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Publisher’s Letter Association values, and the membership value proposition Recently the leadership of our association gathered in Irwindale to review and update our association’s five-year Strategic Plan. This is a periodic exercise to ensure that our efforts and resources are in alignment with the long-term goals of our association and our industry. The template for the meeting was the association’s 2012 Strategic Plan, a roadmap that sets out the long-term direction of the association. In reviewing the 2012 plan, nearly all of the goals have been met, so the strategic plan review team declared victory on some goals, determined if others are still relevant today, and added new “stretch” goals for where the association wants to be in 2021. The Strategic Plan is an important document for staff to review periodically to ensure that all association activities are connected in some way to the plan, and a report of activities linked to the plan is included in every CalAPA Board of Directors meeting package. CalAPA staff had their own strategic plan review meeting last year, and a large part of the discussion was centered around staff values. Values are deeply-held beliefs about the right way of doing things. Values drive behaviors, and behaviors are how we are judged by our membership. While Executive Director Russell Snyder related the staff meeting values to the Strategic Plan review team, it seems fitting that we would share the staff values to the wider audience in our association magazine. At the top of our list of values is respect, repect for all – whether it is members, non-members, agency personnel or even co-workers. We also want to be loyal, to our members and ourselves. We placed a high value on listening and learning, and applying the lessons learned. We want to always be listening to our members, and making sure that their businesses are improved via involvement in CalAPA. Other values that the staff agreed center around hard-work, selflessness, dedication. We also placed a high premium on integrity – being open and honest at all times, and doing the right thing. Finally, we want to always be focused on serving others – being helpful, and also being respectful of the diversity of the many businesses we represent. Finally, staff settled on a key point of emphasis for the success of our association: We want our members involved and informed. These two concepts are woven in the fabric of all association activities, and we deem it a critical success factor for CalAPA. If we continue to generate valuable information and services, members who are actively engaged will benefit, and our association and its member companies will be successful. That’s the value proposition staff will strive to offer our members every single day. And we never want to forget that we are grateful for our members and their involvement. This association could not exist without them!


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PaveWest installs parking lot at new Costco facility in Torrance Written by Brian Hoover

Costco Wholesale Corporation (Costco) is a multibillion-dollar global retailer that is currently the largest membership-only warehouse club operating in the United States. With operations in eight countries, Costco currently has 674 warehouses worldwide, with 474 located in the United States, and 115 locations in California. Costco opened their doors in Torrance in 1998 and is currently building a larger 166,000 square foot warehouse adjacent to their existing store. They completed an acquisition of 23 vacant acres in Torrance back in late 2014 in order to build their new larger store at 2470 Lomita Blvd. The new location will include

a gas station with four additional pumps, a car wash, and an increase in parking spaces. La Habra-based contractor, PaveWest was awarded the contract for the new 864 space Costco parking lot that sits on approximately 480,000 sq. feet of land. PaveWest is working in close cooperation with general contractor W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. a top firm out of Redwood City. Don Mangan has been in the paving business for 31 years and serves as PaveWest’s company president. According to Mangan, the project began in early February and will be completed by the end of March. “This is a heavy spec asphalt project with the Costco

specified material coming from R.J. Noble Company,” says Mangan. “R.J. Noble was extremely helpful in meeting the strict Costco specification requirements.” Mangan points out that the job is stretched out over a longer period of time because the client prefers that it be performed in sections. Before project completion, R.J. Noble Company will provide PaveWest with 15,000 tons of hot mix asphalt and 21,000 tons of Class II rock base. “The biggest challenge is meeting the strict tolerances in regard to thickness, appearance and smoothness, not withstanding the tight schedule we have to adhere to,” says Mangan.

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Parking lot section prior to pavement.

Compaction of parking lot.

Finished section.

SERVICE. QUALITY. SAFETY. “There can also be no deviation from the compaction requirements, which must meet or exceed 95 percent with zero tolerance on thickness. Kleinfelder will perform core testing to assure that all of these strict requirements are met.” In addition to installing the new parking lot, PaveWest will also perform off-site paving on Alameda Boulevard and on newly constructed access roads. In all, four mixes will be utilized on this approximately $1.5 million job, and all of the asphalt will be installed utilizing PaveWest’s Vogele Vision 5200-2 rubber track paving machine. According to Mangan, the paver will be used in widths from 16 to 19 feet. “We have six pavers in our fleet and all of them are highway grade. This provides us with an advantage in the private construction niche, as we can go seamlessly from parking lot to street paving, without compromising quality or control.” Mangan goes on to explain that keeping up with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) compliance issues can be daunting at times. “We are busy right now complying with the over the road truck CARB compliances, ordering a new

truck every two or three weeks,” says Mangan. “We are also focusing on updating our heavy equipment fleet. Getting compliant will be an ongoing expensive challenge and that is why we have been busy purchasing low hour Tier III equipment from all over the country.” PaveWest recently finished two other Costco paving projects in Temecula and Fullerton for W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. They have performed more than a dozen other Costco projects prior to this. They are also getting ready to pave at a brand new Ikea store in Burbank, putting down approximately 700,000 square feet of asphalt onsite, with an additional 100,000 square feet offsite before jobs end. This is a $2 million-plus job for PaveWest that will include a great deal of subterranean paving, as well as work on all of the surrounding streets. In all, 18,000 tons of hot mix asphalt, provided by Blue Diamond Materials, will be utilized. PaveWest will also soon be starting a 14,000-ton job out on the French Valley Airport Improvement Project, with an approximate 130,000-ton asphalt backlog and a 250,000-ton rock base backlog scheduled through

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the second quarter. “I think that our business should continue to remain steady for the next few years, especially if the right person gets in office,” says Mangan. “We also have a large maintenance division that represents 25 to 30 percent of our business and this is keeping us very busy as well. Things look really good right now and we will continue to move forward cautiously, yet optimistically.” Don Mangan started his business from the ground up, over 30 years ago, operating a [ Continued on page 12 ]


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skip loader. Before long, he was asked to help out asphalt contractors, which eventually led to the formation of a full-service asphalt construction business. The company now specializes in primarily private new construction projects in the commercial and industrial market. They have also taken on quite a bit of street improvement work. “We have also paved racetracks and other specialty projects and have been doing a good deal of value engineering work with solutions such as soil cement treating.” Mangan points out as an example, a job that may require a large amount of soil export. “We will take a look to see if cement treating the soil makes more sense financially for our clients,” says Mangan. “A thousand loads of dirt being exported can cost as much as $400 per load. Do the math and that $400,000 cost could be reduced greatly by cement treating. In the end, it is

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PaveWest’s Vogele Vision 5200-2 lays down a smooth mat at the new Costco in Torrance.

a better product at huge savings. Everyone wins.” On projects like this, PaveWest partners with companies like Pavement Recycling Systems in order to better serve their customers interests. PaveWest’s services run deep, from complete asphalt construction and maintenance solutions to a full concrete construction division, they have the ability to meet their customer’s needs in both the private and public sector. Their structural concrete construction division regularly installs everything from catch basins, curb and gutter to all sorts of flatwork. PaveWest also performs all of their own sealing and striping, doing as much as 10 to 15 million square feet every year. They are knowledgeable and trained in the very latest techniques, sustainable alternatives and environmentally friendly recyclable options. “We work

with other industry leaders in order to remain current on innovations in paving and concrete. Our relationships with nationwide suppliers allow us to better serve our client’s needs,” says Mangan. “This is one of the reasons that we recently joined the California Asphalt Pavement Association. To remain at the forefront of methods and technology, as well as doing what we can to keep asphalt the pavement of choice here in California.” PaveWest specializes in all aspects of asphalt paving, grading, and structural concrete solutions. “Our reputation is all we have and the quality of our work is the cornerstone of our business,” says Mangan. For more information on PaveWest, please visit or call their La Habra headquarters at (562) 694-3113. CA

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On Dec. 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law a $305 billion, 5-year federal surface transportation act known as the “FAST” Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act). This legislation serves as the blueprint for how the states will spend their Federal-aid highway dollars over the next five years. The FAST Act will be remembered for two significant changes: the significant investments to improve freight movement on the National Highway System and the increased local control given to the states for spending Federal-aid highway dollars.

California Federal-Aid Highway Market Compared FY 2015 $3,221,158,425 FY 2016 $3,413,411,372 + Reprogramed Dead Earmark $124,812,645 TOTAL FY 2016 $3,538,224,017 FY 2016 Allocations For California, the FAST Act authorizes a total combined amount ($19.4 billion over the next five years (2016-2020) in contract authority to fund six formula programs: • National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) $10 billion; • Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBG) $5.1 billion; • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) $1 billion; • Railway-Highway Crossings Program (RHCP) $82.1 million; • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) $2.4 billion; • Metropolitan Planning $260 million; and • The new National Highway Freight Program (NHFP) $582.4 million. California’s FY 2016 allocation is shown below:

Funding The act increased California allocations from $3.542 billion in 2015 to $3.723 billion in 2016 and increasing each year to $4.065 billion in 2020. California is the nation’s largest recipient of federal transportation dollars, and the new federal legislation will provide new opportunities for state and local governments to capitalize on the funding to maintain and enhance critical transportation corridors. These freight corridors, intended to help speed goods and services to market, crisscross California leading out of California ports and its international border.


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Surface Transportation Block Grant Program Of particular significance, the FAST Act renames the Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP) and adds new eligibilities including reimbursement for TIFIA costs, and the state’s P3 office. In addition, up to 5% may be used for infrastructure projects. Many transportationtype projects are eligible for funding under STBGP including construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, resurfacing, restoration, preservation, or operational improvements for highways, construction of a new bridge or tunnel, capital costs for transit projects, carpool projects, transportation alternatives, recreational trails and ferry boats. The FAST Act also increases the sub-allocation to local governments by +1%/year up to 55% (vs. 50% today. For 2016, these urban areas in California with population over 200,000 will have allocated by share of population a total of $360 million to spend on eligible activities under STBGP. In addition, there is an additional $330 million in 2016 that is available to be spent in these areas. In order to spend these funds, the state must designate an MPO entity. Those entities in California are shown on the next page. Useful links to the MPO’s in California can be found at hepgismaps17/#

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12,150,996 San Francisco-Oakland, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,281,212 San Diego, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,956,746 Riverside-San Bernardino, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,932,666 Sacramento, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,723,634 San Jose, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,664,496 Fresno, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 654,628 Concord, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 615,968 Mission Viejo-Lake Forest-San Clemente, CA . . . . . . . . . . . 583,681 Bakersfield, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523,994 Murrieta-Temecula-Menifee, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 441,546 Stockton, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370,583 Oxnard, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367,260 Modesto, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358,172 Indio-Cathedral City, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345,580 Lancaster-Palmdale, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341,219 Victorville-Hesperia, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328,454 Santa Rosa, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308,231 Antioch, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277,634 Santa Clarita, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258,653 Visalia, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219,454 Thousand Oaks, CA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214,811

California urban areas and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO’s)

FINAL HIGHWAY PRIMARY FREIGHT NETWORK: CALIFORNIA Freight Grant Program In addition to California being allocated a total of $582.4 million to fund highway projects to improve the movement of freight, the FAST Act established another major $4.5 billion grant program in addition to the funds allocated to the state. Under the FAST Act, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will award grants to state and local governments for large highway projects that improve freight movement on the highway system. The projects must be on the National Highway Freight Network (which can be altered). Intermodal freight rail projects are eligible for up to $500 million in project funding. The DOT has announced it will soon publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register requesting applications for the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (NSFHP). The Department is looking for “transformative, nationally and regionally significant highway, rail, port and intermodal freight projects with estimated total project costs in excess of $100M”. California’s Freight Highway Network is shown to the right. CA 16

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Jim Frazier Conducted on Feb. 2, 2016 at the State Capitol in Sacramento, California. By Russell W. Snyder, Executive Director, California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA)

Editor’s Note: Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, is the chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee and a leading voice in Sacramento on developing a long-term, sustainable plan to protect and enhance California’s critical transportation infrastructure. A former contractor himself, Frazier was elected to the Oakley City Council in 2008, and served as mayor from 2011 to 2012, while also serving as a Contra Costa County transportation commissioner. He was elected to the Assembly in 2012. Since that time he has carved out a reputation as a no-nonsense advocate for transparency and accountability in how transportation tax dollars are spent, and insisting that California can no longer delay important decisions on transportation funding with its broad impacts the economy, job-creation and the state’s cherished quality of life. He sat down recently with “California Asphalt” magazine to share his thoughts on funding, Caltrans and other issues of interest to the asphalt pavement industry. California Asphalt Magazine: This seems to be the most critical time in many years in terms of transportation funding in California. There are numerous competing proposals and ideas out there to address California’s long-term infrastructure needs, and dire predictions about what will happen if we defer maintenance any longer. As chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, and as a former contractor, you have a unique perspective on the issue. We know the landscape is changing daily, but where do we stand today in terms of transportation funding? Assemblyman Jim Frazier: The governor challenged the Legislature last year, declaring that there was a $6 billion need in deferred maintenance going on California state highways, and so I, for about seven months, went around the state, talking to stakeholders – the ports, the self-help counties, the transportation directors, public works directors and Caltrans District Directors – trying to strike a balance in how we 18

could finance a package of options to fund the maintenance and repairs in California. We came up with this concept, through my bill, AB1591. Meanwhile, the State Board of Equalization reduced the state excise tax, for the second time in a row, by $900 million. CA: You’re talking about the much-criticized “gas-tax Jim Frazier swap” for transportation Assemblyman District 11 enacted several years ago during the state budget crisis that few people understand and just about everyone hates. JF: Yes. It was great when gas prices were high – it worked. But when gas prices are low, it substantially reduces your revenue. We looked at having to add almost an additional $1 billion into our plan, and so with the $7.9 billion plan that we have, we’re looking at many different features: a freight component of about $1.3 billion, an electric vehicle charge of $165 per vehicle as a placeholder, and also a small registration fee on cars that will help locals improve their pavement (condition) index, and returning the truck weight fees to transportation uses. When the public approved Proposition 1B (in 2006), that was sold as a General Obligation Bond that the public would be paying for. During the budget crisis the truck weight fees were reallocated to pay for the debt service of Proposition 1B, because we didn’t have the resources. Well, times have changed, and we need to acknowledge that those funds need to go back to their intended purpose. CA: And that was unprecedented in California history, wasn’t it? That a special fund, in this case a truck [ Continued on page 20 ]

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Above Left: Assemblyman Jim Frazier (fourth from the right) at a Caltrans construction site. Above Right: Assemblyman Jim Frazier (center) talks transportation with various agency stakeholders.

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weight fee intended to pay fix roads damaged by heavy truck traffic, would be used to pay off a general obligation bond. JF: It was. CA: And, of course, our industry was vehemently opposed to that. JF: And so was the trucking industry. The truckweight fees are a “user pays” type of tax, and those funds should be used to pay for their impact on the highways. So we are working on that. With the gas tax, there hasn’t been an increase since 1993, with zero indexing to inflation, so our purchasing power right now is less than when the first gas tax in California was conceived in 1923. We are trying to be realistic. Gas prices have dropped dramatically. The gas tax increase in the bill, 22.5 cents per gallon, is partly a restoration of what has been eliminated by the Board of Equalization “true-up” of gas tax funds, but also the possibility of the BOE reducing the excise tax again this year, possibly by 3 or 4 cents. CA: Yikes! That could mean tens of millions of dollars more diverted away from roads. JF: We feel like we are protecting the investment that we have made, because if we don’t, the rapid deceleration of deferred maintenance turns into a huge cost going forward to replace instead of to maintain.

JF: If you travel to other states, they have toll roads. And we have HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes in this state that are used for congestion management, but not to fund the highway system as a whole. Our system is set up as, user-pays. And in the past, and in the present, that has been funded through your purchase of gasoline. Our plan does not create any debt whatsoever. It is completely “user pay.” If we had a fuel tax that was indexed to inflation back in 1990, we wouldn’t be in this predicament. But we all have expectations that when we get paid we get a cost-of-living inflator. And our house appreciates with inflation. So we need to do that for our transportation investments. CA: Initially, the governor was silent on the transportation issue with the exception of saying that the roads are in bad shape and are going to be expensive to fix. He said he was deferring to the Legislature. But then this year he has included several new transportation funding elements in his 201617 budget proposal. What is your reaction to the governor’s plan? JF: When you look at the governor’s plan, his budget proposal, my question is, how do you put out half a fire? That’s because the back end continues to grow. If you’ve declared that there is a $6 billion need, and you’re only putting forward $3 billion or so, the problem continues to grow. At some point, what roads get converted back to gravel? CA: A truly horrifying thought.

CA: Let’s go back to the issue of indexing the fuel tax to inflation. That has been a long-standing criticism of the state’s fuel tax as it is currently constituted. As you mentioned, inflation is eating away at the value of those dollars every year. If you go out to buy a new car today with 1990 dollars, you might only have enough money for half the car. Your bill tries to fix this once and for all by tying the fuel tax to the rate of inflation. 20

JF: I believe a little over 2,000 bridges in California right now that are structurally deficient. I was down at the bridge collapse on I-10, and if that’s any indication of what’s to come, oh my gosh! We need to start digging in and getting this thing done.

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CA: Since you’ve been a contractor, and you’re very familiar with the construction industry, and also a member of the California Transportation Commission, so you know as much as anybody that it’s a simple matter of, spend a dollar today, or spend 10 dollars later. But, just to play Devil’s Advocate, what do you say to people who suggest we’re just throwing good money after bad? Where is the accountability? Any motorist, any taxpayer, wants to have confidence that the money is going for its intended purposes. Too often in the past this has not always been the case. JF: In our bill, we have the California Transportation Commission having oversight of the SHOPP (State Highway Operations & Protection Plan). Caltrans would have to lay out their plan to the CTC, and it would be used in a correct fashion. I think that’s a level of transparency and accountability that is paramount going forward. Right now we’re looking at all options as to how the money can be used in the wisest fashion. There’s a component in there about self-help counties. CA: For our readers, “self-help counties” are the ones where voters have agreed to tax themselves, via a retail sales tax, devoted to transportation. There are currently 20 self-help counties out of the 58 counties in California, and they account for more than half of transportation funding in the state. JF: In my bill new self-help counties would get extra funds because of their willingness to do that. I carried ACA4 last year, trying to give counties the ability to lower the voter threshold for such taxes to 55 percent, so that they could be stakeholders in their own destiny. A lot of self-help counties are making a larger commitment than the state is, with $3-4 billion coming from the self-helps, and so it’s something that has to be acknowledged. There’s a lot of aspiring self-help counties out there, but what is happening is that a third of the population is determining their failure. CA: Our industry supported that bill, by the way. We thought it was prudent, responsible and a commonsense reform. Our state’s two-thirds super-majority threshold for raising taxes is almost unique across the United States. JF: And it wasn’t a mandate, by the way. Under ACA4, every county could decide for themselves if they wanted to lower the threshold. I’m a former county transportation commissioner, so I thought it would be ideal for aspiring counties. One of the counties I represent now, Solano, has failed three times, by a couple of percentage points.

Assemblyman Jim Frazier tours a transportation improvement project in his district.

CA: On the subject of Caltrans, there’s no shortage of opinions about the department and their effectiveness. The Legislative Analyst Office has said the department is over-staffed, and the recent review conducted by the University of Wisconsin’s Smart State Initiative concluded that the department was often “out of step” with current realities. What is your view? JF: Like any good private business, if you are in a lull, you try to look at the future, so you don’t lose the institutional knowledge that you have there, and the expertise. But if we don’t pull this (funding package) off, we may have to make some big decisions in terms of reduction of manpower, because we can’t afford it. I know when I had my company, when we were slow, my guys would come over and work in my shop so I could keep them busy. I felt I had an obligation to them. But if we can’t pull this funding plan off, I don’t know how we avoid reducing staff. If the governor’s plan is half of what is needed, there needs to be a dialog on that, also. If you’re only going to put out half a fire, then you only need half the firefighters. CA: Another long-term concern is workforce development, both for Caltrans and industry. In the department they talk about the “silver tsunami” of experienced workers about to retire, and what challenge that will pose for the department in achieving its mission. What do you think? JF: That’s one of things I have talked to California State Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly about. I want the agency to be a willing partner with locals, [ Continued on page 22 ]

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counties, self-help counties. I would hope they would be a customer-service provider and not a detriment. So I’m looking forward to any input from stakeholders in industry as how the state and the industry can do better. CA: The link between transportation and the California economy has been well-established, particularly as it relates to the efficient movement of goods and services. The new federal “FAST Act” contains significant new funding for freight corridors, and your bill also prominently features goods movement. Can you elaborate on that aspect of your bill? JF: First and foremost, we receive 40 percent of the nation’s goods and services through California ports. So a big dynamic of that is how efficiently we get those goods out of the ports and onto the highway system and on to their destinations. Mobility and throughput is a high priority on my list of making sure that we remain competitive. With the expansion of the Panama Canal right now, there’s got to be a reason to come here. We want that business. In the next three to five years, we’ll be receiving nearly three times the volume of freight because of the new super freighters that are coming, with 22,000 to 24,000 containers per ship. So you look at the logistics of how those goods have to get from the ship, to a truck and then to – wait a minute – congestion? We need to look at dedicated trade corridors to be able to do that. We also need a willingness to partner with industry. Not only Caltrans, but also the California Air Resources Board, being a willing participant into bringing value into investments. That might accomplish the same goal, but in a different way. CA: In California, we’re audacious enough to think we can have it all: A beautiful state, with a rich diversity in its people and its economy. We cherish our mobility but also want to protect our environment. It’s an ongoing balancing act. It’s not easy, but it can be a model for the whole country. JF: Yes, and I think if we were able to reduce congestion around our ports, look at what could be accomplished with the reduction from the particulate generated by trucks, the quality of life for all involved, and also the economic benefit from people actually making money rather than sitting idling in congestion losing money. So, with help of Gary Gallegos (San Diego Association of Governments Executive Director), I’m going to go down to Tijuana, Mexico, and I’m going to get in a truck at a warehouse and I’m going to see how long it takes to get through the border. They want to do another border crossing called Otay Mesa, and we think we have to look 22

at that because the impact not only to the economy of California but also the environment, when you look at all these trucks idling. I’m hoping we can substantially lessen that impact by an investment in mobility. I’m tired of stepping over a dollar to pick up a dime. CA: Ultimately, we all bear those costs, don’t we? It’s sort of a hidden tax in all goods and services. JF: We want these big screen TVs and Toyota Tacomas, but we are making people suffer in some fashion to get those products here. If you think about it, every decision that is made, ultimately, costs the consumer. It trickles down to them, one way or another, in higher costs for goods. Nobody bears the brunt of those expenses – they pass it on to the consumer, and we’ve got to remember that. CA: What are your final thoughts on a likely scenario for a state transportation funding package of some sort this year? JF: It has and will be the priority of my caucus. At our retreat last year, transportation was listed as the No. 1 priority. That has been my commitment, to move forward, working on a solution, and that’s why I’ve traveled up and down the state. We’ve got a comprehensive plan that we’ve put forward. It’s dramatically different than the governor’s plan. But we’re hoping the dialog starts now because what we are hearing from some of our Republican colleagues is they aren’t going to take a hard vote on something that low. CA: We’ve heard that unofficially as well. Go big, or go home, so to speak. JF: And that’s been my philosophy. It has to be, go big or go home. It’s a priority of all my staff. We’re working on it night and day. We’re looking for input on how we can make it better, from all stakeholders. We’re moving forward. We’re going to go through the process, and hopefully Sen. (Jim) Beall (chairman of the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee and author of a competing bill) and I lock arms and we get something done. CA: Any final thoughts? JF: I just think that anyone who is impacted by this should let their feelings be known to the administration. I get it – I’ve been a contractor for 25 years. I’ve worked on a lot of homes that had deferred maintenance. They were very profitable jobs for me. Again, what roads to you want us to return to gravel because we can’t afford to maintain them? CA

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olt of California is part of the worldwide Caterpillar ® dealer network, serving central Northern California with 15 locations. The company’s five divisions, (Earthmoving, Material Handling, Power Systems, Agriculture and the Cat Rental Store) serve all industries, providing a wide variety of equipment solutions, services and parts, including traditional Caterpillar machines, agricultural equipment, forklifts, and industrial engines. Holt of California’s product portfolio includes Cat ® Paving Products, which have played an integral role in the success of numerous asphalt construction companies in Holt of California’s respective territory. The company offers a complete Cat solution for the paving industry; from rubber tire and rubber belted asphalt pavers to pneumatic and vibratory asphalt compactors, all the way down to walk-behind rollers, rammers and plate compactors. They also offer a variety of other Cat support equipment including cold planers, motor graders, skid steer loaders, track loaders, dozers, backhoes, wheel loaders and so much more. In addition to Caterpillar, Holt of California also offers the more compact Weiler commercial-class paver line. The Central and Northern California paving

Eric Figgins, Paving Specialist, Holt of California.

industry will find everything they need at Holt of California, not only equipment but also in training, consulting, service and support. Eric Figgins is the Paving Specialist at Holt of California, serving as the liaison between territory managers and asphalt-paving contractors. As the resident expert on paving equipment, Figgins spends his days inspecting and demonstrating machines, helping with orders and working with customers, including training. Before joining Holt of California, Figgins spent 18 years working as a field service mechanic for various contractors in the Sacramento region. He knows

the ins and outs of just about every asphalt-oriented machine and spends much of his time training customers on new Caterpillar purchases. “We offer a superior support network with technicians,” says Figgins. “We have a large inventory of parts, stocked based on patterns we see in high wear components. If a part is not in stock we will most likely have it that same day or the next morning if it is available through a Caterpillar parts distribution center.” Paving contractors are also interested in the mechanical and technological aspects of the equipment they are considering. “I have worked on just about every paver brand out there and I am most impressed with Caterpillar’s advanced technology,” says Figgins. Figgins points out that long life of components in a Cat paver is found in many areas, like the screed, conveyors and augers. “We get a lot of questions about the weight of the screed, which can affect the density,” says Figgins. “Caterpillar screeds are the heaviest in their class and can be changed in as little as four hours.” Technology is constantly advancing and ratio control for the conveyors can be controlled from the screed on a Cat paver. Likewise, the tractor operator [ Continued on page 26 ]

Above Historical Photos (L to R): A new Cat DW10 parked in front of the Marysville Tractor store in Robbins, CA. Early model motor grader. One of the original Marysville Tractor stores in downtown Marysville, CA. Benjamin Holt meeting with a brigadier General of the British Army Service Corps regarding an armored, tract vehicle for use in WW1, Code name: The Tank.

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Above: Holt of California offers a wide variety of rollers and other compaction equipment offerings. Above Right: Aerial view of Holt of California’s Pleasant Grove location.

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“We attended the annual conference for the last two years. I was very impressed with what I saw and learned things about which way the industry is heading, said Figgins. “It is good to be part of an organization that keeps you up to date on what’s happening.” Yuba City Holt of California has been providing exceptional Roseville equipment solutions for 85 years. For more West Sacramento information on Sacramento Holt of California, Salida Modesto visit them online at Turlock Merced or call their Pleasant Grove store at 800-452-5888. CA

can adjust mix height for increased flexibility and a pendant control is available, allowing the screed operator more versatility. “There are just so many new advancements. For instance, our pavers Williams do not have cutoff doors. We use a Pleasant Grove variable speed Woodland feeder system to control the speed of the conveyors and augers Vacaville for more precise handling of the material. This also Stockton reduces wear of the augers Los Banos and feeder system.” Figgins continues by pointing to Caterpillar’s new F-Series track pavers featuring innovative “I think undercarriages with fully-bogied we have support rollers that maintain separated contact with the surface ourselves from regardless of irregularities, the pack with leading to smoother mats. features like onboard According to Figgins, Cat factory displays and builtis also currently working on in grade control systems,” says paving automation, allowing Figgins “The future is bright in for integrated communication the paving industry and I very between pavers, rollers much look forward to seeing and hot truck plants. Other advancements include intelligent what is around the next corner.” Holt of California recently compaction, with Caterpillar became a member of the being at the forefront with California Asphalt Pavement their factory-installed intelligent Association. compaction technology. 26

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ASSEMBLYWOMAN MELENDEZ HIGHLIGHTS TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PRIORITIES AT CalAPA ANNUAL DINNER IN L.A. Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, who represents the 67th Assembly District in Riverside County, delivers the keynote speech at the CalAPA Annual Dinner Jan. 21 in Los Angeles. She is vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee as well as a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee, and had plenty to say about the state of transportation funding in California.

Jim St. Martin (third from right) was inducted into the asphalt association’s “Hall of Fame” as a “Life Member” at the 2016 CalAPA Annual dinner held Jan. 21 at the historic Jonathan Club in Los Angeles.There to celebrate with him, from left to right, were: Len Nawrocki with Valero Refining, Juan Forster (Life Member), Carlos Hernandez (Life Member), Roger Smith (Life Member), Ron Stickel (Life Member), Jim’s wife. Ann, Scott Lovejoy (Life Member) and Dan Chapman Sr. (Life Member).

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, the vice chair of the Assembly Budget Committee and also a member of the Transportation Committee, had plenty to say on Jan 21 about the sorry state of California’s roads and what to do about it. Melendez, who represents the 67th District in Riverside County, was the featured speaker at the CalAPA Annual Dinner at the historic Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. The evening also featured the induction of Jim St. Martin into the association’s “hall of fame” as a “Life Member.” More than 150 CalAPA members and guests were in attendance. Coming on the heels of the release of Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed 2016-17 state budget, which includes new proposals for transportation funding through a variety of new taxes and fees, Melendez said, “I think the roads should be a priority in the budget, not an afterthought.” The governor’s budget must pass through the Assembly Budget Committee on its way to becoming law. She noted that, because of years of inattention, there is still a $59 billion shortfall in what is needed to return California roads into good condition. She touted elements of a GOP-backed nine-point plan to address the state’s transportation crisis, and also placed a heavy emphasis on reforming how transportation money is spent, including streamlining CEQA, California’s tangled web of environmental laws. Other areas she highlighted included a commitment to do everything possible to ensure 28

that money earmarked for transportation is actually used on transportation, and dumping California’s controversial High Speed Rail project. “I would re-allocate all funding for High Speed Rail to other transportation priorities in the state,” she said. “There’s been a lot of talk about our roads, but not a lot of action.” Also during the event, members of the association’s “hall of fame” welcomed their newest “Life Member,” retired association executive Jim St. Martin, who was joined by his wife, Ann. He said that during his many years representing the asphalt pavement industry in California it is the people and relationships he made along the way that he appreciates the most. The evening program included an introduction of Shawn Hung, who is pursuing his Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California, Davis. He was sponsored by CalAPA this year as an International Road Federation Fellow. He was introduced by Jeff Reed, president of CalAPA member George Reed Inc. Funds to support the fellowship program are generated by CalAPA’s Annual Golf Tournament and other events. The 2016 officers of the association were also announced at the dinner: Chairman John Greenwood with California Commercial Asphalt, Vice Chair Alan French with DeSilva Gates Materials, Secretary Mike Herlax with Syar Industries and Treasurer Scott Bottomley with Blue Diamond/Sully-Miller. CA

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Retired association executive Jim St. Martin accepts his “Life Member” award from CalAPA.

Bob Humer with the Asphalt Institute (left) and Dan Briggs with Alon Asphalt Co., and a member of the CalAPA Executive Committee.

Pascal Mascarenhas, Vulcan Materials (left), Rick Primeaux, G3 Quality, Inc., Jim Copley, Retired Sully-Miller, Janelle Sharp and Dan Chapman Sr., a CalAPA Life Member.

Scott Lovejoy, Life Member, (left), Carlos Hernandez, Brian Hersh, National Blending Company (left), Life Member, Eric Nielsen, Telfer Pavement Jason Papich, David Cruce, Papich Construction Technologies, Lisa Watts, MoBo, Del Crandall, Co., Inc. C & C Transportation, and Juan Forster, Life Member.

Nixon-Egli Equipment Company sent Steve Kekich (left), James Nixon and Vern Gunderson.

(L-R): Former association executive and technical consultant Roger Smith, CalAPA Executive Director Russell Snyder, Jonathan Layne with Sully-Miller, and Mike Herlax with Syar Industries. Herlax is 2016 association secretary.

Donald Daley III (left) John Greenwood, Donald Daley, Jr., Chris Sparks and David Mundt of California Commercial Asphalt.

KaSondra Carver (left), Austin Carver, Scott Fraser, R.J. Noble, Company with Austin Miller, World Oil Corporation.

Chris Sparks, California Commercial Asphalt (left), Bob Humer with the Asphalt Institute, Patti Neat, CalAPA “Life Member” Carlos Hernandez poses a James Nixon, Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. and Aaron formerly of Valero, and CalAPA Technical Consultant question to Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez. Terry, Terra Pave, Inc. Dr. Rita B. Leahy (L-R) were attendees.

Scott Folwarkow with Valero (left) and CalAPA advocate Jeff Sievers with Carpenter Sievers.

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Sophie You, CalAPA Member Services Manager (left) checking in members Chris Barry, Beach Paving, Mike Hinson, Roadtec, Steve Cota, Patriot Risk & Insurance Services and Don Daley, Jr., California Commercial Asphalt while Keith Hernandez of Aqua Patch Road Materials, LLC looks on at the CalAPA Annual Dinner.



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One exclusion you will want to amend in your commercial general liability policy is one pertaining to subsidence/ land, earth or soil movement. This exclusion is often defined as “movement of land, earth or soil, which shall include, but is not limited to, earthquake, landslide, subsidence, mudflow, sinkhole, erosion, upheaval, slippage, sliding, sinking, rising, shifting, tilting,

expanding or contracting of earth or soil regardless of whether the foregoing emanates from, or is attributable to, any operations performed by or on behalf of any insured.” We find this exclusion on most construction commercial general liability policies even from “A” rated carriers. The insurance carrier although aware that their insured is a paving or earth moving company often still includes the exclusion on the policy. Why is this a big concern? • There is no coverage for bodily injury arising out of a sinkhole (or subsidence) collapse. • There is no coverage for landslides, no matter how they are caused. • Some of your subcontractors may have this exclusion How can you fix the problem? • Ask for the exclusion to be deleted from your current policy. The carrier may do this at no charge or charge additional premium. • Some carriers will not delete the exclusion so consider changing carriers at renewal. • Require your subcontractors to disclose existence of the subsidence exclusion. Another exclusion to be aware of is any type of residential exclusion. Insurance carriers often differ on how they define what is considered “residential” property. For example, some consider apartments residential while others consider them commercial property. It is very important to make sure you are covered correctly. Construction policies have numerous exclusionary endorsements. Don’t shop on price alone. The expenses and liability that can arise out of an excluded claim can far exceed the money you saved on a less expensive policy. CA Steve Cota, CRIS directs the Asphalt Paving Program for Patriot Risk & Insurance Services in Irvine, California. For more information regarding the above or any other insurance-related questions, he may be reached at (949) 486-7947 or scota@


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Guest speaker Kathryn Hubbard from Haley and Aldrich gave a presentation on Storm Water Compliance and Practices.

Steve Marvin, LaBelle Marvin gave his technical Russell Snyder, CalAPA Executive Director gives a tidbit on adverse paving conditions complete with legislative update. Oreo cookie props.

Susana Perez with Haley and Aldrich was the vendor of the month and gave a presentation on the company.

Lonnie Clausen, Sully-Miller/Blue Diamond (left), Jeff Rosser, Peterson Grading & Paving, Mike Acosta and Rich Shaon, Sully-Miller/Blue Diamond.

Oreo cookes and chocolate milk were on the menu Feb 16 at the Southern California Paving Contractors’ dinner, but the evening really wasn’t about sweet snacks. The bi-monthly dinner at the Dal Rae restaurant in Pico Rivera featured a sobering presentation by Kathryn Hubbard with CalAPA associate member Haley Aldrich on storm-water compliance and best practices. She pulled up actual examples from the State Water Resources Control Board website, with names obscured, of stop notices issued for non-compliance and fines that exceeded $1 million. At one point she noted that if a construction project has “chocolate milk” running off site during a

rain event, otherwise known as sediment-filled water, contractors and owners could be at risk for big fines from state and local regulators. She encouraged contractors to contractors to practice good housekeeping on jobsites, have paperwork in order, and to cooperate with inspectors. The evening also featured the peerless Steve Marvin with LaBelle Marvin, who gave a presentation on effective paving techniques in inclement weather. He handed out three different types of Oreo cookies, each with different filling thicknesses, to illustrate how thickness of pavement plays a factor in compaction, and that in cooler temperatures the contractor


Carlos Hernandez, Life Member (left), Bob Waggoner, Western Oil Spreading Services, Susana Perez and Kathryn Hubbard, Haley and Aldrich.

does not have much time to get his rollers on the mat to achieve optimum compaction. He noted that there is free software available to help contractors see how much time they have to complete roller operations based on pavement thickness and temperatures. Once such software is known as “Pave Cool” and is available as a free download. The evening also featured a profile on the association’s member of the month, Haley Aldrich, featuring Susana Perez. For information or reservations for future southern California paving contractor dinners please contact the CalAPA office at 916-791-5044. CA

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INDUSTRY NEWS RDO EQUIPMENT CO. OFFERS CUSTOMERS A DAY IN THE DIRT TO SEE THE LATEST IN CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY FROM JOHN DEERE, TOPCON RDO Equipment Co. hosted customers from more than six states at the company’s RDO Days event recently held at the John Deere Construction & Forestry division Proving Grounds near Sacaton, AZ. The event gave customers an opportunity to get hands-on with the latest in construction technology from John Deere and Topcon. Nearly 425 customers representing 200 companies attended RDO Days. After a presentation by John Deere, Topcon, and RDO Equipment Co. experts on equipment and technology advancements, customers enjoyed lunch and then headed out for a chance to jump in the operator’s seats of any equipment they chose.

Customers operating John Deere 470G excavator at the RDO Days Proving Grounds.

In addition to plenty of hands-on time with John Deere dozers, scrapers, loaders, and more, the afternoon featured in-depth workshops focused on topics such as UAV applications, laser scanning, mobile mapping, and Topcon Magnet software. Dan Baxter, Superintendent at Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. from California noted his goal for the event was to learn more about Topcon technology. “What we have experienced recently while renting equipment from RDO Equipment Co. and now through this event in Arizona, has opened our eyes to more possibilities,” said Dan. He added, “Every element of the show was intriguing, from seeing the machines and grade

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control in action, to hearing from people who have real life stories of how these products have worked for them. We have some tough work ahead of us and I look forward to coming up with solutions together with the RDO Equipment Co. team to help make our projects even more successful.” “Our goal for events like RDO Days is to forge connections with our stakeholders that are effective, powerful, and mutually beneficial,” stated Christi Offutt, RDO Equipment Co. CEO and Chair of RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company. “It’s about taking the time to meet and learn about our customers’ unique businesses. It’s about those intangible bonds that form when both sides are equally involved.”

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California Asphalt Magazine • 2016 Private Construction Issue

SPRING ASPHALT CONFERENCE & EQUIPMENT EXPO April 20 & 21, 2016 Doubletree Hotel 222 N. Vineyard Ave., Ontario ANNUAL ‘DAY AT THE RACES’ Saturday, July 23, 2016 (Tentative) Gates open at noon Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Del Mar Meeting dates are subject to change. Watch the weekly Asphalt Insider newsletter for meeting updates or call CalAPA at (866) 498-0761 to confirm meeting date and location.

California Asphalt Magazine • 2016 Private Construction Issue





Butler-Justice Inc. now offers the full line of sustainable, steady heat solutions from Process Heating Company. Boost your efficiency to 100% with tank and hot oil heating systems—offering low-watt density for temperaturesensitive products. PHCo components help you meet sustainability goals with these unique environmental benefits: Electric heat eliminates stacks and emissions for a cleaner environment and reduced permit fees Protects groundwater supply by eliminating a typical source of fuel spills Drywell-style heating elements can be removed and serviced without draining tanks, further reducing potential for spills 100% efficiency of energy used, compared to fossil-fuel burners—which continue to decrease in efficiency over time


START HEATING SMARTER with Process Heating Company and Butler-Justice.

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California Asphalt Magazine • 2016 Private Construction Issue

California Asphalt Magazine • 2016 Private Construction Issue



The Wirtgen Group owes its strength to the excellence of its four product brands – Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm and Kleemann – with their unique wealth of experience and partnerships with hard working dealers like Nixon-Egli Equipment Co. – celebrating 50 years of dedicated customer service to their customers. Put your trust in the Wirtgen Group team.

WIRTGEN AMERICA . 6030 Dana Way . Antioch, TN 37013 Tel.: (615) 501-0600 .


California Asphalt Magazine Private 2016  
California Asphalt Magazine Private 2016  

California Asphalt Magazine is the official publication of the California Asphalt Pavement Association. This bi-monthly magazine distributes...