row, left to right: Teresa Hon, Mabel Tinjacá and Phyllis Muder. Back row, left to right: Colene Roberts, Karen Wilson, Carol Estes, Kathy Dotson and Christina Davis.

APWA members and all customers, and (d) search for partnerships and collaborations that add quality and value to APWA programs. Professional Development staff plan to achieve these goals by exploring new technology for program delivery, increasing online learning opportunities, streamlining some of the processes for program development and delivery, improving and broadening opportunities for networking and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange, and seeking out the best-of-the best in public works talent to serve as advisors, speakers and authors. With the merger, the Professional Development Department is well positioned to meet the development and growth needs of APWA members. In the coming weeks and months, the department will gather information about what kinds of experiences APWA members are seeking: what information, in what format, when, how and how often. Everyone is encouraged to contact and express their opinions to any of the team members. “The Professional Development Department is here to support APWA members and the public works community to achieve their goals for growth and development,” Mabel said. “I am very pleased with the caliber of professionalism exhibited by the staff. It is a fun and talented group of professionals, and we look forward to working very closely with members.”

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Generational Issues: Do you have them? Rosemary Baltcha Personnel Manager (retired) Fresno County Public Works & Planning Department Fresno, California Member, APWA Diversity Committee s I sat there on a conference call with my fellow subcommittee members discussing a tip sheet, someone said maybe we should put it on Facebook. I remember hearing the words, but I didn’t have a clue what they meant. The Subcommittee on Generational Issues, a subcommittee of the APWA National Diversity Committee, is tasked with working on generational issues in the workplace. We are looking for ways to reach out, capture the attention, harness the energy, and then, even more importantly, to retain the interest of young, aspiring and competent public works professionals at the chapter level and to groom them to become our future leaders at the national level. But I sat there, mentally grasping at the word “Facebook.” Was this in itself a generational issue? What was this term? I consider myself more than reasonably intelligent, with some substantive degree of business savvy, and while I confess I’m not “techno dynamic,” I do have some basic understanding. I know what an iPod is! Well, let’s take a look—maybe I do have generational issues. By definition, I am officially a member of the Baby Boomer generation, born between 1946 and 1964. Just for the record, a generation is best described as a group of people within our society defined by age boundaries— those born during a certain period in time, in a certain era. Each generation has different experiences and exposures as they grow up that cause them to share similar values, attitudes, attributes and specific knowledge. There is an infinite amount of information out there regarding this topic which leads me to believe we are not the only ones who struggle with how to bridge the age gap. But, since public works professionals are literally known for building bridges, I have no doubt that we will accomplish this task. The name each generation is called and the dates in which each is included vary slightly from source to source, so for the purpose of this article I will use the most commonly found terms to define each group. As an additional disclaimer, nothing about any one group of people is ever set in stone, so please understand that I have relied on some generalizations to discuss this topic. There are of course many characteristics associated with each generation (optimism, idealism), but for our purposes I am focusing on how we communicate and interact. 38

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Still comprising about 5% of America’s workforce is the Silent Generation. This generation was born between 1922 and 1945; they are currently between 63 and 86. This generation respects authority (takes orders). Communication in their day was typically through a formal memo (not a lot of time spent talking). They put great stock in being respected for their experience, and typically do not mix work and family. The Baby Boomers, who currently make up approximately 45% of America’s workforce and who are also rapidly retiring, are described as being between the ages of 44 and 62. Baby Boomers are usually very committed to their jobs or professions (lifelong careers); they are consensual in nature and therefore like to meet to discuss things (they’re all about “Let’s have a meeting”); and they feel the reward of hard work is greater earning power and more important titles. They like to feel valued and needed. They don’t necessarily seek balance in their lives but rather have a “you got to work to live” mentality. They see no real choice. Generation X individuals, born between 1965 and 1980, are currently 28 to 43 and account for 40% of America’s current workforce. This generation is very self-reliant; they challenge themselves and others; their communication style is direct and immediate (need answers today); they are motivated by being able to do it their way; and they seek balance between work and family. And last, but certainly not least, is our dear Generation Y (Millennials, as some call them). This generation was born from 1981 to 2000 (so some are not even old enough to work yet). However, 10% of them between the ages of 18 to 27 are contributing members to America’s workforce. Sources say their numbers will be as great, if not greater, than the Baby Boomers once they have all entered the workforce. This group is the most fascinating to me personally because of their uniqueness. They have always multi-tasked; they have a higher tolerance level for just about everything (certainly greater than some of the rest of us); they seek a participative/collaborative work style (in your face); they have always had e-mail and voice mail, and information on anything and everything has always been “a touch of a button or keystroke away” for them; and they are not afraid but em-

brace the idea of being with and sharing with other bright, creative and outgoing individuals like themselves. If you don’t believe me, just check out Facebook and My Space, like I did. The users of these sites are, admittedly, not all Generation X and Y individuals, but they do make up a majority of the users. They are sharing information on their personal lives, what goes on daily, their jobs, their beliefs, their concerns and their commitments. It is here that they rally around and support common issues and concerns. It is here that they discuss our world, our environment and, believe it or not, our future. What is fascinating is that all of these diverse and unique generations with their quirks and nuances add up to 100% of America’s workforce. Never before in our history has the workplace been populated by four distinct generations “trying” to work together—each bringing a plethora of individual talents, knowledge, skills and abilities to the table, so to speak, but each struggling with the others’ “quirks and nuances” to such a degree that they are unable to partake of the feast before us. We’ve all seen these generational groups clash over things like work ethic, respect for authority, dress codes, structured hours, flexible benefits and many other items that one group holds in high regard and the other sees as insignificant. We all have value to add and we all are capable of learning something new. Both the Silents and the Boomers learned from Generation X to relax a little and take some time for family and fun. They taught us balance. We all have the ability to exercise a little flexibility and, as with any other diversity issue (race, creed, sexual orientation, gender), communication is the greatest tool we have. If we do not use this tool to seek a greater understanding of each other, then we do have “generational issues” that may cripple our ability to transcend the future and remain strong. Maybe we need to “keep our eye on the ball.” What is really important here is that we need to build a bridge to the future. How do we accomplish this? Facebook, My Space, or some other yet-to-be determined info sharing site? Well, I don’t have all the answers. But I can say with some degree of certainty that those of my generation and the one before us need to realize that the burden is on us to understand how to reach and motivate those who will replace us. So I “lol” (if you don’t know this term then you, too, need to get with it) at myself for not knowing about Facebook. Those of us in the two older generational groups (the Silents and the Boomers) have an obligation to our communities, our chapters, our Association, and our country to reach out, to understand, to mentor, and to harvest this great new talent that will come behind us (the Generation X’s and Y’s). This past December I wrote a resignation letter to my boss from which I will take a quote:

“… I clearly understand that the things of the greatest value to us are not always the tangible ones. I’ve learned that whether we want to or not, there comes a time when we must pass the torch, when we must relinquish our watch to others, and move on to do other things. In order to be successful in passing the torch we must be sure to mentor, grow and groom those who will succeed us, so that we leave our agencies and organizations in the hands of those who are capable, eager, and competent enough to improve these entities for the next generation. This may be the purest form of sustainability.” With that said, the Subcommittee on Generational Issues developed a “tip sheet” entitled “Reaching Out to the Next Generation: Steps for Engaging New APWA Student and Young Professional Members.” We are particularly proud of this work product. It was completed with input from members of the Emerging Leaders Program, current college students who were surveyed, and other young professionals that provided valuable input. I encourage you to share it with your chapter’s executive board and use it to grow your membership and our future. Please see the sidebar for more information. Finally, I want to thank the subcommittee and my co-chair, Mike Fraser, for their tireless effort and hard work on this project. And as always, we would not have been able to accomplish this or any other tasks without the commitment, diligence, continued support and hard work of the APWA staff. Thanks to all! Rosemary Baltcha can be reached at (559) 349-2999 or

In an effort to assist APWA chapters and branches in supporting new college student and young professional members, a list of recommended steps has been developed. This new tool reflects what college students and young professionals have told APWA is important to them when they consider active involvement in a professional association. To access “Reaching Out to the Next Generation: Steps for Engaging New APWA Student and Young Professional Members” and other helpful items in our Member Retention Toolkit, please go to www.apwa. net/MembersOnly/MemberTools/retention.asp. On April 23 at 2:00 p.m. Central, members of the Subcommittee on Generational Issues will host a webcast for chapters and branches interested in engaging college students and young professionals as they become APWA members. To register for this webcast, please contact Rhonda Wilhite at for more information.

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Update your community outreach efforts with Exploring the World of Public Works Brittany Barr Marketing Intern American Public Works Association Kansas City, Missouri ducating young people is an imperative task for public works professionals. Just ask Barb Stiehl of Urbana, Illinois. “The number of students pursuing careers in civil engineering is decreasing, our national infrastructure is in decline, and resources for maintaining our transportation system are dwindling,” Stiehl said. “Educating our youth is important if we want to improve and maintain our quality of life. They will be making decisions in the future based upon ideas and information learned today.” That’s why she joined the Task Force for APWA’s 6th–8th grade curriculum Exploring the World of Public Works. With an education background and a goal to “make public works more visible to students,” Stiehl jumped at the chance to pilot the program in her own community. “I was thrilled with the chance to work on a curriculum that brought the public works field into the classroom,” she said. “Students have little understanding about the invisible part of their community.” Fellow APWA member Mike Wise made the same decision based on his experiences with grassroots outreach program Play it Safe, which educates youth about the dangers of snow-and-ice equipment in his Michigan community. Having received positive student feedback after conducting the program, Wise realized the importance of outreach. “We need to create a positive portrayal of public services and make students and citizens see how much we help them in everyday life,” Wise said. “You ask these students ‘What is public works?’ and they don’t have a clue.” But how exactly does this curriculum bring public works into middle school classrooms? By combining information, interactive learning activities, and in-depth details on public works careers! The curriculum covers five areas of public works and features careers in each area. The Instructor’s Guide contains flexible lesson plans, fun activities which fit three time frames, discussion lead-ins and outlines, and background information on each topic, making outside preparation unneeded. The Student Almanac is filled with timelines, career quotes, “Did You Know” facts, and entertaining features such as “Grimey 40

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Gooey Grossology,” plus fascinating information about wastewater treatment, road composition, and more. Mystery of the Night Vandals, a novel, explores the impact of vandalism, reveals the role that public works has in city maintenance, and comes with its own curriculum that tests student reading comprehension. Finally, the Resource CD-ROM contains all handouts and additional materials—games, charts, statistics, and extra activities—which supplement the core lessons.

Exploring the World of Public Works in action! Cathy Barr, author of the curriculum, calls the program a “complete package.” “The Instructor’s Guide offers step-bystep instructional plans and fun activities that promote learning,” Barr said. “There are assessments for all the lessons and the novel which gauge student comprehension. The Student Almanac provides high-interest, ‘real-world’ content in an accessible format.” Given her background as a former middle school educator and a state curriculum consultant, Barr is familiar with educational programs—but does this curriculum pass the test of public works professionals and middle schoolers? According to Wise, yes! “Our city council and city managers looked this curriculum over, and they said it’s the most up-to-date, comprehensive guide on public works they’ve ever seen compiled,” he said. “It’s broken into chapters and clearly written, so it defines and describes exactly what public works really is in an in-

teresting fashion. It piques the interest of the students—the timelines and variety of information in each chapter keep it fresh.” Stiehl also noted student enthusiasm: “I was extremely impressed by the students in the classrooms where I presented the curriculum. They were anxious to learn about different topics other than the traditional classroom materials and very open to learning about public works.” She also revealed that students enjoyed the activities, the best feature of the curriculum since they “give students opportunities to learn by doing.” This concept—learning by doing—is what Barr hopes the curriculum encourages. “I saw the need to focus on the instructional delivery of the content—how students interact with content determines the lesson’s effectiveness,” she said. “I asked, ‘What do students need to know about this element of public works? What will students do with this knowledge? How will they interact with the content so that they achieve understanding?’” As evidenced in the piloted programs led by Wise, Stiehl and others, this learning concept is a success. Read on to see how you can use this curriculum! Use it when you’re called to make a presentation at a middle school. Present an overview of the field by using the first chapter of the Instructor’s Guide and Student Almanac, lead a detailed and interactive lesson about your specific area by pulling information from Chapters 2-6, or cover public works careers with Chapter 7. The curriculum also can be adapted to create cross-chapter presentations on important public works topics. As Stiehl states, it “offers opportunities to familiarize or reinforce the need for students to protect the valuable resources that we have. Whether a public works professional wants to discuss the importance of preserving and maintaining our infrastructure (transportation) or natural resources (water and trees)…lessons can be used as a springboard for discussion about recycling and sustainability.” In this way, multiple chapters—traffic and transportation, water and wastewater, parks and recreation, and solid waste—come together to cover one public works issue, making it a cinch to pull together a presentation. Donate the curriculum to local schools. Career Exploration classes might use the curriculum to motivate student research in a variety of fields,

or a science classroom might focus on the physical science aspects of projects in construction, traffic and transportation, water and wastewater, and solid waste. Because of the multi-disciplined nature of the curriculum, it has a use in nearly every classroom imaginable—subjects covered include social studies, creative dramatics, art, science, communication, and language arts. Use it during your National Public Works Week (NPWW) celebration. Chapter 1, Public Works in the Community, and Chapter 7, Careers in Public Works, might be combined into one lesson presented on the Friday before NPWW. After the students have gained the general understanding of public works and its many professionals, then they could explore the five areas in-depth during NPWW. Extend it into a summer school workshop or afterschool program. The Instructor’s Guide includes ideas for Extension & Enrichment so that each chapter can become a unit of study sustained over multiple days. The vast amount of information presented in the Student Almanac also allows for deeper investigation, since the time limits imposed by most classrooms will not allow for thorough exploration of the resource. The mystery novel curriculum supports development of pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading skills, making it perfect for an after-school reading program. You might hold a workshop on sustainability and “going green,” or simply expand each lesson using the Extension & Enrichment suggestions. Barr suggests that the curriculum “could be used in a nine-week program incorporating language arts, math, science, and social studies in an integrated study of public works.” Who knows—contacting your local district might lead to a public works summer course based on this curriculum! Use it to expand an outreach programs already in place. Select pertinent chapters of the curriculum to supplement your current programs. By incorporating new information and activities into existing presentations, you’ll be sure to retain and gain attendees, wowing them with a new angle on a familiar subject. Take Wise’s Play it Safe program. With over 400 attendees, it’s already successful; however, to keep the information fresh, Wise will incorporate relevant portions of the curriculum into Play it Safe. “I could take excerpts of what chapters I need—1, 2 and 7—just to expand on the current program. We also do a Work Site Safety program in which presenters usually have to wing it—with this [curriculum], there’s a blueprint. It’s great for speakers to all be on the same page.” To purchase this curriculum or for more information, please visit our online bookstore,, or call Lillie Plowman, Product and Outreach Marketing Manager, at (800) 848-2792, ext. 5253.

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Ontario Chapter celebrates more than 40 years of history Terry Hardy, P.Eng. Acting Manager of Engineering Services Urban & Environmental Management Inc. Niagara Falls, Ontario Executive Director, Ontario Public Works Association hapters of APWA invariably owe their existence to a few special people who, as a result of their personal efforts and enthusiasm, sought to establish a local chapter of the American Public Works Association. The Ontario Chapter (or the Ontario Public Works Association as it’s now known) is definitely no exception. Since OPWA was established more than forty years ago, it will come as no surprise that most of the original founding Board members have since passed away. However, we have many elder statesmen who joined OPWA around the time of its inception and who have continued to work with and support the organization ever since. In 2006, OPWA decided it was time to properly recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to the chapter and therefore created what became known as the OPWA Pioneers Club. Membership of the Pioneers Club is exclusive and only conferred on individuals who meet the following criteria: •

Past Chapter Presidents

Past APWA “Top Ten” award winners

Recipients of the chapter’s “Long Service Award”

Chapter members awarded Honorary Lifetime Membership in APWA

Individuals judged as having made a special contribution to the chapter

As of writing this article, membership in the OPWA Pioneers Club totals 34. Truly an exclusive club for a chapter that boasts well over 600 members! 42

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Some of the Pioneers Club members at the 2008 National Public Works Week luncheon. Back row, left to right: Jim Drury (1), Bob Hamilton (1,2), Larry Koehle (1,3,5), Vik Silgailis (3,4), Mike Sheflin (3,4), John Bray (1), Doug Doherty (1), Les Dawley (1), Angus McDonald (1,3), Paul Smeltzer (1), Rick Bino (1), Jack McCorkell (1,3), Terry Hardy (1,3). Front row, left to right: Bill Dunford (1,3), Joe Tersigni (3), Bruce Brunton (1,3), Bill Taylor (1), Maureen McCauley (1), Bob Moore (3), Ric Robertshaw (1,2,4), Ken Thompson (1). Legend: 1 = Past Chapter President, 2 = Past CPWA President, 3 = Life Member, 4 = Former Top Ten winner, 5 = Current APWA President-Elect

Members of the Pioneers Club are offered discounted registrations to most OPWA events and complimentary tickets to the chapter’s annual National Public Works Week Luncheon. The latter provides an opportunity each year for the Pioneers to get together to renew acquaintances and get caught up on the latest news affecting the public works profession. The feedback we’ve received from the Pioneers over the past two years has been overwhelmingly positive. Not only do they greatly enjoy the opportunity to socialize with their peers (many of whom they would otherwise not see on a regular basis), it provides a unique opportunity for current Board members to discuss and exchange views with many of the great public works leaders of our generation. Certainly, the benefit of their wisdom cannot be overstated. Since its introduction, the OPWA Pioneers Club has been an enormous success and a tremendous benefit to the

chapter. Most importantly, it has provided those of us who are currently involved in the chapter with the opportunity to honour and pay our respects to those who came before us. To quote one of our most distinguished Ontario Chapter members: “Those of us who drink the water would do well to remember those who originally dug the well.” Terry Hardy can be reached at (416) 4550648 or

Correction We inadvertently listed Joe Superneau as the author of the article “New ‘letters’ for stormwater managers” in the February issue (p. 30). The article was actually written by Bill Spearman, P.E., Vice President, Woolpert, Inc., Columbia, SC, member of the Government Affairs Committee and former member of the Water Resources Management Committee. Sorry about that, Bill.

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Chicago Metro Chapter celebrates 75 years Larry Lux President, Lux Advisors, Ltd. Plainfield, Illinois Historian, APWA Chicago Metro Chapter Former member, APWA Board of Directors

History In 1933, as the City of Chicago was preparing for the “Century of Progress” World’s Fair to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the city, two major Chicago-based professional organizations, the American Society of Municipal Engineers (ASME) and the International Association of Public Works Officials (IAPWO) decided to merge and form the American Public Works Association (APWA). At that time three chapters of the predecessor organization already were in existence: the Chicago Chapter, the New Orleans Chapter and the Delaware Valley Chapter. These three chapters became the foundation upon which today’s premier organization, APWA, was built. In 2006, then-Chicago Chapter President Victor Ramirez and the Chapter Executive Committee decided to organize a celebration of the chapter’s 75th Anniversary with the goal to increase awareness of the many services provided to our communities by public works professionals and improve the image of the many contributions that public works renders every day. I was proud to be asked to lead the effort to put together a group of members to organize the celebration. The first meeting of the organizing committee was held on July 26, 2006, at which time a draft plan was assembled to mark the anniversary with a year-long series of events and activities designed to draw attention to our chapter, its accomplishments and our members. It was also decided that for every chapter event throughout the year a complimentary special commemorative memento would be included as a part of the event.

Getting it together The chapter agreed to provide the funding necessary to get the project off the ground. One of the very first decisions made was to create a unique identity and tag line for the celebration. We retained a professional graphic 75th Anniverdesigner to assist us in the effort. We wanted sary Logo to have something that was reminiscent of the Official 1933 World’s Fair poster, but reflected the 75 years of service of the chapter. After reviewing a number of options, it was decided that we would adopt the logo shown here that was used throughout 2008 to draw attention to the various activities. The theme “Improving the Chicago Area 44

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Quality of Life for 75 Years” was also adopted and used on all printed materials throughout the year. No successful event, especially one of this magnitude, is possible without the financial support and participation of its members and their organizations. Fortunately, Chicago has always enjoyed the strong partnership with the consultant and supplier community, and with their generous participation, the chapter was ultimately able to generate nearly $75,000 in sponsorships that made the entire program possible. About 25 key chapter leaders and officers planned, organized and executed one of the most memorable and ambitious projects ever undertaken by the chapter. The following is a brief summary of the wide variety of events and activities that were conducted to recognize this remarkable history.

The calendar A 75th Anniversary year calendar was created that focused on the rich history of the chapter. The chapter and each of the five branches had their own month to feature their past events and accomplishments. Other months featured the chapter Calendar Cover history as host of the APWA Congress, our annual Holiday Party, educational programs, current and former national leaders from the chapter, golf outings and awards, culminating with a series of nostalgic photos from the past. The calendar was distributed at the chapter’s Holiday Party and mailed to every member who was unable to attend the event. The calendar cover featured the various logos the chapter has had over their 75-year history.

The kickoff The year began with an “Anniversary Kickoff” held as part of our annual Chapter Holiday Party in December 2007. Approximately 325 members and guests were present to join in the day’s celebration. The event featured a slide show highlighting many historic photos of past events and activities. As the APWA headquarters was in Chicago for much of the history of the organization, all former headquarters staff members still living in the area were invited to attend

Patents #6,943,698; #6,693,556 as guests of the chapter to renew old friendships and share the day. Every year, the chapter also conducts a “Toys for Tots” drive as a part of the Holiday Party, normally gathering about $5,000 worth of new toys that are donated to the Marine Corps drive. The day was highlighted by a visit from then-APWA President Larry Frevert and the unveiling of the official logo.


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In March, approximately 30 chapter members volunteered at Chicago’s public television station, WTTW Channel 11, to take part in their annual spring fundraising drive. For the last dozen years or so, Channel 11 has featured a series of documentary programs hosted and produced by Geoffrey Baer, a noted Chicago historian, focusing on the history of the Chicago area. Much of the focus of the programming has been on public works projects and influences. Throughout the evening, we (the chapter) were frequently mentioned and we were “on camera” in our bright red shirts emblazoned with the 75th logo during every programming break. We successfully raised over $65,000 in four hours. The event was repeated in December 2008 when over 40 members once again raised nearly $70,000 during the premier of a new program on Chicago’s magnificent lakefront.

Evening of Elegance The major and highest profile event of the year was held on Friday, May 9, at the world-renowned Chicago History Museum. This black-tie optional event was attended by over 300 people. The evening featured an exclusive opportunity to visit the entire museum that features much of Chicago’s public works history and a special presentation by Geoffrey Baer, producer and host of WTTW Channel 11 in Chicago. Mr. Baer presented a series of excerpts and comments from his documentaries that focused on public works projects and activities that had historic significance in the development of the city. The presentation was followed by a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner and musical entertainment in a room overlooking Lake Michigan. The major highlight of the evening was the debut of a new book published by the chapter documenting the nearly 250 years of public works impacts on the growth of the city.

Documenting history The major legacy project of the anniversary year was the commitment of the chapter to fund and support the research and development of a “coffee table” quality book that would document the rich public works history of the Chicago area. The book includes a documented Cover of Chicago Chapter history of the role that the Public Works History Book

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people, projects and profession have played in the growth and development of the Chicago area beginning in 1673 through the end of 2007. It also includes a detailed narrative and photographs of nearly 50 Chicago and suburban public works landmarks. A featured highlight of the book is a series of biographical sketches of the prominent local engineers, architects and public works leaders that have influenced the profession both in Chicago and around the world. The book also includes a series of interviews from 1994 and 2008 with notable local public works engineers and leaders and provides a historical perspective of our chapter leadership. Finally, it contains a detailed listing of the history of the Chicago Metropolitan Chapter and the people that have been a part of the growth of the region. The book was written by Chapter Past President Larry Lux; Howard Rosen, Ph.D., noted public works historian; and Elizabeth Trantowski, public history researcher at Chicago’s Loyola University. The book was officially released at the “Evening of Elegance” and each person in attendance was given a complimentary copy of the new book. Additional copies have been purchased at cost by the branches and are being used as speaker gifts and door prizes. Copies are also being sold on the chapter website, in the APWA bookstore and at various events.

tainment before and during the entire event. It was truly a memorable evening at a fantastic venue.

Wrap-up The year-long celebration was completed at the 2008 Holiday Party that was attended by over 400 members and guests. A special slide show was put together that featured photos from each of the anniversary events, and special recognition was given to the 75th Anniversary committee for their hard work and effort.

Secrets for success The entire program would not have been possible without the enthusiastic support and commitment of a group of key people and the solid support of the chapter, the consulting community and our suppliers who contributed generously to make the celebration a reality. Throughout the year we were often asked, “How can you do this?” There is no secret to the success. There are no easy answers, especially with the pressures of our everyday jobs these days. In summary, if you develop a clear message, set achievable goals and give solid purpose to the event, success is within reach. If other chapters are considering celebrating some special anniversary or event, we would offer the following blueprint: •

Identify and involve key interested people in the chapter to assume the leadership responsibility for the plan.

Discuss, debate and agree upon the vision of the event.

Develop a unique identity for the event.

Develop a sound, realistic funding plan, budget and approach.

Provide the committee with the support, direction and guidance they need in order to be successful, then step aside and let them use their creativity to get it done, monitoring progress along the way.

Stay flexible as things and circumstances will change throughout the planning and execution period.

Watch the budget to make sure the event matches the money available to support it.

Document your failures as well as your successes.

Be sure to recognize those involved in the plan at the appropriate times.

Golf outings One of the chapter’s major fundraising events is the Annual Golf Outing which has been held every year since 1949 and this year will be celebrating its 60th year. In 2008, each participant was presented with a lob wedge as a memento of the event. The back of the club was engraved with the 75th Anniversary logo.

Joint celebration in New Orleans In September 2006, the representatives of the three chapters celebrating their 75th anniversaries met in Kansas City during the annual APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition to discuss the possibility of hosting a joint dinner in 2008 at Congress in New Orleans. Following this meeting, two of the chapters, Chicago and Louisiana, agreed that the idea was viable and a good way to promote the chapters, celebrate the occasion within APWA, and provide a great opportunity for networking and social interaction between the two chapters. A committee of two representatives from each chapter began meeting by telephone conference call to put the event together. The event was held at the spectacular World War II Museum in New Orleans and was attended by over 300 people, including the APWA Board of Directors and many of the APWA Past Presidents. Attendees were given the opportunity to tour and visit this wonderful museum that is dedicated to honoring those from the “greatest generation.” As a special attraction, the Harry Connick, Sr., orchestra provided enter46

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If participation is a measure of success, this series of events was the most successful in the history of the Chicago Metro Chapter, with more than 1,500 people personally participating in the various events and countless others having been exposed and informed about the history of the chapter and the region. Larry Lux can be reached at (815) 886-6909 or larrylux@

Choosing the right tool: two perspectives on private firms and public works

Note: The Public Works Historical Society Board of Trustees is composed of practitioners from within field of public works as well as academics who are interested in the history of public works. Bill Kappel offers his perspective as a public works practitioner while Charles Jacobson provides a historical perspective.

A management tool that works for public works William A. Kappel Director of Public Works City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Chair, APWA Congress Program Review Committee Having begun my public works career on what most would consider to be the bottom rung of the professional ladder—as a laborer—the word “privatization” holds special meaning for me. Early in my career the word “privatization” was used by managers like a cattle prod to induce greater productivity out of employees. The threat was constant: “You’d better do the job quickly and efficiently or we’ll just privatize the work!” No wonder it had a negative connotation in my dictionary. The experiences I have had as a public manager and especially since becoming a public works director in 2000 have changed my view of privatization. Today I view privatization as one among many tools in a good public manager’s toolbox. Indeed, over the course of my career, I have been involved with decisions to privatize services formerly furnished by municipal employees, to deprivatize services formerly furnished by private firms, and to employ hybrid public-private arrangements. 48

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What is privatization? I would define privatization as the shifting of the production of a good or the provision of a service from the government to the private sector. Goods or services sometimes privatized by local governments include streetlighting, solid waste collection and disposal, equipment maintenance and repair, and facility maintenance. Involving the private sector in the provision of these and other goods and services has been going on for a long time. My first encounter with privatization came during the late 1960s when I labored for the City of Milwaukee Public Works Department as a “garbage man” while also attending college. After finishing our daily collection route, we would take our loaded truck and dump it at one of several former municipal incinerator plants. The solid waste was no longer being burned at the plants. Rather, each of the former incinerator plants had been converted to a transfer station. A nationally-recognized waste management firm in turn hauled the solid waste to its own regional “sanitary” landfill for burial. This company was the same one our supervisor used to threaten with the loss of our collection jobs. Nevertheless, the company was performing a valuable service for the City as they were handling all of the solid waste that the City could no longer incinerate because of changing federal regulations on air quality. It might also be interesting to note that currently as a public works director, in a municipality neighboring Milwaukee, I am still dealing, on a contractual basis, with this very same waste management firm for both landfilling and recycling services.

Crack filling by contact cognizance As a public works manager, I have at times found privatization to be the best means of delivering a particular public service. In 2003, for example, I had staff work on an analysis of crack filling work. This was generally done by seasonal help supervised by one year-round employee. The crew leader for this work crew was not a coveted position among the more skilled employees and more often than not fell to the least senior employee qualified for the job. It would take three months to complete the work that needed to be done for the next year’s street sealing program. In 2003, the crew did not finish the required area and after doing a cost-benefit analysis, hiring a contractor was proposed. The City continued to buy the material to take advantage of its tax-exempt status, but the work was let out by contract to the lowest bidder. The work was bid on a squarefoot basis. The City has been fortunate to get very good contractors and pricing for this work. Over the past four years, contractors have finished the areas within less than two weeks. The cracks are also being routed prior to filling, which produces a much better end product and was a service level increase not performed by the City workforce. The cost of this service has remained relatively constant for several years.

Deprivatizing streetlighting While employing a contractor has proven successful in the case of crack filling, I have also found it necessary in other circumstances to deprivatize a service formerly provided by a private firm. Not long after becoming

the public works director for a small suburban community I was besieged by the public works management staff to do something about the streetlighting contract. Both the superintendent and the supervisor of the electrical unit felt that the City was paying an outside firm top dollar for maintaining the streetlighting system and was not getting its money’s worth. Burned-out streetlight lamps or outages reported by residents were not being repaired promptly, and it seemed as though the company did not always treat its obligations to the City as a priority if it had other work. This service had been performed by City electrical technicians prior to being privatized sometime in the mid-nineties. In looking over the bid documents, it was not always clear how soon or even at what cost lamps needed to be replaced or outages repaired. The original cost-benefit analysis, performed in the mid-nineties, decreased costs for the City personnel department and the City attorney’s office even though these savings were never realized. These lowered costs were a driving factor in privatizing the work. In 2001, a new cost-benefit analysis was performed making sure to compare apples to apples. It demonstrated that even when accounting for the full benefit package, two in-house electrical technicians could maintain the streetlighting system at less cost than the City was paying out to a contractor. There had been two different firms that had won the contract over the previous five to six years. The analysis was discussed with the local elected officials during the budget process (the budget is adopted in November and the fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31). It was decided to give the department another chance at running and maintaining the City’s streetlighting system. Two electrical technicians were hired at mid-year in 2002. They have been maintaining the system ever since. Lamps are now generally replaced within 24 hours of notification of an outage. Outages involving a circuit are generally repaired with 48 hours of notification. The department has not had

an elected official complain about any streetlights being out in a long time.

A hybrid approach to solid waste and recyclables collection Since 1994, the City had one of the most successful “Blue Bag” recycling collection programs in the country. A blue bag program comingles the recyclables with the regular waste, which is collected by one vehicle. The collection work was done with municipal employees. The mix of recyclables in the blue bags and solid waste was dumped on the transfer station tipping floor. From that point on, a private contractor took over and was responsible for separating the blue bags from the regular solid waste. The mixed waste was fed over a series of conveyers and the blue bags were picked off and separated from the regular waste. Bags of newspaper were broken open and the printed material placed on a conveyor that went directly to a large semi-trailer. The semi-trailer of newsprint and

mixed paper went directly to a paper recycler on the other side of town. The mixed recyclables were left in the blue bags, fed onto a second conveyor and into a second semi-trailer for shipment to the contractor’s secondary sorting facility. The remaining waste remained on the main conveyor and was fed into a large compactor. The contractor trucked the compactor of solid waste to their landfill. Starting in December 2007, the City privatized the collection of recyclables. Since no one was laid off, there were no union issues. We hired the existing contactor to collect and process mixed recyclables placed curbside in 95-gallon carts with a fully-automated vehicle. The City purchased the recycling carts and opted to get carts made from 100% recycled material. This type of recycling collection program is commonly called “single stream” recycling and is fast becoming the method of choice for residential curbside recycling programs. The carts are emptied on an

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every-other-week schedule. Our own workforce collects the residential solid waste weekly using the same 90- and 95-gallon carts that we had been using since the late 1980s with semi-automated vehicles. The residential solid waste is dumped at our own transfer station, operated by the private contractor. This material goes to the landfill. The mixed recyclables are taken to a new sorting facility, owned and operated by the contractor, where the various materials, newsprint, mixed paper, aluminum, glass, etc. are separated, baled and sold to various markets. There were three major reasons for privatizing the collection of recyclables. First, the cost of separating the blue bags from the regular waste stream was skyrocketing. The price per ton was better than double the price per ton for landfilling. The company was pushing to get out of their contract to sort the blue bags. The City did not receive any money back from the recyclables in the blue bag method. With market prices for recycled material on the rise, the City wanted to change the contract to reap some of the benefits of the rising prices. The second reason is the City had been considering moving to fully-automated collection of solid waste for a long time. Our municipality is a first-ring suburban city, neighboring a major metropolitan area. It has quite a mix of housing and lot sizes. But staff foresaw several problems associated with fully-automated collection. The waste company has run into several of the problems. Narrow alleys with tight turns, cars parked in front of the carts, or carts not being placed in an accessible location are just a few. We are letting the private contractor provide us with solutions to these problems before we invest in new equipment. The contractor began the collections using a frontload vehicle, modified with a grabber arm and a container. The contractor plans to purchase new equipment in the third or fourth quarter of the year. In the meantime, they have had to bring a third, smaller vehicle in every other Friday in order to collect 50

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the carts in the narrow or dead-ended alleys because their frontload vehicle is too large to make some of the turns.

service than the contractor. It will be interesting to see what role the cost of the service will play in future decisions.

Thirdly, privatizing the collection of the recyclables gives management a clear costing benchmark for collection services on which to base future decisions regarding the fully-automated collection of regular solid waste.


While we are only five months into the single stream recyclable collection, our residents have drawn conclusions that the private collection service does not offer the same level of service as we do with our own employees. Everything to be recycled must be placed inside the container including items such as large cardboard boxes which our residents are used to just placing next to their containers for collection. The recycling containers also need to be placed properly at the curb or alley line, since the operator of the automated vehicle does not get out of the cab of his truck. This has been a problem in alleys where residents were used to just leaving their carts where they were stored for collection. At about 50% of the homes that have alleys (this is only a small fraction of our city), the resident needs to physically move the container on the proper collection day in order to ensure a collection. On the positive side, the revenue from the sale of the recyclables coming back to the City has continued to increase each month. While it does not entirely offset the cost of the collection, there is no tipping fee for the recycling tonnage and the City has begun to get back between $50-55 a ton for each ton collected. This example points out the importance of not only considering the service that may be privatized, but also the level of service. While I have considered automating the regular solid waste and reducing the workforce through attrition, I expect this may not be acceptable to all our residents after their experiences with the recycling containers. There is no question in my mind that the City workforce offers a higher and indeed expected level of

Over the course of my career in public works, I have found it advantageous at different times to privatize some public services, deprivatize others, and to employ various hybrid arrangements. In my experience, the wisdom of privatizing the provision of a good or service depends on the circumstances. As you have seen in the examples above, it may make sense to do the work using your own employees in some settings or it may make sense to privatize some or all of it. For each service being recommended for a shift, a complete cost-benefit analysis was performed. The pros and cons of taking work back in-house or privatizing work were thoroughly examined. In all of the examples shown above there was also a labor union to deal with. While not the case in every municipality, this is one important step that cannot be overlooked. The local union is well aware of the fact that I have added jobs as well as eliminated them depending on how efficient and cost effective our own workforce can be. I have always communicated my intentions to them prior to taking the final steps in the process. No surprises! Both management and the labor union try to operate under this type of a communication policy. The labor agreement does contain a clause that allows for contracting out services but only if no one is laid off. The final decision makers are the elected officials. One must be very clear when presenting cost-benefit analyses of these sorts if one expects to get a positive recommendation. By the way, it also is a good idea to follow up in the middle or at the end of the year as to just how the effort is working out. It is important to provide this information, even if it shows that the change may not have been a good one. William “Bill� Kappel is the Director of Public Works for the City of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. He is a member of the Public

Works Historical Society Board of Trustees, chair of the APWA Congress Program Review Committee, and a chapter delegate. He can be reached at (414) 479-8933 or

A historical look at the roles played by private firms in the provision of public services Charles D. Jacobson, Ph.D. Senior Research Associate Morgan Angel & Associates Washington, D.C. Past President, Public Works Historical Society A short walk away from Baltimore’s famous aquarium along the city’s inner harbor, there can be found a less well known yet more unusual attraction advertising itself as the “surprisingly interesting” Baltimore Public Works Museum. The museum lives up to its billing. Housed in a handsome brick structure built in 1912 as a sewage pumping station, the museum contains numerous exhibits illuminating the historical development and contemporary technological functioning of some of the public works systems still serving Baltimore and its environs today. As shall be seen below, a surprisingly broad—and interesting—range of variation can also be found in historical and contemporary roles played by private firms and government agencies in delivering public services and furnishing public works systems in American communities.

utility systems. The history, however, is not just one of random variation. Patterns and trends can be discerned in the character of governmental and private arrangements employed for furnishing different goods and services and in how the arrangements have fared over time in different settings.

and workforce that might otherwise have been required. At the same time, utilization of short-term rather than long-term contracts appeared to offer a means for local governments to avoid becoming overly dependent on any single firm and to keep alive at least the possibility of future competition.

In the case of solid waste collection and disposal, forms of private provision initially predominated. In many communities during the late nineteenth century, local governments arranged for the provision of solid waste collection and disposal services by entering into short-term contracts with private firms, with contracts sometimes awarded on the basis of competitive bids. Relying on private firms for service provision in this manner was broadly consistent with free enterprise ideology and held the promise of obtaining publiclyimportant waste collection and disposal services economically without the expenditures of funds and expansion of the governmental bureaucracy

Without the security of a long-term contract or franchise, however, privately-owned service providers were generally reluctant to invest in expensive but potentially useful capital facilities such as incinerators. Late nineteenth and early twentieth century municipal reformers and sanitary advocates also complained of other problems with the prevailing contracting arrangements, including the boosting of profits by contractors at the expense of service quality, corruption in contract awards, and undue contractor influence over municipal politics. Rather than relying on profit-seeking private enterprises to furnish important solid waste collection and disposal services, some con-

In different communities at different times, for example, solid waste collection and disposal has been performed by local governments themselves, by private firms under contract with local governments, and by private firms under contract with individual households and businesses. Similarly, numerous historical and contemporary examples can be found of government agencies and private firms owning and operating water supply and distribution systems, electric utility systems, and other public works and public

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tended, the public interest would better be served by democratically-elected municipal governments doing the work themselves. In this context, an increasingly large proportion of municipal governments during the first and second decades of the twentieth century chose to furnish solid waste collection and disposal services themselves rather than to rely on private contractors. Organizational changes within municipal governments accompanied this shift, with many communities transferring responsibility for sanitation services from physician-dominated public health commissions to public works departments overseen by professional engineers and managers. In recent years, responsibility for solid waste collection and disposal has largely continued to remain in governmental hands in larger jurisdictions with more entrenched and professional public works organizations. Particularly in smaller communities, however, the years since 1970 have seen something of a resurgence in the contracting out of the service to private enterprises. Factors driving this trend include the increased prominence of anti-government ideology, desires on the part of local governments to cut labor costs and to avoid having to bargain with unionized workforces, and greater difficulty and expense in siting and building landfills and other disposal facilities due to local opposition and new environmental regulations. Also important has been the rise of large, professionally managed, integrated solid waste collection and disposal firms which are better positioned to invest in recycling systems and expensive and distant disposal facilities than many smaller and more geographically constrained communities. In the case of water supply and distribution, the history has been quite similar in some ways but very different in others. As with solid waste collection and disposal, municipal governments in the United States during the nineteenth century typically first turned to private firms to construct water supply and distribution systems. But whereas 52

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short-term contracting prevailed in solid waste collection and disposal, private firms generally would not invest in the expensive fixed facilities constituting water supply and distribution systems without the security of a longterm contract or franchise. In some cases, the initial contracts or franchises agreed between local governments and water companies specified location(s) from which water was to be drawn, quantities to be supplied, provisions to be made for serving public fire protection needs, and other such matters in considerable detail. In communities experiencing little population growth or changes in demand for water, such arrangements sometimes sufficed to structure relationships between local governments and private waterworks firms for long periods of time. In the rapidly growing major American cities, however, increases in demand for water and for facility expansion during the nineteenth century quickly rendered initial contract or franchise arrangements obsolete, and municipal governments and waterworks firms often found themselves at loggerheads. As a consequence of such conflicts and accompanying problems in service delivery, municipal governments in most major American cities had built or acquired their own waterworks systems by the end of the nineteenth century. Although privately-owned waterworks did not disappear from the American scene, they served a relatively small proportion of the urban population and were mostly to be found in smaller and less rapidly growing communities. This broad pattern has largely remained to the present day, with governmentowned waterworks predominating in larger urban centers in the United States and privately-owned systems tending to be more modest in scale and serving smaller communities. Interestingly, the relatively few large privatelyowned water supply and distribution systems in the United States are mostly to be found in heavily populated areas such as northern New Jersey, which is comprised of many small political ju-

risdictions for which individual waterworks systems would be impracticable. Like their waterworks counterparts, electric utility systems consist of fixed and expensive facilities serving both private consumer demands and public needs. As in waterworks, private firms owned the great majority of early electric utility systems in American communities during the 1880s and 1890s. At the same time, in electric utilities as in waterworks, requirements for long-term investments in expensive fixed facilities meant that bidding contests between private firms for short-term contracts or franchises could not be relied upon to protect public interests in the provision of services. As a result, private firms and government agencies during the first decades of electric utility development typically found themselves enmeshed in long-term relationships. At least in most urbanized areas of the United States, however, arranging for delivery of high-quality services from private firms did not prove problematical to nearly the same extent in electric utilities as in waterworks. Because the output and quality of streetlighting could be easily measured and monitored by the naked eye, municipal governments and private electric utility firms, even in rapidly growing cities, could arrange for provision of service under relatively simple contractual arrangements in a manner impossible with water for fire protection. To a greater extent than in waterworks, market forces also created incentives for electric utility firms to furnish highquality service and to exercise restraint in pricing. Until well into the first decade of the twentieth century in many American communities, for example, electric utility firms faced aggressive competition from gas companies for both private lighting business and public streetlighting contracts. In this context, private ownership of electric utilities survived in most American communities even though the firms came under intense criticism at times for overcharging consumers or

for exercising undue and corrupting influence on municipal politics. This pattern has largely remained to the present day, with residents of most larger urban regions in the United States continuing to be served by private electric utility firms. However, there are important exceptions. During the early twentieth century, for example, municipal governments in both Seattle and Los Angeles developed their own electric utility systems as means of bringing cheap hydroelectric power to their communities and to achieve industrial development goals. During the 1930s, the federal government formed the Tennessee Valley Authority and underwrote the formation of rural electric cooperatives as means to fulfill regional development goals and bring the benefits of electric utility services to rural areas. And far more recently, during the late 1990s, a state agency took over the privately-owned electric utility on Long Island as a means to cut costs to consumers and resolve problems resulting from expenditures by

the private firm on an ultimately abandoned nuclear plant project. As can be seen in the brief historical accounts above, private firms have long been involved in a variety of ways in delivering public services and furnishing public works systems in American communities. Factors shaping performance include the capabilities of the firms themselves, market forces and the presence or absence of competition, utilization of expensive fixed facilities in order to furnish service, ease or difficulty in measuring output and monitoring quality, and ease or difficulty in devising workable, straightforward and enforceable contractual arrangements for service delivery. For decision makers today, the history suggests that profit-motivated private firms can play valuable roles in the provision of public services but that account needs to be taken of the factors enumerated above in order to ensure that the profit motive is harnessed in ways consistent with broader public

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interests. Given that the future will give rise to circumstances that cannot be anticipated in the present, caution is particularly indicated in entering into long-term arrangements involving expensive fixed facilities such as water supply and distribution systems or toll roads. After all, it is unlikely that anyone in Baltimore in 1912 could have imagined that a sewage pumping station along the city’s waterfront might someday be used as a museum. But the fact that the structure remains in public hands, and that it was built soundly, beautifully and with an eye to the long-term, is what has made the transformation possible. Charles Jacobson is a Past President of the Public Works Historical Society and Senior Research Associate for Morgan Angel & Associates, a team of experienced historians specializing in historical research and public policy analysis, located in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at (202) 265-1833, ext. 14, or

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Green Building through Integrated Design 256 pp • 2008 • McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing • Jerry Yudelson Green Building through Integrated Design is a guide to greening your next project. This is not a book about how to design a green building—there are many fine books on that subject by leading architects—but rather a book about the design and delivery process. How can building teams design, build and operate commercial and institutional projects that are truly green? How can they deliver buildings that will save at least 50 percent of energy use against standard buildings? The way buildings are designed and constructed must change to reduce overall carbon dioxide emissions below 1990 levels, the current Kyoto target. In Green Building through Integrated Design, Jerry Yudelson, one of the foremost experts in the field, delivers a step-bystep process for planning, designing, constructing and operating high-performance green buildings—covering the entire process of building a certified green building. This comprehensive, well-illustrated guide is written for architects, engineers, project managers, general contractors, cost estimators, property and real estate managers, facility managers, and property developers. You’ll get expert insight into tackling various projects, from concept and design, to unifying members of the team, to constructing high-performance buildings on time and within standard budgets. This heavily-illustrated book is an important resource for anyone who wants to leapfrog years of experiential learning and get right to the heart of effective design process management for green building design. The book features interviews with key players as a way to illuminate the integrated design process, including relevant issues, difficult challenges, lessons learned and problemsolving techniques. It includes: •

Key questions to ask at each stage of the green building process.

Profiles of 30 LEED® Platinum projects in the U.S. and Canada.


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Detailed interviews with numerous designers and builders.

Useful checklists, tables and charts, along with numerous project photos.

Key tips on how to implement the LEED® design and certification process.

Information on how to use green building project management software.

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Green Building through Integrated Design is the most complete overview of green building project delivery available, and is a thorough blueprint that every member of the project team will find invaluable. It includes real-world examples and case studies from which core principles and practices of integrated design, as practiced by leading architects, engineers, builders, developers and owners, can be extracted. The author hopes that individuals will find this book to be an extremely timely and highly informational resource for addressing critical aspects of the design process, as they make their contribution to the green building movement. To obtain your copy, please call the APWA Bookstore at 1-800-848-APWA, ext. 5254. Or, for more information on purchasing this publication and other American Public Works Association books, please visit the APWA Bookstore online at

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Teamwork William A. Sterling, P.E. Director of Public Works (Ret.) City of Greeley, Colorado Member, APWA Leadership and Management Committee The APWA Leadership and Management Committee has introduced a series of articles entitled “Cleaning up the Kitchen” which focus on a wide variety of leadership and management issues. This is the fifth series of articles contributed by the committee over the past few years. The purpose of the articles is to provide thoughtprovoking topics and situations which are likely to be currently occurring in the public works arena with the intention of offering some insight or reference for members who may be facing similar situations. The members of the committee welcome your input for other topics or issues you may be facing. A current roster of the members is available on the Leadership and Management web page at TechSvcs/Leadership/. “Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you; But of a good leader, who talks little, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will all say, ‘We did this ourselves.’” – Lao Tzu, Book of Tao

Introduction The role of the manager has changed significantly in many public works organizations. The strong manager capable of almost single-handedly turning around an organization, while still a folk hero in the eyes of many, has given way to the recent demands of increasingly complex systems for managers who are able to pull together people of diverse backgrounds, personalities, training and experience and weld them into an effective working group-a team. The Lone Ranger of yesterday is gone! A manager must involve others in the functions of planning, organizing, staff56

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ing and staff development, directing and leading, and evaluating and controlling. It is a matter of necessity! Thus, if traditional-bound managers can be convinced of the superiority of the team model over the heroic model, we may yet see the light of day. We may witness a transition from the Lone Ranger model to the Team Ranger model. In his book Flight of the Buffalo, James A. Belasco describes his change from a one-leader organization to a team approach. All leaders face a challenge of leadership; the old models and paradigms no longer work. How leaders develop, and live a new model of leadership, will be the critical success factor for most every organization. For a long time, he believed that his organization functioned like a herd of buffalo. Buffalo are absolutely loyal followers of one leader. They do whatever the leader wants them to do; go wherever the leader wants them to go. He was the lead buffalo. He realized that his organization was no longer working as well as in the past because, being loyal to one leader, his staff would stand around and wait for the leader to show them what to do. He began to find that being this type of leader was hard work. Then one day he decided to change. What he really wanted in his organization was a group of responsible, interdependent workers, similar to a flock of geese. In a flock of geese, the leadership changes frequently because of the changing roles within the formation; they no longer depended on one leader. Every goose has a part in the success; it takes teamwork.

Teams Before we go much further, we should define what a team is. The ideal defi-

nition is: A group of people, who have been empowered to set goals, make decisions and solve problems, and who have the commitment to make changes to implement their goals and decisions. In the workplace, a team is a group of people pooling their skills, talents and knowledge in a supportive effort to complete a project, reach a goal or solve a problem. Or a team can be defined as a group of people drawn from different disciplines, who work together on a permanent basis to carry out the agency’s mission. Peter Drucker’s observation is “that most organizations are increasingly populated by highly educated, highly skilled workers who are more interested in working together to achieve shared objectives than in being told what to do.” This observation is certainly true with the new generation of workers (Generation X and Y) entering the workplace. The use of teams is growing, seemingly popping up everywhere. They’re powerful when they work well and when they have a defined purpose. Introducing team culture where it has not been the custom can, in itself, be a powerful force for change. Set up teams to help plan and implement any changes and establish team targets linked to the overall goals of the agency so that team members can see how their role fits into the agency’s mission. Make goals ambitious, specific and measurable, and maximize potential by giving teams as much autonomy as possible at all times; empower them. Teamwork doesn’t happen just because people are doing the same job or working for the same section within an

agency. If an employee’s job is getting out the work and the quality control inspector’s job is making sure the work is correct, it’s quite possible that these two do not think of themselves as a team. It’s even possible that these two conflict with one another. Teamwork must be created; it doesn’t just happen. It’s a product of positive reinforcement. It occurs when people receive more positive reinforcement as a group than any individual can attain alone. Every group that commits to becoming a team has many tasks to accomplish in order to work as a team.

Today, I sense a widespread misconception that the minute a group of people calls itself “a team,” it is one. Wrong! Not every group of people who try to work together becomes a team. In saying that, I mean that every group that commits to becoming a team has many tasks to accomplish in order to work as a team. Let’s go back to the basics of

building a team. You remember: forming, storming, norming and performing (also known as initiation-definition-planning-realization). First the group must form. In this stage, polite talk is replaced by more open and honest dialogue; the group decides why—or whether—it wants to work together for a common purpose. Second, the team

The important elements of any team are: • • • •

They have a purpose – a reason for existence. The members are interdependent on each other. They are committed to working together. The group is accountable for their actions.

The characteristics of an effective team are: • • • •

Outputs are the results of the combined talents. Objectives bring forth common purpose and understanding. Energy of the total exceeds the sum of the individuals. Structure is the means of dealing with control, leadership procedures, organization and roles. Atmosphere of the team brings forth the spirit of openness and support for one another.

There are teams, there is teamwork and there are self-directed teams. Today’s manager needs to know the difference and when to use each.

Why Teams? • • • • • • •

Open communications Don’t have to do it all yourself Utilize others’ talents, skills and experiences Encourages personal growth and pride in accomplishments Invites ownership Superior customer service People are your most important asset

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must storm. In some ways, this is the most interesting stage of team development. It’s also the precarious point at which some groups renege on their inclination to be a team. Third, the group must norm. There is a genuine sense of relief and pleasure among group members when they finally reach this stage. At this point, they know something is starting to click. Lastly, the group must perform. In the performing period, a team reaches the payoff stage. Individual goals and roles mesh as team focus and member alignment merge into a productive unit. All teams must go through the four stages to truly become a team. If you’re starting a team in your organization (or already have teams working), take these words to heart. Then you will have truly begun to tackle the hard work of creating a team. “The meshing of human energy into a common spirit…makes all the work at being a team worthwhile.” – Thomas L. Brown

Some Good Ways to Build a High-Spirited Team • Help each other to be right—not wrong. • Look for ways to make new ideas work—not for reasons they won’t. • Listen and seek needed facts. Don’t make assumptions. • Help each other and take pride in collective success. • Speak positively about each other, the team, and your organization and obstacles. • Act with initiative and “can do” mindset. • Do everything with enthusiasm— it’s contagious. • Be persistent—never give up and don’t lose faith. • Constantly reinforce and support each other. •


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When you find yourself part of a group of people who are equally committed to the same mission, when you see that you are appreciated for your special qualities, when you know that fellow team members care about you and your performance as much as they care about their own…well, that’s a team. Success comes when every member of the team takes ownership of the vision and accepts responsibility for his or her part in achieving it.

Benefits In most of today’s workplace, this is a fundamental fact: Each of us has only a part of the information or expertise we need to get our jobs done. This reflects the explosive growth of information. More knowledge has been generated in the twentieth century, it is said, than in all of history before, and the rate of increase continues to accelerate as we enter the twenty-first. We have come to depend on the group mind as never before.

petitive strategy is critical and one of the tools to use is through the development of teams. No matter how good that strategy is, though, the key to its success is in its implementation. The concepts and tools for organizational change, breakthrough technology and situational leadership are valuable as you proceed into the future with the many changes facing you. The use of teams can help assure that the changes you pursue are constructive, efficient, effective, successful and even fun. If you don’t have teams working now, try it—you’ll like it. In order for teamwork to succeed one must be a team player. A team player is one who subordinates personal aspirations and works in a coordinated effort with other members of a team. Public works agencies often go to the effort of coordinating team building events in an attempt to get people to work as a team rather than individuals.

A team approach to the accomplishment of work assignments has been common for a number of years. Most notable is the use of teams at Motorola, Ford, 3M and General Electric. Teams work well because they bring together people with complementary skills and experiences. The communication skills and network that successful teams develop create the ability to respond quickly to new problems and situations. Teams also facilitate the breaking down of barriers between genders, age, races and ethnic groups. Finally, advocates argue that teams have more fun.

“The difference between good teams and great teams can best be summed up by the difference between two words: willing and eager. On good or average teams the players, coaches, and support crew are ‘willing’ to help each other. But willing means they’ll do it reluctantly without full enthusiasm. On great teams, everyone is completely united in their eagerness to do whatever it takes to support one another.” – John Wooden

“None of us are as smart as all of us.” – Japanese proverb

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Summary Your agency is facing monumental changes. The changes facing you in the future will be of increasing demands for services, decreasing resources, infrastructure maintenance, increasing costs for materials, new technology, retirements and concern for quality customer service. As you proceed, it is important to have a sound strategy and to assure that organizational changes are driven by that strategy, carefully planned for, introduced and managed. A good com-


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Sustainability in Mexico The 2008 ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability National Conference in San Luis Potosí, Mexico Bob Kass Public Works Director City of Campbell, California Member, APWA Government Affairs Committee ver the 2008 Thanksgiving holiday, APWA President Noel Thompson and I traveled to San Luis Potosí to participate in the Mexico National Congress of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, in San Luis, Potosí, Mexico. APWA has recently made a major commitment to sustainability through the establishment of the APWA Center for Sustainability. President Thompson’s participation in the Mexico Congress was a clear demonstration of APWA’s commitment to sustainability, as well as its longstanding support of Mexican public works practitioners through the efforts of the International Affairs Committee.

APWA President Noel Thompson (left) with San Luis Potosí Mayor Jorge Loazno Armengol at the opening ceremonies

The ICLEI Mexican Sustainability Congress brought together over 120 federal, state and local officials for two and onehalf days of technical and educational sessions. The conference also included a small vendor exposition. Conference topics included: Sustainable Cities; Development and Climate Protection; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; International Cooperation; Solid Waste Management; and Sustainable Transportation. President Thompson participated in the opening ceremonies along with the Governor of the State of San Luis Potosí and the host city mayor, where an accord was signed by ICLEI, the Governor, and a number of the mayors in attendance, subscribing to use of sustainable principles in local governance. I participated as a panelist in a session on International Cooperation; and on the last day of the conference, President Thompson and I hosted a half-day workshop on Public Works Management, which included an overview of APWA’s efforts to promote sustainability in public works. One significant outcome of APWA’s participation in the conference was an opportunity for President Thompson and I to 60

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meet with ICLEI-Mexico’s Director, Edgar Villaseñor Franco, to discuss strengthening the working relationship between the two organizations. The two organizations will be working together over the next several months to identify how they can jointly support each other’s goals in the areas of sustainability and international cooperation.

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A highlight of the opening ceremonies was the signing of a climate protection agreement by a number of local mayors and the Governor of the State of San Luis Potosí (pictured in center), Marcelo de los Santos Frago.

Got Surplus Equipment? At the conclusion of the ICLEI-Mexico conference, I traveled to the City of Rioverde (two hours east of San Luis Potosí), where the City of Campbell, Calif., was recognized by local officials for our efforts in coordinating the donation of surplus vehicles and equipment to this community of 90,000 persons. Rioverde and Campbell were paired up in 2001 under the auspices of the International City/County Managers Association (ICMA) Resource Cities Program. Although the ICMA program is no longer active, Campbell and Rioverde have continued their relationship, focusing on training and technical assistance for Rioverde officials and the donation of surplus equipment and vehicles. Recently, the City of Campbell coordinated the donation of two surplus garbage trucks to Rioverde, packed with surplus fire protection and emergency response equipment. The vehicles and equipment, valued at approximately $220,000, were transported

via trailer to Laredo, Texas, where they cleared customs and were driven eight hours south to Rioverde by local officials.

Rioverde Fire Department is in desperate need of replacing this vehicle, and has requested APWA’s assistance in locating a surplus unit that might be available for donation. Please contact me at or (408) 866-2150 if you may be able to help out with this request.

City of Campbell Public Works Director Bob Kass (center) participated in an exchange of recognition plaques in the central plaza in Rioverde, Mexico.

During my two-day stay in Rioverde, I was shown how quickly the surplus equipment and vehicles had been adapted for local use. I was also shown a recently wrecked rescue unit that had only been acquired and put into service a few months ago by the volunteer Rioverde Fire Department. The

2009 Jennings Randolph Fellowship recipients named The American Public Works Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009 Jennings Randolph Fellowship. Through a formal application process, the following APWA members were selected to study public works/infrastructure-related projects with two of APWA’s international partners. Catherine Chertudi, Environmental Programs Manager for the City of Boise, Idaho, will study water conservation and management practices in Australia to learn how the country has addressed limited supplies and impacts of drought, growth, or overuse and contamination in providing safe and adequate water for needed municipal, industrial and agricultural uses. Issues of interest for her study will be: comparison of water usage; methods used to communicate the value of water to citizens, business and industry; exploration of the sources of water supplies and comparison of what is used in Boise, the western U.S., and overall in the U.S.; methods used to protect the quality of water provided; exploration of what are the water issues of concern to Australian leaders, water managers and citizens; and the determination of their best management practices used to conserve water in arid regions. Ms. Chertudi will also attend the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) Conference in August 2009 and present a paper to the registrants of the conference.

Wrecked rescue unit: The City of Rioverde’s only rescue vehicle sits in a junkyard, wrecked in an accident with a drunk driver.

Mark A. Whitfield, PLS, Director of Public Works for the Borough of State College, Pennsylvania, will study the removal and composting of organic waste from the municipal solid waste stream in the Czech Republic. The project is expected to show the feasibility of recycling organic waste (green waste and food waste) as opposed to depositing into a landfill. If successful, the project will be used as a model for other communities across the state and nation in the recycling of organic waste. Mr. Whitfield will visit small cities with successful programs within the Czech Republic and has plans to meet with the Chairman of CZ BIOM, who is an expert in the field of composting; with the head of the Research Institute of Crop Production in Prague, who studies the beneficial use of compost in crop production; and with an individual who evaluates and studies municipal composting programs within the Czech Republic. Mr. Whitfield will also attend the Slovak Public Works Association/Czech Republic Public Works Association Conference and present a paper to the conference registrants in October 2009. The APWA International Affairs Committee looks forward to receiving applications for the 2010 Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program for studies in Mexico and New Zealand. To learn more about this program, please visit the APWA website at under “About APWA – International Activities” or contact Kaye Sullivan, APWA Deputy Executive Director, at or (800) 848-APWA, extension 5233.

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E-waste recycling in the Czech Republic Dr. Jiri Neuzil Medical Veterinary Doctor REMIT Sro Unicovská, Czech Republic Member, Czech Republic Public Works Association he first discussion about the recycling and collecting of e-waste was done in western European countries like Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia in 1990. Everything was controlled and directed by the national government of each country, and the European Union was not consulted and was not part of the process. The methods of e-waste recycling were very different in each country; some states had budgets to support e-waste recycling and some had no restrictions, regulations or budgets. There were many discussions about the responsibilities concerning e-waste between producers, distributors, consumers and municipalities. The long and difficult negotiations in the Europen Union began at the end of the last century and were finished in 2002. In January 2003 there were two new rules published: •

1/ Reglement No. 2002/95/EU – about reducing hazardous components in e-equipment, including PCB, heavy metals and other hazardous materials.

2/ Reglement No. 2002/96/EU – about recycling of e-equipment.

The purpose of Directive 2002/95/EC concerns restrictions on using hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, as well as the protection of human health and the environmentally sound recovery and disposal of electrical and electronic equipment waste. The purpose of Directive 2002/96/EU concerns the prevention of generating waste of electrical and electronic equipment and, in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes so as to reduce the disposal of this type of waste. It also seeks to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, e.g., producers, distributors and consumers, and in particular those operations directly involved in the treatment and disposal of the waste of electrical and electronic equipment. These two fundamental reglements created national policy and gave foundation to an e-waste policy for all 27 European Union countries. In the Czech Republic it was accepted and implemented in the renovation of our basic laws: •


1/ CZ No. 185/2001 about waste disposal – renovated in 2005, with implementation of e-waste recycling and collection of e-waste from consumers. APWA Reporter

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2/ CZ Special Rule of Ministry of Environment No. 352/2005 – about e-waste disposal and collection. This special law encompasses everything about collection; recycling; the duty of producers, importers, vendors, shops, consumers, municipalities, collectors, recycling companies, and other participants of the system.

The list of electrical and electronic equipment waste is separated into the following ten groups: •

Group 1: large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, e-cookers, microwave ovens, whirlpools and heaters.

Group 2: small household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, irons, toasters, coffemakers, e-mills, haircurlers and hair irons, and electric toothbrushes.

Group 3: telecommunications equipment such as computers, screens, keyboards, mouses, notebooks, printers and plotters.

Group 4: consumer equipment such as radios, televisions, video cameras, Hi-Fi recorders, videorecorders, audio equipment and electronic musical instruments.

Group 5: lights and lamps such as fluorescent lamps and discharge lamps.

Group 6: electrical and electric tools such as drills, power screwdrivers, circular saws, and tools for grinding, welding and cutting.

Group 7: e-toys and leasure equipment such as electronic remote cars, trains, videogames and sports equipment.

Group 8: medical devices such as cardiology equipment, dialysis machines, respiratory equipment, and nuclear and diagnostic devices.

Group 9: monitoring and control devices such as smoke detectors, regulatory valves, measurement machines from industry, electical control panels and laboratory equipment.

Group 10: automatic dispensers such as automated teller machines, coffee and fast food dispensers, and vending machines.

Duty of annual reporting for producers and importers

Creating the network of recycling between stores, consumers and municipalities.

All companies must fill a form with the Ministry of Environment about fulfilling their volume of recycling. One can do it by a special accreditation for nonprofit organizations approved by the Ministry of Environment or do it by their own network system or private company.

Recording and reporting data and annual status to the Ministry of Environment.

Organizing the transporting and processing to recycling facilities, authorizing contractual agreements, and creating partnerships between authorized e-recycling companies and facilities.

Supporting and helping to finance the system.

Promoting e-waste recycling and education.

There is a formula for the quota for recycling: (D-BC)/D=E x 100% where D = the weight of collecting e-waste imported to the final recycling company; B = the weight of residual e-waste for incinerating; C = the weight of residual e-waste deposits to the landfill; and E = the level of recycling.

This report must be done no later than March 31 each year. Nonprofit collecting companies must use this calculating system.

Nonprofit collecting systém If a company does not want to satisfy the formula for the quota of recycling, the option is the nonprofit recycling system. This means that the company pays a fee for every piece of e-goods produced or imported by the company to the territory of the Czech Republic. These fees are transfered to all next distributors and stores, and at last it is calculated to the price of the goods and transfered to the buyer (consumer). It must be identified and clearly spelled out in the bill of sale and all invoices.

Examples of recycling fees: • • • • • • • •

refrigerator 500.-Kč = $30 (USD) washing machine 100.-Kč = $6 computer monitor 300.-Kč = $18 television 300.-Kč = $18 mobile phone 15.-Kč = $1 curling iron 50.-Kč = $3 lights 6.-Kč = $0.35 toys 100.-Kč = $6

Fees are being paid back to the nonprofit recycling collecting companies. There are four recycling collecting organizations approved by the Ministry of Environment with responsibility for each group of e-waste: • • • •

Asekol – responsible for managing groups 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10 Elektrowin – responsible for groups 1, 2 and 6 Ekolamp – responsible for group 5 Retela – responsible for group 9

All of these companies are nonprofit organizations, founded by private companies whose focus is e-waste and production. For example, the founders are corporations such as Panasonic, Sony, Philips, Samsung and Thompson. The duties of the companies include: •

Signing contracts with producers, importers, shops, stores and markets, including the level of recycling and fee assessment and payment.

All four of these groups are members of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Forum, the European system for the collecting of used e-equipment. The Forum was established in 2002 with an additional 38 associations for e-waste collection from 23 European Union countries. There are additional recycling companies in the Czech Republic but they do not agree with some of the regulations of the free market set by the Ministry of Environment, and therefore are not able to get certified at this time.

Treatment facilities Every two years all of the organizations set up selection procedures for the suppliers of final dismantling, processing, treatment, material and other utilization of e-waste. The selection of processing facilities is done on the basis of valid authorization along with the geographical and social aspect—engaging so-called sheltered workshops while observing the principles of using available state-of-the-art technologies and best prices. Recycling uses include: •

Sorted iron is used in the steel industry.

Lead, copper and precious metals are melted in foundries and reused.

Non-ferrous metals are used for production of cables and electronic components.

Plastic materials and wood are reused in the car and furniture industry.

Leaded glass is usually reimplemented in computer screens and television sets.

Unleaded glass is simply transfered to the glass company for reuse.

On the average, the material level of recycling varies between 60-80%. The rest of the waste is taken to the incineration plants or is deposited in the landfill. Dr. Jiri Neuzil can be reached at

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An innovative beautification project David Fain Director of Public Works City of Haltom City, Texas Member, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee raffic Signal Boxes (TSB) are everywhere…so commonplace that most drivers do not even notice them, unless they are covered with something that attracts the eye. For administrators in Haltom City, Texas, the TSB’s attracting the most attention were the ones covered in graffiti. The idea to make the boxes attractive in a more positive way came in 2008 from the Haltom City City Manager, Tom Muir, and was proposed to the Coordinator for Keep Haltom City Beautiful, Fran Burns, who thought the idea was a good one. “We were experiencing a big jump in graffiti,” she said. “It was common on our signal boxes and really gave the city a black eye.” Burns learned that, for other public entities experiencing problems with graffiti, applying murals or other artwork to public surfaces had proven to be a deterrent. The City of San Diego, California, for example, had initiated a TSB program several years before that accomplished several goals. It gave artists a means for displaying their artwork and created a program for public art, while discouraging graffiti. Through her research, Burns discovered these same results occurred at a nearby school. Carter-Riverside High School in Fort Worth, Texas, is home to a number of graffiti artists. In late 2007, the school provided an outlet to these artists by dedicating an exterior wall for a student mural project. Participating students cooperated with two other schools on a single-themed design and spent several hours applying the first leg of the design to the CarterRiverside campus. The other two campuses followed. According to Mary Boswell, the art 64

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teacher who coordinated the project, the wall remains untouched by vandals who obviously respect the work.

The Haltom City program followed suit, but committee members chose to use photographs instead of drawings. They considered winners and entries in a longtime annual photo contest sponsored by the City. They also considered historical photographs and entertained new entries from some of the committee members. None of the photographers were paid. In the spring of 2008, five City-maintained boxes were chosen by the committee for the project, along with the photographs to cover them. The wraps were applied late summer, and “The project has gotten good reviews,” Burns said. “Not a one of the boxes has been touched by graffiti,” she added. The idea has since spread to the neighboring City of Richland Hills that recently covered many signal boxes along city and state rights-of-way.

Once the transfer of photos onto the TSB’s is complete, it takes a second glance to realize a traffic signal box is there.

With these examples to fall back on, Burns assembled a committee of interested citizens willing to seek out and then select the works to be applied to the Haltom City traffic signal boxes. The committee hosted a presentation by a representative from North Richland Hills, Texas, a neighboring city that had already covered some of its signal light boxes in art. North Richland Hills had commissioned and paid well-known local artists. Then, they contracted with a graphics company that transferred the art to vinyl “wrap” material, the same material used to apply advertisement graphics to commercial vehicles. The vinyl “wraps” were then applied to the TSB’s.

This TSB depicts a railroad crossing and creates an optical illusion.

The City of Haltom City is now working on a second round of signal boxes. The Texas Department of Transportation recently granted permission to the City to include five of its boxes on state rights-of-way throughout the city in the project. The boxes will be covered with photographs already selected by the committee. “We should begin seeing new artwork along Denton Highway and on E. Belknap Street by the end of March 2009,” Burns said and added, “We don’t intend to stop there. We’ve noticed a chronic graffiti problem on utility boxes at railroad crossings. We will target them next.”

within their special business district. The goal of the project is to decrease the instances of graffiti on the surfaces of the boxes by converting the signal boxes into artful objects. The budget for the project includes $2,000 for each signal box that includes an artist honorarium of $1,500 and an allowance for materials of up to $500. The City designates the primer and graffiti coat sealant, both of which must be used. Once the artwork is complete, the TSB’s are very resistant to graffiti and vandalism and contribute significantly to the vitality and attractiveness of the streetscape.

The City of Haltom City is not the only community to add beauty to their traffic signal boxes. The City of Tampa, Florida, public art program and the Westshore Alliance formed a partnership to develop a public art project that transformed their TSB’s into extraordinary art form in the Westshore business district. Westshore alliance members adopted seventeen signal boxes in the Westshore district, and each company developed their own unique design. The City of Tampa provides a map for those interested in experiencing the artwork that local artists incorporate directly into the streetscape.

The City of Emeryville, California, with the assistance from the Emeryville Public Art Committee, initiated a project to install public art on many of the City-owned traffic signal boxes. The City allocated funds from its public art fund and hired an artist to assist in the project. The artist worked collaboratively with art students from secondary schools to develop the artwork. The art-

ist guided the students through a process of brainstorming, discussion and sketching to develop their ideas into a final product of artwork to be placed on the TSB’s. The students volunteered to be a part of this project and met twice a week with the artist for about six weeks to develop their ideas. The student artists spoke at a City Council meeting when the City Council considered final approval of the project. Graffiti is a growing problem in many communities across the nation. With every clean surface is an invitation for marking, and cities must find innovative ways to incorporate public fixtures into their surroundings. The incorporation of artwork and photographs by local artists and photographers is an innovative way to instill pride in the community and deter the graffiti artists. David Fain can be reached at (817) 8349036 or

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Sustainable Boulevards: Milwaukee’s strategic boulevard plan David B. Sivyer Forestry Services Manager City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

he City of Milwaukee has 120 miles of irrigated and landscaped boulevards that represent a longterm investment in public infrastructure that is rare in major American cities. Many cities have landscaped boulevards in their downtown areas; however, few are as extensive and welldeveloped as Milwaukee’s. Milwaukee’s proud heritage of landscaped boulevards dates back to the 1920s and expanded as the city grew in the 1950s and 1960s. The City’s Forestry Section has been and continues to be the steward of the boulevard system. Forestry designed the system based on a customer service philosophy responsive to residents and adjacent property owners. The result is a visually striking boulevard system that is popular with the community. At the height of its glory, Milwaukee’s boulevards resembled a roadside botanical garden boasting 475 acres of well-manicured turf, over 3,000 stunning annual beds, and thousands of shrubs and trees that required a seasonal workforce of 120 employees to maintain. While of collective importance to the community, Milwaukee’s boulevard system faces ever greater challenges. The customer request service philosophy that fueled rapid growth of landscaped boulevards during the middle part of the twentieth century could not be sustained under the fiscal constraints of the twenty-first century. Many of the landscape beds added at the request of residents, or by staff in attempt to conceal the base of light poles, irrigation vacuum breakers, and other street infrastructure, were small and out of scale with the boulevard 66

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and consequently added little value. Nevertheless, these low-impact beds still required multiple maintenance visits annually to plant, water, weed, edge and mulch. Forestry recognized that for the boulevard system to survive, significant restructuring would be necessary. To ensure its future, Forestry developed a thoughtful and deliberative plan based in part on recommendations from community representatives and landscape professionals. The plan provides for the long-term growth of the boulevard system based on sound design principles and the sustainability of resources. The plan also recognized that tough choices were necessary in today’s climate of competing priorities and tight resources. Forestry developed Sustainable Boulevards, Milwaukee’s strategic boulevard plan.

Sustainable Boulevards calls for: •

Removal of approximately 1,800 low-impact flower beds to be replaced with grass and trees

The addition of signature landscape beds at approximately 300 designated locations throughout the city

Planting of approximately 4,500 shade trees on boulevards to increase tree canopy; and

Conversion to an automated drip irrigation system to save water and operating costs

Sustainable Boulevards identifies three distinct types of boulevards: Gateway, Historic/Landmark and Connecting boulevards. Gateway boulevards occur at entry points to the city and within the city limits at prominent areas such

cations. The remaining two phases will be completed in 2009/10, respectively. The City’s budget allocation of $1.5 million to construct the new signature beds is leveraged by Milwaukee’s municipal nursery, which grows most of the plants required to support Sustainable Boulevards at a substantial savings over comparable wholesale purchase. So what makes Sustainable Boulevards sustainable?

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as the central business district. As the name implies, Historic/Landmark boulevards occur in designated historic areas and at significant landmarks. Connector boulevards support the majority of 4,500 new shade trees to be added to the boulevards. The hallmark of Sustainable Boulevards is the striking large signature landscape beds that are being installed at key focal points throughout the city. Signature beds average 1,200 square feet in size and include natural stone elements such as boulders, Lannon stone (limestone quarried from Lannon, WI) or re-

cycled granite street pavers, massed perennials (maximum of three species for ease of maintenance), flowering shrubs, ornamental trees, and annuals strategically placed at the noses or along the borders of the bed for season-long interest. Signature beds also include modern drip irrigation systems to conserve water and reduce operating costs. Sustainable Boulevards will take three years to complete. The first phase, completed in 2008, removed approximately 600 low-impact landscape beds along 70 miles of boulevard and added 103 new signature beds at strategic lo

Low-maintenance plant composition and simplistic design. Simplistic designs utilizing perennials, flowering shrubs, and ornamental trees and only limited annuals in signature beds will reduce maintenance frequencies.

Fewer, but larger landscape beds. The strategic placement of larger signature beds near key intersections, commerce centers, landmarks and gateways to the city will enable the beds to be serviced more efficiently than the smaller, widely scattered beds they replace.

Water-conserving automated irrigation. Sustainable Boulevards replaces Milwaukee’s manual overhead irrigation system with a sophisticated automated drip irrigation system. Automation of the irrigation system represents a significant savings in labor costs.

Replacement of 1,800 annual beds with turf and shade trees. Additional mowing acreage represents a relatively low incremental maintenance cost. Once established, the new shade trees will be integrated into the City’s five-year pruning cycle.

These combined efficiencies will enable the City to reduce its seasonal workforce by 18 employees once Sustainable Boulevards is fully complete, at a savings of approximately $160,000 annually, and ensure the longevity of Milwaukee’s boulevard system for years to come. David B. Sivyer can be reached at (414) 286-3729 or April 2009

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The green lining in a cloudy economy Sustainable building strategies to increase productivity and improve your community Marc C. Rohde, AIA, LEED® AP, Director of Municipal Architecture, Legat Architects, Inc., Oak Brook, Illinois, and Douglas J. Ogurek, LEED® AP, Communications Manager, Legat Architects, Inc., Waukegan, Illinois ith its scenic Lake Michigan shoreline, its brick streets lined by trees and old-fashioned lights, and its diverse architecture, the Village of Wilmette on Chicago’s prestigious North Shore seemed immune to trouble. Then the bugs came. An army of Emerald Ash Borers, uniformed in their trademark metallic green, obliterated the community’s ash tree population. In the next five years, the village will lose over 2,800 trees, including 15% of its total parkway trees.

Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Donna Jakubowski, Director of Public Works, says, “This project represents the whole community’s intensified commitment to energy-efficient and environmentally sensitive facilities.”

But Wilmette will prevail. When public works additions and renovations finish in spring of 2009, some of the fallen wood will resurface in a 30-foot-long countertop, and maybe in new furniture. This creative reuse of wood is just one sustainable aspect of the project, registered for Leadership in

An addition and renovation at Wilmette’s public works project is registered to receive LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. (Image courtesy of Legat Architects, Inc.)

Gains in green In today’s volatile economy, municipal building projects face many challenges: limited funds, intense scrutiny of expenditures, escalating energy costs, a growing public demand to “be green.” Sustainable design has emerged as a solution, and public works organizations that embrace it will reap improved energy efficiency, and reduced operations costs. According to the USGBC, a $4 per SF investment in green design nets a $58 benefit per SF over 20 years. Research also reveals that sustainable design improves employee morale, which results in better productivity (see “A Happy Worker is a Productive Worker”). A stuffy, dungeonlike facility with no exterior windows does not make a productive workplace. But a light-filled space with plenty of fresh air does. It also delivers a message to employees: We care about you. Then there are the environmental benefits of green design. It reduces pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and waste. It saves water and protects natural habitats. Ultimately, sustainable design helps create a healthier planet for future generations. Finally, going green presents a good public relations opportunity. Public works employees drive large vehicles. They are of68

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ten seen outside. Also, they have a better understanding of facilities and sites than their police and fire service counterparts. The green campus gives public works professionals a chance to lead the charge in a community’s sustainable progress.

A Happy Worker is a Productive Worker Several studies have shown the connection between sustainable design and worker productivity: • The energy-efficient Lockheed Building 157 (Sunnyvale, CA) decreased absenteeism 15%, which increased productivity • Lighting and heating/cooling improvements at the Reno Post Office increased productivity 8% in the first 20 weeks, and leveled off to 6% after a year • High-efficiency lighting at Pennsylvania Power and Light increased productivity 13.2%, and led to a 25% decrease in sick leave Source: Greening the building and the bottom line: Increasing productivity through energy-efficient design by Joseph J. Romm and William D. Browning It was with these benefits in mind that Wilmette commissioned its public works campus master plan. The first phase, now under construction, includes a new administration building, a 4-bay wash-out facility, two materials drying storage bins, and various site improvements.

The stormwater runoff it gathers from the roof can be used for vehicle washing or toilet flushing.

Let in the light and the fresh air Daylighting systems improve energy efficiency and staff productivity. Windows, skylights and light shelves gather light and bounce it around a room. Clerestory windows on Wilmette’s new wash-out facility bring in enough natural light to keep lights off most of the day. That means lower energy costs. Also, operable windows let employees control the amount of fresh air in their work environment. Areas that especially benefit from light and air are the entry and corridors. A glass wall is one of the most effective methods of bringing in light. Not long ago, these systems used tinted or mirrored glass to keep UV rays from ruining carpets and finishes. Thankfully, technology has triumphed. The Wilmette administration addition entry wall features floor-to-ceiling clear glass, and operable windows. It faces north to avoid heat gain, and the glass has a low-emissivity (Low-E) coating, which lets in light, while blocking most of the sun’s heat and UV rays. And it doesn’t look like you’re looking through a pair of sunglasses! Donna Jakubowski says, “Ten years ago, we made the windows in the lunch room bigger, and employees loved it. This glass wall will make a huge impact on morale.”

Following are green building strategies, supported by examples from the Wilmette project, that will help public works organizations create more energy-efficient and environmentally-respectful facilities.

Set your sights on the site There are many ways of greening a public works site. Wilmette, for instance, will offer preferred parking for those who carpool or drive alternative fuel vehicles. Bike racks and a bus stop within a quarter mile of the site encourage local employees to cut their carbon emissions. Several site strategies can also reduce the heat island effect, which refers to temperature increases caused by dark surfaces retaining heat, particularly in urban areas. Gray or white concrete and light-colored brick pavers reflect that heat. Additionally, the more vegetation onsite, the better. Trees, shrubs and vines shade buildings and pavements. Green and white reflective roofs (discussed below) also reduce the heat island effect. Because water is a valuable part of public works operations, the site should protect and conserve it as much as possible. It starts in the parking lot. The soils and plants in bioswales filter oils and sediments before vehicle runoff goes into sewers. Drought-resistant native plants only require watering from Mother Nature. Another wise option is the rain barrel.

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Instead, heat pumps in the ceiling offer several benefits: less energy use, lower first costs, and a cleaner appearance than the bulkier roof-mounted systems. A glass façade fills Wilmette’s new public works administration building with light, while keeping out heat and UV rays. (Image courtesy of Legat Architects, Inc.)

Look to the “Fifth Wall” The type of roof a facility uses impacts energy costs and stormwater retention. Black membrane, the standard for many years, causes indoor temperatures to rise, forcing air conditioners to work harder. In some cases, black roofs even raise outdoor temperatures, contributing to the heat island effect. Ideally, the facility will have a green roof, which uses varying levels of soil and vegetation. Green roofs reduce heat, absorb stormwater, reduce energy consumption, and last up to twice as long as typical commercial systems. But green roofs aren’t always financially realistic. Such was the case with Wilmette, which chose a more affordable alternative: the white reflective roof. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, buildings with lighter roofs use up to 40% less energy for cooling than buildings with darker roofs.

Bring on the high-performance systems Maximizing a facility’s energy performance starts with an energy modeling analysis. Engineers use computer-based tools to simulate a facility’s energy use for one year of operation. They input factors like location, building envelope, schedules, and energy systems to determine the most efficient ways to heat and cool the facility. Architects and engineers then determine which high-performance technologies work best within the client’s budget. Among today’s systems are high-efficiency HVAC systems, solar panels, wind power, and ground- or pond-based geothermal systems (see “Buried Treasures”). At Wilmette, the energy-efficient wall system eliminated the need for roof-mounted heating and air-conditioning units.

Choose green building materials and products A review of current literature reveals that most building envelope materials offer sustainable benefits. Manufacturers of precast concrete, brick and metal all tout their product’s recycled content, recyclability, long lifespan and low maintenance. One important environmental consideration is embodied energy, which is the energy needed to manufacture and transport a material to its destination. According to Architecture 2030, embodied energy of a facility contributes 15 to 20% of its energy used over a 50-year period. Common envelope materials with low embodied energy include: local stone (.79 MJ/kg [energy density by mass]), concrete block (.94 MJ/kg), concrete precast (2.0 MJ/kg), brick (2.5 MJ/kg), and recycled aluminum (8.1 MJ/kg) and steel (8.9 MJ/kg). In addition to glass, the envelope for the Wilmette additions includes 3-inch thick (standard is 2-inch) insulated metal panels. Their high thermal resistance value (R-value) helps keep out heat in summer and cold in winter. The efficient skin means heating and cooling units don’t have to work as hard. Hence, the HVAC systems can be downsized. Environmentally-friendly paint, furniture and carpeting options continue to become more abundant and affordable. The Wilmette project will use paint with no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), completely recycled carpeting, and recycled rubber flooring.

Keep those vehicles indoors! One of public works’ biggest potential environmental and energy blunders is fuel consumption. Lack of indoor storage space contributes to the problem. Think about the damages when vehicles have to warm up in sub-zero temperatures: increased fuel costs, loss of staff productivity, reduced equipment service life. Then there are the pollutants that the vehicles pump into the atmosphere. Storing vehicles indoors as much as possible, preferably in heated spaces, can make a big difference. Also, the more vehicles the wash bay can accommodate, the better. Wilmette’s existing wash bay could only fit one vehicle at a time, and it was too small to fit the sweeper and sewer cleaning trucks. So while one vehicle was washed, others idled outside. The new wash-out bay (see illustration next page) fits up to four vehicles, including the largest ones. It offers an automatic and a manual bay, as well as a system to recycle soapy water. In combination with efficient landscaping, the bay will contribute to a projected 40% water reduction onsite. And, no more idling on those -20 degree Chicago days.

Buried Treasures: A geothermal system is one way to reduce a building’s heating and cooling load. Coils are placed in the earth or sunk into water. The system relies on the earth’s constant temperature to help heat or cool the facility, reducing how hard HVAC systems have to work. (Image courtesy of Legat Architects, Inc.)


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The cost of green When introduced to sustainable strategies, municipalities and their communities should understand the upfront

costs. Typically, a LEED®-based project requires additional design fees for specialized services such as enhanced engineering, building commissioning, or design for renewable energy systems (e.g., solar, wind, geothermal technologies). The construction cost premium could vary between 0% to 8%, depending on the desired system or LEED® certification level. Now the good news: Most energy-efficient systems should pay for themselves in energy savings within five to eight years.

“The biggest impediment to achieving a sustainable facility is first cost,” says Vuk Vujovic, Director of Sustainable Design at Legat Architects and chair of the American Institute of Architects’ Chicago Chapter Committee on the Environment (COTE). Fortunately, many organizations offer grants to defer the costs of sustainable design, engineering and construction. Vujovic says, “In the last four years, we’ve worked with organizations like the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation (ICECF) to help clients obtain over $700,000 in grant funding.” At Wilmette, a $76,500 grant from the ICECF helped offset architectural and engineering costs related to LEED® certification.

If you green it, they will come High-performance technologies, water-friendly landscapes, and recycled materials are all part of the sustainable formula. But what truly make an organization sustainable are its people. When public works providers come to the table with a firm commitment to sustainability, much like Wilmette did, they stand to not only please employees and improve operations, but also to better connect to their communities. Marc C. Rohde can be reached at (630) 990-3535 or mrohde@

Wilmette’s new wash-out bay features clerestory windows and Douglas J. Ogurek can be reached at (847) 406-1141 or insulated aluminum panels. It is large enough to hold four vehicles, Both Rohde and Ogurek are LEED® Accredited and will contribute to a 40% reduction in water use. (Image courtesy of Legat Architects, Inc.) Apr 09.qxd:Layout 1 3/9/09 11:00 AMProfessionals, 0683-09 CA APWA Page 1 certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Funding energy efficiency David Fain Director of Public Works City of Haltom City, Texas Member, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee s local governments continually strive to become more efficient in all aspects of daily operations, usually focusing on saving time and money, energy efficiency is one topic that has become particularly important in today’s environmentally-conscious society. Local governments often serve as a kind of role model for the citizens and businesses they serve. From reducing, reusing and recycling to conserving water, to purchasing recycled materials for everyday use, local governments have taken a leadership role in helping to save the environment for future generations. With the increasing demand to do more with less, governments are continually challenged to find sources of funding for projects to make public buildings and local government facilities more energy efficient, ultimately saving both the environment and the public’s tax dollars. Across the nation, new legislation has been passed, at both the state and federal levels, requiring more energy efficiency and conservation. To assist public and nonprofit organizations in this endeavor, federal and state governments and private corporations have begun implementing grant programs and low-interest loan programs to assist with building renovations and new construction projects with the goal of protecting the environment and conserving precious energy sources for future generations. On December 19, 2007, President Bush signed into law The Energy Independence and Security Act (H.R. 6). H.R. 6 includes a new grant program for state and local governments called the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. This program authorizes $2 billion annually over five years to primarily help larger-populated cities and counties address energy efficiency and emissions concerns based on allocation levels. This program is modeled after the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The State of Tennessee’s Energy Division administers the State’s Local Government Energy Efficiency Loan Program which offers low-interest loans to municipal and county governments for energy efficiency-related projects in courthouses, administration buildings, schools, maintenance facilities, and any other building owned by the city and/or county. Eligible projects include energy-efficient lighting, 72

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heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and boiler rebuilding, replacement or modification. Local governments may borrow up to $500,000 and repay the loan annually for seven years. Some communities can also qualify for free energy audits. The State of West Virginia Division of Energy provides lighting evaluations and a 50/50 matching grant program for the installation of energy-efficient fluorescent lighting systems. Thirty thousand dollars is available for state and local government facilities and schools, nonprofit hospitals and public libraries. A typical middle school could complete a lamping project for $40,000 with 50 percent support through this grant. The State of Maryland’s Energy Administration is promoting energy efficiency through the Jane E. Lawton Conservation Loan Program and Energy Efficiency Grants. This program is available to local governments, nonprofits and businesses. Through this program, the State offers low-interest loans and grants to encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Grants and low-interest loans make energy efficiency and renewable energy projects more financially attractive. Another program offered through Maryland’s Energy Administration provides assistance to water and wastewater treatment plants for energy efficiency. About 3% of U.S. energy usage comes from water and wastewater treatment. By focusing on this sector, significant energy savings can be obtained for taxpayers. The California Energy Commission offers programs such as the Energy Partnership Program which helps cities and counties to reduce energy use in their office buildings, police and fire stations, and other buildings. An initial free feasibility study identifies possible energy efficiency projects. The California Energy Commission’s Energy Efficiency Financing Program provides financing for schools, hospitals and local governments through low-interest loans for feasibility studies and the installation of energy efficiency measures. Approximately $40 million is available. Loans can finance up to 100 percent of the cost of energy efficiency projects for schools, hospitals, cities, counties, special districts or public care institutions.

Under the State of Pennsylvania’s Local Government Greenhouse Gas Pilot Grant Program, municipalities or regional partnerships can apply for grants to hire technical service providers who can help establish greenhouse gas emissions inventories and then develop plans to reduce emissions. This helps local governments play a role in combating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, conserve energy, and lower operating expense. Individual municipalities can qualify for up to $20,000, and a regional application, with multiple municipalities, can request greater amounts. The Oregon Department of Energy provides technical help to schools and state and local governments to cut energy use and save tax dollars. Services offered include energy audits, assessments and design reviews. The State of Oregon’s Public Energy Package identifies, encourages, and helps implement energy saving and renewable resource measures in public facilities or facilities owned by public entities. It partners with local utilities to deliver energy evaluation services and financing. The Department of Energy also offers low-interest, long-term loans for governments, schools and others that invest in energy conservation, produce energy from renewable resources, and use recycled materials to create products. The State of Michigan’s Public Service Commission energy efficiency grant program, funded by the state’s Low-Income and Energy Efficiency Fund, supports the implementation of energy efficiency projects and renewable energy projects throughout the state. Businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and schools are eligible to apply. Renewable energy projects supported include solar, wind, anaerobic digesters, fuel cells and biofuel applications. The Public Service Commission awards funds in three different categories: (1) energy efficiency for low-income clients, (2) energy financial assistance to low-income clients, and (3) energy efficiency for all customer classes.

city and county partners that proactively manage energy costs. CitySmart Program funds can be used for improvements such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, high-efficiency technologies, including gas booster heaters, and roofing and windows. These often-overlooked measures can yield significant energy savings. The rising cost of energy is not just some temporary market aberration but rather a new reality that requires a whole new set of coping strategies. That makes efficiency and conservation key. Measures that improve energy efficiency not only make environmental sense, but they also save money. Local governments must do their part in improving the environment in which we live, work and play. As legislation is passed requiring higher standards in energy conservation, governments must become creative in acquiring subsidies to meet these standards. Several state and federal government grants are available, as well as assistance from private corporations. These are just a few examples. To find funding opportunities in your area, contact your state’s energy department, or your local gas, electricity or other energy providers. Resources are available to assist local governments in becoming more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. David Fain can be reached at (817) 834-9036 or dfain@

Oncor Electric Delivery, a private electric company operating in the State of Texas, offers the CitySmart Program, an energy efficiency program designed specifically for cities and counties. The program offers financial incentives, technical assistance, and organizational best practices to help entities reduce peak electricity demand and control energy costs. CitySmart Program incentives, both financial and non-financial, are available specifically for local governments and are offered by Oncor at no cost to participants. The CitySmart Program recognizes the unique needs and challenges of trying to manage public organizations with limited budgets, and is designed to help governments overcome barriers to achieving better energy performance. Energy is typically the second or third largest operating expense for cities and counties. The CitySmart Program can help these entities identify and implement cost-saving energy efficiency projects and provide positive public relations in the local community for

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City of Bakersfield spray parks Brad B. Underwood Assistant Public Works Director City of Bakersfield, California Member, APWA Facilities and Grounds Committee n the late 1990s the City of Bakersfield faced a dilemma with their nine pool complexes. The age of these pools ranged from six years to nearly 70 years, with the majority being nearly 40 years old. In 2000, the City hired a consultant to perform a comprehensive study of the pool complexes. The report summarized existing conditions, code violations and deficiencies. Some of the issues that needed to be dealt with were pool deck cracks, no handrail at the walk in stairs, no disabled access into the pool, and no safety handhold on the perimeter gutter. In addition, several of the pools were leaking a substantial amount of water each day; the estimated amount at one pool was nearly 33,000 gallons per day. The report also provided proposed rehabilitation improvements to remedy the code violations and deficiencies for each of the pool complexes. The cost of these rehabilitation improvements ranged from approximately $114,000 to $290,000, with full replacement being significantly more. Hence the dilemma: Either retrofit these aging pools (which would likely be only temporary) or completely reconstruct them (for which the City did not have the funding). This caused City Recreation and Parks staff to take a fresh look at these public amenities and see if there was something new that would better meet the citizens’ needs. The attendance at many of the pools was declining with most pools averaging 30 to 40 attendees per day. The active season for the pools was short—nine to ten weeks during the summer—and the remainder of the year most had the water drained. This created additional maintenance to ready them each season as they had to be painted manually by City maintenance crews. Lifeguards were required at each of these pools which was the most significant operating cost. The operating and maintenance costs were reviewed and, when compared to the attendance, the cost-benefit ratio was extremely high. Other options were explored that would provide an improved cost-benefit ratio. A review of a new amenity called a spray park, or a wet playground, began and staff determined that this would be a better alternative to rehabilitation or reconstruction of the existing aging pools. The spray park would have a longer active season of about six months, would not require lifeguards and would have reduced maintenance costs. However, demolishing pools and building spray parks was not an easy sell to the public and City Council. The local high school district and swim clubs were very vocal and 74

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attended several City Council meetings to voice their concerns regarding reduction of pool availability. And, even though attendance may have been low, the pools were an amenity that the citizens were used to and provided recreation for some who did not have any other aquatic options. What helped to alleviate concerns were the City’s plans to build a new Olympic-size swimming pool and diving complex (now operational) and the rehabilitation of two of the aging pools.

One of Bakersfield’s new spray parks

The first spray park was constructed in 2004 at Wayside Park where the old swimming pool was removed, and a 3,850-square-foot splash pad and 2,500 square feet of concrete deck area were constructed. The project was designed for a water recycle system including a 4,000-gallon underground surge tank. An equipment room was constructed to protect the equipment and chemicals used for the recycled system. The splash pad included 10 above-ground and 15 in-ground water features. New lighting was installed to light the splash pad area in the evening while the park remains open. The total construction cost including demolition of pool, new equipment building and spray equipment was approximately $400,000. Construction for the project was completed by City forces. The construction of these projects has truly been a team effort by the Public Works and Recreation and Parks Departments. The design and purchase of equipment was completed by the Design Engineering Division; subgrade compaction and grading and waterline installation were completed by the Parks Division; drain lines were installed by the Streets Division; concrete installation was completed by the City’s annual concrete contractor; installation of the

water features and their associated plumbing and equipment was completed by the General Services Division. Since that first installation, the City has constructed five more spray parks for a total of six and has the seventh currently under construction. These have ranged in size from 1,650 square feet to 3,900 square feet, and have included nine to 25 water features. Total construction costs have ranged from $220,000 to $400,000, with all but one being constructed by City forces. Four of these locations replaced existing pools which were demolished due to their age, extremely high maintenance costs, low attendance and failure to meet health and safety codes.

Along the way the City learned some lessons. After a year of operation, it was determined that the maintenance cost of the recycled water systems was higher than expected due to the need for daily inspection of the water quality control, and cleaning the system of leaves and trash. These conditions created an excessive amount of down time resulting in inconvenience to the citizens utilizing the facility as well as high maintenance costs. This resulted in a design change to utilize a flow-thru system which requires very little maintenance. Fortunately only two recycled systems were installed and these have now been converted to the flow-thru systems. Initially sole-source bids were obtained for the water feature equipment, and that has been revised to competitive bidding resulting in a savings of approximately 20%. It’s been a win-win for the citizens of Bakersfield and the City. Each of the new spray parks is open for six months and attracts an average of 100 to 1,000 users per day. Pool attendance is up in the remaining six pools, providing a better cost ratio for the City. This is a great success story for the City of Bakersfield and it is not unusual for the Recreation Division to give tours to colleagues from other cities to share best practices in relation to the spray parks. Brad Underwood can be reached at (661) 326-3725 or bunderwo@

Children enjoying themselves at one of the spray parks

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Central Iowa Metropolitan Salt Storage Facility Bruce A. Braun, Street Maintenance Administrator, City of Des Moines, Iowa, and Secretary/Treasurer, APWA Iowa Chapter; Bret Hodne, Superintendent of Public Works, City of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Delegate, APWA Iowa Chapter

s a public works manager have you ever been in the situation of having a snow or ice event “knocking at your door” and not had enough salt to handle the storm? Well, don’t feel like the Lone Ranger— many agencies face this same challenge every winter. In many cases the options are limited and it can leave you feeling a little helpless. Several agencies in the central Iowa area were experiencing this very feeling and decided to sit down and see if they could come up with any solutions to alleviate some of their “emotional distress.” For years, many organizations in the area were struggling to keep enough salt in storage to get them through the winter months. Due to rapid infrastructure growth, inadequately sized storage facilities, budgetary constraints, increased public expectations and a host of other problems, many of these entities had a lack of recommended salt storage capacity. On top of this, throw in some particularly nasty winters and you had the recipe for some real “indigestion.” So, where did this idea for a regional facility start? In the fall of 2007, a handful of local agencies, along with representatives from the Iowa DOT, sat down to discuss whether constructing a regional salt storage facility had any merit. The group all seemed to have the same problem: difficulty in obtaining rock salt in a timely manner during the winter season. This was a major impediment in being able to effectively provide the level of service for snow and ice control that their constituents expected. With some of the past situations they had encountered, they determined that they had six realistic options to consider:


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1. Do nothing and “plod through another winter.” 2. Try to expand existing agency storage facilities. 3. Revert back to a sand/salt mix when salt shortages occurred. 4. Examine a salt company-financed storage site. 5. Store tarped salt outside. 6. Construct an agency-owned regional facility. After much discussion it was decided that the option to construct an agency-owned regional facility would offer by far the most advantages to this group. Since many of the agencies were already used to working together, it was a natural “fit” that just seemed to make sense. Many members involved with the planning group had already developed and implemented a complex regional automated vehicle location program, contracted for salt purchasing together and shared other resources, so this was just another step in the same direction. The development of a regional salt storage facility would give the agencies the ability to take delivery of salt “pre-season” and the capability to store their total winter season salt requirements. Additionally, it would handle enough reserve to ensure material is available when needed to provide safe roadways for the traveling public. The facility would also enable savings in the cost of road salt due to the fact that purchases would be made prior to the snow season, when demand for salt is less intense and prices are typically much lower. After the path to constructing a regional facility was established, cost estimates were obtained from numerous manufacturers on various types of storage facilities. From here, other factors were considered such as payback of the initial

construction costs, transportation options, maintenance requirements and other numerous details. Once many of these financial considerations and criteria were evaluated, the “final players in the game” began to take shape. At the end of the day there were about half of the original agencies still at the table. It is important to note, however, that while not everyone may have joined in, they were still given the opportunity to participate. From here on the discussions became a little more serious. One major goal of the remaining members was to keep the overall costs of the facility to a minimum so storage costs could remain low. The group decided that the best approach may be to see if they could lease property from an existing quasi-governmental agency serving the metropolitan area. Discussions were held with two regional entities, the Wastewater Reclamation Authority (WRA) and the Metro Waste Authority (MWA), to ascertain if either of these entities would have available property to site the facility and also the capability of financing the construction. After numerous meetings, lengthy discussions, and the opportunity to spend “quality time” with the legal staff from the various cities, an agreement was developed with the MWA and nine metro cities for the lease-purchase of a salt storage facility on a 10-acre property the MWA owned in the City of Grimes, a suburb in the northwest section of the Greater Des Moines area.

of the property lease agreement for a total of 20 years. Due to the fact the MWA agreed to longer-term contract extensions for the facility, the group decided to “upgrade” the project by adding sub-drain and thicker pavement. It was determined that this investment would increase the overall lifespan of the facility. Upon approval of the agreement by all of the cities, the MWA entered into a contract with Prostruct Construction, Inc., for the construction of the facility on August 1, 2008.

To highlight the support of the project, the 18-member MWA Board of Directors unanimously approved the financing and construction of the facility. While there were several agencies represented on this board that were not participants, the overall value to the area was still recognized and supported by this group of elected officials. It was determined that the salt storage facility would be financed by each city paying its proportionate share of the costs based on each city’s allocated salt storage capacity. The cities are leasepurchasing the salt storage buildings on MWA’s property for a period of five years. At the end of the five-year term, the cities will have sole ownership of the 10,000- and 12,000-ton structures while the MWA retains ownership of the property. The agreement also provides for three- to five-year extensions

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The facility includes approximately 10,000 square yards of pavement and two Accu-Steel fabric-covered “hoop-type” storage buildings: one with a 10,000-ton capacity (84’ wide x 260’ long with a 38’ center height) and the other with a 12,000-ton capacity (84’ wide x 300’ long with a 38’ center height). The buildings have a useful life of 30 years with a fabric life of 15 years at which time a replacement fabric can be installed. The buildings are erected on large, precast concrete blocks that were set in place on the hot mix asphalt surface enabling the buildings to be relocated to another site if that should be required or desired.

grading, landscaping, etc.) will be completed in the spring of 2009. In order to address the operation and maintenance aspects of the Metropolitan Salt Storage Facility, a separate agreement was entered into by the nine participating cities which established the terms and conditions for the operation and maintenance of the facility. Maintenance responsibilities of the cities include mowing of the property, sweeping of paved areas, patching of paved areas, snow removal, and repair and maintenance of the buildings. During the first five years of the agreement, any maintenance that is required and is not covered by warranty will be accomplished by the Contract Administrator, designated to be the West Des Moines’ Public Works Superintendent. The costs will then be allocated to the cities according to each city’s proportionate share of the salt storage capacity in the facility. After the first five years, each city will pay a maintenance fee of $1.00 per ton of their respective storage capacity for each remaining year of the agreement. The fee will be placed in a maintenance escrow account to be used for future repair and maintenance of the facility. So, what did we learn during this process?

Asphalt surface being placed over the rock sub-base

The 10,000-ton capacity building facility is utilized by the City of Des Moines and the 12,000-ton capacity building is utilized by the Cities of West Des Moines, Urbandale, Johnston, Clive, Windsor Heights, Waukee, Grimes and Pleasant Hill. The total cost of construction is estimated to be $1,241,000. This includes facility construction costs of approximately $1,162,000, architectural and engineering costs of approximately $50,000 and permit fees and other costs of approximately $29,000.

1. Try to include all applicable agencies in your identified service area. 2. Vision well into the future—it may be a long time before you get another shot at this! 3. Try to identify all issues and potential problems “up front” in the process. 4. Be patient—it can take time with multiple parties involved in the discussions. 5. Get the legal folks involved early—this can be the most time-consuming part of the process. 6. Try to accommodate for potential expansion of the facility, if that is an option. There were many obstacles to overcome in the development of the Metropolitan Salt Storage Facility. However, the benefits that have already been realized during this past winter have greatly emphasized the value to all of the cities that are involved. Having readily available salt supplies throughout the entire winter season has provided the nine agencies with the tools they need to meet the demand for services. This facility will reduce many a stressful winter day by eliminating the need to worry about salt availability. Bruce A. Braun can be reached at (515) 237-1371 or babraun@; Bret Hodne can be reached at (515) 222-3536 or bret.

Crews installing the fabric cover

Construction began on the facility in August with the original completion date anticipated to be December 1, 2008. However, due to some unforeseen weather challenges and delays, the facility was substantially completed for use by late December 2008. Final completion of the facility (final 78

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Outside view of the Central Iowa Regional Salt Storage Facility

Synthetic turf maintenance Harry L. Weed, II Superintendent of Public Works Village of Rockville Centre, New York Chair, APWA Facilities & Grounds Committee he hard driving rain has finally stopped but the field must be too wet for sports practice, right? Wrong! This field was manufactured and installed utilizing synthetic turf which, when properly maintained, can easily handle large volumes of rainfall. The growing popularity of youth sports, combined with the relentless hours of practice, has a destructive impact on natural grass fields. Synthetic turf athletic fields are popping up all around the country and are becoming a “must have” for good reasons. There is a longterm cost savings associated with synthetic turf that has environmentally friendly overtones such as eliminating pesticides and fertilizer as well as reducing the thirst for irrigation. The most significant cost-saving influence can be realized in the form of periodic maintenance. All types of fields require maintenance, including synthetic turf, but the proper management protocol will extend the life cycle of your field for many years to come. In order to keep your synthetic turf field in prime condition, varying forms of maintenance are required. These maintenance procedures are designed to keep your sports surface clean, the infill levels evenly distributed and decompacted to ensure proper drainage, and for consistency in ball speed. The costs associated with synthetic turf field maintenance vary depending on the recommended frequency and level of service. Maintenance services include power grooming, drag brushing, moss eradication, and infill removal and replacement.

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if premature deterioration is to be prevented. In addition to the fresh look of a groomed surface, the purpose of a comprehensive brushing procedure will prevent the formation of a compacted layer on the top of the infill bed that may inhibit drainage. The bed of infill is an effective filter, and therefore it unavoidably retains any particulate conveyed or blown onto the field or carried by rainfall. By constantly agitating and leveling the upper layers of the infill surface, grooming can significantly extend the life cycle of your synthetic turf field. It is important that the synthetic turf pile (strands or yarns) is maintained vertically, which can be achieved by grooming in various directions. A “do nothing” approach may have serious long-term consequences with regard to drainage, appearance, and bounce and ball speed. The recommended frequency of grooming will depend on the amount of use the field receives and how subject the field is to pollution.

in the top few millimeters of the turf and continuous play compacts the surface, the infill can become crusted and hardened thereby causing drainage and deterioration. Moss may form causing the surface to become slippery creating health and safety concerns. In cases such as this, technology exists whereby high-pressure air is delivered into the synthetic turf thoroughly extracting the existing infill. The contaminants are extracted from the body of the fibers by compressed air alone. No moving parts or mechanical contact with the fiber prevents premature wear of the surface. The contaminated materials are then disposed of properly. During this process, the pile fibers are cleaned, untangled and brought back to an upright position. A spreader distributes and brushes new infill to within 1mm of the pile top and a lightweight tractor outfitted with oscillating brushes works the infill into the surface of the synthetic turf.

Moss and weed treatment

The technology incorporated in the manufacturing and installation of synthetic turf fields has evolved considerably over the past two decades. Schools, parks and recreation departments and public works officials are looking towards synthetic turf fields as the surface of choice when considering a new playing field. The initial cost for the installation of a synthetic turf athletic field is a significant expense. Proper maintenance of your new field will not only ensure that your investment will last for many years, but will provide athletes with the playability characteristics desired by each sport.

Synthetic turf fields provide ideal growing mediums for moss. Moss is not usually found on areas of the turf that receive heavy traffic, but more often around the perimeter. When moss becomes established, it should be treated immediately. Regular brushing will restrict growth but infestation can still occur at the surface extremities or in areas that are heavily shaded. The application of a suitable moss killer should be considered at least annually. If moss becomes established, the porosity will be affected and reduced traction will be prevalent which could lead to potential safety hazards.

Rejuvenation In some instances, field rejuvenation becomes necessary. As dirt accumulates

Harry Weed is the Delegate for the APWA New York Metro Chapter. He can be reached at (516) 678-9267 or

The National Levee Safety Program: How might your local government and citizens be affected? Andy Haney Public Works Director City of Ottawa, Kansas ecent hot buttons for some of us in the public works community have been levee safety and the conversion of flood maps to digital format (DFIRM). The conversion to DFIRM is when many of us first became aware of a requirement for “levee certification” if we wished for our levees to be considered as flood protection for (FEMA) insurance purposes. We subsequently discovered how expensive the intended certification may be, followed by the shock that very few engineering firms (if any) would commit to a “certification” according to the FEMA guidelines due to liability concerns.

inspected our project, noted what they considered to be acceptable or unacceptable maintenance practices, and been of significant assistance in helping to solve problems that were beyond the technical capabilities of our staff.

Recently a recommendation has been made to Congress by the National Committee on Levee Safety to establish a “National Levee Safety Program” and to require “mandatory risk-based flood insurance purchase in leveed areas.” The economic impact of this recommendation is being gauged for the federal government by the Office of Management and Budget, but the economic impact on local governments and our citizens may not be receiving the attention that is necessary and warranted.

Local experience Our local experience was gained when we obtained a grant and retained a consultant to complete a Stormwater Master Plan (circa 2004). We were aware of the imminent development of DFIRM, and involved FEMA and state water resources agencies in the early stages of our project. They assisted in developing the project scope and participated throughout the project. At the request of these agencies, and to assist FEMA in collecting data to develop a county-wide DFIRM, we expanded the scope of work to include property that is unlikely to be incorporated into the city limits, is not impacted by our municipal stormwater system, nor likely to have any potential to impact our systems. It is notable that this summary includes no previous mention of levees. Upon completion of our Stormwater Master Plan, we received direction from FEMA that our municipal levee system would not be considered as protecting affected properties until we submitted appropriate levee certification. The levee in Ottawa, Kansas, was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) circa 1960, resulting from the devastation of a 1951 flood in the Midwest. Upon completion of the project the City of Ottawa accepted responsibility for maintenance and operation according to USACE standards, and has worked diligently toward that responsibility since. Our relationship with the USACE, Kansas City District, is something we’re proud of. They have routinely 82

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This June 2007 photo shows the high-water mark in Ottawa, Kansas. The streetlights in the picture are on the Main Street bridge. The rolling gates at either end of the bridge held back significant floodwaters. The object against the light post is a round hay bale, and some of our downtown buildings are seen in the background.

Other than the willing and able technical guidance we’ve received from USACE over the years, all of the funding for levee maintenance has been a local financial responsibility. There has been no state or federal funding made available to us for any maintenance activity. At least one project to refresh the rip-rap on the levee after forty years was a very significant expense. Small cities don’t come by $1.2 million easily! Notable, we believe, is a significant flood that we experienced in 2007. We believe that event met the criteria to be considered a 100-year (1%) flood event. All of the levees, walls, gates, pumps and other structures performed exactly as they were intended to do. We had approximately 6.5 feet of freeboard at the crest of the flood. We don’t know how any amount of number crunching by USACE or FEMA consultant engineers could be a better example of whether our levee would perform.

Summary of recent federal government activity The 2007 Water Resources Development Act created the Na-

tional Levee Safety Program Act of 2007. This act directs the development of a national levee safety program, in addition to the inventory and inspection of levees. A “committee on levee safety” shall recommend a levee safety program. The National Committee on Levee Safety (NCLS) submitted their report, Recommendations for a National Levee Safety Program, to Congress on January 15, 2009. The complete report can be accessed from the NCLS home page at http://www.iwr. If you have a levee protecting your citizens and their property, please make a point to study the entire report in detail.

as is being considered with this project. More often than not, there is not sufficient funding concurrently “delegated” with the enacting legislation, resulting in a state/local government responsibility to raise additional funds to support a new initiative. This program is one that may be significantly more efficient if not delegated, at least entirely. While some local governments may be able to fund this program in addition to the many activities already a local responsibility, many will be unable to generate additional funding for new programs. In

Appendix D of Recommendations summarizes the aggressive schedule undertaken by the NCLS in order to meet the schedule established by 2007 WRDA. The members of the NCLS were, I believe, very successful in assembling a report representative of the opinions of all the stakeholders. It was my privilege to represent APWA as a member of the Review Committee. On two occasions the Review Committee was called in to review the work completed by the NCLS and offer feedback. The working document was modified on each occasion in response to the feedback received. The feedback from APWA seems to have been overridden in some cases by other interests.

Review Committee (APWA) feedback With APWA staff assistance, we worked to gain input from throughout the membership. This section represents the feedback we gave to the NCLS. Some local experiences in small towns were cited, but this impact is not limited to small towns. In general, there is significant concern about: •

the aggressive schedule and limited time to study/respond;

the complexity of the proposal;

the proposed added levels of bureaucracy;

the stated ineligibility for funding where communities don’t meet size thresholds to be considered “high hazard potential”; and

the apparent intent to withhold funding in some instances.

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this regard, federal financial assistance would help implementation of the program and be more effective due to the ability to work across political boundaries with fewer entities involved than if all “sponsors” had to have their own programs and be solely responsible for funding. Consolidation of this effort to the maximum extent seems to be the most cost-effective manner of implementation. Our belief is that disincentives have little (if any) merit. If a state has difficulty achieving an established standard, how is “ineligibility for NLSP grants” going to help fix the problem? Limiting the funds to “high hazard” areas as defined in this edition of the draft eliminates many municipal systems, and should be reconsidered. The willingness to fund a local share for levee enhancements should weigh heavily into deciding where funds will be made available. There should be some means to incorporate “economic” impact in addition to the number of lives at risk. “Percentage of property value at risk” or the “percentage of population at risk” may be possible starting points for that discussion. Specifically, 10,000 lives at risk will not come into play in our city of 13,000. However, inundation of the levee-protected area of our town will possibly affect that number of jobs due to the “business centers” being within the leveeprotected area. The economic loss could be devastating. The inability to access funding due to the population of our city seems to be unnecessarily punitive.

NCLS Recommendations and possible effects on local communities Following are some points from Recommendations that may cause some concern or action to be taken by the public works community…also some opinions. Please become familiar with the document if you are responsible for levees and develop your own opinions and local government positions on these issues. •

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The focus appears to be about saving lives and “turning the tide on risk growth.” While we would all agree with this concept and would also have it at the very top of the priority list, I suggest we would also have property protection and economical implementation of the programs as significant points of focus. The report includes a specific recommendation to “Change Levee Certification” to “Compliance Determination,” reinforcing that the intent of “certification” under the National Flood Insurance program requirements does not constitute a safety guarantee or warranty, further encouraging Congress to address the liability concerns in order to keep levee safety programs from coming to a halt. This must be more than simply a change from using the term “certification.” The report recommends establishing a “Certified Levee Professional program.” This may be an educational program opportunity for APWA, as I believe the intent is that a P.E. license wouldn’t be a requirement. The details, however, remain to be determined. The report recommends establishing “the National LeAPWA Reporter

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vee Rehabilitation, Improvement, and Flood Mitigation Fund.” The focus on human safety is the highest priority stated in the report, and the report indicates that emphasis should be placed where there is a risk to 10,000 lives if a levee fails. That threshold of danger to human lives will likely exclude most of us in the public works community with respect to receiving any federal funding to improve levees. Even the larger cities may have difficulty attaining the 10,000 lives threshold. •

The report recommends purchase of flood insurance by all property owners protected by the levee in order to reduce economic exposure. This may have the potential to create a political firestorm in small communities.

The NCLS recommends a three-phased “strategic implementation”: •

Phase I: Implement enabling legislation, inspect levees, and require affected property owners to buy flood insurance.

Phase II: Delegate the program to states and/or local governments with incentives.

Phase III: Transition into sustaining levee safety at state and local levels using disincentives, such as withholding funds.

Where do we go from here? The NCLS report/proposal may create a significant contentious political discussion, as the details deeper in the report indicate most levee systems may be excluded from funding unless states accept “delegation” of the program. My belief is that many states are not staffed to accept such a delegation, and funding doesn’t seem to be an easy issue for any of us. The current recommendation has a financial impact on private property owners in levee-protected areas that has not been included in the report. The potential cost to a property owner for flood insurance will be a significant factor, and should be a component of the equations used to determine the final direction of the proposed legislation. The APWA feedback to the NCLS was that administration of the National Levee Safety Program was probably best retained by the USACE. The USACE could promulgate rules related to when and if a program could/should be delegated below the federal level based on reasonable criteria. The USACE could be augmented with staff to accomplish this routine function, and could retain consultants in districts far more economically than individual communities. If you have responsibility for a levee in any way, you should become very familiar with the NCLS report and measure how your agency and citizens may be affected by the possible outcome. This may be an issue you wish to discuss with your congressional delegations, and I suspect an issue that needs to be at the forefront of APWA education until the issue is resolved. Andy Haney can be reached at (785) 229-3630 or ahaney@

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Annual Buyer’s Guide (alphabetical listing)

The Annual Buyer’s Guide is provided as a service by the American Public Works Association to its members to assist in identifying the corporate members that represent the consulting, service, and manufacturing firms serving the public works industry today. It is by no means an attempt to list all of the firms serving the industry, only those that are APWA members as of February 17, 2009. The Buyer’s Guide is not intended to provide endorsement of any particular products or services listed herein. The alphabetical listing appears first, followed by the categorical listing on page 106. For corporate members that ran display ads in this issue, we included their company logos with their listings. APWA makes every effort to achieve accuracy, but cannot be held responsible for inadvertent omissions or incorrect entries. If any errors are detected, please notify the Finance/ Membership Department at (800) 848-APWA. A.D.A. Engineering, Inc. (305) 551-4608 FAX: (305) 551-8977 8550 NW 33rd St Ste 101 Doral, FL 33122-1941 AAE, Inc. (714) 940-0100 FAX: (714) 940-0700 1815 E Heim Ave Ste 100 Orange, CA 92865-3019 Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC (505) 889-3341 FAX: (505) 889-8307 PO Box 6265 Albuquerque, NM 87197-6265 Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc. (602) 304-4127 FAX: (602) 243-3768 3030 S 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85040-1163 ACEC (202) 347-7474 FAX: (202) 898-0068 1015 15th St NW Fl 8 Washington, DC 20005-2605


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Achen-Gardner Engineering, LLC (480) 940-1300 FAX: (480) 940-4576 550 S 79th St Chandler, AZ 85226-4706 ACS Industries, Inc. (330) 678-2511 FAX: (330) 678-0859 Toll Free: (800) 321-2348 2151 Mogadore Rd Kent, OH 44240-7261 ADS/Hancor (623) 363-6656 505 N 51st Ave Phoenix, AZ 85043 Advanced Federal Services Corporation (256) 772-7795 FAX: (256) 461-1927 250 Sun Temple Dr Madison, AL 35758-5902 Advanced Storage Technology, Inc. (607) 734-2868 FAX: (607) 734-2477 200 William St Ste 207 Elmira, NY 14901-3125 AECOM (407) 425-1100 FAX: (407) 422-3866 320 E South St Orlando, FL 32801-3505 AEI-CASC Consulting (909) 783-0101 FAX: (909) 783-0108 937 Via Lata Ste 500 Colton, CA 92324-3940 Aerostar Environmental Services, Inc. (904) 565-2820 FAX: (904) 565-2830 11181 Saint Johns Industrial Pkwy N Jacksonville, FL 32246-7643 Affinis Corp. (913) 239-1100 FAX: (913) 239-1111 Toll Free: (877) 527-5468 7401 W 129th St Ste 110 Overland Park, KS 66213-2694 AgileAssets Inc. (512) 327-4200 FAX: (512) 328-7246

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Toll Free: (800) 877-8734 3144 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746-5560 Ahlborn Equipment dba Woody’s Equipment Sales (847) 772-1711 70 E Lake St Ste 1700 Chicago, IL 60601-5930 Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. FAX: (607) 522-4412 40 S Main St Prattsburgh, NY 14873-9419 Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. (512) 452-5805 FAX: (512) 452-2325 6300 La Calma Dr Ste 400 Austin, TX 78752-3825 Albert A. Webb Associates (951) 686-1070 FAX: (951) 788-1256 3788 McCray St Riverside, CA 92506-2927 All States Asphalt, Inc. (413) 665-7021 FAX: (413) 665-9027 PO Box 91 Sunderland, MA 01375-0091 All Traffic Solutions (814) 237-9005 FAX: (814) 237-9006 204 E Calder Way Ste 200 State College, PA 16801-4756 Allianz Madvac Inc. (450) 616-8100 FAX: (450) 616-8103 Toll Free: (800) 862-3822 1690 Eiffel Boucherville, QC J4B 7W1 CANADA Allied Waste Industries (800) 541-2916 FAX: (231) 777-8073 2611 Olthoff St Muskegon, MI 49444-2687 ALM Corp. (815) 673-5546 FAX: (815) 673-2292 Toll Free: (800) 544-5438

200 Benchmark Industrial Dr Streator, IL 61364-9400 Alpha Corporation (703) 450-0800 FAX: (703) 450-0043 21351 Ridgetop Cir Ste 200 Dulles, VA 20166-6561 Alpha Geotechnical & Materials, Inc. (602) 453-3265 FAX: (602) 453-3267 5216 S 40th St Phoenix, AZ 85040-3918 Altec Industries (205) 991-7733 FAX: (205) 981-2522 33 Inverness Center Pkwy Ste 100 Birmingham, AL 35242-7640 Altec Industries (608) 469-2129 FAX: (317) 872-2531 439 Mayfair Pl Onalaska, WI 54650-8531 Amcor Precast (801) 399-1171 FAX: (801) 392-7849 Toll Free: (800) 776-8760 PO Box 12730 Ogden, UT 84412-2730 AMEC (210) 699-6595 FAX: (210) 699-6597 17319 San Pedro Ave Ste 207 San Antonio, TX 78232-1419 AMEC (801) 999-2002 FAX: (801) 999-2098 9865 S 500 W Sandy, UT 84070-2561 America West Environmental (509) 547-2240 FAX: (509) 547-7861 Toll Free: (888) 547-5474 PO Box 730 3300 E A St Pasco, WA 99301-0730 American Concrete Institute (248) 848-3700 FAX: (248) 848-3701 38800 Country Club Dr PO Box 9094

Farmington Hills, MI 48331-3439 American Concrete Pavement Association (847) 966-2272 FAX: (847) 966-9970 5420 Old Orchard Rd Ste A-100 Skokie, IL 60077-1053 American Marking Corp. (402) 895-5627 FAX: (402) 895-3976 Toll Free: (800) 777-4655 12712 Q St Omaha, NE 68137-3200 American Road Machinery, Inc. (330) 868-7724 FAX: (330) 868-3386 401 Bridge St Minerva, OH 44657-1500 American Road Maintenance (630) 417-0227 3755 N Wilton Ave Chicago, IL 60613-6005 American Signal Company (770) 448-6650 FAX: (770) 448-8970 2755 Bankers Industrial Dr Atlanta, GA 30360-2745 American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. (904) 284-1708 FAX: (904) 284-8165 Toll Free: (877) 872-2876 PO Box 1449 Orange Park, FL 32067-1449 Ames Construction, Inc. (602) 431-2111 FAX: (602) 431-5952 3410 E University Dr Ste 380 Phoenix, AZ 85034-8211 Amick Equipment Company, Inc. (803) 359-6656 FAX: (803) 359-0925 PO Box 1965 Lexington, SC 29071-1965 Anaerobic Technologies, LLC (805) 965-5059 FAX: (805) 965-1050 1503 La Coronilla Dr Santa Barbara, CA 93109-1715 Anderson & Associates, Inc. (540) 552-5592 FAX: (540) 552-5729 Toll Free: (800) 763-5596 100 Ardmore St Blacksburg, VA 24060-5802 Angus-Young Associates, Inc. (608) 756-2326 FAX: (608) 756-0464 555 S River St Janesville, WI 53548-4783

APA Engineering, Inc. (949) 770-4429 FAX: (979) 770-9468 23282 Mill Creek Dr Ste 160 Laguna Hills, CA 92653-1689

Arrington Watkins Architects, LLC (602) 279-4373 FAX: (602) 279-9110 5240 N 16th St Ste 1010 Phoenix, AZ 85016-3214

APAC Southeast, Inc. (813) 973-2888 FAX: (813) 973-3893 4636 Scarborough Dr Lutz, FL 33559-8506

AshBritt Environmental (954) 545-3535 FAX: (954) 545-3585 480 SW 12th Ave Ste 103 Pompano Beach, FL 33069-3538

Applied Industrial Technologies (216) 426-4492 FAX: (216) 373-5578 Toll Free: 1-877-279-2799 1 Applied Plz Cleveland, OH 44115-2519

Asphalt Pavement Alliance (301) 731-4748 FAX: (301) 731-4621 Toll Free: (877) 272-0077 5100 Forbes Blvd Lanham, MD 20706-4416

Applied Professional Services, Inc. (425) 888-2590 FAX: (425) 888-2554 43530 SE North Bend Way North Bend, WA 98045-9289

Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. (530) 226-1616 FAX: (530) 226-1617 20179 Charlanne Dr Redding, CA 96002-9222

Applied Turf Products, LLC (636) 970-2200 FAX: (636) 278-6027 50 Gerber Industrial Dr Saint Peters, MO 63376-1075 APSI Construction Management (858) 277-2500 FAX: (585) 430-2453 7990 Dagget St Ste A-1 San Diego, CA 92111-2337 AR Mays (480) 850-6900 FAX: (480) 850-6901 6900 E Indian School Rd Ste 200 Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3899 Archer Western Contractors (602) 246-1485 FAX: (602) 246-1491 1951 W Camelback Rd Ste 450 Phoenix, AZ 85015-3474 Aries Industries Inc. (262) 896-7205 FAX: (262) 896-7099 Toll Free: (800) 234-7205 550 Elizabeth St Waukesha, WI 53186-4511 Arizona Engineering Company (928) 774-7179 FAX: (928) 779-1041 1501 S Yale St Ste 101 Flagstaff, AZ 86001-7314 Arizona Public Service Co. (602) 371-7537 FAX: (602) 371-6600 PO Box 53933 Station 3876 Phoenix, AZ 85072-3933 Arkansas One-Call Center (501) 328-2500 FAX: (800) 482-7997 Toll Free: (800) 482-8802 2120 Maple Ridge Cir Conway, AR 72034-8503

Associated Right of Way Services, Inc. (925) 691-8500 FAX: (925) 691-6505 2300 Contra Costa Blvd Ste 525 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-3959 Associated Transportation Engineers (805) 687-4418 FAX: (805) 682-8509 100 N Hope Ave Ste 4 Santa Barbara, CA 93110-2621 Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey (609) 584-1877 FAX: (609) 584-8271 2333 Whitehorse Mercerville Rd Ste 3 Mercerville, NJ 08619-1946 ATCO Gas (780) 420-7500 FAX: (780) 420-3424 10540-112 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5H 3G7 CANADA ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land (561) 965-2198 FAX: (561) 965-9777 Toll Free: (800) 932-7267 PO Box 1387 Boynton Beach, FL 33425-1387 Atlanta Airlines Terminal Corporation (404) 530-4013 FAX: (404) 530-2106 PO Box 45170 Atlanta, GA 30320-0170 Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison (973) 575-0309 FAX: (973) 287-1086 PO Box 2030

Pine Brook, NJ 07058-2030 Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. (902) 468-0581 FAX: (902) 468-4227 175 Akerley Blvd PO Box 953 Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Z6 CANADA Auto Truck Group (630) 860-5600 FAX: (630) 860-5631 1200 N Ellis St Bensenville, IL 60106-1119 Automatic Systems Company (612) 501-2612 FAX: (651) 631-0027 16960 Kenmore Dr Lakeville, MN 55044-8947 Avalon Engineering, Inc. (239) 573-2077 FAX: (239) 573-2076 2503 del Prado Blvd S Ste 200 Cape Coral, FL 33904-5709 Avery Dennison Corporation (724) 385-0061 FAX: (724) 385-0349 116 Orris Rd Sewickley, PA 15143-8378 AWS Engineers & Planners Corp. (905) 315-3500 FAX: (905) 315-3569 Toll Free: (800) 263-4178 5420 N Service Rd Ste 200 Burlington, ON L7L 6C7 CANADA Ayres Associates (715) 834-3161 FAX: (715) 831-7500 Toll Free: (800) 666-3103 3433 Oakwood Hills Pkwy Eau Claire, WI 54701-7698 AZTEC Engineering Inc. - AZ (602) 454-0402 FAX: (602) 454-0403 4561 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85008-4505 B & E Engineers (626) 446-4449 FAX: (626) 446-6566 24 W Saint Joseph St Arcadia, CA 91007-2854 B&W Truck Repair, Inc. (773) 247-7002 FAX: (773) 247-4506 3701 S Iron St Chicago, IL 60609-2111 Balfour Beatty (239) 242-0879 FAX: (239) 458-1893 2400 1st St Ste 214 Fort Myers, FL 33901-2982

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Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (410) 291-4540 FAX: (410) 291-4955 1699 Leadenhall St Baltimore, MD 21230-4854 Barnes, Ferland and Associates, Inc. (407) 896-8608 FAX: (407) 896-1822 3655 Maguire Blvd Ste 150 Orlando, FL 32803-3047 BARR Plastics Inc. (604) 852-8522 FAX: (604) 852-8022 31192 S Fraser Way Abbotsford, BC V2T 6L5 CANADA Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. (734) 483-4775 FAX: (734) 483-4774 5800 Cherry Hill Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48198-9631 Bartlett Consolidated LLC (508) 746-4246 FAX: (508) 747-6587 PO Box 810 Plymouth, MA 02362-0810 Baum Publications Ltd. (604) 291-9900 FAX: (604) 291-1906 201-2323 Boundary Rd Vancouver, BC V5M 4V8 CANADA Belanger, Inc. (248) 349-7010 FAX: (248) 349-2309 1001 Doheny Dr Northville, MI 48167-1957 Bell Equipment Company (248) 370-0000 FAX: (248) 370-0011 Toll Free: (866) 597-0716 78 Northpointe Dr Orion, MI 48359-1846 Bengal Engineering, Inc. (805) 563-0788 FAX: (805) 682-3599 250 Big Sur Dr Goleta, CA 93117-2435

Indianapolis, IN 46227-2147 Better Roads Magazine (847) 636-5065 FAX: (847) 636-5077 2340 S River Rd Ste 202 Des Plaines, IL 60018-3223 BHC RHODES (913) 663-1900 FAX: (913) 663-1633 6363 College Blvd Ste 500 Overland Park, KS 66211-1887 BHR, Inc. - An Arcadis Company (904) 721-2991 FAX: (904) 861-2450 1650 Prudential Dr Ste 400 Jacksonville, FL 32207-8166 Big R Manufacturing LLC (970) 347-2204 FAX: (970) 356-9621 PO Box 1290 Greeley, CO 80632-1290 Biggs Cardosa Associates (408) 296-5515 FAX: (408) 296-8114 865 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126-3133 Bimasco, Inc. (631) 234-3100 FAX: (631) 234-3281 735 Old Willets Path Hauppauge, NY 11788-4101 Bio Clean Environmental Services, Inc. (760) 433-7640 FAX: (760) 433-3176 2972 San Luis Rey Rd Oceanside, CA 92058-1241 Blucor Contracting, Inc. (480) 595-8073 FAX: (480) 575-0814 21738 E Orion Way Queen Creek, AZ 85242-6448 Bolton & Menk, Inc. (507) 625-4171 FAX: (507) 625-4177 1960 Premier Dr Mankato, MN 56001-5900

Benham Companies, LLC (314) 821-7017, 8531 FAX: (314) 821-8499 622 Emerson Rd Ste 600 Saint Louis, MO 63141-6728

Bonestroo (262) 241-4466 FAX: (262) 241-4901 12075 Corporate Pkwy Ste 200 Mequon, WI 53092-2649

Bergkamp Inc. (785) 825-1375 FAX: (785) 825-4269 500 E Schilling Rd Salina, KS 67401-8966

Bonestroo (847) 816-1631 FAX: (847) 816-3762 1860 W Winchester Rd Ste 106 Libertyville, IL 60048-5312

Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates, Inc. (317) 222-3880 FAX: (317) 222-3881 6125 S East St

Bonestroo (651) 636-4600 FAX: (651) 636-1311 Toll Free: (800) 880-4700


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2335 Highway 36 W Saint Paul, MN 55113-3898 Bosak CPM (602) 909-9507 FAX: (623) 561-0592 7414 W Louise Dr Glendale, AZ 85310-5630 Bosch Rexroth Canada (905) 735-0510 FAX: (905) 735-3074 Toll Free: 1-877-COMPU-11 490 Prince Charles Drive S Welland, ON L3B 5X7 CANADA Boschung America, LLC (724) 658-3300 FAX: (724) 658-2300 PO Box 8427 New Castle, PA 16107-8427 Boucher & James, Inc. (215) 345-9400 FAX: (215) 345-9401 1456 Ferry Rd Ste 500 Doylestown, PA 18901-2393 Brandon Industries, Inc. (972) 542-3000 FAX: (972) 542-1015 Toll Free: 800-247-1274 PO Box 2230 McKinney, TX 75070-8167 Brown & Gay Engineers, Inc. (281) 558-8700 FAX: (281) 558-9701 10777 Westheimer Rd Ste 400 Houston, TX 77042-3475 Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation (785) 827-3603 FAX: (785) 827-3029 2335 E Crawford St Salina, KS 67401-2077

Burns & McDonnell (816) 333-9400 FAX: (816) 333-3690 9400 Ward Pkwy Kansas City, MO 64114-3319 Burton Signworks, Inc. (336) 789-5516 FAX: (336) 789-8490 Toll Free: (800) 476-9333 PO Box 1206 Mount Airy, NC 27030-1206 Bury + Partners, Inc. (210) 525-9090 FAX: (210) 525-0529 922 Isom Rd Ste 100 San Antonio, TX 78216-4184 Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. (925) 935-9771 FAX: (925) 935-9773 1870 Olympic Blvd Ste 100 Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5067 California Property Specialists, Inc. (714) 550-4628 FAX: (714) 200-0809 600 W Santa Ana Blvd Ste 115 Santa Ana, CA 92701-4577 CAM, LLC (618) 254-3855 FAX: (618) 254-2200 Toll Free: (800) 347-5560 300 Daniel Boone Trl PO Box 861 South Roxana, IL 62087 Camoplast Track Vehicles (450) 776-3600 FAX: (450) 776-3625 1001 J-A Bombardier St Granby, QC J2J 1E9 CANADA

Bulk Storage Inc. (708) 946-9595 FAX: (708) 946-7898 28101 S Yates Ave Beecher, IL 60401-3603

Camosy Construction (847) 395-6800 FAX: (847) 395-6891 43451 N US Highway 41 Zion, IL 60099-9455

Bureau Veritas (858) 451-6100 FAX: (858) 451-2846 Toll Free: (800) 964-4274 11590 W Bernardo Ct Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92127-1624

Cargill Deicing Technology (440) 716-4664 FAX: (888) 739-8705 Toll Free: (800) 600-7258 24950 Country Club Blvd Ste 450 North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333

Burgess & Niple, Inc. (614) 459-2050 FAX: (614) 451-1385 5085 Reed Rd Columbus, OH 43220-2513

Carlile-Macy (707) 542-6451 FAX: (707) 542-5212 15 3rd St Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6204

Burgess Engineering & Testing (405) 790-0488 FAX: (405) 790-0788 2603 N Shields Blvd Moore, OK 73160-3302

Carolinas Concrete Pipe & Products (803) 926-7500 FAX: (803) 926-7577 PO Box 5127 Columbia, SC 29250-5127

Carollo Engineers (714) 593-5100 FAX: (714) 593-5101 10540 Talbert Ave Ste 200E Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6049

CDM (312) 346-5000 FAX: (312) 346-5228 125 S Wacker Dr Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60606-4437

Carroll Engineering, Inc. (408) 261-9800 FAX: (408) 261-0595 1101 S Winchester Blvd Ste H184 San Jose, CA 95128-3903

CEAttachments Inc. (262) 387-1210 FAX: (262) 387-1247 N19W6721 Commerce Ct Cedarburg, WI 53012-2636

CarteGraph (563) 556-8120 FAX: (563) 556-8149 Toll Free: (800) 688-2656 3600 Digital Dr Dubuque, IA 52003-8962

CEI (479) 254-1437 FAX: (479) 273-0844 3317 SW I St Bentonville, AR 72712-7156

Case Construction (262) 636-6011 700 State St Racine, WI 53404-3343 Caterpillar (309) 675-8684 FAX: (309) 675-1044 100 NE Adams St Governmental Sales Division Peoria, IL 61629-0002 Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A. (336) 759-9001 FAX: (336) 759-1005 530 N Trade St Ste 302 Winston Salem, NC 27101-2957 CCG Systems, Inc./FASTER (800) 753-2783 FAX: (757) 625-5114 Toll Free: (800) 753-2783 2730 Ellsmere Ave Norfolk, VA 23513-2437 CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. (334) 222-9431 FAX: (334) 222-4018 1840 E Three Notch St PO Box 278 Andalusia, AL 36421-2404

Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. (410) 528-1014 FAX: (410) 392-5295 1100 Wicomico St Baltimore, MD 21230-2063 CenterPoint Energy (713) 207-2111 FAX: (713) 207-9293 PO Box 4567 Houston, TX 77210-4567 CenterPoint Energy Minnegasco (612) 321-5426 FAX: (612) 321-5480 PO Box 1165 Minneapolis, MN 55440-1165 Certified Power Inc. (847) 573-3956 FAX: (847) 573-3836 Toll Free: (888) 905-7411 970 Campus Dr Mundelein, IL 60060-3803

1020 W Fullerton Ave Ste A Addison, IL 60101-4335

22414 W 143rd St Plainfield, IL 60544-7622

Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. (866) 530-4980 FAX: (310) 534-8082 2601 Airport Dr Ste 110 Torrance, CA 90505-6142

Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. (615) 425-2000 FAX: (615) 385-4834 25 Lindsley Ave Nashville, TN 37210-2038

Cherry Valley Tractor Sales (856) 983-0111 FAX: (856) 988-6290 35 W Route 70 Marlton, NJ 08053-3009 Christopher B. Burke Engineering West, Ltd. (630) 443-7755 FAX: (630) 443-0533 116 W Main St Ste 201 Saint Charles, IL 60174-1854 Cimline, Inc. (800) 328-3874 FAX: (763) 557-1971 Toll Free: (800) 328-3874 2601 Niagara Ln N Plymouth, MN 55447-4721 Ciorba Group, Inc. (773) 775-4009 FAX: (773) 775-4014 5507 N Cumberland Ave Ste 402 Chicago, IL 60656-4754

CIPPlanner Corporation (408) 213-0134 FAX: (408) 715-6976 Toll Free: 1-866-466-8217 2075 de La Cruz Blvd Ste 111 Santa Clara, CA 95050-3035

CESNW (503) 968-6655 FAX: (503) 968-2595 15573 Bangy Rd Ste 300 Lake Oswego, OR 97035-3396

Citilabs (510) 523-9700 FAX: (510) 523-9706 1040 Marina Village Pkwy Ste 200 Alameda, CA 94501-1030

CFA Software, Inc. (800) 437-6001 FAX: (630) 543-1904

City Utility Equipment Co. (815) 254-6673 FAX: (815) 254-8162

CivilTech Engineering, Inc. (281) 304-0200 FAX: (281) 304-0210 11821 Telge Rd Cypress, TX 77429-3288 Civiltech Engineering, Inc. (630) 773-3900 FAX: (630) 773-3975 450 E Devon Ave Ste 300 Itasca, IL 60143-1263 Clark Dietz Engineers (312) 648-9900 FAX: (312) 648-0204 118 S Clinton St Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60661-5767 Claunch & Miller, Inc. (713) 622-9264 FAX: (713) 622-9265 4635 Southwest Fwy Ste 1000 Houston, TX 77027-7139 Clear Water Compliance Services, Inc. (800) 992-4202 FAX: (425) 265-9905 12314 Beverly Park Rd Ste 134 Lynnwood, WA 98087-1513 Clearwater Technology, Inc. (973) 466-1121 FAX: (973) 589-4509 Toll Free: (800) 980-1121 192 Clifford St Newark, NJ 07105-1903 CMTS Florida LLC (904) 739-9804 FAX: (904) 739-9816 9132 Cypress Green Dr Jacksonville, FL 32256-7779

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CMTS Inc. (503) 242-1388 FAX: (503) 242-0094 Toll Free: (888) 661-7259 3207 SW 1st Ave Ste 225 Portland, OR 97239-4686 CMTS Inc. (916) 397-5644 FAX: (916) 2547425 5995 Sepulveda Blvd Ste 206 Culver City, CA 90230-6415 Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. (713) 462-3242 FAX: (713) 462-3262 Toll Free: (800) 662-4180 13430 Northwest Fwy Ste 1100 Houston, TX 77040-6153 Cole & Associates, Inc. (314) 984-9887 FAX: (314) 984-0587 10777 Sunset Office Dr Saint Louis, MO 63127-1019 CollectiveData, Inc. (319) 665-4890 FAX: (319) 665-4894 655 Liberty Way Ste 3 North Liberty, IA 52317-9154 Collier Engineering Company, Inc. (615) 331-1441 FAX: (615) 331-1050 7105 Crossroads Blvd Ste 107 Brentwood, TN 37027-2806 Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC (281) 923-6863 FAX: (225) 769-2939 1401 Seaboard Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70810-6262 Comprehensive Environmental Inc. (800) 725-2550 FAX: (800) 331-0892 Toll Free: (800) 482-5557 225 Cedar Hill St Marlborough, MA 01752-5900 Construction Estimating Institute (941) 349-5401 FAX: (941) 346-0221 5016 Calle Minorga Sarasota, FL 34242-1519 Construction Inspection & Testing Co. (480) 446-9876 FAX: (480) 446-7580 618 S Madison Dr Tempe, AZ 85281-7248 Construction Testing Services, Inc. (925) 462-5151 FAX: (925) 462-5183 2174 Rheem Dr Ste A Pleasanton, CA 94588-2775 Converse Consultants (626) 930-1200 FAX: (626) 930-1212


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Toll Free: (800) 234-6393 222 E Huntington Dr Ste 211 Monrovia, CA 91016-3500 Converse Consultants (480) 296-0266 FAX: (480) 296-0277 9831 S 51st St Ste C112 Phoenix, AZ 85044-5673 CORE Construction (602) 494-0800 FAX: (602) 494-9481 3036 E Greenway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85032-4414 Corradino Group (305) 594-0735 FAX: (305) 594-0755 4055 NW 97th Ave Ste 200 Doral, FL 33178-2911 Covello Group, Inc. (925) 933-2300 FAX: (925) 933-0434 1660 Olympic Blvd Ste 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94596-5190 CP&Y, Inc. (214) 638-0500 FAX: (214) 638-3723 1820 Regal Row Ste 200 Dallas, TX 75235-2393 CPH Consultants, LLC (425) 285-2390 FAX: (425) 285-2389 733 7th Ave Ste 100 Kirkland, WA 98033-5657 Crafco, Inc. (602) 276-0406 FAX: (480) 961-0513 Toll Free: (800) 528-8242 420 N Roosevelt Ave Chandler, AZ 85226-2601 Creighton Manning Engineering, LLP (518) 446-0396 FAX: (518) 446-0397 17 Computer Dr W Albany, NY 12205-1614 Cretex Specialty Products (262) 542-8153 FAX: (262) 542-0301 Toll Free: (800) 345-3764 N16W23390 Stone Ridge Dr Ste A Waukesha, WI 53188-1196

Cryotech Deicing Technology (319) 372-6012 FAX: (319) 372-2662 Toll Free: (800) 346-7237 6103 Ortho Way Fort Madison, IA 52627-9412

DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. (570) 459-1112 FAX: (570) 459-0321 Toll Free: (800) 360-9333 100 N Conahan Dr Hazleton, PA 18201-7355

CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products (714) 379-8260 FAX: (714) 379-8270 Toll Free: (800) 929-3030 11065 Knott Ave Ste A Cypress, CA 90630-5149

Deery American Corporation (970) 858-3678 FAX: (970) 858-3679 Toll Free: (800) 227-4059 PO Box 4099 Grand Junction, CO 81502-4099

Curbco (810) 232-2121 FAX: (810) 232-2460 Toll Free: (800) 223-5024 PO Box 70 Swartz Creek, MI 48473-0070 Cutler Repaving, Inc. (785) 843-1524 FAX: (785) 843-3942 921 E 27th St Lawrence, KS 66046-4917 CValdo Corporation (858) 866-0128 FAX: (858) 866-0131 4901 Morena Blvd Ste 1110 San Diego, CA 92117-7341 D&L Foundry and Supply (509) 765-7952 FAX: (509) 765-8124 Toll Free: (888) 765-0058 PO Box 1319 12970 Road 3 North East Moses Lake, WA 98837-0194 D.L. Withers Construction (602) 438-9500 FAX: (602) 438-9600 3220 E Harbour Dr Phoenix, AZ 85034-8204 Dahl, Taylor & Associates (949) 756-8654 FAX: (949) 261-9778 2960 Daimler St Santa Ana, CA 92705-5824 DataDot Technology Canada (780) 980-1002 FAX: (866) 618-4196 20050 5201 50th St Leduc, AB T9E 6H4 CANADA

Critex LLC (419) 229-3015 FAX: (419) 228-7717 556 Honeysuckle Bnd Lima, OH 45807-2293

David Evans and Associates, Inc. (503) 223-6663 FAX: (503) 223-2701 2100 SW River Pkwy Portland, OR 97201-8009

CrowderGulf (251) 459-7430 FAX: (251) 459-7433 Toll Free: (800) 992-6207 5435 Business Park Way Theodore, AL 36582-1615

David McManus Engineering Ltd. (613) 225-1929 FAX: (613) 225-7330 30 Camelot Dr Ste 400 Nepean, ON K2G 5X8 CANADA

April 2009

Delta Municipal Consulting (925) 625-7003 FAX: (925) 625-9194 1120 2nd St Ste 106 Brentwood, CA 94513-2230 Dewberry (703) 849-0200 FAX: (703) 849-0267 8401 Arlington Blvd Fairfax, VA 22031-4619 Diamond Mowers, Inc. (605) 368-5865 FAX: (605) 498-1222 27134 S Parklane Dr Sioux Falls, SD 57106-8000 Diamond West, Inc. (818) 444-1800 FAX: (818) 223-9215 26800 Agoura Rd Ste 100 Calabasas, CA 91301-5137 Dias and Dias Electronics (416) 977-0070 FAX: (905) 822-9288 Toll Free: 1-888-215-6328 559 Centerline St Newaygo, MI 49337-9053 Diaz-Yourman & Associates (714) 245-2920 FAX: (714) 245-2950 1616 E 17th St Santa Ana, CA 92705-8509 Dibble Engineering (602) 957-1155 FAX: (602) 957-2838 7500 N Dreamy Draw Dr Ste 200 Phoenix, AZ 85020-4669 DLZ Kentucky (502) 695-2300 FAX: (502) 695-1497 201 Brighton Park Blvd Frankfort, KY 40601-3717 DMR Team, Inc. (310) 338-3440 FAX: (310) 338-3446 6133 Bristol Pkwy Ste 270 Culver City, CA 90230-6629 Dome Corporation of North America (973) 744-0440 FAX: (973) 744-8759 15 S Park St Montclair, NJ 07042-2704

Donovan Enterprises, Inc. (800) 327-8287 FAX: (772) 287-0431 3353 SE Gran Park Way Stuart, FL 34997-8837 Dow Chemical Company (989) 636-3587 FAX: (989) 638-9851 Toll Free: (800) 447-4369 2020 Dow Center Midland, MI 48674-0001 Downunder Municipal Services, LLC (269) 344-0127 FAX: (269) 344-1038 2612 Miller Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49001-4167 Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. (916) 363-4210 FAX: (916) 363-4230 10423 Old Placerville Rd Ste 200 Sacramento, CA 95827-2542 Dressler Consulting Engineers (913) 341-5575 FAX: (913) 341-9127 Toll Free: (888) 373-7753 4425 Indian Creek Pkwy Shawnee Mission, KS 66207-4013 Duke’s Root Control, Inc. (315) 472-4781 FAX: (315) 475-4203 Toll Free: (800) 447-6687 1020 Hiawatha Blvd W Syracuse, NY 13204-4163 Duplantis Design Group, PC (985) 626-9547 FAX: (985) 626-0269 34 Louis Prima Dr Covington, LA 70433-5903 Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. (407) 896-0594 FAX: (407) 896-4836 941 Lake Baldwin Ln Orlando, FL 32814-6437 E. Roberts Alley & Associates, Inc. (423) 928-3500 FAX: (423) 926-3565 Toll Free: 800-869-5596 207 E Main St Ste 3A 101 Fountain Pl Bldg Johnson City, TN 37604-5749 E.J. Breneman, L.P. (610) 678-1913 FAX: (610) 678-9691 1117 Snyder Rd West Lawn, PA 19609-1100 E.ON U.S. (502) 627-3708 FAX: (502) 217-2179 820 W Broadway Louisville, KY 40202-2218 EAC Consulting, Inc. (305) 264-2557 FAX: (305) 264-8363

815 NW 57th Ave Ste 402 Miami, FL 33126-2054

Saint Paul, MN 55113-2630

Earth Systems, Inc. (805) 781-0112 FAX: (805) 781-0180 Toll Free: (866) 781-0112 PO Box 4259 895 Aerovista Place Ste 102 San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-4259 Earth Tech (904) 279-7200 FAX: (904) 279-7230 6440 Southpoint Pkwy Ste 150 Jacksonville, FL 32216-8051 Earth Tech (408) 232-2856 FAX: (408) 232-2801 695 River Oaks Pkwy San Jose, CA 95134-1907 East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. (231) 536-4444 FAX: (231) 536-4458 Toll Free: (800) 626-4653 PO Box 439 301 Spring St East Jordan, MI 49727-0439 Eco Solutions (905) 864-8740 FAX: (905) 693-8959 Toll Free: (877) 326-7658 1114 Lower Base Line Hornby (Milton), ON L0P 1E0 CANADA ECO:LOGIC Engineering (775) 827-2311 FAX: (775) 827-2316 10381 Double R Blvd Reno, NV 89521-5991 Ed A. Wilson, Inc. (817) 923-6400 FAX: (817) 923-6242 2526 W Pafford St Fort Worth, TX 76110-5934 eda-design Professionals (805) 549-8658 FAX: (805) 549-8704 PO Box 1829 San Luis Obispo, CA 93406-1829 EDAW, Inc. (916) 414-5800 FAX: (916) 414-5850 2022 J St Sacramento, CA 95811-3120 EFK Moen, LLC (314) 729-4100 FAX: (314) 729-4199 13523 Barrett Parkway Dr Ste 250 Ballwin, MO 63021-3802 EMA, Inc. (651) 639-5600 FAX: (651) 639-5730 1970 Oakcrest Ave Ste 300

Emergency Management Controls Corp. (305) 666-4210 FAX: (305) 666-4211 7035 SW 47th St Ste A Miami, FL 33155-4625 Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (651) 770-8448 FAX: (651) 770-2552 651 Hale Ave N Oakdale, MN 55128-7534 ENGEO Incorporated (925) 866-9000 FAX: (888) 279-2698 2010 Crow Canyon Pl Ste 250 San Ramon, CA 94583-1344 Engineering Associates (307) 587-4911 FAX: (307) 587-2596 PO Box 1900 902 13th St Cody, WY 82414-1900 Engineering Resources (951) 765-6622 FAX: (951) 765-6621 3550 E Florida Ave Ste B Hemet, CA 92544-4937 Engineering Service (601) 939-8737 FAX: (601) 939-8799 PO Box 180429 Richland, MS 39218-0429 Engineers Inc. (575) 538-5395 FAX: (575) 538-5410 301 W College Ave Ste 1 Silver City, NM 88061-5002 England-Thims & Miller, Inc. (904) 642-8990 FAX: (904) 646-9485 14775 Old Saint Augustine Rd Jacksonville, FL 32258-2463 Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. (410) 381-7898 FAX: (410) 381-7835 Toll Free: (800) 889-6990 9891 Brokenland Pkwy Ste 300 Columbia, MD 21046-3002 EnviroIssues (206) 269-5041 FAX: (206) 269-5046 101 Stewart St Ste 1101 Seattle, WA 98101-1060

EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. (305) 637-9665 FAX: (305) 637-9659 Toll Free: (877) 637-9665 4 SE 1st St Fl 2 Miami, FL 33131-1008 Envista Corporation (978) 232-6300 FAX: (978) 927-0725 900 Cummings Ctr Ste 307V Beverly, MA 01915-6181 ENZ USA INC (630) 692-7880 FAX: (630) 692-7885 1585 Beverly Ct Ste 115 Aurora, IL 60502-8731 EPCOR Water Services, Inc. (780) 412-7755 FAX: (780) 969-7057 10065 Jasper Ave Edmonton, AB T5J 3B1 CANADA Epic Land Solutions, Inc. (310) 378-1178 FAX: (310) 378-0558 Toll Free: (866) 378-1178 2601 Airport Dr Ste 115 Torrance, CA 90505-6133 EPS Group, Inc. (480) 503-2250 FAX: (480) 503-2258 2045 S Vineyard Ste 101 Mesa, AZ 85210-6890 Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. (512) 469-9292 FAX: (512) 469-0391 11612 Fm 2244 Bldg 1 Ste 250 Austin, TX 78738-5409 Erlandsen, Inc. (509) 884-2562 FAX: (509) 884-2814 Toll Free: (800) 732-7442 250 Simon St SE East Wenatchee, WA 98802-7710 EsGil Corporation (858) 560-1468 FAX: (858) 560-1576 Toll Free: 800-983-7445 9320 Chesapeake Dr Ste 208 San Diego, CA 92123-1355 ESI Consultants, Ltd. (630) 420-1700 FAX: (630) 420-1733 1979 N Mill St Ste 100 Naperville, IL 60563-1295

Environmental Partners Group (617) 657-0200 FAX: (617) 657-0201 1900 Crown Colony Dr Ste 402 Quincy, MA 02169-0980

April 2009

ESRI (909) 793-2853 FAX: (909) 307-3039 380 New York St Redlands, CA 92373-8118

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ESRI Canada Inc. (416) 386-6035 FAX: (416) 441-2106 12 Concorde Pl Suite 900 Toronto, ON M3C 3R8 CANADA Etna Supply (616) 514-5154 FAX: (616) 514-6154 529 32nd St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49548-2392 Evergreen Safety Council (206) 382-4090 FAX: (206) 382-0878 Toll Free: (800) 382-4090 401 Pontius Ave N Seattle, WA 98109-5423 Exeltech Consulting, Inc. (360) 357-8289 FAX: (360) 357-8225 2590 Willamette Dr NE Ste 101 Lacey, WA 98516-1325 EZ-Liner Industries (712) 737-4016 FAX: (712) 737-4148 Toll Free: (800) 373-4016 PO Box 140 Orange City, IA 51041-0140 FallLine Corporation (775) 827-6400 FAX: (775) 827-6749 Toll Free: (800) 325-5463 4625 Aircenter Cir Reno, NV 89502-5948 Fanelli Industries (631) 567-2880 FAX: (631) 567-2046 Toll Free: (877) 343-7227 1601 Locust Ave Bohemia, NY 11716-5000 Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. (781) 221-1214 FAX: (781) 221-1057 Toll Free: (800) 835-8666 5 Burlington Woods Burlington, MA 01803-4511 Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group (847) 741-5370 FAX: (847) 742-3035 1300 W Bartlett Rd Elgin, IL 60120-7528 FGM Architects (630) 574-8300 FAX: (630) 574-9292 1211 W 22nd St Ste 705 Oak Brook, IL 60523-3200 First Vehicle Services (561) 578-0306 FAX: (561) 748-6599 567 Rookery Pl Jupiter, FL 33458-8368


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First Vehicle Services (401) 845-5630 FAX: (401) 846-3084 80 Halsey St Newport, RI 02840-1332

Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. (914) 739-3300 FAX: (914) 739-8525 PO Box 71 Montrose, NY 10548-0071

G. Rabine & Sons (815) 544-4122 FAX: (815) 544-3240 1311 McKinley Ave Belvidere, IL 61008-1311

Fisher & Arnold, Inc. (901) 748-1811 FAX: (901) 748-3115 9180 Crestwyn Hills Dr Memphis, TN 38125-8502

Freese and Nichols, Inc. (817) 735-7235 FAX: (817) 735-7490 4055 International Plz Ste 200 Fort Worth, TX 76109-4814

G.E.C., Inc. (225) 612-3000 FAX: (225) 612-3015 Toll Free: (800) 883-5588 9357 Interline Ave Baton Rouge, LA 70809-1910

Flexible Pavements of Ohio (614) 447-3600 FAX: (614) 791-4800 525 Metro Pl N Ste 101 Dublin, OH 43017-5504

Frehner Construction Co., Inc. (702) 649-2530 FAX: (702) 649-8834 3290 W Hacienda Ave Las Vegas, NV 89118-1759

Flink Company (815) 673-4321 FAX: (815) 672-2678 502 N Vermillion St Streator, IL 61364-2245

FS3 Inc. (320) 274-7223 FAX: (320) 274-7205 9030 64th St NW Annandale, MN 55302-2452

Flint Trading, Inc. (336) 475-6600 FAX: (336) 475-7900 115 Todd Ct Thomasville, NC 27360-3233

Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. (850) 878-2558 FAX: (850) 877-9327 Toll Free: (800) 888-9136 PO Box 5258 Tallahassee, FL 32314-5258

Foley, Inc. (732) 885-3030 FAX: (732) 457-0551 855 Centennial Ave Piscataway, NJ 08854-3912

Fugro Consultants, Inc. (480) 961-1169 FAX: (480) 940-0952 7031 W Oakland St Chandler, AZ 85226-2400

FORCE America, Inc. (952) 707-1300 FAX: (952) 707-1330 Toll Free: (888) 993-6723 501 Cliff Rd E Burnsville, MN 55337-1635

Fugro Consultants, Inc. (512) 977-1800 FAX: (512) 973-9565 8613 Cross Park Dr Austin, TX 78754-4565

FORWI (973) 429-5507 FAX: (973) 429-5507 391 Lakeside Ave Orange, NJ 07050-2809

Fugro West, Inc. (805) 650-7000 FAX: (805) 650-7010 4820 McGrath St Ste 100 Ventura, CA 93003-7778

Foth (920) 497-2500 FAX: (920) 497-8516 2737 S Ridge Rd Green Bay, WI 54304-5513

Fulghum MacIndoe & Associates, Inc. (865) 690-6419 FAX: (865) 690-6448 10330 Hardin Valley Rd Ste 201 Knoxville, TN 37932-3742

Four Seasons Equipment, Inc. (214) 388-1700 FAX: (214) 388-0107 Toll Free: (866) 270-1700 4120 Cedar Lake Dr Dallas, TX 75227-4024

Fulton Pacific (707) 446-6020 FAX: (707) 446-6097 1060 Piper Dr Vacaville, CA 95688-8709

Foxfire International, LLC (985) 867-1802 FAX: (985) 867-1822 1750 South Ln Ste 2 Mandeville, LA 70471-7796 Franklin Paint Company, Inc. (508) 528-0303 FAX: (508) 528-8152 259 Cottage St Franklin, MA 02038-3006

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Fuscoe Engineering (858) 554-1500 FAX: (858) 597-0335 6390 Greenwich Dr Ste 170 San Diego, CA 92122-5923 Fuss & O’Neill (860) 646-2469 FAX: (860) 643-6313 Toll Free: (800) 286-2469 146 Hartford Rd Manchester, CT 06040-5992

Gabrielli Truck Sales (516) 931-7915 FAX: (516) 822-2969 Toll Free: (888) 887-8557 880 S Oyster Bay Rd Hicksville, NY 11801-3519 GAI Consultants, Inc. (904) 363-1110 FAX: (904) 363-1115 1301 Riverplace Blvd Ste 900 Jacksonville, FL 32207-9051 Gannett Fleming (505) 265-8468 FAX: (505) 881-2513 2155 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110-5409 Gasaway Distributors, Inc. (630) 985-1600 FAX: (630) 343-2260 PO Box 4986 Oak Brook, IL 60522-4986 Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. (800) 701-4782 FAX: (800) 525-3427 160 Freedom Ct Elyria, OH 44035-2245 GBA Master Series, Inc. (913) 341-3105 FAX: (913) 341-3128 Toll Free: (800) 492-2468 10561 Barkley St Ste 500 Overland Park, KS 66212-1834 GCC of America (505) 881-5303 FAX: (505) 881-5304 4253 Montgomery Blvd NE Ste 210 Albuquerque, NM 87109-1130 GENTERRA Consultants, Inc. (949) 753-8766 FAX: (949) 753-8887 Toll Free: 888-423-0111 15375 Barranca Pkwy Ste K102 Irvine, CA 92618-2211 Genuine Parts Company (312) 287-1944 FAX: (312) 744-5243 700 Enterprise Ct Naperville, IL 60563-1078

GeoDesign Inc. (503) 968-8787 FAX: (503) 968-3068 15575 SW Sequoia Pkwy Ste 100 Portland, OR 97224-7195 GeoEngineers (425) 861-6000 FAX: (425) 861-6050 8410 154th Ave NE Redmond, WA 98052-3800 Geolabs, Inc. (510) 465-5141 FAX: (510) 465-4454 1440 Broadway Ste 804 Oakland, CA 94612-2027 George Butler Associates, Inc. (913) 492-0400 FAX: (913) 577-8380 9801 Renner Blvd Lenexa, KS 66219-9718 Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. (847) 855-1100 FAX: (847) 855-1115 820 Lakeside Dr Ste 5 Gurnee, IL 60031-9165 Ghirardelli Associates (415) 864-4180 FAX: (415) 864-4182 1970 Broadway Ste 920 Oakland, CA 94612-2221 GIANT Maintenance & Restoration, Inc. (847) 388-3711 FAX: (847) 388-3712 300 N Seymour Ave Ste D Mundelein, IL 60060-2340 Gilson Engineering, Inc. (801) 571-9414 FAX: (801) 571-9449 12401 S 450 E Unit C2 Draper, UT 84020-7937 Global Sensor Systems Inc. (905) 507-0007 FAX: (905) 507-4177 400 Brunel Rd Mississauga, ON L4Z 2C2 CANADA Gonzalez Companies, LLC (314) 961-1888 FAX: (314) 961-1814 1750 S Brentwood Blvd Ste 300 Saint Louis, MO 63144-1339 Good Company (541) 341-4663 FAX: (541) 341-6412 65 Centennial Loop Ste B Eugene, OR 97401-7904 GoodPointe Technology (651) 726-2555 FAX: (651) 726-2545 287 6th St E Ste 200 Saint Paul, MN 55101-1656

Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. (207) 657-6910 FAX: (207) 657-6912 PO Box 1237 15 Shaker Rd Gray, ME 04039-1237 Gossen Livingston Architects, Inc. (816) 224-4200 FAX: (816) 444-4355 9229 Ward Pkwy Ste 210 Kansas City, MO 64114-3311 GPD Group (216) 518-5544 FAX: (216) 518-5545 5595 Transportation Blvd Ste 100 Cleveland, OH 44125-5359 GRAEF (480) 285-3014 FAX: (480) 285-3100 7373 E Doubletree Ranch Rd Ste B-155 Scottsdale, AZ 85258-2035 GRAEF (773) 399-0112 FAX: (773) 399-0170 8501 W Higgins Rd Ste 280 Chicago, IL 60631-2817 Grand Junction Ready Mix (970) 243-4291 FAX: (970) 256-4405 PO Box 1849 Grand Junction, CO 81502-1849 Granite Construction, Inc. (775) 352-1953 FAX: (775) 355-9559 1900 Glendale Ave Sparks, NV 89431-5507 Great Lakes Chloride, Inc. (574) 267-2286 FAX: (574) 267-2235 895 E 200 N Warsaw, IN 46582-7854 Great West Engineering (406) 449-8627 FAX: (406) 449-8631 PO Box 4817 Helena, MT 59604-4817 Greeley and Hansen (312) 558-9000 FAX: (312) 558-1006 Toll Free: (800) 837-9779 100 S Wacker Dr Fl 1400 Chicago, IL 60606-4000 Green Earth Force (956) 256-7576 FAX: (956) 256-1312 PO Box 5655 Woodbury, NJ 08096-0655 Green Sweep, Inc. (419) 861-6666 FAX: (419) 866-6663 10720 Airport Hwy

Swanton, OH 43558-9610 Gresham, Smith and Partners (615) 770-8100 FAX: (615) 770-8189 511 Union St Nashville, TN 37219-1733 Griffin Structures, Inc. (949) 497-9000 FAX: (949) 497-8883 385 2nd St Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2304 Groeneveld Group (800) 263-1760 FAX: (905) 693-9562 Toll Free: (800) 263-1760 8450 Lawson Rd #5 Milton, ON L9T 0J8 CANADA GS Equipment Inc. (813) 248-4971 FAX: (813) 247-3397 1023 S 50th St Tampa, FL 33619-3629 Guida Surveying, Inc. (949) 777-2000 FAX: (949) 777-2050 9241 Irvine Blvd Irvine, CA 92618-1645 Gulf Industries, Inc. (850) 562-1937 FAX: (850) 562-1934 5285 Tower Rd Ste C6 PO Box 180489 Tallahassee, FL 32303-7965 GVM Snow Equipment (717) 677-6197 FAX: (717) 677-4291 Toll Free: (800) 377-2522 374 Heidlersburg Rd Biglerville, PA 17307-9256 H.W. Lochner, Inc. (312) 372-7346 FAX: (312) 372-8208 20 N Wacker Dr Ste 1200 Chicago, IL 60606-2901

Hanson Pipe & Precast (503) 285-3817 FAX: (503) 286-0603 PO Box 11305 Portland, OR 97211-0305 Hanson Pipe & Precast (860) 564-9000 FAX: (860) 564-9008 PO Box 307 174 All Hallows Rd Wauregan, CT 06387-0307 Harris & Associates (925) 827-4900 FAX: (925) 827-4982 Toll Free: (800) 827-4901 120 Mason Cir Concord, CA 94520-1214 Harrison Engineering (925) 691-0450 FAX: (925) 691-0460 399 Taylor Blvd Ste 100 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523-2297 Hart Crowser, Inc. (206) 324-9530 FAX: (206) 328-5581 1700 Westlake Ave N Ste 200 Seattle, WA 98109-6212 Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. (262) 364-0500 FAX: (262) 364-0538 Toll Free: 800-236-8450 5555 S Westridge Dr New Berlin, WI 53151-7900 Hatch Mott MacDonald (973) 912-2511 FAX: (973) 912-2405 27 Bleeker St Millburn, NJ 07041-1414 Haydon Building Corp. (602) 296-1496 FAX: (602) 296-1495 4640 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85008-4559 HCI Trans Tech (708) 447-3272 FAX: (708) 447-4435 7801 W 47th St McCook, IL 60525-3204

Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone (206) 632-2664 FAX: (206) 632-0947 4010 Stone Way N Ste 300 Seattle, WA 98103-8099

HDA Architects (636) 449-2477 FAX: (636) 449-1176 16150 Main Circle Dr Chesterfield, MO 63017-4689

Hamner, Jewell & Associates (805) 773-1459 FAX: (805) 773-2418 340 James Way Ste 150 Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2880

HDR, Inc. (509) 536-8158 FAX: (509) 534-6346 1401 E Trent Ave Ste 101 Spokane, WA 99202-2902

Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. (952) 829-0700 FAX: (952) 829-7806 7510 Market Place Dr Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3687

HDR, Inc. (402) 399-1000 FAX: (402) 399-1238 Toll Free: (800) 366-4411 8404 Indian Hills Dr Omaha, NE 68114-4098

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Heartland Communications Group, Inc./Municipal Connection (515) 955-1600 FAX: (515) 955-6636 Toll Free: (800) 247-2000 PO Box 1052 1003 Central Ave Fort Dodge, IA 50501-1052 Heavy Equipment Training Solutions (308) 289-0275 FAX: (308) 289-3575 PO Box 84 Brule, NE 69127-0084 Heil of Texas (713) 923-7600 FAX: (713) 923-5522 5900 Wheeler St Houston, TX 77023-5409 Helac Corporation (360) 825-1601 FAX: (360) 825-1603 225 Battersby Ave Enumclaw, WA 98022-8204

Henke Manufacturing (913) 682-9000 FAX: (913) 682-0300 3070 Wilson Ave Leavenworth, KS 66048-4637 Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. (618) 594-3711 FAX: (618) 594-8217 Toll Free: (888) HMG-ENGR 1075 Lake Rd PO Box 70 Carlyle, IL 62231-1245

HJW GeoSpatial, Inc. (510) 834-2001 FAX: (510) 834-2101 2001 Broadway Fl 3 Oakland, CA 94612-2301

Huitt-Zollars, Inc. (214) 871-3311 FAX: (214) 871-0757 3131 McKinney Ave Ste 600 Dallas, TX 75204-2456

HNTB Corporation (904) 596-7967 FAX: (904) 279-0260 7077 Bonneval Rd Ste 600 Jacksonville, FL 32216-6016

Huitt-Zollars, Inc. (512) 231-1119 FAX: (512) 231-1129 3701 Executive Center Dr Ste 101 Austin, TX 78731-1651

HNTB Corporation (816) 527-2236 FAX: (816) 472-5004 Toll Free: (800) 693-4682 715 Kirk Dr Kansas City, MO 64105-1310

Hunter Contracting Co. (480) 892-0521 FAX: (520) 744-0847 6930 N Camino Martin Tucson, AZ 85741-2215

Hogan Company (909) 421-0245 FAX: (909) 421-0249 Toll Free: (800) 214-6426 2741 S Lilac Ave Bloomington, CA 92316-3213 Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists (530) 478-1305 FAX: (530) 478-1019 792 Searls Ave Nevada City, CA 95959-3056 Hoosier Company, Inc. (317) 872-8125 FAX: (317) 872-7183 Toll Free: (800) 521-4184 PO Box 681064 Indianapolis, IN 46268-7064 Horner & Shifrin, Inc. (618) 622-3040 FAX: (518) 622-3070 640 Pierce Blvd # 200 O’Fallon, IL 62269-2579

Herzog Contracting Corp. (816) 233-9001 FAX: (816) 233-9881 Toll Free: (800) 950 1969 PO Box 1089 600 S Riverside Rd Saint Joseph, MO 64502-1089

Howard P. Fairfield, LLC (207) 474-9836 FAX: (207) 474-6526 PO Box 188 9 Green St Skowhegan, ME 04976-0188

Highway Equipment Company (319) 363-8281 FAX: (319) 632-3081 Toll Free: (800) 363-1771 1330 76th Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7038

Howard R. Green Company (319) 841-4000 FAX: (319) 841-4012 Toll Free: (800) 728-7805 8710 Earhart Ln SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-8947

Highway Technologies, Inc. (630) 932-4600 FAX: (630) 932-7611 880 N Addison Rd Villa Park, IL 60181-1153

Howard/Stein-Hudson Assoc. (617) 482-7080 FAX: (617) 482-7417 38 Chauncy St Fl 9 Boston, MA 02111-2307

HIP Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC (727) 327-4900 FAX: (727) 327-9815 Toll Free: (800) 272-0529 800 31st St S Saint Petersburg, FL 33712-1923

Hughey & Associates Construction Inc (941) 483-4900 FAX: (941) 485-3744 119 Corporation Way Unit C Venice, FL 34285-5564


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April 2009

HVJ Associates, Inc. (281) 933-7388 FAX: (281) 933-7293 6120 S Dairy Ashford St Houston, TX 77072-1010 HWA GeoSciences Inc. (425) 774-0106 FAX: (425) 774-2714 19730 64th Ave W Ste 200 Lynnwood, WA 98036-5957 Hydro Designs, Inc. (248) 250-5000 FAX: (248) 786-1789 Toll Free: (800) 690-6651 5700 Crooks Rd Ste 100 Troy, MI 48098-2826 Ideate, Inc. (888) 662-7238 FAX: (800) 214-1838 Toll Free: (888) 662-7238 44 Montgomery St Ste 1000 San Francisco, CA 94104-4612 Impact Sciences (916) 787-0818 FAX: (916) 787-0828 1544 Eureka Rd Ste 180 Roseville, CA 95661-3092 IMS Infrastructure Management Services (847) 506-1500 FAX: (847) 255-2938 Toll Free: (800) 467-7110 1895 Rohlwing Rd Ste D Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-4803 INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company (425) 635-1000 FAX: (425) 635-1150 400 112th Ave NE Ste 400 Bellevue, WA 98004-5540 Independent Equipment Corp. (516) 877-2220 FAX: (516) 877-0409 332 Sagamore Ave Mineola, NY 11501-1918 Industrial Magnetics, Inc. (231) 582-3100 FAX: (231) 582-0622 Toll Free: (800) 662-4638 1385 S M 75

Boyne City, MI 49712-9689 Info Tech, Inc. (352) 381-4556 FAX: (352) 381-4444 5700 SW 34th St Ste 1235 Gainesville, FL 32608-5376 Infor Public Sector (916) 921-0883 FAX: (916) 921-6620 Toll Free: (800) 821-9316 11092 Sun Center Dr Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-6109 INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company (630) 652-1200 FAX: (630) 652-0002 980 N Lombard Rd Lombard, IL 60148-1231 Insituform Technologies, Inc. (636) 530-8000 FAX: (636) 519-8010 Toll Free: (800) 234-2992 17999 Edison Ave Chesterfield, MO 63005-3713 Inspection Services, Inc. (415) 243-3265 FAX: (415) 243-3266 Pier #26 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94105 Integrated Paving Concepts, Inc. (604) 574-7510 FAX: (604) 574-8970 Toll Free: (800) 688-5652 102-17957 55th Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 6C4 CANADA InterClean Equipment, Inc. (734) 975-2967 FAX: (734) 975-1646 Toll Free: (800) 468-3725 3939 Bestech Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197-9628 Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (202) 712-9036 FAX: (202) 408-0285 Toll Free: (800) 241-3652 13921 Park Center Rd Ste 270 Herndon, VA 20171-3269 International Municipal Signal Association (315) 331-2182 FAX: (315) 331-8205 Toll Free: (800) 723-4672 PO Box 539 165 E Union St Newark, NY 14513-0539 International Surfacing Systems (480) 628-5713 FAX: (480) 940-9690 Toll Free: (800) 528-4548 6751 W Galveston St Chandler, AZ 85226-2512

Interstate SignWays (501) 490-3827 FAX: (501) 490-1693 7415 Lindsey Rd Little Rock, AR 72206-3829 J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. (509) 783-2144 FAX: (509) 736-0790 Toll Free: (888) 582-5951 2810 W Clearwater Ave Ste 201 Kennewick, WA 99336-2982 J.R. Giese Operations, LLC (904) 730-7994 FAX: (904) 221-7521 3560 Cardinal Point Dr Jacksonville, FL 32257-9235 Jacobs Engineering Group (832) 351-7272 FAX: (832) 351-7766 5995 Rogerdale Rd Houston, TX 77072-1601 Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (405) 810-8254 FAX: (405) 810-2980 10001 Broadway Ext Oklahoma City, OK 73114-6307 James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. (630) 719-7570 FAX: (630) 719-7589 950 Warrenville Rd Ste 101 Lisle, IL 60532-1844 Janssen & Spaans Engineering, Inc. (317) 254-9686 FAX: (317) 259-8262 9120 Harrison Park Ct Indianapolis, IN 46216-2107 Jet-Vac Inc. (800) 577-1841 FAX: (973) 659-0081 Toll Free: (800) 577-1841 15 Taylor Rd Wharton, NJ 07885-1532 Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. (702) 564-3331 FAX: (702) 564-8542 106 Cassia Way Henderson, NV 89014-6415 Journal of Public Works & Infastructure - Henry Stewart Publications 0-2074043040 FAX: 0-2074042081 Russell House 28/30 Little Russell St London, WCIA 2HN United Kingdom JSD Professional Services, Inc. (608) 848-5060 FAX: (608) 848-2255 161 Horizon Dr Ste 101 Verona, WI 53593-1249 K & A Engineering, Inc. (909) 279-1800 FAX: (951) 279-4380 357 N Sheridan St Ste 117

Corona, CA 92880-2029

765 The City Dr S Ste 400 Orange, CA 92868-6914

K M International (810) 688-1234 FAX: (810) 688-8765 6561 Bernie Kohler Dr North Branch, MI 48461-8886 Kansas One-Call (316) 687-0494 FAX: (316) 687-0629 8100 E 22nd St N Bldg 2300 Wichita, KS 67226-2388 Kapur & Associates, Inc. (414) 351-6668 FAX: (414) 351-4117 Toll Free: (800) 527-8794 7711 N Port Washington Rd Milwaukee, WI 53217-3130 KBR, Inc. (214) 224-2131 FAX: (214) 752-8366 1444 Oak Lawn Ave Ste 100 Dallas, TX 75207-3691 KCI Associates of NC (919) 783-9214 FAX: (919) 783-8405 4601 Six Forks Rd Ste 220 Raleigh, NC 27609-5210 KDM Meridian, Inc. (949) 768-0731 FAX: (949) 768-3731 22541 Aspan St Ste C Lake Forest, CA 92630-6320 KE&G Construction (520) 748-0188 FAX: (520) 748-8975 5100 S Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85706-1976 KeyBank (720) 904-4488 FAX: (702) 904-4320 Toll Free: (888) 224-7578 1675 Broadway Ste 500 Denver, CO 80202-4692 Keystone Plastics, Inc. (908) 561-1300 FAX: (908) 561-3404 Toll Free: (800) 635-5238 3451 S Clinton Ave South Plainfield, NJ 07080-1303 Kiewit Western Co. (602) 437-7868 FAX: (602) 437-7806 3888 E Broadway Rd Phoenix, AZ 85040-2924 Killeen Engineering & Surveying (254) 526-3981 FAX: (254) 526-4351 2901 E Stan Schlueter Loop Killeen, TX 76542-4593 Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. (714) 939-1030 FAX: (714) 938-9488

Kirkham Michael, Inc. (402) 255-3813 FAX: (402) 255-3850 Toll Free: (866) 973-9243 12700 W Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68154-2154 Kissick Construction Company, Inc. (816) 363-5530 FAX: (816) 523-1557 Toll Free: (800) 335-4414 8131 Indiana Ave Kansas City, MO 64132-2507 Klotz Associates, Inc. (281) 589-7257 FAX: (281) 589-7309 1160 Dairy Ashford St Ste 500 Houston, TX 77079-3098 Kluber, Skahan + Associates, Inc. (630) 406-1213 FAX: (630) 406-9472 901 N Batavia Ave Ste 301 Batavia, IL 60510-2195 Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint (810) 762-1100 Toll Free: (800) 589-9100 1200 S Averill Ave Flint, MI 48503-2975 Komatsu America Corp. (847) 970-5763 FAX: (847) 970-4180 PO Box 5049 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-5049 KPFF, Inc. (206) 622-5822 FAX: (206) 622-8130 1601 5th Ave Ste 1600 Seattle, WA 98101-3665 Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants (504) 837-9470 FAX: (504) 837-9477 PO Box 19688 New Orleans, LA 70179-0688 Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated (909) 684-6900 FAX: (909) 684-6986 3602 University Ave Riverside, CA 92501-3331 KSA Engineers, Inc. (903) 236-7700 FAX: (903) 236-7779 140 E Tyler St Ste 600 Longview, TX 75601-7256 Labrie Environmental Group (418) 831-8250 FAX: (418) 831-5255 Toll Free: 800-463-6638 175 Route du Pont St Nicolas, QC G7A 2T3 CANADA

Lafarge North America (262) 754-8488 FAX: (262) 754-8489 Toll Free: (800) 678-6220 150 N Sunny Slope Rd Ste 215 Brookfield, WI 53005-4810 Lakeside Industries (425) 313-2681 FAX: (425) 313-2622 PO Box 7016 Issaquah, WA 98027-7016 Lamont Engineers (518) 234-4028 FAX: (518) 234-4613 PO Box 610 548 Main St Cobleskill, NY 12043-0610 Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. (402) 496-2498 FAX: (402) 496-2730 14710 W Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68154-2027 Landau Associates Inc. (425) 778-0907 FAX: (425) 778-6409 Toll Free: (800) 552-5957 130 2nd Ave S Edmonds, WA 98020-3512 LandMark Consultants, Inc. (760) 370-3000 FAX: (760) 337-8900 780 N 4th St El Centro, CA 92243-1511 Larkin Group, Inc. (816) 361-0440 FAX: (816) 361-0045 Toll Free: (800) 488-5275 9200 Ward Pkwy Ste 400 Kansas City, MO 64114-3381 Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. (574) 234-3167 FAX: (574) 234-3167 525 W Washington St South Bend, IN 46601-1527 LCC, Inc. (925) 228-4218 FAX: (925) 228-4638 930 Estudillo St Martinez, CA 94553-1620 Legat Architects (312) 848-8809 FAX: (312) 258-1555 651 W Washington Blvd Ste 1 Chicago, IL 60661-2123 Leighton Group, Inc. (661) 257-7434 FAX: (661) 257-7430 26074 Avenue Hall Ste 1 Santa Clarita, CA 91355-3444 Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. (412) 264-4400 FAX: (412) 264-1200

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846 4th Ave Coraopolis, PA 15108-1522 LiquiForce Inc. (734) 955-2508 FAX: (734) 955-2509 PO Box 32608 Detroit, MI 48232-0608 Little Falls Machine, Inc. (320) 632-9266 FAX: (320) 632-3484 Toll Free: (800) 772-7569 300 Lindbergh Dr S Little Falls, MN 56345-1598 LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. (713) 953-5200 FAX: (713) 953-5026 2929 Briarpark Dr Ste 600 Houston, TX 77042-3768 LJB Inc. (937) 259-5000 FAX: (937) 259-5100 Toll Free: (866) 552-3536 3100 Research Blvd Dayton, OH 45420-4022 LNV Engineering, Inc. (210) 822-2232 FAX: (210) 822-4032 8918 Tesoro Dr Ste 401 San Antonio, TX 78217-6220

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (713) 266-6900 FAX: (713) 266-2089 2925 Briarpark Dr Houston, TX 77042-3720 LONCO, Inc. (630) 577-9100 FAX: (630) 577-9199 1560 Wall St Ste 222 Naperville, IL 60563-1146 Lorchem Technologies (847) 468-8800 FAX: (847) 468-8811 1150 Davis Rd Ste J Elgin, IL 60123-1345 LOT Maintenance, Inc. (918) 446-4111 FAX: (918) 446-1310 909 W 23rd St Tulsa, OK 74107-2817 Louisiana Machinery LLC (985) 340-2800 FAX: (985) 340-2828 42440 Jackson Rd Hammond, LA 70403-1252 Louisiana One Call (225) 275-3700 FAX: (225) 272-1967 2215 W Boardwalk Dr

Baton Rouge, LA 70816-8334 LucyCo Communications (916) 491-3161 FAX: (916) 491-3160 1614 19th St Sacramento, CA 95811-6704 Lumec, Inc./Div. of Philips (450) 430-7040 FAX: (450) 430-1453 640 Boulevard Cure-Boivin Boisbriand, QC J7G 2A7 CANADA M.A. Mortenson Company (847) 981-8600 FAX: (847) 981-8667 25 NW Point Blvd Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1056 M.H. Corbin, Inc. (614) 873-5216 FAX: (614) 873-8095 8420 Estates Ct Plain City, OH 43064-8015 MacKay & Sposito, Inc. (360) 695-3411 FAX: (360) 695-0833 Toll Free: (888) 695-3411 1325 SE Tech Center Dr Ste 140 Vancouver, WA 98683-5554

MacQueen Equipment, Inc. (651) 645-5726 FAX: (651) 645-6668 595 Aldine St Saint Paul, MN 55104-2297 Magswitch Technology (303) 468-0662 FAX: (303) 690-8144 621 Southpark Dr Ste 1800 Littleton, CO 80120-5682 Maguire Group Inc. (508) 543-1700 FAX: (508) 543-5157 33 Commercial St Ste 1 Foxboro, MA 02035-5309 Mailhot Industries USA, Inc. (603) 880-9380 FAX: (603) 886-8254 Toll Free: (800) 624-5468 7 Tracy Ln Hudson, NH 03051-3031 Maintenance Design Group (303) 820-5270 FAX: (303) 820-5272 1600 Stout St Ste 940 Denver, CO 80202-3100 Maintenance Facility Consultants, Inc. (936) 372-1800 FAX: (936) 372-1803 PO Box 919 Waller, TX 77484-0919 Manhard Consulting Ltd. (775) 882-5630 FAX: (775) 885-7282 3476 Executive Pointe Way Ste 12 Carson City, NV 89706-7956

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Mattern & Craig, Inc. (423) 245-4970 FAX: (423) 245-5932 429 Clay St Kingsport, TN 37660-3654 MAXIMUS, Inc. (610) 687-9202 FAX: (610) 971-9447 998 Old Eagle School Rd Ste 1215 Wayne, PA 19087-1805


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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (480) 449-4700 FAX: (480) 449-4747 80 E Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 310 Tempe, AZ 85281-9104 McCormick Rankin Corporation (905) 823-8500 FAX: (905) 823-8503 2655 N Sheridan Way, Ste 300 Mississauga, ON L5K 2P8 CANADA McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (619) 595-8016 FAX: (619) 595-5450 750 B St Ste 3300 San Diego, CA 92101-8188 Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. (831) 426-3186 FAX: (831) 426-6607 224 Walnut Ave Ste B Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3836 MetaDome, LLC (608) 249-8644 FAX: (608) 249-8922 Toll Free: (877) 270-3663 2136 E Dayton St Madison, WI 53704-4723 Metal Forms Corporation (414) 964-4550 FAX: (414) 964-4503 3334 N Booth St Milwaukee, WI 53212-1697 Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. (973) 350-0111 FAX: (973) 350-0112 Toll Free: (800) 649-5797 1271 McCarter Hwy PO Box 9410 Newark, NJ 07104-3711 Meyer Products LLC (216) 486-1313 FAX: (216) 486-3073 18513 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44112-1018 Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson (510) 808-2000 FAX: (510) 444-1108 Toll Free: (800) 646-3559 555 12th St Ste 1500 Oakland, CA 94607-4095 Michael Baker Corporation (703) 960-5620 FAX: (703) 317-6281 3601 Eisenhower Ave Ste 600 Alexandria, VA 22304-6459 Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority (734) 513-0300 FAX: (734) 513-0318 14001 Merriman Rd Livonia, MI 48154-4262

Michigan Pipe and Valve (810) 230-2737 FAX: (810) 230-2992 4040 Eagles Nest Flushing, MI 48433-2492

Santa Barbara, CA 93110-4027

Boise, ID 83702-6138

Mobile Power Sweepers (608) 839-3816 FAX: (608) 839-9385 3895 Ridge Rd Deerfield, WI 53531-9656

MWH (832) 250-6491 FAX: (713) 850-7901 5100 Westheimer Rd Ste 580 Houston, TX 77056-5517

Midwest Rake Company LLC (800) 815-7253 FAX: (574) 267-8508 PO Box 1674 1605 W Center St Warsaw, IN 46581-1674

ModernTech AEC Solutions (865) 531-6090 FAX: (865) 694-9505 Toll Free: (877) 531-6090 1626 Downtown West Blvd Knoxville, TN 37919-5408

MWH Americas Inc. (702) 821-4334 FAX: (702) 878-7833 3010 W Charleston Blvd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89102-1969

Miller Pipeline Corp. (317) 293-0278 FAX: (317) 293-8502 Toll Free: (800) 848-3742 8850 Crawfordsville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46234-1559

Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. (608) 329-8105 FAX: (608) 328-8390 Toll Free: (800) 880-0109 1051 W 7th St Monroe, WI 53566-9100

Milone & MacBroom, Inc. (203) 481-0878 FAX: (203) 483-7205 500 E Main St Ste 326 Branford, CT 06405-2929

Morrison-Maierle, Inc. (480) 517-5800 FAX: (480) 517-5801 Toll Free: (866) 862-9384 80 E Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 201 Tempe, AZ 85281-9108

Mindel Scott & Associates, Inc. (502) 485-1508 FAX: (502) 485-1606 5151 Jefferson Blvd Louisville, KY 40219-3209 Minuteman Trucks, Inc. (508) 668-3112 Toll Free: (800) 225-4808 2181 Providence Hwy Walpole, MA 02081-2528 Mirai Associates (425) 820-0100 FAX: (425) 821-1750 11410 NE 122nd Way Ste 320 Kirkland, WA 98034-6927

MPRI, An L-3 Company (801) 983-9900 FAX: (801) 983-9901 Toll Free: (888) 259-4746 2961 California Ave Salt Lake City, UT 84104-4581 MSA Consulting, Inc. (760) 320-9811 FAX: (760) 323-7893 Toll Free: (866) 297-3366 34200 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-1762 MSA Professional Services Inc. (608) 242-6627 FAX: (608) 242-5664 Toll Free: (800) 446-0679 2901 International Ln Ste 300 Madison, WI 53704-3177 Municipal Well & Pump (630) 202-1377 FAX: (920) 324-3431 Toll Free: (800) 383-7412 1206 W Northwind Dr Sandwich, IL 60548-3422

MJ Harden Associates, Inc. (913) 981-99525 5700 Broadmoor St Ste 800 Mission, KS 66202-2424 MKEC Engineering Consultants, Inc. (316) 684-9600 FAX: (316) 684-5100 411 N Webb Rd Wichita, KS 67206-2521 MMM Group Limited (905) 882-1100 FAX: (905) 882-0055 80 Commerce Valley Dr E Thornhill, ON L3T 7N4 CANADA MNS Engineers, Inc. (805) 692-6921 FAX: (805) 692-6931 4050 Calle Real Ste 110

Munsys, Inc. (800) 696-1238 FAX: (800) 694-0293 3689 Tampa Rd Ste 320 Oldsmar, FL 34677-6312 Murray & Trettel, Inc. (847) 963-9000 FAX: (847) 963-0199 600 N 1st Bank Dr Ste A Palatine, IL 60067-8185 Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. (208) 350-2250 FAX: (208) 350-2251 950 W Bannock St Ste 910

NAPA (515) 262-9704 FAX: (515) 265-7593 2222 E Douglas Ave Des Moines, IA 50313-2552 National Research Council Canada (613) 991-2987 FAX: (613) 993-3142 Bldg M-20, Montreal Rd Ottawa, ON K1A 0R6 CANADA National Water Main Cleaning Co. (973) 483-3200 FAX: (973) 483-5065 Toll Free: (800) 242-7257 875 Summer Ave Newark, NJ 07104-3616 Neel-Schaffer, Inc. (615) 383-8420 FAX: (615) 383-9984 210 25th Ave N Ste 800 Nashville, TN 37203-1616 Neenah Foundry Company (920) 725-7000 FAX: (920) 729-3661 Toll Free: (800) 558-5075 PO Box 729 2121 Brooks Ave Neenah, WI 54957-0729 Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc. (480) 423-7648 FAX: (480) 423-7680 100 S Price Rd Tempe, AZ 85281-3118 New Jersey Alliance for Action (732) 225-1180 FAX: (732) 225-4694 PO Box 6438 Edison, NJ 08818-6438 Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. (916) 388-5655 FAX: (916) 388-5676 8795 Folsom Blvd Ste 103 Sacramento, CA 95826-3720 Ninyo & Moore (858) 576-1000 FAX: (858) 576-9600 5710 Ruffin Rd San Diego, CA 92123-1013

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Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. (207) 453-2362 FAX: (207) 453-4774 330 Neck Rd Benton, ME 04901-3545 NMG Geotechnical, Inc. (949) 442-2442 FAX: (949) 476-8322 17991 Fitch Irvine, CA 92614-6079 Nolte (916) 641-9100 FAX: (916) 641-9222 Toll Free: (800) 21-NOLTE 2495 Natomas Park Dr Fl 4 Sacramento, CA 95833-2940 North American Salt Company (913) 344-9360 FAX: (913) 338-7945 9900 W 109th St Ste 600 Overland Park, KS 66210-1436 North Florida Emulsions, Inc. (386) 328-1733 FAX: (386) 328-1887 701 N Moody Rd Ste 15 Palatka, FL 32177-2439 Northern Engineering, Inc. (435) 635-3465 FAX: (435) 635-5900 1015 W 100 N Ste 1 Hurricane, UT 84737-1654 Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. (510) 839-0688 FAX: (510) 839-4350 300 Frank H Ogawa Plz Ste 510 Oakland, CA 94612-2040 Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc. (425) 313-9161 FAX: (425) 313-9194 Toll Free: (800) 726-0031 345 NW Dogwood St PO Box 2410 Issaquah, WA 98027-3216 NUCA of Oregon & Southwest Washington (503) 742-8877 FAX: (503) 650-7555 PO Box 301251 Portland, OR 97294-9251 NW Engineers, LLC (503) 601-4401 FAX: (503) 601-4402 Toll Free: (877) 648-4061 19075 NW Tanasbourne Dr Ste 160 Hillsboro, OR 97124-5858 O’Brien & Gere (502) 587-7884 FAX: (502) 587-7895 730 W Main St Ste 200 Louisville, KY 40202-2640 Oates Associates, Inc. (314) 588-8381 FAX: (314) 588-9605


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9370 Studio Ct Ste 160 Elk Grove, CA 95758-8049

5762 Bolsa Ave Ste 201 Huntington Beach, CA 92649-1172

OBEC Consulting Engineers (503) 620-6103 FAX: (503) 620-8416 5005 Meadows Rd Ste 120 Lake Oswego, OR 97035-4288

Ossian Inc. (563) 324-3381 FAX: (563) 324-0751 635 S Elmwood Ave Davenport, IA 52802-2129

Parametrix, Inc. (253) 501-5165 FAX: (253) 863-0946 1231 Fryar Ave Sumner, WA 98390-1516

OBI Consulting Engineers, Inc. (816) 822-7292 FAX: (816) 822-1377 1220 E 63rd St Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64110-3424

Otak (503) 699-4548 FAX: (503) 635-5395 17355 Boones Ferry Rd Lake Oswego, OR 97035-5217

ODB Company (804) 226-4433 FAX: (804) 226-6914 Toll Free: (800) 446-9823 5118 Glen Alden Dr Richmond, VA 23231-4319

P&G Fleet Services, Inc. (631) 289-9845 FAX: (631) 289-9848 40 Corporate Dr Holtsville, NY 11742-2004

OEST Associates, Inc. (207) 761-1770 FAX: (207) 774-1246 343 Gorham Rd South Portland, ME 04106-2317

P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC (708) 430-5770 FAX: (708) 598-1277 Toll Free: (800) 443-5770 8432 Beloit Ave Bridgeview, IL 60455-1774

Olsson Associates (913) 381-1170 FAX: (913) 381-1174 7301 W 133rd St Ste 200 Overland Park, KS 66213-4750

PACE, Inc. (602) 275-8066 FAX: (602) 393-3026 426 N 44th St Ste 120 Phoenix, AZ 85008-6595

Olympic Foundry Inc. (206) 764-6200 FAX: (206) 764-1170 5200 Airport Way S Seattle, WA 98108-1725

PacifCAD (509) 326-7789 FAX: (509) 326-8087 159 S Lincoln St Ste 321 Spokane, WA 99201-4418

OMNNI Associates, Inc. (920) 830-6171 FAX: (920) 830-6100 Toll Free: (800) 571-6677 1 Systems Dr Appleton, WI 54914-1654

Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company (801) 432-7426 FAX: (801) 432-7427 Toll Free: 800-338-5858 PO Box 758 Midvale, UT 84047-0758

Ontario Concrete Pipe Association (905) 631-9696 FAX: (905) 631-1905 Toll Free: 1-800-435-0116 5045 South Service Rd First Floor Burlington, ON L7Y 5Y7 CANADA OPW Fuel Management Systems (708) 485-4200 FAX: (708) 485-7137 6900 Santa Fe Dr Hodgkins, IL 60525-7600 O.R. Colan Associates (704) 529-3115 FAX: (704) 529-3120 Toll Free: (800) 616-1627 4651 Charlotte Park Dr Ste 440 Charlotte, NC 28217-1549 Oscar Larson & Associates (916) 691-2313 FAX: (916) 691-2595 Toll Free: 800-660-2043

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Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. (925) 224-7717 FAX: (925) 224-7726 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd Ste 320 Pleasanton, CA 94588-2838 Paladin Light Construction (563) 922-2981 FAX: (563) 922-2653 PO Box 266 Delhi, IA 52223-0266 Palmetto Utility Protection Service (803) 939-0117 FAX: (800) 939-0704 810 Dutch Square Blvd Ste 320 Columbia, SC 29210-7318

Parking Sentry & Security Bollard Co. (562) 468-1126 FAX: (562) 468-0700 12052 Centralia Rd Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716-1028 Parsons Brinckerhoff (480) 921-6887 FAX: (480) 966-9234 1501 W Fountainhead Pkwy Ste 400 Tempe, AZ 85282-1853 Parsons Brinckerhoff (206) 382-5200 FAX: (206) 382-5222 999 3rd Ave Ste 2200 Seattle, WA 98104-4044 Pat’s Pump & Blower (800) 851-7987 FAX: (404) 761-7003 5023 Georgia Highway 85 Forest Park, GA 30297-2431 Patrick Engineering, Inc. (630) 795-7200 FAX: (630) 724-1620 4970 Varsity Dr Lisle, IL 60532-4101 Pavement Restorations, Inc. (731) 707-0731 FAX: (731) 613-2019 10162 Stinson St Milan, TN 38358-6482 Pavement Savers, Inc. (321) 635-9500 FAX: (321) 635-9555 Toll Free: (800) 677-9442 PO Box 759 Cocoa, FL 32923-0759 Pavement Technology, Inc. (440) 892-1895 FAX: (440) 892-0953 Toll Free: (800) 333-6309 24144 Detroit Rd Westlake, OH 44145-1515 Paveway - Designing the Way to Success (813) 632-3500 FAX: (813) 632-3579 924 E 124th Ave Tampa, FL 33612-3506

Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. (850) 478-5250 FAX: (850) 479-5901 PO Box 3717 Pensacola, FL 32516-3717

Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc. (316) 838-0300 FAX: (316) 838-0505 1616 E 37th St N Wichita, KS 67219-3526

Paragon Partners Ltd. (714) 379-3376 FAX: (714) 373-1234 Toll Free: (888) 899-7498

Payline West, Inc. (847) 930-6900 FAX: (630) 584-4453 420 Nolen Dr

South Elgin, IL 60177-2238 Payne & Brockway, P.A. (913) 782-4800 FAX: (913) 782-0907 426 S Kansas Ave Olathe, KS 66061-4441 PBS Engineering + Environmental (503) 417-7583 FAX: (503) 248-0223 4412 SW Corbett Ave Portland, OR 97239-4207 PBS&J (281) 493-5100 FAX: (281) 493-1047 Toll Free: (888) 658-7275 1250 Wood Branch Park Dr Ste 300 Houston, TX 77079-1213 PBS&J (407) 647-7275 FAX: (407) 647-0551 482 S Keller Rd Orlando, FL 32810-6101 PCL Constructors Inc. (480) 829-6333 FAX: (480) 829-8252 1711 W Greentree Dr Ste 201 Tempe, AZ 85284-2717 Pease Associates (704) 376-6423 FAX: (704) 332-6177 2925 E Independence Blvd Charlotte, NC 28205-7034 PECO Energy Company (215) 841-6485 FAX: (215) 841-6906 2301 Market St Fl 9 Engineering Services Philadelphia, PA 19103-1380 PENGWYN (614) 488-2861 FAX: (614) 488-0019 Toll Free: (800) 233-7568 2550 W 5th Ave Columbus, OH 43204-3815 Pennoni Associates Inc. (302) 655-4451 FAX: (302) 654-2895 62 Rockford Rd Ste 201 Wilmington, DE 19806-1051 Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. (412) 464-7111 FAX: (412) 464-7104 925 Irwin Run Rd West Mifflin, PA 15122-1078 Performance Consulting Associates Inc. (PCA) (770) 717-2737 FAX: (770) 717-7014 3700 Crestwood Pkwy NW Ste 100 Duluth, GA 30096-5583

Peridian Group, Inc. (913) 856-7899 FAX: (913) 856-7644 265 Stonecreek Dr Gardner, KS 66030-3001 Perteet, Inc. (425) 252-7700 FAX: (425) 339-6018 2707 Colby Ave Ste 900 Everett, WA 98201-3565 Philips Engineering Ltd. (905) 335-2353 FAX: (905) 335-1414 3215 North Service Rd PO Box 220 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y2 CANADA PinnacleOne, Inc. (480) 296-7547 FAX: (480) 394-0336 Toll Free: (800) 229-9050 950 W Elliot Rd Ste 220 Tempe, AZ 85284-1145 Plateau Engineering, Inc. (928) 556-0311 FAX: (928) 213-9614 202 E Birch Ave Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5246 Portland Cement Association (847) 966-6200 FAX: (847) 966-8389 5420 Old Orchard Rd Skokie, IL 60077-1083 Portland General Electric (503) 463-4382 FAX: (503) 463-4308 4245 Kale St NE Salem, OR 97305-2333 Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. (847) 640-1010 FAX: (847) 640-1079 2100 Golf Rd St 230 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Power Equipment Leasing Company (815) 886-1776 FAX: (815) 886-1161 Toll Free: (800) 521-0246 605 Anderson Dr Romeoville, IL 60446-1687 Professional Pavement Products (904) 268-9908 FAX: (904) 733-8800 Toll Free: (866) 855-1256 9556 Historic Kings Rd S Ste 414 Jacksonville, FL 32257-2013 Progressive Innovations LLC (877) 885-4834 FAX: (615) 790-7257 992 Davidson Dr Ste 108 Nashville, TN 37205-1051 Project Engineering Consultants (208) 466-7190 FAX: (208) 466-7168 Toll Free: (866) 466-7190

3818 E Newby St Ste 101 Nampa, ID 83687-9225 Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. (602) 906-1901 FAX: (602) 906-3080 2310 W Mission Ln Ste 4 Phoenix, AZ 85021-2812 Proseal Inc. (316) 650-9805 FAX: (316) 465-5530 PO Box 741 El Dorado, KS 67042-0741 PSMJ Resources, Inc. (617) 965-0055 FAX: (617) 965-5152 Toll Free: (800) 537-PSMJ 10 Midland Ave Newton, MA 02458-1000 Psomas (714) 751-7373 FAX: (714) 545-8883 3187 Red Hill Ave Ste 250 Costa Mesa, CA 92626-3444 Public Works Equipment and Supply, Inc. (704) 289-6488 FAX: (704) 283-2266 Toll Free: (800) 222-6803 3405 Westwood Industrial Dr Monroe, NC 28110-5208 Public Works/Hanley Wood Business Media (773) 824-2400 FAX: (773) 824-2401 Toll Free: (800) 524-2364 8725 W Higgins Rd Ste 600 Chicago, IL 60631-2713 Puget Sound Energy (253) 476-6304 FAX: (253) 476-6323 Toll Free: (888) 225-5773 PO Box 90868 Bellevue, WA 98009-0868 Pulice Construction, Inc. (602) 944-2241 FAX: (602) 870-3396 2033 W Mountain View Rd Phoenix, AZ 85021-1999

QPR, Division of Lafarge North America (585) 944-7996 FAX: (678) 746-2238 Toll Free: (800) 388-4338 12735 Morris Road Ext Ste 150 Alpharetta, GA 30004-8904 Quest Civil Contractors Inc (623) 581-9700 FAX: (623) 581-9710 1903 W Parkside Ln Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85027-1236

Questica Inc. (905) 634-0110 FAX: (905) 634-4039 3190 Harvester Rd Ste 102A Burlington, ON L7N 3T1 CANADA Quincy Engineering, Inc. (916) 368-9181 FAX: (916) 368-1308 3247 Ramos Cir Sacramento, CA 95827-2501 Quixote Transportation Safety, Inc. (312) 467-6750 FAX: (312) 467-9625 35 E Wacker Dr Ste 1100 Chicago, IL 60601-2108 R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. (904) 731-5440 FAX: (904) 731-5465 8298 Bayberry Rd Ste 1 Jacksonville, FL 32256-9400 R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. (954) 680-7771 FAX: (954) 680-7781 6861 SW 196th Ave Ste 302 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332-1663 RBF Consulting (949) 472-3505 FAX: (949) 472-3742 Toll Free: (800) 479-3808 14725 Alton Pkwy Irvine, CA 92618-2027 RBF Consulting (760) 346-7481 FAX: (760) 346-8315 74130 Country Club Dr Ste 201 Palm Desert, CA 92260-1687 RBF Consulting (702) 364-0180 FAX: (702) 364-0189 8335 W Flamingo Rd Ste 100 Las Vegas, NV 89147-4154 Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. (214) 350-5600 FAX: (214) 350-7510 2424 Stutz Rd Ste 400 Dallas, TX 75235-6500 Reed Systems, Ltd (845) 647-3660 FAX: (845) 647-5651 Toll Free: (800) 743-3661 PO Box 209 Ellenville, NY 12428-0209 Reef Industries, Inc. (713) 507-4251 FAX: (713) 507-4295 9209 Almeda Genoa Rd Houston, TX 77075-2339 Rehrig Pacific Company (678) 252-2273 FAX: (770) 339-4840 1000 Raco Ct Lawrenceville, GA 30045-3305

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Reid Middleton (425) 741-3800 FAX: (425) 741-3900 728 134th St SW Ste 200 Everett, WA 98204-5322 ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. (416) 444-5842 FAX: (416) 444-1176 11 Prince Andrew Place Toronto, ON M3C 2H2 CANADA Republic ITS (817) 633-5300 FAX: (817) 633-5350 2725 114th St Grand Prairie, TX 75050-6467 Retention Pond Services, Inc. (888) 791-3600 FAX: (910) 313-6870 PO Box 15630 Wilmington, NC 28408-5630 RFE Engineering, Inc. (916) 989-3285 FAX: (916) 989-3597 8680 Greenback Ln Ste 107 Orangevale, CA 95662-3970 RH2 Engineering Inc. (425) 951-5400 FAX: (425) 398-2774 Toll Free: (800) 720-8052 12100 NE 195th St Ste 100 Bothell, WA 98011-5764 RHOMAR Industries, Inc. (417) 866-5592 FAX: (417) 866-5593 Toll Free: (800) 688-6221 2107 E Rockhurst St Springfield, MO 65802-6522

200 W Front St Wheaton, IL 60187-5111 Roadware Group Inc. (519) 442-2264 FAX: (519) 442-3680 Toll Free: (800) 828-2726 147 East River Rd PO Box 520 Paris, ON N3L 3T6 CANADA Rock Mills Enterprises Magnetic Manhole Lifter (712) 451-6550 FAX: (712) 451-6551 1522 14th St Rock Valley, IA 51247 Root Spring Scraper Co. (269) 382-2025 FAX: (269) 382-5920 Toll Free: (800) 333-7668 527 W North St Kalamazoo, MI 49007-2433 RootX Root Control Corp. (503) 364-2999 FAX: (503) 485-5229 Toll Free: (800) 844-4974 1705 Salem Industrial Dr NE Salem, OR 97301-8079 RORE, Inc. (858) 404-7393 FAX: (858) 404-7395 5151 Shoreham Pl Ste 260 San Diego, CA 92122-5962 RoseWater GHD (206) 441-9385 FAX: (206) 448-6922 1201 3rd Ave Ste 1500 Seattle, WA 98101-3033

Rick Engineering Company (951) 782-0707 FAX: (951) 782-0723 1223 University Ave Ste 240 Riverside, CA 92507-7209

Roth Hill Engineering Partners, LLC (425) 869-9448 FAX: (425) 869-1190 Toll Free: (800) 835-0292 2600 116th Ave NE Ste 100 Bellevue, WA 98004-1468

Rick Engineering Company (805) 544-0707 FAX: (805) 544-2052 711 Tank Farm Rd Ste 110 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7075

Roto-Mix (620) 225-1142 FAX: (620) 225-6370 2205 E Wyatt Earp Blvd Dodge City, KS 67801-7016

Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. (832) 590-5300 FAX: (832) 590-5399 Toll Free: (800) 909-7763 6560 Langfield Rd Bldg 3 Houston, TX 77092-1008

ROWE Professional Services Company (810) 341-7500 FAX: (810) 341-7573 Toll Free: (800) 837-9131 PO Box 3748 540 S Saginaw St, Ste 200 Flint, MI 48502-0748

RJ RIVERA Associates, Inc. (210) 785-0888 FAX: (210) 340-5664 7410 Blanco Rd Ste 250 San Antonio, TX 78216-4330 RJN Group, Inc. (630) 682-4700 FAX: (630) 682-4754


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RRM Design Group (805) 543-1794 FAX: (805) 543-4609 3765 S Higuera St Ste 102 San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-1577

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RTVision, Inc. (320) 632-0760 PO Box 394 Little Falls, MN 56345-0394 Rural Water Association of Utah (801) 756-5123 FAX: (801) 756-5036 76 Red Pine Dr Alpine, UT 84004-1557 S & C Engineers, Inc. (510) 272-2970 FAX: (510) 272-2972 111 Broadway Ste 300 Oakland, CA 94607-3730 S E A Consultants Inc (508) 270-6555 FAX: (508) 370-8259 Toll Free: (800) 489-6689 5 Whittier St Ste 600 Framingham, MA 01701-4691 Sage Engineering Corporation (480) 966-9971 FAX: (480) 921-4956 3414 S 48th St Ste 8 Phoenix, AZ 85040-1937 Salaber Associates, Inc. (707) 693-8800 FAX: (707) 693-8801 180 S 1st St Ste 10 Dixon, CA 95620-3439 Salt Institute (613) 564-0534 FAX: (703) 548-2194 700 N Fairfax St Ste 600 Alexandria, VA 22314-2085 Salt River Project - Water (602) 236-4637 FAX: (602) 236-2737 PO Box 52025 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2025 San Antonio Design Group Inc. (210) 342-6700 FAX: (210) 342-6701 2101 Lockhill Selma Rd Ste 216 San Antonio, TX 78213-1409 San Diego Gas and Electric (858) 636-5716 FAX: (858) 636-3967 8315 Century Park Ct Ste 210 San Diego, CA 92123-1550 Schaefer Systems International, Inc. (704) 944-4500 FAX: (704) 588-1862 Toll Free: (888) 262-9112 10021 Westlake Dr Charlotte, NC 28273-3787 Schlagel & Associates, P.A. (913) 322-7155 FAX: (913) 492-8400 14920 W 107th St Lenexa, KS 66215-4018

Schmidt Automotive North America (603) 226-0150 FAX: (603) 226-0170 Toll Free: 877-572-4643 26 S Main St Ste 192 Concord, NH 03301-4809 Schwarze Industries, Inc. (256) 851-1200 FAX: (256) 851-1105 Toll Free: (800) 879-7933 1055 Jordan Rd Huntsville, AL 35811-8405 SCI Engineering, Inc. (636) 757-1055 FAX: (636) 949-8269 130 Point West Blvd Saint Charles, MO 63301-4408 SCI Products, Inc. (630) 377-9100 FAX: (630) 377-9270 Toll Free: 800-327-4417 2500 Production Dr PO Box 4314 Saint Charles, IL 60174-3350 Scully Inc. (847) 891-1004 FAX: (847) 891-1006 PO Box 363 Medinah, IL 60157-0363 Sealcoating, Inc. (781) 749-6802 FAX: (781) 749-2654 Toll Free: (877) 637-1800 120 Industrial Park Rd Hingham, MA 02043-4316 SEC Group, Inc. (815) 385-1778 FAX: (815) 385-0988 420 Front St Ste 100 McHenry, IL 60050-5528 SEIU Local 73 (312) 787-5868 FAX: (312) 337-7768 300 S Ashland Ave Ste 400 Chicago, IL 60607-2746 SES (630) 231-4840 FAX: (630) 231-4945 1400 Powis Rd West Chicago, IL 60185-1644 Seton Engineering Service Corporation (847) 776-7200 FAX: (847) 776-7239 19 S Bothwell St Palatine, IL 60067-6113 SFM Services, Inc. (305) 818-2424 FAX: (305) 818-3510 9700 NW 79th Ave Hialeah, FL 33016-2514 Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. (913) 888-7800 FAX: (913) 888-7868 Toll Free: (800) 280-8901

11250 Corporate Ave Lenexa, KS 66219-1392 SharpeSoft, Inc. (530) 671-6499 FAX: (530) 671-5739 Toll Free: (800) 777-0786 925 Market St Yuba City, CA 95991-4210 Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. (913) 432-8046 FAX: (913) 432-0819 6124 Merriam Dr Shawnee Mission, KS 66203-3297 Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (952) 912-2604 FAX: (612) 758-6701 Toll Free: (800) 734-6751 10901 Red Circle Dr Ste 200 Minnetonka, MN 55343-9301 Sidney B. Bowne & Son, LLP (516) 746-2350 FAX: (516) 747-1396 235 E Jericho Tpke Mineola, NY 11501-2032 Sierra Nevada Concrete Association (775) 852-6551 FAX: (775) 853-8965 PO Box 19639 Reno, NV 89511-2163 Skillings Connolly, Inc. (360) 491-3399 FAX: (360) 491-3857 PO Box 5080 5016 Lacey Blvd SE Lacey, WA 98509-5080 Skire Inc. (650) 289-2600 FAX: (650) 289-2650 111 Independence Dr Menlo Park, CA 94025-1112 Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. (702) 284-5300 FAX: (702) 284-5399 5740 Arville St Ste 216 Las Vegas, NV 89118-3070 Smith Grounds Management, Inc. (704) 821-4066 FAX: (704) 821-9015 PO Box 2134 Matthews, NC 28106-2134 Smoky Hill, LLC (785) 825-1224 FAX: (785) 825-7416 645 E Crawford St Ste E1 Salina, KS 67401-5117 SNI Solutions (309) 944-3168 FAX: (309) 944-4620 Toll Free: (888) 840-5564 205 N Stewart St Geneseo, IL 61254-1241

Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. (970) 210-6170 FAX: (970) 858-8671 955 Malachite Dr Fruita, CO 81521-8820 Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck (814) 443-2671 FAX: (814) 443-2621 Toll Free: (800) 777-2671 10558 Somerset Pike Somerset, PA 15501-7352 Southeast Cement Association (770) 962-3360 FAX: (770) 962-3361 175 Gwinnett Dr Ste 330 Lawrenceville, GA 30045-8461 Southeast Resins, Inc. (205) 241-5100 FAX: (888) 842-1293 2908 Clairmont Ave S Birmingham, AL 35205-1014 Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc. (248) 349-9922 FAX: (248) 349-9191 48545 Grand River Ave Novi, MI 48374-1245 Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation (407) 292-8580 FAX: (407) 292-0141 6500 All American Blvd Orlando, FL 32810-4350 Southern California Edison (714) 796-9800 FAX: (714) 796-9999 PO Box 11982 Santa Ana, CA 92711-1982 Southern California Gas Company (213) 244-2528 555 W 5th St GT26E2 Los Angeles, CA 90013-1010 Southwest Gas Corporation (602) 484-5212 PO Box 52075 Phoenix, AZ 85072-2075 SouthWest Water Company (228) 868-5740 FAX: (228) 868-5743 4050 Hewes Ave Gulfport, MS 39507-3903 Spin Screed, Inc. (217) 222-2378 FAX: (217) 222-7785 4932 Lake View Dr Quincy, IL 62305-7914 SRBL Architects (847) 272-9500 FAX: (847) 272-9510 1161 Lake Cook Rd Ste A Deerfield, IL 60015-5277

St. Louis Retaining Wall Company, LLC (314) 389-9255 FAX: (314) 389-6416 12901 Saint Charles Rock Rd Bridgeton, MO 63044-2419 Stanley Consultants, Inc. (563) 264-6477 FAX: (563) 264-6658 225 Iowa Ave Muscatine, IA 52761-3764 StarPath Technologies, LLC (888) 674-4872 FAX: (908) 687-5166 Toll Free: 888-674-4872 1992 Morris Ave # 183 Union, NJ 07083-3507 Stasi Bros. Asphalt Corp. (516) 334-1229 FAX: (516) 334-1245 422 Maple Ave Westbury, NY 11590-3291 Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. (336) 993-2828 FAX: (336) 993-6929 Toll Free: (866) 897-2828 272 Clayton Forest Dr PO Box 467 Kernersville, NC 27284-3796 Stearns & Wheler, LLC (315) 655-8161 FAX: (315) 655-4180 Toll Free: (800) 229-5629 1 Remington Park Dr Cazenovia, NY 13035-9469 Sterling Company, Inc. (314) 487-0440 FAX: (314) 487-8944 5055 Baumgartner Rd Saint Louis, MO 63129-2821 Sternberg Lighting (847) 588-3400 FAX: (847) 588-3440 555 Lawrence Ave Roselle, IL 60172-1568 Stewart Engineering, Inc. (919) 380-8750 FAX: (919) 380-8752 421 Fayetteville Street Mall Ste 400 Raleigh, NC 27601-1792 Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. (251) 445-5500 FAX: (251) 445-5511 Toll Free: (866) 556-0049 1444 W I-65 Serve Rd South Mobile, AL 36693-5100 Storr Tractor Company (908) 722-9830 FAX: (908) 722-9847 3191 US Highway 22 Somerville, NJ 08876-3481 Strand Associates, Inc. (608) 251-4843 FAX: (608) 251-8655

910 W Wingra Dr Madison, WI 53715-1943 Sun N Lake Improvement District (863) 382-2196 FAX: (863) 382-2988 5306 Sun N Lake Blvd Sebring, FL 33872-2114 Sun Peaks Utilities (250) 578-5416 FAX: (250) 578-5516 1280 Alpine Rd Sun Peaks, BC V03 5N0 CANADA Sun Valley Lighting (800) 877-6537 X 2076 FAX: (661) 233-2089 660 W Avenue O Palmdale, CA 93551-3610 Sundt Construction (480) 293-3000 FAX: (480) 293-3079 2620 S 55th St Tempe, AZ 85282-1903 Sunland Asphalt Inc. (602) 989-6122 3002 S Priest Dr Tempe, AZ 85282-3400 Sunshine State One-Call of Florida (954) 389-7328 FAX: (386) 575-2045 Toll Free: (800) 638-4097 11 Plantation Rd Debary, FL 32713-3825 Super Products LLC (262) 784-7100 FAX: (262) 784-9561 Toll Free: (800) 837-9711 17000 W Cleveland Ave New Berlin, WI 53151-3537 SW Engineering, Inc. (951) 491-0433 FAX: (951) 491-0442 41951 Remington Ave Ste 160 Temecula, CA 92590-2554 Swenson Spreader Company (888) 825-7323 FAX: (866) 310-0300 Toll Free: (888) 825-7323 PO Box 127 127 Walnut St Lindenwood, IL 61049-0127 T.Y. Lin International (480) 968-8814 FAX: (480) 921-0001 60 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281-9124 Taber Consultants (916) 371-1690 FAX: (916) 371-1256 Toll Free: (888) 423-0573 3911 W Capitol Ave

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Buda, TX 78610-1468

TapanAm Associates, Inc. (816) 941-6100 FAX: (816) 941-6102 201 W 135th St Ste 100 Kansas City, MO 64145-1201

Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. (817) 279-6011 FAX: (817) 279-8624 11880 Greenville Ave Ste 120 Dallas, TX 75243-3568

Tarheel Underground Camera (704) 895-8015 FAX: (704) 895-1398 Toll Free: (800) 803-0332 18636 Starcreek Dr Cornelius, NC 28031-9330

The CAD Store, Inc. (623) 931-7936 FAX: (623) 435-9028 15353 N 91st Ave Peoria, AZ 85381-3690 The PPI Group (503) 231-1576 FAX: (503) 542-4369 6015 NE 80th Ave Ste 400 Portland, OR 97218-4034

Taylor Wiseman & Taylor (919) 297-0085 FAX: (919) 297-0090 3500 Regency Pkwy Ste 160 Cary, NC 27518-8519

Thiele Manufacturing, LLC (814) 467-4504 FAX: (814) 467-4172 309 Spruce St Windber, PA 15963-2524

Telco Supply Company (580) 622-2170 FAX: (580) 622-2451 124 W Vinita Ave PO Box 775 Sulphur, OK 73086-3821

Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. (202) 387-0022 FAX: (202) 682-1367 1400 I St NW Washington, DC 20005-2208

Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. (845) 798-9528 FAX: (845) 791-8822 Toll Free: (800) 318-3626 1318, rue Principale St. Valerien, QC J0H 2B0 CANADA

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. (386) 767-7310 FAX: (386) 761-0362 PO Box 291370 Port Orange, FL 32129-1370

Terasen Gas (604) 576-7000 FAX: (604) 576-7220 16705 Fraser Highway Surrey, BC V3S 2X7 CANADA

Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. (613) 933-5602 FAX: (613) 936-0335 1345 Rosemount Ave Cornwall, ON K6J 3E5 CANADA

Terrain Group Inc. (902) 835-9955 FAX: (902) 835-1645 26 Union St 3rd Floor Bedford, NS B4A 2B5 CANADA

Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. (520) 319-2106 FAX: (520) 323-3326 Toll Free: (800) 887-0847 1575 E River Rd # 201 Tucson, AZ 85718-5831

Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. (616) 822-4357 FAX: (989) 466-2838 1950 Williams Rd Alma, MI 48801-2085

Tiger Corporation (605) 336-7900 FAX: (605) 731-0472 3301 N Louise Ave Sioux Falls, SD 57107-0113

Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. (513) 874-6192 FAX: (513) 874-6540 8600 Berk Blvd Hamilton, OH 45015-2204

Tighe & Bond (413) 572-3203 FAX: (413) 562-5317 53 Southampton Rd Westfield, MA 01085-5308

Tetra Tech, Inc. (520) 623-7980 FAX: (520) 884-5278 4801 E Broadway Blvd Ste 521 Tucson, AZ 85711-3652 Texas Asphalt Pavement Association (512) 312-2099 FAX: (512) 312-5043 PO Box 1468 149 Commercial Dr


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Timmerman Equipment Company (908) 534-4126 FAX: (908) 534-2320 PO Box 71 3554 Rte 22 W Whitehouse, NJ 08888-0071 TMT Asphalt Services, Inc. (813) 645-1008 FAX: (813) 645-0022

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404 15th St SE Ruskin, FL 33570-5020 Toter Incorporated (704) 872-8171 FAX: (704) 878-0734 Toll Free: (800) 424-0422 841 Meacham Rd Statesville, NC 28677-2983 Towill, Inc. (925) 682-6976 FAX: (925) 682-6390 Toll Free: (800) 273-2023 5099 Commercial Cir Ste 100 Concord, CA 94520-1234 Trabue, Hansen & Hinshaw, Inc. (573) 814-1568 FAX: (573) 814-1128 1901 Pennsylvania Dr Columbia, MO 65202-1996 Trackless Vehicles Limited (519) 688-0370 FAX: (519) 688-3644 PO Box 244 Courtland, ON N0J 1E0 CANADA

Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks (888) 920-0380 FAX: (760) 280-6660 PO Box 6502 Snowmass Village, CO 81615 Traffic Logix (866) 915-6449 FAX: (866) 995-6649 3 Harriet Ln Spring Valley, NY 10977-1302 Transportation Research Board (202) 334-2934 FAX: (202) 334-2920 500 5th St NW Washington, DC 20001-2736 Transportation Solutions, Inc. (425) 883-4134 FAX: (425) 867-0898 8250 165th Ave NE Ste 100 Redmond, WA 98052-6628 TranSystems Corporation (314) 997-2459 FAX: (314) 569-9858 Toll Free: 800-800-5261 1001 Craig Rd Ste 260 Saint Louis, MO 63146-6212 TranSystems Corporation (816) 329-8600 FAX: (816) 329-8701 2400 Pershing Rd Ste 400 Kansas City, MO 64108-2526

TranTech Engineering, LLC (425) 990-4139 FAX: (425) 453-6779 626 120th Ave NE Ste B100 Bellevue, WA 98005-3021 Traverse Technologies Inc (617) 848-8847 145 Tremont St Fl 3 Boston, MA 02111-1208 TRIC Tools, Inc. (510) 865-8742 FAX: (510) 769-1636 2317 Blanding Ave Ste D Alameda, CA 94501-7064 TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers (970) 226-0557 FAX: (970) 226-0204 748 Whalers Way Fort Collins, CO 80525-7528 Twining Laboratories of Southern California (562) 426-3355 FAX: (562) 426-6424 2883 E Spring St Ste 300 Long Beach, CA 90806-6847

TYMCO, Inc. (254) 799-5546 FAX: (254) 799-2722 Toll Free: (800) 258-9626 225 E Industrial Blvd Waco, TX 76705-9415 U.S. Arbor Products, Inc. (847) 593-8100 FAX: (847) 593-8151 1881 Commerce Dr Ste 108 Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-2134 UltraSystems Environmental, Inc. (949) 788-4900 FAX: (949) 788-4901 16431 Scientific Irvine, CA 92618-4355 Underground Imaging Technologies (518) 783-9848 FAX: (518) 783-9634 19 British American Blvd W Latham, NY 12110-6405 Unique Paving Materials Corporation (216) 441-4880 FAX: (216) 341-8514 Toll Free: (800) 441-4880 3993 E 93rd St Cleveland, OH 44105-4052 United Rotary Brush Corporation (913) 888-8450 FAX: (913) 541-8336 Toll Free: (800) 851-5108 15607 W 100th Ter Lenexa, KS 66219-1362

United Survey, Inc. (440) 439-7250 FAX: (440) 439-7255 Toll Free: (800) 981-8417 25145 Broadway Ave Oakwood Village, OH 44146-6398

URETEK ICR Gulf Coast (281) 894-4990 FAX: (281) 720-1222 Toll Free: (866) 873-5438 11603 Windfern Rd Houston, TX 77064-4866

1454 Javelin Way Lewisville, TX 75077-7655

Universal Engineering Sciences Inc (941) 358-7410 FAX: (941) 358-7353 1748 Independence Blvd Ste B1 Sarasota, FL 34234-2149

URETEK USA, Inc (888) 621-7533 FAX: (630) 839-0761 Toll Free: (888) 287-3835 PO Box 2485 Carrollton, GA 30112-0046

USABlueBook (847) 775-6901 FAX: (847) 775-6908 PO Box 9006 Gurnee, IL 60031-9006

Universal Field Services, Inc. (918) 494-7600 FAX: (918) 494-7650 Toll Free: (800) 447-9191 PO Box 35666 Tulsa, OK 74153-0666 University of Wisconsin-Madison, EPD Engineering Professional Development (608) 263-2400 432 N Lake St Madison, WI 53706-1415 Urban Engineers, Inc. (215) 922-8080 FAX: (215) 922-8082 Toll Free: (800) 232-4597 530 Walnut St Fl 14 Philadelphia, PA 19106-3685

URS (612) 370-0700 FAX: (612) 370-1378 100 S 5th St Ste 1500 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1210 URS Corporation - Phoenix (602) 371-1100 FAX: (602) 371-1615 7720 N 16th St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85020-4493 US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. (704) 342-3007 FAX: (704) 342-1666 1043 E Morehead St Ste 203 Charlotte, NC 28204-2898 US Right of Way Acquisition Company (972) 966-2809 FAX: (972) 966-2819

V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. (630) 724-9200 FAX: (630) 724-9202 7325 Janes Ave Ste 100 Woodridge, IL 60517-2350 Vac and Jet Services, LLC (407) 260-0255 FAX: (407) 260-0472 PO Box 520986 Longwood, FL 32752-0986

Utilities Protection Center (770) 623-4332 FAX: (770) 623-1847 3400 Summit Ridge Pkwy Duluth, GA 30096-6390

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (617) 924-1770 FAX: (617) 924-2286 101 Walnut St PO Box 1951 Watertown, MA 02472-4026

Utility Notification Center of Colorado (303) 205-6301 FAX: (303) 234-1712 Toll Free: (800) 833-9417 16361 Table Mountain Pkwy Golden, CO 80403-1826

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. (916) 575-8888 FAX: (916) 575-8887 Toll Free: (888) 912-1201 4540 Duckhorn Dr Ste 300 Sacramento, CA 95834-2597

Utility Service Co., Inc. (314) 378-2678 FAX: (314) 909-9555 Toll Free: 1-888-424-4188 439 S Kirkwood Rd Ste 215 Saint Louis, MO 63122-6100

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Veolia Water (785) 238-7142 FAX: (785) 762-2697 PO Box 686 Junction City, KS 66441-0686 Vermeer Corporation (641) 628-3141 FAX: (641) 621-7733 Toll Free: (888) 837-6337 PO Box 200 1210 Vermeer Road East Pella, IA 50219-0200 Viking-Cives/Sno-King (315) 543-2321 FAX: (315) 543-2366 14331 Mill St Harrisville, NY 13648-3331 Vila & Son Landscaping Co. (407) 654-9415 FAX: (407) 654-9417 1900 Williams Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787-9136 Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. (262) 695-2340 FAX: (262) 695-2359 Toll Free: (800) 876-8478 W230N4855 Betker Dr Pewaukee, WI 53072-1430 Volvo Construction Equipment (828) 650-2000 FAX: (828) 650-2503 1 Volvo Dr Asheville, NC 28803-3447 VT LeeBoy, Inc. (704) 966-3300 FAX: (704) 483-5802 500 Lincoln County Parkway Ext Lincolnton, NC 28092-6132 VTN Consulting (702) 253-2484 FAX: (702) 247-4262 2727 S Rainbow Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89146-5148

Wallace Group (254) 772-9272 FAX: (254) 776-2924 Toll Free: (800) 336-1683 PO Box 22007 Waco, TX 76702-2007 Walter P Moore (713) 630-7300 FAX: (713) 630-7394 1301 McKinney St Ste 1100 Houston, TX 77010-3064 Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. (785) 539-7513 FAX: (785) 539-6521 2616 Tuttle Creek Blvd Manhattan, KS 66502-4479 Water Movers (602) 275-8822 30 N 56th St Phoenix, AZ 85034-2110 Water Resources Learning Center (703) 289-9600 FAX: (703) 289-9622 3918 Prosperity Ave Ste 100 Fairfax, VA 22031-3333 Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. (262) 784-6066 FAX: (262) 784-6720 Toll Free: (800) 788-6066 1905 S Moorland Rd New Berlin, WI 53151-2321 Waytek, Inc. (952) 949-0765 FAX: (952) 949-0965 PO Box 609 Chanhassen, MN 55317-0609 WD Partners (614) 634-7000 FAX: (614) 634-7777 7007 Discovery Blvd Dublin, OH 43017-3218

W.E. Stilson Consulting Group (614) 847-4670 FAX: (614) 847-1648 355 E Campus View Blvd Ste 250 Columbus, OH 43235-5680

WeatherBill Inc. (415) 986-4453 FAX: (415) 391-7294 Toll Free: (888) 924-7475 420 Bryant St San Francisco, CA 94107-1303

W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. (562) 594-8589 FAX: (562) 594-8549 801 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste 200 Seal Beach, CA 90740-6210

WennSoft (262) 317-3718 FAX: (262) 317-3801 5355 S Moorland Rd New Berlin, WI 53151-7925

W.H. Shurtleff Company (207) 885-1230 FAX: (207) 885-1240 Toll Free: (800) 663-6149 1 Runway Rd Ste 8 South Portland, ME 04106-6169

WEST Consultants, Inc. (858) 487-9378 FAX: (858) 487-9448 11440 W Bernardo Ct Ste 360 San Diego, CA 92127-1644

Wade Trim (734) 947-9700 FAX: (734) 947-9726 25251 Northline Rd Taylor, MI 48180-4596

West Side Tractor Sales (847) 526-7700 FAX: (847) 526-3565 1560 N Old Rand Rd Wauconda, IL 60084-9751 West Yost Associates (530) 756-5905 FAX: (530) 756-5991


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2020 Research Park Dr Ste 100 Davis, CA 95618-6148 Western Remac (630) 972-7770 FAX: (630) 972-9680 1740 Internationale Pkwy Woodridge, IL 60517-4994 Western Surveying & Engineering, P.C. (630) 845-0600 FAX: (630) 845-0601 Toll Free: (800) 677-7988 321 Stevens St Ste A Geneva, IL 60134-1318 Weston & Sampson (978) 532-1900 FAX: (978) 977-0100 5 Centennial Dr Peabody, MA 01960-7985 Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. (860) 526-9504 FAX: (860) 526-4078 51 Winthrop Rd Chester, CT 06412-1036 White Shield, Inc. (509) 547-0100 FAX: (509) 547-8292 320 N 20th Ave Pasco, WA 99301-4963 Whitestone Research (805) 879-9928 2050 Alameda Padre Serra Ste 200 Santa Barbara, CA 93103-1704 WHPacific, Inc. (360) 918-5327 FAX: (425) 951-4808 Toll Free: (800) 375-4167 724 Columbia St NW Ste 140 Olympia, WA 98501-1291 Wilbur Smith Associates (816) 942-3570 FAX: (816) 942-3577 10401 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131-3405 Wilbur Smith Associates (904) 730-3032 FAX: (904) 730-8893 9432 Baymeadows Rd Ste 130 Jacksonville, FL 32256-7988 Wilbur Smith Associates (803) 758-4517 FAX: (803) 251-3027 PO Box 92 Columbia, SC 29202-0092 Wilkinson Corporation (989) 843-6163 FAX: (989) 843-6451 8290 Lapeer Rd Mayville, MI 48744-9305 Willdan (714) 940-6300 FAX: (714) 940-4920 Toll Free: (800) 424-9144 2401 E Katella Ave Ste 300 Anaheim, CA 92806-5909

Wilson & Company, Inc. (816) 701-3165 FAX: (816) 942-3013 903 E 104th St Ste 200 Kansas City, MO 64131-4508 Wirtgen America, Inc. (615) 501-0600 FAX: (615) 501-0607 6030 Dana Way Antioch, TN 37013-3116 Wiser Company, LLC (615) 896-7375 FAX: (615) 890-7016 1431 Kensington Square Ct Bldg 2 Murfreesboro, TN 37130-6939 Wood Rodgers, Inc. (916) 341-7760 FAX: (916) 341-7767 3301 C St Ste 100B Sacramento, CA 95816-3350 Wood/Patel (602) 335-8500 FAX: (602) 336-7915 2051 W Northern Ave Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85021-5180 Woodard & Curran (207) 774-2112 FAX: (207) 774-6635 Toll Free: (888) 265-8969 41 Hutchins Dr Portland, ME 04102-1931 Woodco Machinery, Inc. (781) 935-3377 FAX: (781) 935-1563 22 N Maple St Woburn, MA 01801-1707 Woolpert, Inc. (937) 461-5660 FAX: (937) 461-0743 Toll Free: (800) 414-1045 4454 Idea Center Blvd Dayton, OH 45430-1500 WRG Design Inc. (503) 419-2500 FAX: (503) 419-2600 5415 SW Westgate Dr Ste 100 Portland, OR 97221-2409 Wright-Pierce (207) 725-8721 FAX: (207) 729-8414 99 Main St Topsham, ME 04086-1292 WSB & Associates, Inc. (763) 541-4800 FAX: (763) 541-1700 701 Xenia Ave S Ste 300 Minneapolis, MN 55416-1030 Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc. (714) 755-1355 FAX: (714) 755-1366 1221 E Dyer Rd Ste 105 Santa Ana, CA 92705-5634

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Annual Buyer’s Guide (categorical listing)

The Annual Buyer’s Guide is provided as a service by the American Public Works Association to its members to assist in identifying the corporate members that represent the consulting, service and manufacturing firms serving the public works industry today. It is by no means an attempt to list all of the firms serving the industry, only those that are APWA members as of February 17, 2009. The Buyer’s Guide is not intended to provide endorsement of any particular products or services listed herein. The categorical listing appears below; the alphabetical listing is found on pages 86 through 104 (address and contact information appear in the alphabetical listing only). APWA makes every effort to achieve accuracy, but cannot be held responsible for inadvertent omissions or incorrect entries. If any errors are detected, please notify the Finance/ Membership Department at (800) 848-APWA.

Advertising/Promotional Products American Concrete Pavement Association Heartland Communications Group, Inc./Municipal Connection LucyCo Communications ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc.

Associations American Concrete Institute Asphalt Pavement Alliance Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey Flexible Pavements of Ohio Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute International Municipal Signal Association New Jersey Alliance for Action Ontario Concrete Pipe Association Portland Cement Association Salt Institute Sierra Nevada Concrete Association Southeast Cement Association

Bridges Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation


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Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. EFK Moen, LLC ESI Consultants, Ltd. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company Mattern & Craig, Inc. Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. MSA Professional Services Inc. National Research Council Canada ROWE Professional Services Company S E A Consultants Inc T.Y. Lin International Taber Consultants TapanAm Associates, Inc. TranTech Engineering, LLC Wood Rodgers, Inc. Bridges, Construction Ames Construction, Inc. Bartlett Consolidated LLC Bengal Engineering, Inc. Biggs Cardosa Associates David Evans and Associates, Inc. Ed A. Wilson, Inc. Haydon Building Corp. Herzog Contracting Corp. Pulice Construction, Inc. ROWE Professional Services Company Sundt Construction T.Y. Lin International Bridges, Expansion Joint Systems Deery American Corporation

Sundt Construction TapanAm Associates, Inc.

Castings D&L Foundry and Supply East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. Foxfire International, LLC Manhole Adjustable Riser Co. Inc. Neenah Foundry Company Cleaning, Catch Basin Cleaners American Road Machinery, Inc. Bell Equipment Company Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. Howard P. Fairfield, LLC Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc. Super Products LLC Tarheel Underground Camera Cleaning, Equipment Belanger, Inc. InterClean Equipment, Inc. Cleaning, Graffiti Removal DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. RHOMAR Industries, Inc. Cleaning, Services Downunder Municipal Services, LLC InterClean Equipment, Inc. Cleaning, Washers Belanger, Inc. InterClean Equipment, Inc.


Bridges, Manufacturing/Design Bengal Engineering, Inc. Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company Quincy Engineering, Inc.

Foxfire International, LLC Integrated Paving Concepts, Inc. RHOMAR Industries, Inc.


Metro Hydraulic Jack Co.

Advanced Federal Services Corporation Advanced Storage Technology, Inc. Balfour Beatty Biggs Cardosa Associates Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Bulk Storage Inc. Burns & McDonnell Dome Corporation of North America Kluber, Skahan + Associates, Inc. Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc.

April 2009

Compressors Computers & Software AgileAssets Inc. CarteGraph CollectiveData, Inc. Envista Corporation GBA Master Series, Inc. GoodPointe Technology Ideate, Inc. Info Tech, Inc. ModernTech AEC Solutions Whitestone Research

Computers & Software, Data Collection Systems Boschung America, LLC CarteGraph Info Tech, Inc. Roadware Group Inc. SharpeSoft, Inc. Toter Incorporated Computers & Software, Data Conversion Services Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. MJ Harden Associates, Inc. Computers & Software, Facilities Maint./Mgmt. ESRI ESRI Canada Inc. Computers & Software, Fleet Management AgileAssets Inc. CCG Systems, Inc./FASTER CollectiveData, Inc. Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. MAXIMUS, Inc. OPW Fuel Management Systems Computers & Software, GASB 34 AgileAssets Inc. CIPPlanner Corporation Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. GBA Master Series, Inc. Computers & Software, GIS CIPPlanner Corporation Citilabs ESRI Canada Inc. GBA Master Series, Inc. Infor Public Sector ModernTech AEC Solutions Munsys, Inc. The PPI Group Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks Traverse Technologies Inc Wiser Company, LLC Computers & Software, Management Services Epic Land Solutions, Inc. Info Tech, Inc. MAXIMUS, Inc. SharpeSoft, Inc.

Computers & Software, Mapping & Surveying ModernTech AEC Solutions Sage Engineering Corporation The PPI Group Computers & Software, Software AgileAssets Inc. CCG Systems, Inc./FASTER CIPPlanner Corporation Epic Land Solutions, Inc. Ideate, Inc. Infor Public Sector National Research Council Canada SharpeSoft, Inc. Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks Whitestone Research Computers & Software, Traffic Engineering CarteGraph Citilabs Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. SharpeSoft, Inc.

Concrete Materials & Equipment Carolinas Concrete Pipe & Products Foxfire International, LLC GCC of America Grand Junction Ready Mix Hogan Company Lafarge North America Metal Forms Corporation Ontario Concrete Pipe Association Pavement Technology, Inc. Sierra Nevada Concrete Association Southeast Cement Association Concrete Materials & Equipment, Interlocking Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute Concrete Materials & Equipment, Restoration Crafco, Inc. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products URETEK USA, Inc Concrete Materials & Equipment, Unit Paving Grand Junction Ready Mix Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute

Construction Ames Construction, Inc. Bulk Storage Inc. Carlile-Macy D.L. Withers Construction Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Fugro West, Inc. Ghirardelli Associates Haydon Building Corp. INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Komatsu America Corp. MetaDome, LLC Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc.

Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. Peridian Group, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Puget Sound Energy Pulice Construction, Inc. Smoky Hill, LLC Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Construction, Equipment ACS Industries, Inc. Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison Case Construction Caterpillar Cutler Repaving, Inc. Foley, Inc. Four Seasons Equipment, Inc. GS Equipment Inc. Komatsu America Corp. SES TRIC Tools, Inc. Volvo Construction Equipment VT LeeBoy, Inc. VT LeeBoy, Inc. West Side Tractor Sales Woodco Machinery, Inc.

Pulice Construction, Inc. Quincy Engineering, Inc. RBF Consulting S & C Engineers, Inc. Salaber Associates, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Strand Associates, Inc. Sundt Construction Tetra Tech, Inc. Urban Engineers, Inc. Vanir Construction Management, Inc. W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates WRG Design Inc. Construction, Retaining Walls Grand Junction Ready Mix Construction, Service Maintenance ATCO Gas Ed A. Wilson, Inc. Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. Herzog Contracting Corp. Towill, Inc.

Construction, Geotextiles W.H. Shurtleff Company Construction, Grouting CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products Construction, Management Alpha Corporation APSI Construction Management Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. AZTEC Engineering Inc. - AZ Balfour Beatty Bosak CPM Bureau Veritas Camosy Construction Centennial Contractors Enterprises, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers CMTS Inc. Construction Testing Services, Inc. D.L. Withers Construction Dahl, Taylor & Associates Engineering Associates ESI Consultants, Ltd. Gannett Fleming Ghirardelli Associates Gonzalez Companies, LLC Harris & Associates Haydon Building Corp. Info Tech, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. KBR, Inc. LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. MWH Nolte OEST Associates, Inc. Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff PBS&J PCL Constructors Inc. PinnacleOne, Inc.

Construction, Sewer Maintenance Cretex Specialty Products Duke’s Root Control, Inc. EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. ENZ USA INC LOT Maintenance, Inc. National Water Main Cleaning Co. Progressive Innovations LLC TRIC Tools, Inc. United Survey, Inc. URETEK ICR Gulf Coast Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Construction, Survey Equipment eda-design Professionals Guida Surveying, Inc.

Consulting Services Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC AECOM Affinis Corp. Angus-Young Associates, Inc. Bonestroo Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Burns & McDonnell Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Dewberry Diaz-Yourman & Associates Dibble Engineering DLZ Kentucky ECO:LOGIC Engineering EDAW, Inc. EMA, Inc. Engineers Inc. Environmental Partners Group EsGil Corporation Evergreen Safety Council FGM Architects Fugro West, Inc. GeoEngineers Gilson Engineering, Inc. GoodPointe Technology GPD Group Greeley and Hansen Griffin Structures, Inc. Guida Surveying, Inc. H.W. Lochner, Inc.

HDR, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. J.R. Giese Operations, LLC KDM Meridian, Inc. Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants LucyCo Communications MWH Neel-Schaffer, Inc. O.R. Colan Associates Otak Patrick Engineering, Inc. PBS&J Peridian Group, Inc. PSMJ Resources, Inc. Rick Engineering Company Sage Engineering Corporation Skillings Connolly, Inc. Tighe & Bond TranSystems Corporation Universal Field Services, Inc. V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. W.E. Stilson Consulting Group Wood Rodgers, Inc. Woodard & Curran WRG Design Inc. Consulting Services, Architecture Arrington Watkins Architects, LLC Ayres Associates Benham Companies, LLC Bonestroo Bosak CPM Burgess & Niple, Inc. EDAW, Inc. FGM Architects Freese and Nichols, Inc. George Butler Associates, Inc. Gossen Livingston Architects, Inc. HNTB Corporation Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Kluber, Skahan + Associates, Inc. Legat Architects Maintenance Design Group Maintenance Facility Consultants, Inc. OEST Associates, Inc. PinnacleOne, Inc. SRBL Architects Strand Associates, Inc. Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. TranSystems Corporation Consulting Services, Computer RJN Group, Inc. Whitestone Research Consulting Services, Engineering AECOM AEI-CASC Consulting Affinis Corp. Anderson & Associates, Inc. Associated Transportation Engineers Avalon Engineering, Inc. Benham Companies, LLC BHC RHODES Biggs Cardosa Associates Bolton & Menk, Inc. Carlile-Macy Carollo Engineers CDM CESNW Ciorba Group, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers

April 2009

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Claunch & Miller, Inc. Comprehensive Environmental Inc. Construction Testing Services, Inc. Dahl, Taylor & Associates David Evans and Associates, Inc. David McManus Engineering Ltd. Diaz-Yourman & Associates Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. E. Roberts Alley & Associates, Inc. EAC Consulting, Inc. Earth Systems, Inc. ENGEO Incorporated Engineering Associates EPS Group, Inc. ESI Consultants, Ltd. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Foth Freese and Nichols, Inc. Fugro Consultants, Inc. Fuss & O’Neill GENTERRA Consultants, Inc. Geolabs, Inc. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. Harrison Engineering HDR, Inc. HNTB Corporation Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists Howard R. Green Company Huitt-Zollars, Inc. HVJ Associates, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Kluber, Skahan + Associates, Inc. KPFF, Inc. Landau Associates Inc. Larkin Group, Inc. LCC, Inc. Leighton Group, Inc. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. LONCO, Inc. Maintenance Design Group Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Mindel Scott & Associates, Inc. MMM Group Limited MNS Engineers, Inc. ModernTech AEC Solutions MSA Consulting, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. MWH Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. OEST Associates, Inc. Oscar Larson & Associates Otak PACE, Inc. Paragon Partners Ltd. PBS&J Philips Engineering Ltd. Plateau Engineering, Inc. Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Quincy Engineering, Inc. RBF Consulting


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RFE Engineering, Inc. RH2 Engineering Inc. Rick Engineering Company RJN Group, Inc. RoseWater GHD RRM Design Group S & C Engineers, Inc. Salaber Associates, Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc. Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. Sterling Company, Inc. Stewart Engineering, Inc. T.Y. Lin International Taber Consultants Terrain Group Inc. Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. Transportation Solutions, Inc. TranTech Engineering, LLC Twining Laboratories of Southern California Urban Engineers, Inc. US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. VTN Consulting W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Walter P Moore WEST Consultants, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates Willdan Wright-Pierce Consulting Services, Environmental Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. AWS Engineers & Planners Corp. Bio Clean Environmental Services, Inc. Bonestroo Bureau Veritas CDM Christopher B. Burke Engineering West, Ltd. Comprehensive Environmental Inc. Construction Inspection & Testing Co. David Evans and Associates, Inc. E. Roberts Alley & Associates, Inc. Earth Systems, Inc. Earth Tech EDAW, Inc. Foth Freese and Nichols, Inc. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. Good Company HDR, Inc. Howard R. Green Company HVJ Associates, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Landau Associates Inc. MMM Group Limited MSA Consulting, Inc. Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. OMNNI Associates, Inc. Paragon Partners Ltd. PBS&J Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. SCI Engineering, Inc. Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Tighe & Bond TranSystems Corporation

April 2009

UltraSystems Environmental, Inc. Wade Trim WEST Consultants, Inc. Weston & Sampson White Shield, Inc.

ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land CrowderGulf

Consulting Services, Management Alpha Corporation APA Engineering, Inc. APSI Construction Management Benham Companies, LLC CCG Systems, Inc./FASTER Covello Group, Inc. Gonzalez Companies, LLC Maintenance Facility Consultants, Inc. MAXIMUS, Inc. Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority MWH Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. O.R. Colan Associates Paragon Partners Ltd. Performance Consulting Associates Inc. (PCA) PinnacleOne, Inc. RoseWater GHD Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Transportation Solutions, Inc. Whitestone Research Wilbur Smith Associates

ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land CrowderGulf Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc.

Consulting Services, Right-of-Way California Property Specialists, Inc. Carlile-Macy Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. eda-design Professionals Epic Land Solutions, Inc. Hamner, Jewell & Associates Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. IMS Infrastructure Management Services O.R. Colan Associates Paragon Partners Ltd. PinnacleOne, Inc. Terrain Group Inc. Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. Towill, Inc. TranSystems Corporation Traverse Technologies Inc US Right of Way Acquisition Company Consulting Services, Utilities Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC Burgess & Niple, Inc. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. David Evans and Associates, Inc. EMA, Inc. Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. LNV Engineering, Inc. O.R. Colan Associates PBS&J Psomas Thompson Rosemount Group Inc. Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd. TRIC Tools, Inc.

Coupler Systems ACS Industries, Inc.

Demolition AshBritt Environmental

Disaster Recovery, Debris Management

Drilling Equipment & Services Aries Industries Inc. Municipal Well & Pump Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. Roto-Mix E-Commerce ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc.

Education American Concrete Institute Asphalt Pavement Alliance Heavy Equipment Training Solutions International Municipal Signal Association PSMJ Resources, Inc. ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc. University of Wisconsin-Madison, EPD Water Resources Learning Center

Engineering AECOM Affinis Corp. Alpha Geotechnical & Materials, Inc. Anderson & Associates, Inc. Angus-Young Associates, Inc. AZTEC Engineering Inc. - AZ Bengal Engineering, Inc. Biggs Cardosa Associates Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bonestroo Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corporation Bureau Veritas Burns & McDonnell Carollo Engineers Carroll Engineering, Inc. Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. Ciorba Group, Inc. Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Converse Consultants CP&Y, Inc. Dewberry Diaz-Yourman & Associates Dibble Engineering DLZ Kentucky EAC Consulting, Inc. Earth Tech ECO:LOGIC Engineering EFK Moen, LLC Engineering Resources Engineers Inc. Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Fugro West, Inc. Gonzalez Companies, LLC Greeley and Hansen

Harrison Engineering Hatch Mott MacDonald HDR, Inc. Howard/Stein-Hudson Assoc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company J.R. Giese Operations, LLC James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. Klotz Associates, Inc. Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LandMark Consultants, Inc. Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. Manhard Consulting Ltd. McCormick Rankin Corporation Michael Baker Corporation Ninyo & Moore O’Brien & Gere OEST Associates, Inc. Otak Pease Associates Peridian Group, Inc. Portland Cement Association R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. ROWE Professional Services Company Seton Engineering Service Corporation Skillings Connolly, Inc. Smoky Hill, LLC Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. Southeast Cement Association Tighe & Bond TranSystems Corporation TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. West Yost Associates Willdan Wood Rodgers, Inc. Wood/Patel Woodard & Curran Engineering, Architectural GPD Group Gresham, Smith and Partners Kluber, Skahan + Associates, Inc. Legat Architects LJB Inc. LNV Engineering, Inc. Maguire Group Inc. Maintenance Design Group Michael Baker Corporation OMNNI Associates, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Wallace Group WHPacific, Inc. Engineering, Civil AAE, Inc. AECOM AEI-CASC Consulting Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. APA Engineering, Inc. Arizona Engineering Company Associated Transportation Engineers Avalon Engineering, Inc.

AWS Engineers & Planners Corp. Ayres Associates AZTEC Engineering Inc. - AZ Bengal Engineering, Inc. BHC RHODES Bolton & Menk, Inc. Bonestroo Boucher & James, Inc. Burgess & Niple, Inc. Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. Carollo Engineers Carroll Engineering, Inc. CEI CESNW Christopher B. Burke Engineering West, Ltd. Ciorba Group, Inc. Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Claunch & Miller, Inc. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. Cole & Associates, Inc. Collier Engineering Company, Inc. CP&Y, Inc. David McManus Engineering Ltd. Dibble Engineering DMR Team, Inc. Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. Dressler Consulting Engineers Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. EAC Consulting, Inc. Earth Tech eda-design Professionals EFK Moen, LLC Engineering Associates EPS Group, Inc. Erlandsen, Inc. ESI Consultants, Ltd. Exeltech Consulting, Inc. Foth Fuss & O’Neill G.E.C., Inc. GENTERRA Consultants, Inc. Geolabs, Inc. George Butler Associates, Inc. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. Gilson Engineering, Inc. Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, Inc. GPD Group GRAEF Gresham, Smith and Partners H.W. Lochner, Inc. Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Hansen Thorp Pellinen Olson, Inc. Harris & Associates Harrison Engineering Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. HNTB Corporation Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Howard R. Green Company Howard/Stein-Hudson Assoc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. KCI Associates of NC KDM Meridian, Inc. Killeen Engineering & Surveying Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Klotz Associates, Inc.

Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. Larkin Group, Inc. LCC, Inc. Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. LJB Inc. LNV Engineering, Inc. LONCO, Inc. MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Maguire Group Inc. Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Mattern & Craig, Inc. McCormick Rankin Corporation Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. Michael Baker Corporation Mindel Scott & Associates, Inc. MMM Group Limited MNS Engineers, Inc. Morrison-Maierle, Inc. MSA Consulting, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. Nolte OBI Consulting Engineers, Inc. Olsson Associates OMNNI Associates, Inc. Oscar Larson & Associates Otak PACE, Inc. Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. Parsons Brinckerhoff PBS&J PCL Constructors Inc. Pease Associates Plateau Engineering, Inc. Postl-Yore and Associates, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants Psomas Quincy Engineering, Inc. R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. RBF Consulting RFE Engineering, Inc. Rick Engineering Company RJN Group, Inc. RoseWater GHD Roth Hill Engineering Partners, LLC ROWE Professional Services Company RRM Design Group Sage Engineering Corporation Salaber Associates, Inc. San Antonio Design Group Inc. Seton Engineering Service Corporation Smoky Hill, LLC Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Stearns & Wheler, LLC Sterling Company, Inc. Stewart Engineering, Inc. Strand Associates, Inc. SW Engineering, Inc. TapanAm Associates, Inc. Taylor Wiseman & Taylor Terrain Group Inc. Tetra Tech, Inc. Transportation Solutions, Inc. TranTech Engineering, LLC TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers

Urban Engineers, Inc. URS Corporation - Phoenix US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. VTN Consulting W.E. Stilson Consulting Group W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Wade Trim Walter P Moore Water Resources Learning Center WEST Consultants, Inc. West Yost Associates Western Surveying & Engineering, P.C. Weston & Sampson WHPacific, Inc. Willdan Wiser Company, LLC Wood/Patel Woolpert, Inc. WRG Design Inc. Wright-Pierce Engineering, Construction AAE, Inc. American Concrete Pavement Association ATCO Gas Bonestroo Boucher & James, Inc. Ciorba Group, Inc. CMTS Inc. Collier Engineering Company, Inc. Covello Group, Inc. Dibble Engineering Engineering Service Exeltech Consulting, Inc. GRAEF Haydon Building Corp. Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. MetaDome, LLC Mindel Scott & Associates, Inc. MNS Engineers, Inc. OBI Consulting Engineers, Inc. Olsson Associates Pakpour Consulting Group, Inc. R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. S & C Engineers, Inc. SCI Engineering, Inc. Smoky Hill, LLC Sundt Construction T.Y. Lin International Terrain Group Inc. TranTech Engineering, LLC URS Corporation - Phoenix West Yost Associates WHPacific, Inc. Wright-Pierce Engineering, Consulting AAE, Inc. AEI-CASC Consulting Affinis Corp. Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. Alpha Corporation APA Engineering, Inc. Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. Bonestroo

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Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. CEI CESNW Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. Civiltech Engineering, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers Claunch & Miller, Inc. Construction Testing Services, Inc. Covello Group, Inc. CP&Y, Inc. Dahl, Taylor & Associates DMR Team, Inc. Drake Haglan & Associates, Inc. Dressler Consulting Engineers EAC Consulting, Inc. EPS Group, Inc. Erlandsen, Inc. Gannett Fleming GENTERRA Consultants, Inc. GeoDesign Inc. GPD Group Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Harris & Associates Harrison Engineering Hatch Mott MacDonald HDR, Inc. Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. Howard/Stein-Hudson Assoc. INCA Engineers Inc., a Tetra Tech Company James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. Kapur & Associates, Inc. KBR, Inc. KDM Meridian, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LJB Inc. LONCO, Inc. Maintenance Design Group Manhard Consulting Ltd. Mattern & Craig, Inc. McCormick Rankin Corporation Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority Morrison-Maierle, Inc. MSA Professional Services Inc. OBI Consulting Engineers, Inc. Olsson Associates Pease Associates Project Engineering Consultants RBF Consulting RJN Group, Inc. Sage Engineering Corporation Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Stearns & Wheler, LLC Sterling Company, Inc. Taber Consultants Transportation Solutions, Inc. TranSystems Corporation TranSystems Corporation URS Corporation - Phoenix WEST Consultants, Inc. West Yost Associates WHPacific, Inc. Willdan Engineering, Environmental AEI-CASC Consulting Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. AshBritt Environmental AWS Engineers & Planners Corp.


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Ayres Associates Bolton & Menk, Inc. Boucher & James, Inc. Burgess & Niple, Inc. Carollo Engineers Dressler Consulting Engineers E. Roberts Alley & Associates, Inc. Earth Systems, Inc. Earth Tech Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. ENGEO Incorporated Environmental Partners Group ENZ USA INC Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Foth Fuss & O’Neill G.E.C., Inc. GeoDesign Inc. GeoEngineers George Butler Associates, Inc. Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. GRAEF Greeley and Hansen Gresham, Smith and Partners H.W. Lochner, Inc. Hart Crowser, Inc. Henry, Meisenheimer & Gende, Inc. HNTB Corporation Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Howard R. Green Company James J. Benes & Associates, Inc. Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. Kirkham Michael, Inc. Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Landau Associates Inc. LandMark Consultants, Inc. Leighton Group, Inc. LJB Inc. LNV Engineering, Inc. Maguire Group Inc. McCormick Rankin Corporation Michael Baker Corporation MMM Group Limited MSA Consulting, Inc. Ninyo & Moore Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. Olsson Associates Oscar Larson & Associates Parsons Brinckerhoff PBS&J Pease Associates R.J. Behar & Company, Inc. R-A-M Professional Group, Inc. RBF Consulting S E A Consultants Inc SCI Engineering, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Stearns & Wheler, LLC Tighe & Bond URS Corporation - Phoenix V3 Companies of Illinois, Ltd. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Water Resources Learning Center White Shield, Inc. Wilbur Smith Associates Woolpert, Inc. Wright-Pierce Engineering, Geotechnical Alpha Geotechnical & Materials, Inc.

April 2009

Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. Construction Inspection & Testing Co. Diaz-Yourman & Associates Dressler Consulting Engineers Earth Systems, Inc. Earth Tech ENGEO Incorporated Fugro Consultants, Inc. GENTERRA Consultants, Inc. GeoDesign Inc. GeoEngineers Geolabs, Inc. Hart Crowser, Inc. Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineers and Geologists HVJ Associates, Inc. HWA GeoSciences Inc. IMS Infrastructure Management Services Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. Landau Associates Inc. LandMark Consultants, Inc. Leighton Group, Inc. Ninyo & Moore Northgate Environmental Management, Inc. OMNNI Associates, Inc. Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. SCI Engineering, Inc. Soil Nail Launcher, Inc. Taber Consultants Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. Twining Laboratories of Southern California Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc. Engineering, Management AAE, Inc. Advanced Federal Services Corporation Cal Engineering & Geology, Inc. Clark Dietz Engineers Covello Group, Inc. DMR Team, Inc. Gresham, Smith and Partners H.W. Lochner, Inc. Harris & Associates Huitt-Zollars, Inc. KBR, Inc. KPFF, Inc. LONCO, Inc. Maguire Group Inc. S & C Engineers, Inc. TranSystems Corporation W.G. Zimmerman Engineering, Inc. Wood/Patel

Engines Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC

Hanson Pipe & Precast Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company Environmental Equipment, Maintenance Products Bio Clean Environmental Services, Inc. Environmental Equipment, Oil/Sediment Separators Amcor Precast Environmental Equipment, Sweepers Allianz Madvac Inc. Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Keystone Plastics, Inc. Schwarze Industries, Inc.

Environmental Services ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land AZTEC Engineering Inc. - AZ Bimasco, Inc. Bonestroo Burns & McDonnell Comprehensive Environmental Inc. E. Roberts Alley & Associates, Inc. Eco Solutions ENGEO Incorporated Engineers Inc. Fugro West, Inc. Gannett Fleming Good Company Hatch Mott MacDonald Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. SouthWest Water Company UltraSystems Environmental, Inc. Water Resources Learning Center Environmental Services, Dust Control CAM, LLC Dow Chemical Company Gasaway Distributors, Inc. Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc. Proseal Inc. W.H. Shurtleff Company Environmental Services, Erosion Control Hart Crowser, Inc. OBI Consulting Engineers, Inc. PACE, Inc. Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc.

Converse Consultants Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. Roto-Mix

Environmental Services, Hazardous Waste AshBritt Environmental Comprehensive Environmental Inc. HVJ Associates, Inc. O’Brien & Gere Woodard & Curran

Environmental Equipment, Composting Foley, Inc. Roto-Mix

Environmental Services, Recycling Equipment Rehrig Pacific Company Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

Environmental Equipment, Culverts & Drains ENZ USA INC


Environmental Equipment

ALM Corp. Applied Industrial Technologies

Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. Diamond Mowers, Inc. Dias and Dias Electronics E.J. Breneman, L.P. FallLine Corporation FORCE America, Inc. Howard P. Fairfield, LLC INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. Power Equipment Leasing Company Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. Storr Tractor Company Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. Equipment, Automated Sandbag Filler CEAttachments Inc. Equipment, Blades & Cutting Edges CEAttachments Inc. Equipment, Brush Cutting CEAttachments Inc. Equipment, Buckets ACS Industries, Inc. Altec Industries Altec Industries CEAttachments Inc. City Utility Equipment Co. Timmerman Equipment Company Equipment, Cleaning Equipment Belanger, Inc. Equipment, Conveying Dome Corporation of North America Industrial Magnetics, Inc. VT LeeBoy, Inc. Equipment, Crack Sealing Cimline, Inc. Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc. Equipment, Cranes Altec Industries Four Seasons Equipment, Inc. Power Equipment Leasing Company Equipment, Deicers America West Environmental Cryotech Deicing Technology Equipment, Demolition SES Equipment, Electronics Dias and Dias Electronics Equipment, Graders Foley, Inc. Komatsu America Corp. Volvo Construction Equipment VT LeeBoy, Inc. Woodco Machinery, Inc. Equipment, Instruments Dias and Dias Electronics The PPI Group

Equipment, Lifts Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. Power Equipment Leasing Company Toter Incorporated Equipment, Loaders Case Construction Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Foley, Inc. Four Seasons Equipment, Inc. Komatsu America Corp. SES Volvo Construction Equipment Woodco Machinery, Inc.

Fleet, Maintenance Belanger, Inc. CollectiveData, Inc. Groeneveld Group P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC Power Equipment Leasing Company Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks Fleet, Parts Distributor Genuine Parts Company

Fuel Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. Sun Peaks Utilities Fuel, Automated Fuel Mgmt. Systems Amcor Precast Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. OPW Fuel Management Systems

Equipment, Lubrication Systems Groeneveld Group Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. Equipment, Mowing Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Tiger Corporation Trackless Vehicles Limited

Fuel, Control Equipment OPW Fuel Management Systems


Equipment, Paint Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc. Equipment, Park & Playground Northwest Playground Equipment, Inc. Western Remac Equipment, Pumps Municipal Well & Pump Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. Water Movers Equipment, Root Control ENZ USA INC

CarteGraph DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. Dewberry DLZ Kentucky Freese and Nichols, Inc. Fuss & O’Neill Gilson Engineering, Inc. Gonzalez Companies, LLC GRAEF Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc. LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Peridian Group, Inc. Psomas Skillings Connolly, Inc. Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks Woolpert, Inc. GIS, Fuel Sun Peaks Utilities

Equipment, Sweepers Allianz Madvac Inc. Keystone Plastics, Inc. Equipment, Traffic Control All Traffic Solutions American Signal Company Quixote Transportation Safety, Inc. SCI Products, Inc. Traffic Logix Equipment, Trucks Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison City Utility Equipment Co. Gabrielli Truck Sales Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Minuteman Trucks, Inc. Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck

Fleet CollectiveData, Inc. MAXIMUS, Inc. Minuteman Trucks, Inc. P&G Keene Electrical Rebuilders, LLC Western Remac Fleet, Computerized Management CCG Systems, Inc./FASTER Fuelmaster/Syn-Tech Systems, Inc. Vermeer Corporation

GIS, Management Services Collier Engineering Company, Inc. Environmental Partners Group Jacobs Engineering Group GIS, Mapping & Surveying Ayres Associates CESNW Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. EFK Moen, LLC Enterprise Information Solutions, Inc. Erlandsen, Inc. ESRI ESRI Canada Inc. GeoEngineers Guida Surveying, Inc. Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Kapur & Associates, Inc. KCI Associates of NC Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. LCC, Inc. Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Mindel Scott & Associates, Inc. MJ Harden Associates, Inc. MNS Engineers, Inc.

Ninyo & Moore Nolte Rick Engineering Company Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Sterling Company, Inc. Strand Associates, Inc. Taylor Wiseman & Taylor Towill, Inc. VTN Consulting Western Surveying & Engineering, P.C. White Shield, Inc. GIS, Software Citilabs ESRI ESRI Canada Inc. Ideate, Inc. IMS Infrastructure Management Services MJ Harden Associates, Inc. GIS, Traffic Engineering Associated Transportation Engineers Citilabs Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Howard/Stein-Hudson Assoc. Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants MSA Professional Services Inc. Neel-Schaffer, Inc. Wade Trim Weston & Sampson

Grinders AshBritt Environmental Vermeer Corporation

Grounds Maintenance Advanced Federal Services Corporation Curbco D&L Foundry and Supply Hoosier Company, Inc. Midwest Rake Company LLC Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company SouthWest Water Company Storr Tractor Company Vila & Son Landscaping Co. VT LeeBoy, Inc. Grounds Maintenance, Arboreal & Landscaping Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc. Vila & Son Landscaping Co. Grounds Maintenance, Chippers Brush Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Vermeer Corporation Grounds Maintenance, Culverts & Drains Manhole Adjustable Riser Co. Inc. Grounds Maintenance, Ditch Cleaners Tiger Corporation Grounds Maintenance, Hand Tools Midwest Rake Company LLC Grounds Maintenance, Lawn Care American Marking Corp.

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Camoplast Track Vehicles Vila & Son Landscaping Co. WRG Design Inc.

Mailhot Industries USA, Inc. Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. PENGWYN

Grounds Maintenance, Leaf Loaders American Road Machinery, Inc. Trackless Vehicles Limited

Hydraulic Systems & Equipment, Lifts Applied Industrial Technologies Metro Hydraulic Jack Co. Rock Mills Enterprises Magnetic Manhole Lifter

Construction Testing Services, Inc. Converse Consultants Fugro Consultants, Inc. Inspection Services, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Joseph A. Cesare and Associates, Inc. Reed Engineering Group, Ltd. Twining Laboratories of Southern California Zeiser Kling Consultants, Inc.


Legal Services

Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority WeatherBill Inc.

Meyers Nave Riback Silver & Wilson

Grounds Maintenance, Mowing Equipment Camoplast Track Vehicles Tiger Corporation Grounds Maintenance, Stormwater Management Bio Clean Environmental Services, Inc. Larkin Group, Inc. LOT Maintenance, Inc. Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. Western Surveying & Engineering, P.C. Grounds Maintenance, Vegetation Management DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. LOT Maintenance, Inc.

Hydraulic Systems & Equipment Bosch Rexroth Canada Certified Power Inc. FORCE America, Inc. HCI Trans Tech

Joint Sealing Materials & Equipment Aries Industries Inc. Cimline, Inc. Crafco, Inc. Cretex Specialty Products

Lighting Systems Lumec, Inc./Div. of Philips Sun Valley Lighting Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Location Equipment & Services Dias and Dias Electronics

Magazines & Publications Deery American Corporation K M International Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc. URETEK ICR Gulf Coast

Laboratory Services & Analysis Alpha Geotechnical & Materials, Inc. Construction Inspection & Testing Co.

American Concrete Institute American Concrete Pavement Association APWA Reporter Baum Publications Ltd. Better Roads Magazine International Municipal Signal Association LucyCo Communications PSMJ Resources, Inc.

Pavement Maintenance & Repair

Public Works/Hanley Wood Business Media ReNew Canada Magazine/Actual Media Inc. Salt Institute Transportation Research Board

Manhole, Services & Equipment Cretex Specialty Products Downunder Municipal Services, LLC Hanson Pipe & Precast Industrial Magnetics, Inc. Rock Mills Enterprises Magnetic Manhole Lifter

Manufacturer Altec Industries Caterpillar GCC of America Hanson Pipe & Precast Hogan Company Lafarge North America Rehrig Pacific Company Shawnee Steel & Welding, Inc. Manufacturer, Bridges Pacific Corrugated Pipe Company Manufacturer, Marking Equipment American Marking Corp. EZ-Liner Industries Paveway - Designing the Way To Success Manufacturer, Pipes Amcor Precast Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div.


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Engineering Resources Guida Surveying, Inc. HJW GeoSpatial, Inc. J-U-B ENGINEERS, Inc. MJ Harden Associates, Inc. Plateau Engineering, Inc. Tetra Tech, Inc. Towill, Inc. White Shield, Inc. Wiser Company, LLC Woolpert, Inc.


All States Asphalt, Inc. Asphalt Pavement Alliance Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. Bimasco, Inc. Curbco E.J. Breneman, L.P. Flexible Pavements of Ohio Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Frehner Construction Co., Inc. Fugro Consultants, Inc. GCC of America Geolabs, Inc. Gilson Engineering, Inc. Integrated Paving Concepts, Inc. Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Lakeside Industries MetaDome, LLC Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc. Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd.

North Florida Emulsions, Inc. Pavement Savers, Inc. Portland Cement Association QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Southeast Cement Association Unique Paving Materials Corporation Pavement, Asphalt Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc. Asphalt Pavement Alliance Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Flexible Pavements of Ohio Herzog Contracting Corp. HIP Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Integrated Paving Concepts, Inc. International Surfacing Systems Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. Pavement Savers, Inc. Proseal Inc. Sealcoating, Inc. Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. Twining Laboratories of Southern California Pavement, Asphalt Concrete Road Repairs All States Asphalt, Inc. Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. CAM, LLC Crafco, Inc. Lakeside Industries North Florida Emulsions, Inc. QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation URETEK USA, Inc Wirtgen America, Inc. Pavement, Asphalt Equipment & Materials Barrett Paving Materials, Inc. Bergkamp Inc. Cutler Repaving, Inc. Herzog Contracting Corp. HIP Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC International Surfacing Systems K M International Pavement Technology, Inc. QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Sealcoating, Inc. Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. VT LeeBoy, Inc. Wirtgen America, Inc.

Pavement, Concrete Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc. American Concrete Pavement Association City Utility Equipment Co. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products Ed A. Wilson, Inc. Hogan Company Metal Forms Corporation Sierra Nevada Concrete Association Pavement, Crack Sealing Materials & Equipment Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc. CAM, LLC Deery American Corporation North Florida Emulsions, Inc. QPR, Division of Lafarge North America Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation

Insituform Technologies, Inc. Ontario Concrete Pipe Association Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. Water Movers Pipe, Maintenance ATCO Gas Duke’s Root Control, Inc. LiquiForce Inc. RootX Root Control Corp. Pipe, Rehabilitation Applied Professional Services, Inc. Insituform Technologies, Inc. LiquiForce Inc. Miller Pipeline Corp. National Research Council Canada Progressive Innovations LLC Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. Quest Civil Contractors Inc TRIC Tools, Inc.


Pavement, Dust Control All States Asphalt, Inc. America West Environmental Dow Chemical Company Proseal Inc.

FORCE America, Inc. Mailhot Industries USA, Inc. Municipal Well & Pump Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Pavement, Interlocking Integrated Paving Concepts, Inc. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute


Pavement, Management Programs Associated Engineering Consultants, Inc. Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. Civic Engineering & Information Technology, Inc. Envista Corporation Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. Fugro Consultants, Inc. Gasaway Distributors, Inc. GoodPointe Technology IMS Infrastructure Management Services Nichols Consulting Engineers, Chtd. US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc. Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc.

Recycling, Equipment Fanelli Industries Labrie Environmental Group Schaefer Systems International, Inc.

Cutler Repaving, Inc. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Sealcoating, Inc.

Pavement, Marking Materials EZ-Liner Industries Flint Trading, Inc. Paveway - Designing the Way To Success

Pavement, Asphalt Patching Machines Bergkamp Inc. Crafco, Inc. Deery American Corporation Heil of Texas K M International Schwarze Industries, Inc. VT LeeBoy, Inc.

Pavement, Markings EZ-Liner Industries Franklin Paint Company, Inc.

Pavement, Cleaning RHOMAR Industries, Inc. United Rotary Brush Corporation


Pavement, Markings Contractors Ace Asphalt of Arizona, Inc. Pavement, Survey Equipment Roadware Group Inc.

Carolinas Concrete Pipe & Products EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. Hanson Pipe & Precast

Recycling, Services Pavement Savers, Inc. Sealcoating, Inc. U.S. Arbor Products, Inc.

Roads American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. Ames Construction, Inc. Anderson & Associates, Inc. Applied Industrial Technologies Avalon Engineering, Inc. Balfour Beatty Bimasco, Inc. Brandon Industries, Inc. E.J. Breneman, L.P. East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. Engineering Service Envista Corporation Flexible Pavements of Ohio GCC of America Hoosier Company, Inc. Horner & Shifrin, Inc. Infor Public Sector Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Lakeside Industries MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Manhole Adjustable Riser Co. Inc. Mattern & Craig, Inc. MetaDome, LLC Metal Forms Corporation Minuteman Trucks, Inc. Morrison-Maierle, Inc.

Munsys, Inc. Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc. Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. Panhandle Grading and Paving, Inc. Portland Cement Association Professional Pavement Products Proseal Inc. Sierra Nevada Concrete Association Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. Sun Valley Lighting TapanAm Associates, Inc. Urban Engineers, Inc. W.E. Stilson Consulting Group Wilkinson Corporation Roads, Catch Basin Risers D&L Foundry and Supply Roads, Compactors Volvo Construction Equipment Wirtgen America, Inc. Roads, Concrete Curbing Bartlett Consolidated LLC Hogan Company Metal Forms Corporation Roads, Crack Sealing Materials & Equipment Pavement Technology, Inc. Paving Maintenance Supply, Inc. Roads, Culvert Rehabilitation Bartlett Consolidated LLC URETEK USA, Inc Roads, Culverts & Drains Carolinas Concrete Pipe & Products Ontario Concrete Pipe Association Rinker Materials-Concrete Pipe Div. W.H. Shurtleff Company Roads, Dust Control America West Environmental CAM, LLC Dow Chemical Company Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Wilkinson Corporation Roads, Gas Valve Risers Puget Sound Energy Roads, Maintenance Bergkamp Inc. Bimasco, Inc. Charles Abbott Associates, Inc. CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation/Rapid Set Products Ed A. Wilson, Inc. HIP Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Lakeside Industries LOT Maintenance, Inc. National Research Council Canada Pavement Technology, Inc. Terry Asphalt Materials Inc. Unique Paving Materials Corporation URETEK USA, Inc Roads, Maintenance Equipment Bergkamp Inc.

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K M International Root Spring Scraper Co. VT LeeBoy, Inc. Roads, Manholes & Risers Amcor Precast D&L Foundry and Supply East Jordan Iron Works, Inc. Manhole Adjustable Riser Co. Inc. Rock Mills Enterprises Magnetic Manhole Lifter Roads, Marking Equipment EZ-Liner Industries Franklin Paint Company, Inc. Roads, Marking Materials American Marking Corp. Flint Trading, Inc. Paveway - Designing the Way To Success Roads, Recycling Equipment Cutler Repaving, Inc. HIP Hot-In-Place Paving, LLC Nesbitt Contracting Co., Inc. Wirtgen America, Inc. Roads, Signage All Traffic Solutions American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. Brandon Industries, Inc. Burton Signworks, Inc. Western Remac Roads, Survey Equipment SW Engineering, Inc. Traffic Logix Roads, Sweepers Keystone Plastics, Inc. Schwarze Industries, Inc. United Rotary Brush Corporation Roads, Sweeping Contractors DeAngelo Brothers, Inc. Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. Keystone Plastics, Inc. Roads, Testing Equipment Flint Trading, Inc. GoodPointe Technology Roadware Group Inc. Roads, Traffic Control Equipment All Traffic Solutions American Signal Company Bell Equipment Company Professional Pavement Products Quixote Transportation Safety, Inc. Rehrig Pacific Company SCI Products, Inc. Traffic Logix Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Safety American Marking Corp. Applied Industrial Technologies Bureau Veritas Evergreen Safety Council Global Sensor Systems Inc. Groeneveld Group Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc.


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Hoosier Company, Inc. INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company International Municipal Signal Association Professional Pavement Products Safety, Barricades Bartlett Consolidated LLC Burton Signworks, Inc. Quixote Transportation Safety, Inc. SCI Products, Inc. Safety, Closed Circuit Televisions DataDot Technology Canada Global Sensor Systems Inc. Safety, Driver Simulation MPRI, an L-3 Company Safety, Electronic Backing Safety Devices Global Sensor Systems Inc. Whelen Engineering Company, Inc. Safety, Hazardous Waste Management Evergreen Safety Council

Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC Cretex Specialty Products Downunder Municipal Services, LLC EnviroWaste Services Group, Inc. LiquiForce Inc. National Water Main Cleaning Co. Tarheel Underground Camera Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Sewer, Rehabilitation David McManus Engineering Ltd. LiquiForce Inc. Miller Pipeline Corp. National Water Main Cleaning Co. Progressive Innovations LLC Quest Civil Contractors Inc URETEK ICR Gulf Coast Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Sewer, Rodding Equipment Fred A. Cook, Jr., Inc. Sewer, Root Control Downunder Municipal Services, LLC Duke’s Root Control, Inc. National Water Main Cleaning Co. RootX Root Control Corp.

Safety, Lifting Devices Rock Mills Enterprises Magnetic Manhole Lifter

Sewer, Sludge Management Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC

Safety, Lighting Systems Stay Alert Safety Services, Inc. Whelen Engineering Company, Inc.

Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. Atlantic Tractors & Equipment Ltd. Cargill Deicing Technology Certified Power Inc. Curbco Dow Chemical Company FallLine Corporation FORCE America, Inc. Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. Green Sweep, Inc. GVM Snow Equipment Henke Manufacturing Hoosier Company, Inc. Howard P. Fairfield, LLC INLAD Truck & Van Equipment Company Meyer Products LLC Pavement Savers, Inc. PENGWYN Reed Systems, Ltd Salt Institute SNI Solutions Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Storr Tractor Company Wilkinson Corporation

Safety, Security DataDot Technology Canada Roth Hill Engineering Partners, LLC Safety, Signage American Signal Company American Traffic Safety Materials, Inc. Burton Signworks, Inc. SCI Products, Inc. Western Remac Safety, Traffic Control Equipment All Traffic Solutions American Signal Company Flint Trading, Inc. Paveway - Designing the Way To Success Professional Pavement Products Traffic Logix

Sewer Engineering Service MacKay & Sposito, Inc. Munsys, Inc. United Survey, Inc. Visu-Sewer Clean and Seal, Inc. Sewer, Cleaning Vehicles Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Jet-Vac Inc. Super Products LLC Tarheel Underground Camera Timmerman Equipment Company Sewer, Inspection Maintenance Aries Industries Inc.

April 2009

Snow & Ice Control

Snow & Ice Control, Anti-Icing Systems Bosch Rexroth Canada Cargill Deicing Technology Certified Power Inc. Flink Company Reed Systems, Ltd Schmidt Automotive North America SNI Solutions Swenson Spreader Company Snow & Ice Control, Automated Spray Technology Boschung America, LLC

Snow & Ice Control, Blowers Schmidt Automotive North America Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. Tiger Corporation Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Snow & Ice Control, Chemicals America West Environmental Cryotech Deicing Technology GVM Snow Equipment RHOMAR Industries, Inc. SNI Solutions Wilkinson Corporation Snow & Ice Control, Deicers Cargill Deicing Technology Cryotech Deicing Technology Flink Company Gasaway Distributors, Inc. Green Sweep, Inc. GVM Snow Equipment Highway Equipment Company PENGWYN Reed Systems, Ltd Salt Institute SNI Solutions Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. W.H. Shurtleff Company Snow & Ice Control, Equipment Bosch Rexroth Canada Bulk Storage Inc. Camoplast Track Vehicles Cargill Deicing Technology Certified Power Inc. Cherry Valley Tractor Sales Gateway Industrial Products, Inc. GVM Snow Equipment Henke Manufacturing Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Little Falls Machine, Inc. Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. PENGWYN Quixote Transportation Safety, Inc. Reed Systems, Ltd SES Swenson Spreader Company Timmerman Equipment Company Trackless Vehicles Limited Viking-Cives/Sno-King Snow & Ice Control, Plows American Road Machinery, Inc. FallLine Corporation Fanelli Industries Flink Company Green Sweep, Inc. HCI Trans Tech Henke Manufacturing Highway Equipment Company Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Little Falls Machine, Inc. Meyer Products LLC Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. Root Spring Scraper Co. Schmidt Automotive North America Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. Viking-Cives/Sno-King Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Snow & Ice Control, Spreaders Air-Flo Manufacturing Co. FallLine Corporation Fanelli Industries

Flink Company Four Seasons Equipment, Inc. Green Sweep, Inc. Highway Equipment Company Knapheide Truck Equipment Flint Little Falls Machine, Inc. Meyer Products LLC Monroe Truck Equipment, Inc. Schmidt Automotive North America Swenson Spreader Company Tenco Machinery (CDN) Ltd. Viking-Cives/Sno-King

Sweepers, Equipment Cimline, Inc. Jet-Vac Inc. Schwarze Industries, Inc. TYMCO, Inc.

Federal Signal Corporation - Environmental Solutions Group Heil of Texas Timmerman Equipment Company United Rotary Brush Corporation

Tools, Street Maintenance Midwest Rake Company LLC

Sweepers, Roads TYMCO, Inc.


Training, Driver Simulation MPRI, an L-3 Company

Sweepers, Streets Allianz Madvac Inc. Bell Equipment Company

Tools, Park and Rec Maintenance Midwest Rake Company LLC

Midwest Rake Company LLC

Training MPRI, an L-3 Company

Trench Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc.

Snow & Ice Control, Underbodies Henke Manufacturing Little Falls Machine, Inc. Root Spring Scraper Co. Viking-Cives/Sno-King Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Snow & Ice Control, Weather Services WeatherBill Inc.

Solid Waste

Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Toter Incorporated Solid Waste, Collection Good Company Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. Toter Incorporated U.S. Arbor Products, Inc. Solid Waste, Equipment Bell Equipment Company Fanelli Industries Heil of Texas Labrie Environmental Group Rehrig Pacific Company Schaefer Systems International, Inc.


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Solid Waste, Processing U.S. Arbor Products, Inc.


American Road Machinery, Inc. Bosch Rexroth Canada HCI Trans Tech Highway Equipment Company Swenson Spreader Company

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Storage, Tanks Gasaway Distributors, Inc.

Sweepers Curbco Howard P. Fairfield, LLC Jet-Vac Inc. TYMCO, Inc. Sweepers, Brooms, Brushes, Refills United Rotary Brush Corporation Sweepers, Contractors Martin’s Power Sweeping, Inc.

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Utilities, Location & Coordination Abasto Utility Locating Co., LC Applied Professional Services, Inc. KCI Associates of NC KDM Meridian, Inc. Puget Sound Energy Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Taylor Wiseman & Taylor

Trench, Excavation ACS Industries, Inc. ATL Diversified Industries dba Arbor Tree & Land Vermeer Corporation

Underground Damage Prevention Applied Professional Services, Inc. Arkansas One-Call Center Louisiana One Call Palmetto Utility Protection Service Pennsylvania One Call System, Inc. Sunshine State One-Call of Florida Thomas L. Brown Associates, P.C. Utilities Protection Center Utility Notification Center of Colorado

Utilities, Right-of-Way Services APA Engineering, Inc. California Property Specialists, Inc. Hamner, Jewell & Associates Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Storm Reconstruction Services, Inc. Universal Field Services, Inc. US Right of Way Acquisition Company

Utilities Advanced Federal Services Corporation Baltimore Gas & Electric Company Engineering Resources Envista Corporation Epic Land Solutions, Inc. J.R. Giese Operations, LLC Kissick Construction Company, Inc. Klotz Associates, Inc. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. Nitram Excavation & General Contractors, Inc. Puget Sound Energy San Diego Gas and Electric Southwest Gas Corporation Sun Peaks Utilities TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers Universal Field Services, Inc. VTN Consulting Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Utilities, Consulting/Design Avalon Engineering, Inc. CEI Dahl, Taylor & Associates Dewberry Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. eda-design Professionals Engineers Inc. EPCOR Water Services, Inc. EPS Group, Inc. George Butler Associates, Inc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Jacobs Engineering Group Kapur & Associates, Inc. KCI Associates of NC KPFF, Inc. LCC, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. O’Brien & Gere PBS&J RBF Consulting RoseWater GHD Roth Hill Engineering Partners, LLC RRM Design Group S E A Consultants Inc Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Southeastern Surveying & Mapping Corporation Stewart Engineering, Inc.


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Utilities, Valve/Meter Boxes East Jordan Iron Works, Inc.


Minuteman Trucks, Inc. Somerset Welding & Steel/J&J Truck Storr Tractor Company Vehicles, Accessories Atlantic Detroit Diesel-Allison Roto-Mix Vehicles, Blowers Wausau Equipment Company, Inc. Vehicles, Bulldozers Case Construction Vehicles, Cleaning Clearwater Technology, Inc. InterClean Equipment, Inc. Vehicles, Construction City Utility Equipment Co. Gabrielli Truck Sales Vehicles, Cranes & Hoists Altec Industries Vehicles, Garbage Gabrielli Truck Sales Labrie Environmental Group Woodco Machinery, Inc. Vehicles, Loaders Case Construction Super Products LLC Vehicles, Snow Plows Camoplast Track Vehicles Root Spring Scraper Co. Trackless Vehicles Limited Vehicles, Sweepers Allianz Madvac Inc. TYMCO, Inc.

Water/Wastewater Ames Construction, Inc. Balfour Beatty DLZ Kentucky Earth Tech ECO:LOGIC Engineering

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EDAW, Inc. EMA, Inc. Engineering Service Gannett Fleming Greeley and Hansen Hatch Mott MacDonald Infor Public Sector J.R. Giese Operations, LLC Klotz Associates, Inc. Krebs, LaSalle, LeMieux Consultants Krieger & Stewart, Incorporated Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. Mesiti-Miller Engineering, Inc. Miller Pipeline Corp. MSA Professional Services Inc. Munsys, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants, Ltd. RBF Consulting Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. SouthWest Water Company Sun Peaks Utilities W.E. Stilson Consulting Group Walters-Morgan Construction, Inc. Wood Rodgers, Inc. Woodard & Curran Water/Wastewater, Consulting Anderson & Associates, Inc. Bonestroo Carlile-Macy CDM CEI Clearwater Technology, Inc. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. Converse Consultants Dyer, Riddle, Mills & Precourt, Inc. Earth Tech EMA, Inc. Engineering Resources Environmental Partners Group Hammond Collier Wade Livingstone Hart Crowser, Inc. Huitt-Zollars, Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Kapur & Associates, Inc. Larkin Group, Inc. Lawson-Fisher Associates P.C. Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering, Inc. LJA Engineering & Surveying, Inc. Manhard Consulting, Ltd. Morrison-Maierle, Inc. Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. Nolte O’Brien & Gere Oscar Larson & Associates PACE, Inc. Plateau Engineering, Inc. Project Engineering Consultants Psomas Roth Hill Engineering Partners, LLC RRM Design Group S E A Consultants Inc Shafer, Kline & Warren, Inc. Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. Slater Hanifan Group, Inc. Stanley Consultants, Inc. Stearns & Wheler, LLC Stewart Engineering, Inc. Taylor Wiseman & Taylor TST, Inc. Consulting Engineers US Infrastructure of Carolina, Inc.

Vanir Construction Management, Inc. Wade Trim Wiser Company, LLC Wood/Patel Water/Wastewater, Equipment Aries Industries Inc. Bio Clean Environmental Services, Inc. Clearwater Technology, Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. Jet-Vac Inc. Municipal Well & Pump Progressive Innovations LLC Super Products LLC Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co., Inc. Water Movers Water/Wastewater, Maintenance Services Compliance EnviroSystems, LLC David McManus Engineering Ltd. Duke’s Root Control, Inc. EPCOR Water Services, Inc. Tarheel Underground Camera URETEK ICR Gulf Coast Weston & Sampson Water/Wastewater, Management Services ATCO Gas CDM EPCOR Water Services, Inc. Hydro Designs, Inc. SouthWest Water Company Water/Wastewater, Treatment AWS Engineers & Planners Corp. Clearwater Technology, Inc. EPCOR Water Services, Inc.

Listings of corporate members advertising in this issue Pages containing ads in bold Camosy Construction: 88, 107, 126 CIPPlanner Corporation: 89, 89, 106, 107 Deery American Corporation: 47, 90, 106, 112, 112, 113 ESRI: 7, 91, 106, 111 Flink Company: 75, 92, 114, 115 Gateway Industrial Products, Inc.: 35, 92, 110, 114 Henke Manufacturing: 49, 94, 114, 115, 126 Midwest Rake Company LLC: 96, 97, 111, 112, 115 MJ Harden Associates, Inc.: 65, 97, 106, 111, 112, 126 QPR: 99, 113, Back Cover Tracker Software Corp./PubWorks: 102, 106, 107, 111, 126 TYMCO, Inc.: 102, 115, 115, 116

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sources: Long Beach at www.p2pays. org/ref/12/11763.pdf for a report or contact the Public Works Director, Michael Conway, at; or Portland’s article at www. 1aggressrecycl.html or contact Michael Boyle, Public Works Manager, at If your agency has information to share with Cameron, please do so by e-mail at or you can share it with me and we’ll all learn something new, too! “With the budget as tight as it is now, we are having trouble finding a way to meet the newlyadopted mandatory standards for road sign visibility from the Federal Highway Administration’s minimum levels of retroreflectivity. It is so expensive to replace all the signs but we know we need to do so. Anything you can suggest?” We have been hearing for several years that these standards were coming and now they have arrived. The actual requirement from FHWA is for state and local governments to assess their road signs and develop a replacement plan for non-compliant road signs that are not bright enough for the dangerous task of night driving. If it’s any consolation, your inspection may indicate that not all of your signs need to be replaced at the same time. The 3M Company, longtime member of APWA, has launched the 3M Sign Grant Program.

The program is designed to significantly reduce road sign replacement costs for state and local agencies to meet the standard. 3M will partner with agencies to improve traffic sign brightness and visibility through top-of-the-line technology, while providing significant cost savings. The program is available from January through November 30, 2009. For all the details visit the 3M site at portal/3M/en_US/3M_Sign/Grant.

electronics manufacturers and retailers that fosters opportunity for consumers to donate or recycle their used electronics. Major participants in 2008 include Dell/Staples; Best Buy; Sony’s expansion of its partnership with Waste Management to more than 160 dropoff locations in the U.S. at no cost; LG’s launch of its partnership with Waste Management; Samsung’s Recycling Direct program in partnership with WalMart; partnership between Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba; Toshiba’s free online takeback services; and free in-store takeback or mail-in recycling programs for cell phones and other mobile devices available from all Plug-In carriers or cell phone manufacturers. Since the program began in 2003, Plug-In partners have recycled more than 200 million pounds of electronics. For more information about the Plug-In to eCycling program and a list of partners, see

“I read something in an article about an employee being fired because they parked the county vehicle in front of ‘some place they shouldn’t have been’ on a weekend. How could that happen if he was on his own time?” It can happen at any time and at any location if you’re responsible for use of a public agency vehicle! Most employee policies dictate that an employee using the vehicle does so for “public business” or “on call” purposes. Using it for a trip to a novelty store in another city becomes a violation of the policy and even an abuse of the ethics code or code of professional conduct. In the case you’re mentioning, one employee had driven the vehicle to

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another county on a weekend, without prior approval, and then had parked it at the novelty store. Pictures were taken and sent to the director. When he investigated, the employee signed a statement that he had, indeed, been responsible for the whereabouts of the vehicle during the weekend. The director then showed him the pictures. The violation was three-fold: one was taking the vehicle without permission; the second was the location the vehicle was parked; and the third was the fact that there was a discrepancy between the mileage that the employee wrote down and the actual mileage put on the vehicle over the weekend. In addition to the responsible employee being fired, a second employee was also in the vehicle and he was fired, as well. Not only did the employees lose their jobs over a “dumb mistake,” the director, the department and the entire county were held up to scrutiny and ridicule because of this action. Ethical conduct is a 24/7 commitment when you work for a public agency. If you are a director, manager or supervisor, it should be a regular part of your department meetings to review various portions of the agency’s code of ethics to ensure your employees are aware of things that may seem perfectly normal to them that are, in fact, ethics and employee violations.

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Products in the News

QPR RoadShop QPR is excited to unveil their new “QPR RoadShop” products available exclusively at Lowe’s in the Midwest region. QPR’s high-performance pothole repair product is now enhanced with the addition of nine new items in this one-stop shop, which provides everything you need to repair asphalt pavement. New products include premium cold applied and hot applied crack fillers, a higher-grade sealer, and all the tools needed for proper application. By partnering with Lowe’s, QPR, an industry leader, has made it possible for municipalities to acquire these innovative products in smaller quantities at easily accessible Lowe’s stores. For more information please visit our website at

efficiency at a much lower cost than high-density discharge (HID) lamps. The units can be refitted with potentially even more efficient and economical LED lamps once that technology is proven. Twin T5 fluorescent lamps from Magnaray® now have a life rating of up to 48,000 hours with 90% lumen maintenance, and a lamp unit replacement cost of less than $12. Fluorescent electronic ballasts with a life of 100,000 hours are in the $25-$30 range. The Magnaray® RGB system, used in Austin, Texas for over four years, has been proven superior in eliminating the unwanted glare, light trespass, energy waste and sky glow that accompany HID streetlighting systems. For more information contact Magnaray® International at (941) 755-2111 or visit the website at

QPR 6690 Hot Pour Crack Filler QPR’s newest innovation, QPR 6690, is a polymer modified hot pour crack filler (ASTM 3405 & 6690 approved). Packaged in the familiar 50-lb. box, it is usable in both direct fire and oil jacketed kettles. QPR’s retail distribution channel, Lowe’s, has revolutionized the asphalt maintenance industry by offering their Hot Pour Crack Filler in all stores throughout the Midwest. Lowe’s is the first to offer this innovative product in their multiple locations, which will allow users to carry lower inventories, with quick access to supply locations close at hand. This supplier/retail partnership revolutionized the industry by offering their #1 pothole repair product in 50-lb. bags. They are repeating that success story with their 50-lb. boxes of crack filler now available at Lowe’s. For more information please visit our website at

Magnaray® RGB fluorescent streetlight systems better than HID and upgradeable to LED Magnaray® International has released RGB fluorescent streetlighting units that provide improved light quality and 122

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Winkler salt/sand storage buildings The Winkler commercial buildings combined with Allied Steel’s Gatorshield® Galvanized Tubing and ZRC weld protection give a superior protection against rust. Further, with applying the epoxy coat option it will extend the life of the building in the harsh conditions of storing your sand, salt or fertilizer bags. Winches are typically bolted on the outside of the building to keep them away from corrosive materials. When using the “barn” style the corrosive material goes up to a determined line on the wall, and so it does not actually come in contact with the galvanized (inside and out) steel tubing. It keeps the materials out of the elements, and with the light that is allowed in through the 12-oz. cover it gives great natural lighting. The Winkler structures give

you the option of using wood, or concrete pony walls, and if there is a need to be even more mobile a concrete block pony wall is an option as well. For more information please contact Winkler Canvas at (800) 852-2638, send e-mail to to find a dealer nearest you, or visit our website at

XAS 185 JD7 HardHatTM Compressor No concrete crew is complete without its air compressor to power the pneumatic tools necessary to get the job done right. And not just any air compressor can provide the reliability and longevity that this HardHatTM offers. HardHat’s most notable feature is the revolutionary polyethylene canopy design—absolutely the toughest in the industry. It resists rusting, denting, corrosion or fading, and performs worry-free in extreme temperatures. The canopy protects the compressor from damage at the worksite, which helps reduce the cost of ownership and boosts resale value. With guaranteed 185 cfm of air at the discharge valves and the reliable 49 HP John Deere engine, the HardHat compressor is the most efficient air end in the compressor industry. For more information call Atlas Copco Construction Equipment LLC at (803) 817-7434 or visit the website at

HeaterMeals provides hot meals for public works professionals HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals come with everything needed for “A Hot Meal Anytime, Anyplace,” thanks to the patented food heater in every box. HeaterMeals tasty, ¾-pound Self-Heating Entrees keep for up to five years without refrigeration, and store and distribute easily to provide nutritious, hot meals for public works field crews on construction projects, ice and snow removal and storm cleanup detail. HeaterMeals Self-Heating Meals are also available as HeaterMeals Plus Complete Meal Kits that come with an entrée, snacks and beverage, and HeaterMeals 3 Meal Kits come with an entrée and extended shelf-life snacks for hearty appetites. For more information please contact Dave Blandford, Marketing Director, at (800) 503-4483 or visit the website at

SPORTLITE introduces an industryfirst technology for compact fluorescent high bay fixtures SPORTLITE, Inc., a Philips group brand, introduces its TDX architectural grade compact fluorescent high bay, the only fixture in the industry with eight 70-watt lamps. The high bay generates 41,600 lumens and is able to operate in 40 degreesCelsius environments. It is recommended for a variety of commercial applications, including school and college gymnasiums, churches and convention centers. It is also ideal for retail and airport applications when used in its recessed modes. The TDX has a lamp life of 20,000 hours and is available with a clear polycarbonate dome, aluminum dome or pearlescent dome. It can be used with 120-watt, 85-watt, 70watt, 60-watt, 57-watt, 42-watt, 32-watt and 26-watt lamps and is available with two, three or four level switching. The TDX offers complete ballast chamber access while hanging for easy maintenance. For more information, visit www.

CENTRIA unveils Eco Sound Barrier CENTRIA is proud to introduce the industry’s first inexpensive composite sound barrier. The Eco Sound Barrier provides an environmentally friendly alternative to precast concrete sound barriers at nearly one-third of the material cost. The only highway product to be Cradle-to-CradleSM certified, the Eco Sound Barrier is made from 25 percent recycled material and is 100 percent recyclable at the end of its useful life. And at only 2.25 to 4.25 pounds per square foot, Eco Sound Barrier is much lighter than traditional precast sound barriers, requiring far fewer trucks to transport it to the jobsite. This dramatically cuts down on emissions and reduces a highway project’s carbon footprint. Beyond the environmental benefits, using Eco Sound Barrier can significantly cut project expenses. Eco Sound Barrier material costs, on average, are about a third of what precast sound barriers typically run. For more information, visit www. April 2009

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Accolades continue for LiftPod® personal and portable lift JLG Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, was awarded the Show Stopper Award at the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) 2008 Convention and Trade Show for its LiftPod® personal and portable lift. The JLG LiftPod is the first portable aerial work platform designed to replace the ladder. The award was given because of the LiftPod’s unique design and ability to improve contractor and maintenance worker performance. Its lightweight and portable design makes the LiftPod easily mobile around the job site and convenient for stowage in a pickup truck, van or SUV. The LiftPod reaches a 14-foot working height and is operated using a common 18-volt drill or optional power pack. To learn more about the JLG LiftPod, please go online at or call 1-877-2-LIFTPOD (1-877-254-3876).

Toro® Dingo® Diesel Compact Utility Loaders “Biodiesel Ready” All 2009 model year Toro® Dingo® TX 525 wide track and TX 525 narrow track diesel compact utility loaders will be biodiesel compatible for blends up to B20, which represents a mixture of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel fuel. The Toro Dingo TX 525 narrow track and TX 525 wide track compact utility loaders feature a 25-horsepower Kubota® diesel engine and deliver added torque and hydraulic flow for enhanced performance. Toro compact utility loaders can be outfitted with a multitude of productivity-enhancing attachments, making them the ideal toolkit for constructing landscape features, demolishing interior structures, installing irrigation systems, preparing seedbeds, material hauling and handling, building decks and fences, tree planting, pond building, and more. For more information on Toro Dingo compact utility loaders, call The 124

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Rugby introduces new Alumunim Dump Body Rugby Manufacturing recently introduced an aluminum dump body to its line of Class 3-5 truck bodies. The aluminum construction provides the strength of a work truck in an attractive dump body. Aluminum weighs over 30 percent less than traditional carbon steel decreasing fuel expenses and increasing payload. The hardened aluminum alloy material provides long-lasting durability and eliminates the need for paint. Rugby Aluminum Dump Bodies feature a reliable stainless steel EZ-LATCH™ upper tailgate mechanism. Rugby backs each of its dump bodies with a three-year warranty. For more information please call (701) 776-5722 or visit

Curtis Industries introduces new SnoPro Plow Systems for UTV’s and SxS’s Curtis Industries has introduced a rugged line of 72-inch Sno-Pro plow systems designed for daily use on UTV’s and Side-by-Sides. The Straight Plow is built of heavy gauge steel, weighs only 180 pounds with mount, and has a height of 19 inches. The Polymer Tapered (Highway Style) Plow is made of a high-density, impact-resistant polymer with extensive bracing to provide superior strength and durability. With a top of taper height of 28 inches and bottom of taper height of 18 inches, the Polymer Tapered Plow and mount weigh only 190 pounds and are balanced for stability while in the up position. For more information on Curtis products visit or call 800-343-7676.

Rugged new 12-volt landscape well lights now available from orbit/evergreen A new series of durable12-volt well lights with adjustable tilting lamps is now available from Orbit/ Evergreen, a leading supplier of landscape lighting fixtures and accessories. Well lights are typically placed in a landscape design to illuminate trees, fountains, arbors or other garden features. The new Orbit/Evergreen FG Series features five models with

varied cover styles to direct the light source, including full view, louvered, round hood, square hood or a vandal-resistant criss-cross cover. Each fixture measures 4¾” wide and has a 4½” depth. Models are available in black or bronze and are constructed from injection-molded PBT composite for longer-lasting outdoor performance. For more information about Orbit/Evergreen, visit the website at or call (800) 906-7248.

Petro Vend K800™ Hybrid Fuel Control System now available with FSC3000™ built directly inside the fuel island terminal OPW Fuel Management Systems has announced that its Petro Vend K800™ Hybrid Fuel Control System is now available with the FSC3000™ fuel site controller built directly inside the fuel control system. Whether operating a small fleet with a single fuel site or a large fleet with multiple sites, the K800™ Hybrid Fuel Control System can help improve the management of unattended fueling operations by controlling one of the biggest assets and expenses—fuel. The K800™ Hybrid has the flexibility of having the fuel controller within the Fuel Island Terminal as a stand-alone system for sites that require outdoor installations, or as a separate unit indoors. The built-in FSC3000™ creates a secure Bluetooth wireless connection between the FSC3000™ fuel site controller mounted in the K800™ Hybrid and a Bluetooth-enabled host PC. For more information on the K800™ Hybrid Fuel Control System, contact OPW Fuel Management Systems at (708) 485-4200 or go to

Protect your cameras with heavy-duty brackets Installing a Voyager® Rear Observation System on many commercial vehicles can prove to be demanding undertaking. Making sure that the rear camera is stable and protected only increases the difficulty. That is why ASA Electronics, manufacturer of mobile audio and video equipment based in Elkhart, Ind., is proud to offer a pair of Voyager heavy-duty camera bracket assemblies—the VCCS130AB Arch-style Bracket and the VCCS130WB “W” Bracket. The Voyager VCCS130AB Arch Bracket is utilized to safely and securely mount a Voyager® rear observation camera above the center brake light. The Voyager VCCS130WB “W” Bracket also offers a sturdy mount for the Voyager rear camera and protects it from ex

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SFT-10 High Pressure Carbon Dioxide Pump Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. has introduced the completely self-contained SFT-10 Liquid Carbon Dioxide Pump. Advanced Peltier (thermoelectric) technology makes it possible to achieve high pressure without the need for an external cooling bath. The SFT-10 pump can pressurize carbon dioxide up to 10,000 psi (69 MPa) at flow rates from 0.01 to 24.0 ml/min. These characteristics make the SFT-10 an ideal pump for use in supercritical fluid extraction and a variety of other high pressure applications, including supercritical fluid reaction chemistry and chromatography. The SFT-10 utilizes reliable, dual sapphire syringe pump technology to achieve high pressures rapidly. The Peltier chiller has superior cooling capability. It maintains the temperature at the pump heads low enough to ensure the carbon dioxide remains liquid. For more information, please call us at (302) 738-3420 or visit us at

Telsmith’s highcapacity trackmobile primary impact crushing plant Adding to its line of QuarryTrax track-mobile crushing plants, Telsmith, Inc. has announced its QuarryTrax Model TI6060, a track-mounted primary impact crushing plant, which is designed for high-capacity production of up to 800 TPH. Featuring the heavy duty Telsmith Model PA6060 Primary Impact Crusher, the plant is engineered to maximize crushing hours and minimize maintenance. A key differentiating component of this primary impact crusher is its massive, solid type rotor set on oversized 220 mm, wide series bearings. With its heavier rotor, the impact crusher delivers higher inertia to optimize crushing, and the ruggedness to consistently crush 40-inch stone or concrete slabs. Easy to transport, and ready to crush in just minutes, the QuarryTrax TI6060 is ideal for processing a specification product in either concrete recycle or low-abrasion quarried stone applications. For more information on the Telsmith QuarryTrax TI6060, call (800) 765-6601 or visit

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