Category Archives: Association News and Events

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs U.S. Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

Alarming rise in trench-related fatalities spurs U.S. Department of Labor to announce enhanced nationwide enforcement, additional oversight

22 workers have perished in first half of 2022, a 68 percent increase over all of 2021  WASHINGTON – In 2022’s first six months, 22 workers have fallen victim to the deadly hazards present in trenching and excavation work – surpassing 15 in all of 2021 – and prompting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]

Registration opens for ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas

Registration opens for ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI— Registration is now open for the Fall ACI Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas, USA. Engineers, contractors, researchers, manufacturers, and material representatives will convene on October 23-27, 2022, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide attendees with the latest research, case studies, best practices, and the opportunity […]

Registration open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum

Registration open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) will host its next Technology Forum on Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2022, in St. Paul, MN. This is the first in-person forum in two years and will include four technology showcases, over ten different presentations, and a debate.

Women of Asphalt appoints new leadership to Board of Directors

Women of Asphalt appoints new leadership to Board of Directors

ORANGE PARK, Florida — Women of Asphalt (WofA) is excited to announce the appointment of Sheila Barkevich, Northeast Division Performance Manager at CRH Americas Materials, as its new President and  Ashley Batson, J.D., Manager of Government Relations, Road Construction, at Ingevity as Treasurer. Both Barkevich and Batson have been involved with the development of WofA […]

Thirty-two industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

Thirty-two industry leaders participate in ARTBA Foundation Leadership Development Program

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP) hosted 32 emerging leaders in the transportation design and construction industry in an intensive May 16-17 introduction to federal legislative and regulatory advocacy issues.

ARTBA Foundation announces financial assistance to seven children of fallen highway workers

ARTBA Foundation announces financial assistance to seven children of fallen highway workers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Seven children of highway workers who were killed or permanently disabled on the job will receive post-high school financial assistance for the 2022-23 school year from the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation’s (ARTBA-TDF) “Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship” fund.

“National Stand Down” aims to spotlight struck-by incidents in transportation project sites

“National Stand Down” aims to spotlight struck-by incidents in transportation project sites

Webinar Series Part of National Work Zone Awareness Week  WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) and its safety allies are hosting a webinar series in English and Spanish next week to highlight the public health dangers and discuss strategies for significantly reducing the number of “struck-by” incidents of workers at transportation […]

How asphalt paving pros can enjoy Nashville like a local at World of Asphalt 2022

How asphalt paving pros can enjoy Nashville like a local at World of Asphalt 2022

MILWAUKEE – World of Asphalt and the co-located AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo are coming to the Music City Center in Nashville, and asphalt paving pros should be making their travel and experience plans now to make the most out of their visit to the Music City.

Equipment Finance Industry confidence eases in February

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) releases the February 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) today. The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence […]

ACI adopts new position statement on engineering curricula

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI — The American Concrete Institute has recently approved a new position statement on the topic of civil/architectural/structural engineering curricula. The Institute now has a total of thirteen position statements on various topics supporting policy positions along with state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations.

The ARA Foundation to award $128,500 in scholarships

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) Foundation awards numerous scholarships in effort to attract talent to the equipment and event rental industry. For the 2022-2023 academic year, $128,500 will be available to students seeking higher education through trade schools, universities, and community colleges. In total, 66 individual scholarships are available with […]

Women of Asphalt hires Administrative Director

Women of Asphalt hires Administrative Director

Arpine Baghdasarian hired as WofA’s first Administrative Director ORANGE PARK, FL — The Women of Asphalt (WofA) is delighted to announce the hiring of Arpine Baghdasarian as the Administrative Director beginning January 3, 2022. She will be responsible for helping plan, develop, and implement WofA’s programs, marketing strategies, and communications. Prior to joining WofA, she […]

Four Equipment Dealer Associations Board of Directors vote to form a new – North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA)

Four Equipment Dealer Associations Board of Directors vote to form a new – North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA)

SAINT LOUIS, MO – The joint boards of the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), the Midwest-SouthEastern Equipment Dealers Association (MSEDA), the United Equipment Dealers Association (UEDA) and the Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) have voted to move forward with a proposal that would consolidate the four associations. This action is the first step towards consolidating which […]

Sixth Circuit dissolves stay allowing OSHA to move forward with implementation and enforcement of the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard

From AGC of America: On Friday, Dec. 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit dissolved the Fifth Circuit’s stay of the OSHA Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). This decision allows OSHA to proceed with implementation and enforcement of the rule issued on November 5, 2021. AGC is a party to […]

Entire ARTBA Safety Team earns OSHA Construction Trainer Credential

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The five professionals on the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) safety team have successfully completed the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 500 Class, allowing them to teach the agency’s 10-hour and 30-hour classes to transportation construction workers across the country.

John Somers named AEM Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector

MILWAUKEE  – The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announced it has named John Somers as its vice president, Construction & Utility Sector, effective immediately. Somers replaces Megan Tanel, who will succeed Dennis Slater as AEM President effective January 1, 2022. Somers will be responsible for the strategic direction of construction and utility programs and services […]

ARA forecast continues to call for significant increases in revenue and investment

MOLINE, IL— The outlook for equipment rental revenue, comprised of the construction/industrial and general tool segments, remains positive for 2021 and beyond. The updated third quarter forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA) today at The ARA Show™ 2021 in Las Vegas, shows equipment rental revenue to exceed $47.6 billion in 2021, a 3 […]

Contractors from Virginia, Louisiana, and Illinois receive 2021 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation construction companies from three states were recognized for their outstanding employee safety programs during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Pinehurst, NC. The annual ARTBA “Contractor Safety Awards” were created to promote worker safety and health as core values of the transportation design and construction industry. The […]

Cooper Engineering President, WSP USA Vice President, T3 Design Corp., and Colorado DOT intern honored with ARTBA’s Women Leaders Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C.— A company founder and CEO, a vice president at WSP USA, a women-led engineering firm and a Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) intern are 2021 honorees of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation’s “Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction” awards. The awards were presented in three categories Sept. 27 at […]

Martin Marietta CEO Ward Nye elected ARTBA Chair

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Ward Nye, chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Martin Marietta, has been elected 2021-2022 chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The announcement was made during the association’s national convention, held Sept. 26-29 in Pinehurst, NC.

Join peers February 15 – 18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

Registration is Open! We can’t wait to bring everyone safely together again to learn and connect at the IECA Annual Conference and Expo  in Minneapolis, MN, Feb. 15-18, 2022. With over 100 preconference and education sessions, we’ll provide training on solutions to industry problems, feature leading research at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory field tour, […]

Compass Network Preseason Tailgate

Preseason Tailgate

It’s almost “go” time. Snow season is around the corner, so it’s time to think about training and preparation to ensure operations run as smoothly as possible. The Compass Network Preseason Tailgate will feature four snow professionals presenting key tips to make sure everyone — owners, managers, team members and clients — is prepared. Review […]

2021 IECA Northeast Regional Conference

The IECA Northeast Chapter cordially invites you to join us Nov. 2-4 at our 2021 Regional Conference 2021. We will be meeting in historic and beautiful Plymouth, Massachusetts. The conference will be held at the incredible Hotel 1620 in the Plymouth Waterfront District. We are excited to once again meet in person to network, enjoy […]

Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s Survey of Economic Activity: Monthly Leasing and Finance Index

July New Business Volume Up 9 Percent Year-over-year, Down 5 Percent Month-to-month, and Up Nearly 9 Percent Year-to-date WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business […]