Work Hard, Do the Right Things
2022 marked the sixtieth anniversary of TXAPA’s incorporation as a 501 (c) 6 non-profit corporation. In those 60 years, the Association has lived by the principles of working hard and doing the right things, leading wisely, and boldly accepting challenges uncommon for a state asphalt pavement association. These principles have led us to become a trusted partner in quality to TxDOT, a valued ally to industry and our members, and a resource to academia. As we embark on our next 60 years, we are committed to continuing this stewardship tradition while daring to do the seemingly impossible. I am proud to present a summary of our activities and achievements in 2022. Our membership proudly represents our industry in Texas and on the national stage. None of this happens without your dedication. With more than 20 member-driven and joint committees, we continue to advocate for quality and work with our industry and agency partners to establish best practices. We continue to bolster the heavy highway construction industry with our scholarship program and workforce development initiative, an industry-led partnership of TXAPA, AGC Texas, and TxDOT. We continue to champion sustainability by producing a truly “green” product, the most recycled in the world, innovating technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and providing a safe and equitable workplace with job security, above-average compensation, and opportunities for all. I thank all of you who continue to follow the tradition of working hard and doing the right things, and for the time, talents, and effort you invest in TXAPA. Join me in celebrating our success!
Eric Schranz, Austin Bridge & Road, LP
2022 TXAPA President