MAPA’s 7th Annual Black to Basics Spring Training will be held February 27-28, 2020, in Columbia, MO. This year’s training will span two days and offer three different educational tracks: Field and Lab Operations, Asphalt Plant Operations, and Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction. This training is geared towards not just contractor staff, but also public works officials, city engineers, and consultants.
Mitch Holthus has been the “Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs” since 1994. He is the longest tenured play-by-play “voice” in franchise history. In addition to his play-by-play duties, Holthus also hosts the “Minute With Mitch” television series that is seen and heard in five states. Holthus also hosts the “Chiefs Insider” television show. Following the NFL season, Holthus is a television play-by-play talent for selected college basketball games.
His talents have been featured on ESPN, FOX, and other national outlets. He is the number one announcer for the Missouri Valley Conference. He received the prestigious John Sanders ‘Spirit of the Valley’ award in 2007.
For 13 years, Holthus was the play-by-play voice of the Kansas State Wildcats of the Big 12 Conference. He has been named “Kansas Sportscaster of the Year” eight times. He has also been named the top play-by-play sportscaster in Kansas nine times by the Kansas Association Broadcasters. In 1996, he was awarded the Hod Humiston Award of Excellence in Kansas Sportscasting. As a result, he is the youngest sportscaster in Kansas’s history to receive every major sportscasting award. For 10 years, Holthus was also the sales manager of the Wildcat Sports Network. He currently owns his own company that features talent, marketing and motivational services.
Drones in Construction
Technology’s Impact on Productivity
Track A – Field & Lab Operations
- Intelligent Compaction
- Effects of Recycled Materials in Asphalt Field & Lab Operations
- Practical Approach to Managing Density
- Balanced Mix Design Testing & Equipment
- Surface Preparation
- Little Things, BIG Results – Paver Setup Maintenance & Planning
Track B – Asphalt Plant Operations
- Asphalt Plant Safety
- Unloading Hot Oil & Distributors – Safety
- Baghouse Operation & Maintenance
- Material Storage, Handling, & Delivery
- Habits of Highly Effective Producers
- Asphalt Content & Gradation Problems
Track C – Benefits of Asphalt Design and Construction
- Asset Management Plan
Specifying Asphalt for Success
Asphalt Parking Lot Guide
- Asphalt Sustainability
- Best Practices for Paving Small Parking Lots
- Pavement Distresses
- How Asphalt Timeline Improves Construction
- Pavement Maintenance Strategies
Holiday Inn Executive Center
2200 I-70 Drive S.W. Columbia, MO 65203
February 27-28, 2020