Asphalt Institute and two others join AMAP

Asphalt Institute and two others join AMAPThe Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP), a St. Louis-based international association dedicated to the development, production and use of modified asphalts that greatly extend the life of interstate pavements, announced that the Asphalt Institute, Asphalt Materials, Inc. and Modified Asphalt Solutions, Inc., have recently come on board as new member companies.

Asphalt Institute (AI) is the international trade association of petroleum asphalt producers, manufacturers and affiliated businesses. The organization’s publications and seminars educate users and specifiers on proper practices for the design, construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of all types of asphalt pavements. AI also offers laboratory services and publishes Asphalt magazine.

Based in Indianapolis, Ind., Asphalt Materials, Inc., has been in the business of supplying asphalt emulsions and paving asphalts since 1956. The organization currently produces asphalt materials at 16 locations which supply Departments of Transportation, municipalities, paving contractors and specialty applications in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and West Virginia. Included in the Asphalt Materials family of companies are Bituminous Materials and Supply in Iowa, Emulsicoat in Illinois and Heritage Research Group in Indianapolis.

Las Vegas, Nev.-based Modified Asphalt Solutions, Inc, is the leading international supplier of terminal blended Ground Tire Rubber (GTR), modified asphalt materials and technology to asphalt oil terminals. The company provides mix design and binder consulting for every level of the design and paving process, and specializes in GTR modified binders that have been used successfully with HMA, chip seals, warm-mix additives, various levels of recycled asphalt product and recycled shingles.

“It’s great to see our diverse list of members continue to grow with the addition of these great organizations,” said Bob Berkley, executive director of AMAP. “Their memberships will continue to enhance AMAP’s presence in the asphalt industry, and we look forward to working with each of them to further promote the importance and use of modified asphalts.”

Founded in 1997, AMAP is a national association of 40 companies dedicated to informing owners, contractors and specifying agencies about the performance and economic benefits of modified asphalt binders for bituminous pavements. The association serves as a consolidated voice on issues pertaining to modified asphalt, encourages the use of higher performing binders, evaluates and communicates advancements in modified asphalt technology and promotes the standardization of asphalt binder testing procedures.