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! 
Benchmark, Inc. expands company growth in Wisconsin
Marilee Stujenske welcomed as new administrative assistant
Based in Waukesha, WI, Marilee will serve as a coordinator for a team of consultants and will primarily be responsible for accuracy and clarity of final documents.
Elise Schmidt, Benchmark, Inc. Operations Manager, commented, “Our company will certainly benefit from Marilee’s resourcefulness, attention to detail and prioritization abilities. We are thrilled to have her on our team.”
Marilee brings to Benchmark, Inc. more than 17 years of corporate business experience.
“I am excited for the opportunity to be working for Benchmark, Inc. and look forward to collaborating with the office team and consultants in the months ahead. I am enjoying learning all about the pavement industry and putting my administrative assistant skills to good use,” said Marilee.
About Benchmark, Inc.: Benchmark has been providing proven roof and pavement consulting services for companies with multiple facilities and complex assets for more than 30 years.
New Flag Drop Functions. E-ticketing Integrations. Black Top Banter Podcast. Top Projects.
So much is happening at OnStation that it’s easier to just click here to read about all the cool stuff going on at the company.
UniFirst offers exclusive pricing for WAPA members
UniFirst full-service Uniform Rental programs provide cost-effective, image-boosting solutions for all your employee workwear needs. We can help you choose the construction, contracting, or trades workwear that’s right for your employees and the various jobs they perform.

Featured in the image is UniFirst’s brand new High Visibility Performance Pro+ Hoodies. These performance work hoodies are designed specifically with wearer safety in mind, along with comfort and durability. They provide 360-degree visibility protection with retroflective striping on front, back, and sleeves. Wind- and water-resistant with a modern fit and styling, these hoodies feature hidden ZeroSkratch zippers and hidden SafeCinch drawstrings to help avoid getting caught in machinery. Additional features include front pouch pockets, a utility pocket on the sleeve, an internal cell-phone security pocket, and a color-blocked black bottom to hide dirt.

Please call 920-721-1217 option 2 to request your WAPA pricing for this hoodie or to inquire about a Uniform Rental option for your teams!
FORTA® extends pavement life cycles with fiber reinforcement
There are multiple methods to determining when a roadway requires resurfacing. Officials in Wisconsin have relied on PASER, a pavement rating system that uses a scale of 1-10. Nationwide, many have relied on the similarly spelled PAVER management system and its Pavement Condition Index (PCI), developed by the Army Corp of Engineers. All pavement distresses, including severity and quantity, are recorded and tracked in random sample areas. The information is compiled into a grade on a scale to 100.

Producers and counties around Wisconsin are testing methods to produce higher-quality pavement and extend their roads' life cycles. Side-by-side comparisons between fiber-reinforced and traditional mixes have been placed over the years. Results are showing FORTA-FI® fiber-reinforced asphalt roadways score higher PCI numbers compared with roads that use a traditional asphalt mix.

In 2014, Hoover Avenue in Plover, Wisconsin received a 2-inch mill and 2¼-inch overlay with a mix including FORTA-FI fibers. The pavement averaged approximately 1 point per year decline in condition, boasting a PCI of 91 after 8 years. Non-fiber roadways nearby have experienced much lower PCI numbers: one year after a mill and 1¾-inch overlay, STH-153 had a PCI of 89.

At FORTA®, we have one goal: to create tougher, more durable pavements, providing customers with the highest quality asphalt. Our asphalt pavement projects have been put to the test in real-world, head-to-head trial projects around the country, and withstood the test of time. Contact a FORTA® representative to tour the projects in Wisconsin.
Registration is now open for TDA's Annual Meeting on November 15
The Wisconsin Concrete Pipe Association announces its 2023 Board of Directors
  • President - Steve Benton, Welch Brothers - Bartlett, IL
  • Vice-President - Matt Kupper, Oldcastle - Kenosha, WI
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Brian Kolden, County Materials Corp. - Madison, WI
  • Board Member - Bob "Jonesy" Jones, Welch Brothers - Belvidere, IL
  • Board Member - Nick Martinec, Welch Brothers - Bartlett, IL
  • Board Member - Scott Touve, Oldcastle - Kenosha, WI
  • Board Member - Jeff Delia, Oldcastle -  Romeoville, IL
  • Board Member - Glen Hoeppner, County Materials Corp. - Holmen, WI
  • Board Member - Bryan Rempt, County Materials Corp. - Madison, WI
  • Board Member - Matt Bever, County Materials Corp. - Rib Falls, WI
  • Board Member - Jeff Neinas, County Materials Corp. - Green Bay, WI - Humboldt
  • Board Member - Jeremy Schultz, County Materials - Green Bay, WI - Century
  • Board Member - JT Sonnentag, County Materials Corp. - Milwaukee, WI
  • Board Member - Carlos Villarreal, County Materials Corp. - Roberts, WI
WCPA members are pleased to provide reinforced concrete pipe to the construction industry as a cost-effective solution to storm drainage while protecting the asphalt pavement constructed over it.

Contact Executive Director Clark Wantoch at or call (414) 327-5272 for a lunch & learn presentation. Learn about the benefits and cost-effectiveness of reinforced concrete pipe, as well as the risks associated with the use of alternate pipe types to the asphalt pavement Industry.
Thanks as always to all WAPA members who participated in this newsletter.

In closing, we would like to remind readers about our 63rd Annual Conference and Business Meeting, to be held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells on November 29-30, 2022.

See the Conference Page for the full agenda and hotel information and make your plans to attend the asphalt event of the year in Wisconsin!

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. Thanks again, and see you in November!
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