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.

Paving at Wake TechAs reported by the NewsObserver, Wake Tech has experienced record enrollment in recent years; however, the campus’ infrastructure has been showing the effects.  After experiencing past success with the full depth reclamation (FDR) process, the college opted to reconstruct one of its existing parking lots with FDR.  The project was on a tight three-day schedule but our Durham based crews were able to get in, get the job done, and get out before the deadline.

Ruston Paving was proud to return to Wake Tech for the third straight year to work on the college’s roadways and parking areas.

Duke Raleigh HospitalSome of our Durham employees are pictured here as they work to construct a fire lane access area at Duke Raleigh Hospital.  Based on our experience and safety record, we were asked to come in and perform the remodification in front of the MRI Building.  The work included the demolition and reinstallation of handicapped ramps, sidewalks and the fire lane access area.

Ruston Paving has worked at the hospital for over 10 years and is proud to have been asked to work on this project as DRAH continues to grow in the community.

Wake County Office Bldg - PavingWake County Office Bldg - Finished

A beautiful stretch of weather in the sunny South helped us complete some asphalt repairs at four Wake County government facilities.  Many of the repairs had to be done while the offices were closed so as not to disrupt the government’s operations.  Our Ruston Paving crews did a fantastic job coordinating and remaining flexible to ensure all the work was completed in a timely manner.

May 022012

Childcare Network PatchingChildcare Network Handwork

Not every project is large and expansive here at Ruston Paving; however, all commercial and industrial projects are equally important.  Childcare Network’s driveway in Raleigh contained some cracked and broken pavement that needed to be repaired, and we were all to happy to fix it for them.  From Virginia, across the South to Texas, Childcare Network has schools that teach and develop pre-school kids in a fun and safe environment.

Nov 302011

Finished Crossing at Pullen ParkRuston Paving was contracted to repave portions of the newly renovated Pullen Park in Raleigh.  The mini-train crossings, service and firelane access crossings had to be dressed with stone prior to being compacted and the existing parking lot required a 300 ton overlay of hot mix asphalt . The project had a tight schedule and the crews put in some long days (that went into long nights) to finish on time for the grand opening.  It was estimated that 30,000 people attended the first weekend. With a refurbished mini train, carousel, and all new amenities, the park was welcomed back by the Mayor of Raleigh after the two year renovation. Pullen Park, founded in 1887, is the first public park in North Carolina and is the 16th oldest amusement park in the world.

Nov 222011

Milling at 4800 North ParkPaving at 4800 North Park

Ruston Paving’s Durham crews recently completed several mill and fill projects for Highwoods Realty in North Park, a business office complex in Raleigh.  In a mill and fill project, the existing deteriorated asphalt pavement is removed with a milling machine and a new layer of hot mix asphalt is applied to create a smooth surface.  Our crews even paved some of the areas on a Sunday to take advantage of the beautiful North Carolina weather and avoid inconveniencing the park’s businesses.  Highwoods Realty’s corporate manager of building operations commented that the work “looked great”, was completed in a very short time period, and with minimal disruptions to area businesses.

Grading at SE Raleigh High SchoolOur Durham division crews recently completed site improvements to  the Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.  This was the first school in Wake County to be purpose-built as a Magnet High School.  Magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula.  This particular school focuses on its magnet themes of leadership and technology.

Some of the parking lots and service area roads were close to 20 years old and in need of repair.  Ruston Paving was called upon to remove and replace the existing pavement and subbase for reconstruction of the parking areas and service driveways.  Here we are seen adding water to the new stone base prior to achieving the final grade and compaction.  This process is sometimes refered to as “wet and set”.

TAA Trade Show 2011Thanks to everyone who participated in the TAA’s trade show at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh North Carolina last night! It was a big hit. It was great to see many of our clients there networking and learning!


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