In 2011, flooding from Tropical Storm Lee caused significant damage to the Owego-Apalachin School District. Consequently, FEMA announced the approval of $23 million in funding to relocate its schools to a less flood-prone area and construct the administrative, maintenance, and storage buildings that were badly damaged. One of the final steps was to reconstruct the roadway through the school’s campus, which was originally budgeted to cost $800,000. By utilizing the Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) process, Ruston Paving’s Syracuse division was awarded the job and saved the district $300,000.

We were able to coordinate and present an on-site FDR seminar with the reclamation work, which was attended by school officials, local companies and municipalities. WICZ, the local FOX affiliate, even came out to do a TV news story about the project.

Owego Schools FDR Seminar

Owego Schools FDR

WTCC Job FairAs the winter weather melts away and our season heats up, Ruston Paving embarked on a recruiting mission at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, NC. General Superintendent Dennis Lougee, seen here, spoke with current students and possible future employees at the 22nd annual Heavy Equipment Job Fair held at WTCC. With their Heavy Equipment programs overflowing with students, it was a great opportunity to search for some new hires to add to our ever-expanding team.

Thank you to Wake Tech for including us in their event and for their 52 years of service to the community.

St Pattys Day ParadeSt Patricks Day Parade

Ruston Paving was proud to participate in Raleigh’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade this year. As first-time participants, employees from our North Carolina offices pulled out all the stops to create our festive “float.” It was a true family affair, with friends and family getting to enjoy a ride on our lowboy and experience the parade from the other side. May the luck of the Irish be with the Raleigh parade as they are still trying to confirm funding for next year’s big event.

Excavator SimulatorExcavator Simulator 2

Recently, Ruston Paving got to participate in a unique experience. The Mebane branch of Gregory Poole CAT invited our Durham division to a demonstration of a Caterpillar excavator simulator. As Gregory Poole is trying to start an operator training school at Alamance Community College, they can use the simulator as a way to teach the basics of operations to students.

While one of our grading foremen Jeff Corlis is no rookie, he had a chance to give this machinery a test run. Seems very educational and a little fun to boot!

The end of one construction season brings Ruston Paving the dawn of another. As 2015 will mark our 72nd year in business, we hope this will be our best year ever. It is this wish we also hope for everyone.

Happy New Year!

Dawn of a New Season

Christmas Announcement 2014

Happy Halloween

Apr 272014

Touch A TruckTouch A Truck

Ruston Paving was proud to participate in the recent Touch a Truck 2014 event in Chapel Hill, NC.  Organized by Boy Scout Troop 39 and charted by University United Methodist Church, the fifth annual event offered an opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types; from construction to transportation and delivery. Many children and families were exposed to our Ruston Paving equipment and received a hands-on lesson about the equipment displayed from our employees. Hopefully we’ve helped create some future construction workers!

Wirtgen Paver TrainingThough it’s still snowy in New York, we’re gearing up for spring and getting employees ready for another year of paving. Thus, Ruston Paving invited Wirtgen America to host a clinic in our Rochester shop. This annual Q & A training session covered information on our Wirtgen paver including performing proper inspections of the paver, making adjustments to the equipment, and other maintenance and use inquiries.  Shop and crew members from both the Syracuse and Rochester divisions were in attendance.  Teamed up with Wirtgen paving representative Tom Knowles, it proved to be a highly productive session.

Full-Depth Reclamation PresentationThis week Ruston Paving hosted an educational event the Greensboro, North Carolina area. Tim McConnell, our pavement and soil specialist, presented a “Lunch & Learn” meeting at the Clarion Airport Hotel. Attended by Ruston Paving customers and prospective clients, Tim helped to educate our guests on full-depth reclamation and soil stabilization.  Attendees were eligable for 2 continuing education credits.

This free presentation offered an excellent opportunity to connect with our client base and help inform others on this green alternative for blacktop reconstruction. Thanks to all those who attended; we hope you came away with new, useful information!

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