CPAM Seeking Full-Time Concrete Promoter

The Concrete Paving Association of Minnesota (CPAM) is seeking applicants for promotion and technical support of the concrete paving industry. This challenging position will develop and increase the concrete pavement market share of the state and counties in Minnesota by focusing time and effort on the decision makers of these markets. A BS in Civil Engineering is preferable along with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in highway construction, concrete paving, marketing, promotion or a combination thereof. Excellent communication and people skills are essential. Travel 2 to 3 days a week to develop and maintain relationships with the counties and MnDOT District personnel will be required. Some of those travel days will require overnight stays. Salary and benefit package commensurate with experience. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.  Click on the link below for more details.
Position Description – Concrete Pavement Promoter 2020

Send resume to:
CPAM, 3596 Linden Avenue, Suite B5, White Bear Lake, MN 55110.

Additional Info: CPAM was established in 1959 and is one of the oldest and most respected concrete paving associations in the country. CPAM is looked to as the industry expert when it comes to concrete paving in the state of Minnesota and represents the vast majority of the concrete paving contractors as well as the materials suppliers who supply the concrete paving projects.

CPAM’s benefits package includes employer contribution to 401k, employer contribution to health care, dental, vacation and holidays and potential for annual bonuses.

2020 Concrete Paving Workshop &
Awards Banquet

The Concrete Paving Awards Banquet scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Duluth was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.  Although unable to recognize the award winners in person, we’d like to share them with you virtually.  Just click on the links below to view the awards program presentation that was to be given at the awards banquet as well as the awards program brochure.

2020 Awards Presentation            Awards Program Brochure

Please join us in congratulating all those involved with these award-winning projects!

NOTE:  Award plaques and certificates will be delivered to recipients over the next few months.

Concrete Pavement Preservation Checklists (2019)

The National CP Tech Center worked with FHWA to update five and write two new concrete Pavement Preservation Checklists.  These are now available for download from the FHWA’s pavement website and are included in our eLibrary under Troubleshooting Concrete.

Next-Generation IMCP Manual Released May 2019

The National Concrete Pavement Technology Center (CP Tech Center) recently released the “Second Edition: Integrated Materials and Construction Practices for Concrete Pavement: A State-of-the-Practice Manual.”  The updated IMCP manual emphasizes concrete as a material and how its quality is affected by all aspects of a given paving project. According to the CP Tech Center, it “is intended as both a training tool and a reference to help concrete paving engineers, designers, quality control personnel, contractors, suppliers, technicians, and tradespeople bridge the gap between the most recent research and practice to optimize the performance of concrete for pavements.”

#MNpotholes – Governor Walz wants to hear your pothole stories

In an effort to draw attention to the dire need to invest in our infrastructure, Governor Tim Walz is calling on all Minnesotans to share the worst potholes in the state on social media.  Check out the video on Facebook and Twitter of the Governor kicking off his “pothole tour” and asking Minnesotans to join him in highlighting potholes with the hashtag #MNpotholes.

Join MIT in “Smartphone Research Project”!

You are encouraged to participate in MIT’s pilot research project that uses smartphone technology to assess and report road conditions across the U.S. The data received is mapped and visible on the “Fix My Roads” website: https://fixmyroad/.us.  Learn more in this informative article by Amy M. Dean, International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP), March 31, 2019.

ACPA WikiPave Resource Now Available

A free concrete pavement encyclopedic resource called WikiPave is now available through ACPA, featuring technical and general information about concrete pavements.  Check out this amazing resource here.

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