The Wisconsin Asphalt Industry Insider is a platform for WAPA members to share what's new and exciting at their companies with pavement owners, operators, and contractors across our state. We hope you find this information useful! 

Companies are listed below in the order they were received.
OnStation: The roadway location solution
OnStation is the new productivity app that offers instant jobsite location and centralized communications to empower and benefit anyone on a job, whether on the road or in the office. Our mission is simple: provide road workers and contractors with the quickest and easiest way to know their location while on a project. Locations can be a station, mile marker reference, LRS or latitude-longitude reading.

What’s New?

Summer 2021 was an exciting time for OnStation! Our company added six new employees, released several new features and saw our app deployed across 200 new projects – 30 of them in Wisconsin alone! Some of the new & updated features include:

  • New flag icons. Easily organizing chats, markers, and tags in flag icons you design.
  • Revamped tagging feature. Quickly search and find Flag & Chats with our tag customization.
  • New pay items. Add project work items to keep your notes and conversations organized.

Our Flag & Chat feature allows workers to mark a location on the project, add tags and pay item numbers for categorization, enter notes, pictures, and videos, then share that flag with others on the project. From inspection reports, core samples, work start and supply dumps, OnStation provides a location and time-stamped record of the event. Working on utilities? Use a water or electrical marker for easy reference!

What’s To Come?

This fall we are working hard to provide help and resources for supportincluding tutorial videosso our users can better understand how they can benefit from each of the app's features.
Give your team a tech tool they will use, every day. Good luck on your projects and stay safe.
CWMF announces innovative batcher design!
CWMF is pleased to announce our innovative, patented batcher design, available on our stationary and portable silo systems and custom-fitted to any existing silo brand.  

This system allows you to service your gates without removing the batcher, focusing on safety and decreasing costly down time. The bolt-on batcher is standard at four tons with optional extensions for increased capacity and large access doors on two sides. All components are external, and gates are removable for easy access and maintenance. With a heavy-duty material splitter and outward opening gates, our batcher minimizes segregation and drops material to the center of the silo, preventing can/cone wear.

For more information visit our website at

CWMF, Inc.
701 Julep Drive
Waite Park, MN 56387
Side-by-side trials consistently show roads reinforced with FORTA-FI last longer!
Ozaukee County was recently introduced to the idea of using FORTA-FI to reduce common distresses in their roadways, extending the life of the roads, and reducing the overall maintenance schedule. After seeing all the successful side-by-side trials FORTA has completed over the last 10 years, Ozaukee County decided to do a test of their own. County Road KW was the road selected to complete the side-by-side comparison. While both mixes were placed side by side, we also alternated which side each mix was on to ensure both mixes were placed over similar bases.
The fiber was easily added to the asphalt at the plant via automated machine and does not change the mix design or the paving process.

The ongoing Ozaukee Country trial is just one of several head-to-head comparison projects.

Over the years, asphalt pavement projects reinforced with FORTA-FI® have been put to the test in real-world head-to-head control vs. fiber trial projects around the country. In these projects, asphalt mixtures reinforced with FORTA-FI® have been placed in direct competition with traditional asphalt mixtures that are not reinforced with fiber in order to accurately compare the performance results.
Topcon Solutions Store is home to your local positioning professionals!
Solutions is our middle name!

Topcon Solutions serves the architecture, engineering and construction industry as the retail division to Topcon Positioning Systems, as well as an Autodesk Platinum Partner. The technology offerings, workflows, and productivity solutions between these two brands is why Topcon Solutions is a leader in the industry. Now with 13 locations across 20 states, and growing!

  • Asphalt Paving 2D & 3D​
  • Intelligent Compaction​​
  • Thermal Mapping​​
  • PaveLink Real Time Data Sharing​
  • Smoothride

Topcon Solutions Store
2236 Bluemound Road, Unit A
Waukesha, WI 53186
Main 262-798-5252
Rejuvenated RAP Weathers the Cold – MnROAD Test Shows Strong Performance
Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Virginia Department of Transportation have completed the construction stages of ongoing field tests with Cargill’s plant-based asphalt rejuvenator, Anova®, and the data shows continued reliability with reclaimed asphalt paving (RAP).
“The results prove that RAP rejuvenated with Anova continues to deliver consistency, predictability and ‘construct-ability’ while reducing costs and being more sustainable,” said Justin Black, Cargill’s global category leader for road construction.
The independent tests were conducted over three years on the MnROAD and National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University (NCAT) test tracks with 45 percent RAP mixes.
Key findings include:

  • NCAT results show (after three years and 10 million ESALS):
  • Zero percent cracking.
  • The increase (loss) in the International Roughness Index approximately 20 inches per mile (control) vs. approximately 10 inches per mile (Anova). The Anova section has maintained its ideal roughness properties better than the control section.
  • No difference in rut depth between control and rejuvenated Anova mix.
  • A cost savings of 50 cents to $1.50 per ton on average, compared to traditional mixes. This could equate to around $750,000 in annual savings for a mid-sized contractor.
“The test sections built in the fall of 2018 at MnROAD are performing as well as or better than the control test sections to date,” said Ben Worel, research operations engineer with MnDOT. “MnDOT values our partnership with Cargill and feels that the future of improving our roadways is looking to new ideas and technologies like Anova.” 

The MnROAD and NCAT tests over the last three years are starting to make an impact on the industry with shifts in mix specs allowing for more rejuvenated RAP use and a general increase in understanding and credibility for the technology. 
“With mineral resources depleting and cities growing, logistically getting virgin materials into large metropolitan areas is becoming challenging and expensive,” said Greg Tischbirek, asphalt plant operation manager with Minnesota Paving and Materials.
“As our cities and suburbs grow, I’m happy to see there is testing going on to find alternatives to using less virgin aggregate in asphalt mixes.” 
The public-private partnership behind this level of testing is allowing the entire industry to rethink rejuvenated RAP and its role in meeting road preservation goals.
“It is encouraging to see the investment being made by the government and private companies coming together for one common goal: to make asphalt better,” Tischbirek added.
Thanks as always to all WAPA members who participated in this newsletter.

Please register and make plans to attend the 62nd Annual WAPA Conference and Business Meeting, to be held in person at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells from November 30 - December 1, 2021.

To supplement this event, we are also offering a FREE four-part webinar series every Wednesday at noon through mid-November.

Be sure to register for both of these exciting events to take advantage of all the information we have to offer our members and customers!

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if there is ever any way we may be of assistance.
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