The 29th Annual MAPA Conference was held January 14-16 this year. The conference started with the annual Casino Night on Monday evening. The next morning, Dale Williams, Executive Director, MAPA, gave an update at the Annual Business Meeting on the Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association. At this meeting we elected new board members and welcomed the incoming Executive Board. The 2019 Executive Board: President, Andy Ernst, Pace Construction, Vice President, Eddie Welsh, Capital Materials, and Secretary/Treasurer, Steve Jackson, P.E., N.B. West Contracting. The new member joining the board is Brian Johanning, Superior Bowen.
This year’s conference officially kicked off with Keynote Speaker, Major Dan Rooney. Following Major Rooney’s presentation, we had a quick break where he met with attendees and signed his book. The General Track proceeded with a presentation on DBE Mentor Protégé Program followed by a presentation from Caterpillar Safety Services. These led us into the Paving Awards Lunch.
We awarded 15 companies this year with the Quality Paving Awards for their work on projects completed in 2018.
After lunch, attendees went back into session either choosing the General Track or Maintenance Track. After presentations that afternoon, everyone gathered for the dinner and PAC Auction. Following dinner, we honored John View, III, outgoing President (serving in this position for a fourth time) and
2019 Hall of Fame recipient and, also welcomed incoming President, Andy Ernst.
Thanks to the support of our members, there were many items up for bid this year which increases our PAC funding.
For the second year, MayeCreate sponsored Karaoke for the evening entertainment. This new addition has brought out some hidden talent within our group and has now become a staple at the conference.
We would like to extend a “Thank You” to all our sponsors and exhibitors. This event continues to grow every year because of your dedication to our industry. Thank you as well to our attendees; we strive to present the most up to date information and new/trending topics.
Mark your calendars for next year’s conference, January 6-8, 2020.
2019 Conference Sponsors
Hutchens Construction, Ingevity, Fabick CAT, Foley Equipment, Altorfer CAT, Gallagher Asphalt
G.W. Van Keppel, Herzog Contracting Corp, Hutchens Construction, Tarmac International, Delta Companies Inc., Ideker Inc., Pace Construction, Fabick CAT, Altorfer CAT, Foley Equipment, Missouri Petroleum, Chapman Services LLC.
Con-Agg Companies, Bobcat of St. Louis, Bobcat of Columbia, Ingevity, Superior Bowen, Spirit Asphalt, N.B. West Contracting, Roadtec, Coastal Energy Corporation, Capital Paving and Construction, Fred Weber, Inc., Husch Blackwell Strategies
Central Power Systems and Services, Emery Sapp & Sons, Roland Machinery, CMW Equipment, American Highway Products, Corrective Asphalt Materials, Ergon, Ultrapave, Simpson Construction Materials, Vance Brothers, Martin Equipment of Illinois, Etnyre
Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive S.W. Columbia, MO 65203
January 6-8, 2020