Record attendance, sold out exhibit hall and a mix of great presentations. Those are just few of the highlights from this year’s conference. The 28th Annual MAPA Conference was January 8-10 this year. We began the conference with our annual Casino Night. Attendees received their vouchers and began to play the tables. We also enjoyed the NCAA National Championship game on the big screen that evening.
The next day was the official kick off to the conference as we began the morning with the Annual Business Meeting. Following the meeting we welcomed Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals Manager, as the Keynote Speaker. Before his keynote address, Ned met with attendees at the “Meet and Greet” and signed autographs. Following Ned Yost, we had updates from Asphalt Pavement Alliance and MoDOT. Next up were the MAPA Paving Awards.
MAPA’s Annual Paving Awards are designed to recognize those projects which represent the highest quality construction. This year we recognized 17 companies for their exceptional performance in their respective categories, nine in total. We would like to again congratulate those who were awarded for their dedication to placing high quality asphalt pavement.
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The day continued as the attendees went back into session with two different tracks to choose from: General Track and Local Agency.
Local Agency Track
The sessions began wrapping up early that evening leading us right into the Dinner and PAC Auction. We heard from our outgoing MAPA President Don Rosenbarger, Delta Companies Inc., with a 2017 recap and welcomed in John View, III, Leo Journagan Construction, as the 2018 MAPA President.
Next on the schedule was the PAC Auction. As always, Benny Walker and Jim McCullough took to the stage and began their legendary performance as MAPA PAC Auctioneers. This year we raised a record of over $14,000 towards our PAC Auction. We concluded with some Karaoke provided by MayeCreate. Most watched, some sang!
The next morning began with some breakfast and right back into session. We added something new to the presentations this year, Committee Updates. We had our committee chairs present on what they have been working on and goals for the upcoming year. The morning concluded with a MoDOT Field Office update and right into attendance prize drawings.
We would like to thank the attendees, sponsors, and speakers for another successful MAPA Conference.
Ingevity, Hutchens Construction, Fabick CAT, Foley Equipment, Altorfer CAT, Roadtec
Delta Companies, Missouri Petroleum, Coastal Energy Corporation, Ideker Inc., Tarmac Inc., Fabick CAT, Foley Equipment CAT, Altorfer CAT, Hutchens Construction, Phillips 66, Herzog Contracting Corp., Pace Construction, Andeavor
Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, L.L.C., Etnyre, Unique Paving Materials Corporation, Boone and Norris Quarries, Ingevity, N.B. West Contracting, Simpson Materials, Fred Weber, Inc., Spirit Asphalt Inc., Pavon Corporation, Capital Paving & Construction
Emery Sapp and Sons, Inc., CMW Equipment, Leo Journagan Construction, Roland Machinery Co., Corrective Asphalt Materials, Statehouse Strategies, American Highway Products, Ergon, Vance Brothers, Gallagher Asphalt, Central Power Systems and Services, Ultrapave, Martin Equipment of Illinois
Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive S.W. Columbia, MO 65203
January 14-16, 2019