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The official podcast of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

Pave It Black: The Official Podcast of NAPA National Asphalt Pavement Association

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

The official podcast of the National Asphalt Pavement Association.

    Trucking Logistics

    Trucking Logistics

    Richard and Brett talk trucking and the opportunities to improve the efficiency of hauling materials for asphalt paving and production operations. Brad Regner of Eurovia Altantic Coast/d.b.a. Northeast Paving talks about technologies that provide big dividends when looking to reduce emissions and ensure efficient trucking. Brad shares how Northeast Paving was able to use logistics technology to streamline operations on a project that won the 2021 Sheldon G. Hayes award.

    • 16 min
    The Road Forward

    The Road Forward

    In the Season 5 premiere of Pave It Black, Richard and Brett discuss the asphalt industry’s vision for a net zero carbon emissions future by tracing the path the Climate Stewardship Task Force took to create The Road Forward. Raven Adams of Granite Construction talks about her experience serving as one of the members of the Climate Stewardship Task Force and the areas where Granite Construction has initially focused their efforts to work toward the industry’s goals.

    • 32 min
    Breaking Barriers

    Breaking Barriers

    In this episode of Pave It Black, the season of opportunity wraps up with a discussion about government affairs and the various aspects of an asphalt business that engage with the government. Richard and Brett talk with Summer Strand of the Walbec Group about her career path into the transportation infrastructure industry and how she works within the company’s operations on topics ranging from infrastructure funding to telling the company's story.

    • 20 min
    Putting Your People First

    Putting Your People First

    In this episode of Pave it Black, hosts Richard Willis and Brett Williams talk with Martha Pauley of Superior Paving Corp. about human resources and the important role the department plays in securing and retaining the talented staff needed by the company. Martha shares how Superior values the face to face interaction with their team members and how they use those conversations to gauge successes as well as address opportunities for improvements. The conversation also includes highlights about how Superior Paving Corp. celebrates victories for both the company and for its employees.

    • 21 min
    Teamwork: Everybody Counts

    Teamwork: Everybody Counts

    In this episode of Pave it Black, learn how accounting integrates into the many aspects of an asphalt business. Hosts Richard Willis and Brett Williams talk with Brandy Vaughn from Pike Industries about her experience and how her tasks reach into all of Pike's operations. Brandy shares how understanding different aspects of your company can make you more effective at your job and allow you to be a stronger team member. Brandy also talks about the vast learning opportunities offered in the industry.

    • 21 min
    Technology & Tradition

    Technology & Tradition

    In this episode of Pave it Black, we learn how technology can be put to work to help companies operate at peak performance and how these tools can help attract the next generation of employees. Hosts Richard Willis and Brett Williams talk with Bo Walters of Dunn Construction about his work experience and path into his current role of Vice President of Operations. Bo shares how Dunn Construction is integrating technology into its operations and the benefits the company has quickly realized. Sponsored by Earthwave Technologies.

    • 21 min

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