Industry/business: Milliken Infrastructure launches new website

Feb. 22, 2019

Plus, ATSSA presents National Safety Award at Traffic Expo

Milliken Infrastructure solutions improves user experience with new website ​

Feb. 13, 2019—Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC (MIS) has announced the official launch of a brand new website with the intent to improve each user’s experience as he or she navigates to find resources and information based on product, industry or resource preference. After noticing a need for engineers and contractors alike to more easily find technical documents or engineering resources on the website, MIS partnered with a developer to create a solutions finder tool, which allows the user to find a MIS product solution based on general to specific infrastructure issues commonly found in each industry. Similarly, a resource and technical document center was created with the option to find relevant documents based on the document type, market or product line. To see the new and improved MIS website, visit infrastructure.milliken.com.

ATSSA presents 2018 National Safety Award at 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo

Feb. 10, 2019—ATSSA announced the winner of its National Safety Award. Longtime ATSSA member Scott McCanna, the senior transportation project engineer for David Evans and Associates Inc., was presented with the safety award during the Opening General Session of the American Traffic Safety Services Association’s (ATSSA’s) 49th Annual Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa Bay, Fla. ATSSA’s National Safety Award recognizes public officials who have made extraordinary and significant contributions to the safety of America’s highways. ATSSA members nominate individuals who are employed by a government agency or have retired from a government agency within two years. McCanna has nearly 30 years of experience working as a state work zone engineer with the Oregon Department of Transportation and recently founded his own engineering consulting firm in 2013 before assuming his new role at David Evans and Associates Inc. McCanna specializes in Temporary Traffic Control Plan (TCP) design; contract specification writing; work-zone safety measures, practices, technologies and devices; work-zone design training; and technical program development and management.

Scott Bergkamp (left) with outgoing president Andrew Crow.

Scott Bergkamp named new president of FP2 Inc.

Feb. 9, 2019—Scott Bergkamp has been named president of FP2 Inc. Bergkamp was elected president at FP2's board meeting in January 2019 and will serve a two-year term. He is president and CEO of Bergkamp Inc., Salina, Kan., and succeeds Andrew Crow, vice president, Pavement Technologies, Ingevity. Formerly known as the Foundation for Pavement Preservation, FP2 supports the adoption of pavement preservation at all levels of government and works to ensure that pavement preservation becomes a part of road programs from coast-to-coast. In addition, FP2 underwrites and supports the efforts of technology transfer institutions like the National Center for Pavement Preservation (NCPP) at Michigan State University. It also sponsors key promotional events, such as international and national pavement preservation conferences, and publishes the quarterly magazine Pavement Preservation Journal. Bergkamp holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University. He started with Bergkamp Inc. as vice president of sales in 1998, and was promoted to president in 2001, where he directed all operations, including engineering, production and sales. In 2011 he was named CEO, responsible for all business development as well as operations.

CASE, Sonsray Machinery provide Team Rubicon with equipment for California wildfire response

Feb. 6, 2019—CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery have donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside Counties in California. Operation Wind River assisted residents in the Robin Hood Oaks community, located in Lake Elsinore, Calif. After the wildfire was contained in mid-September, the community experienced heavy rainfall leading to mudslides that filled with decomposed granite and sand. Additional rain caused flooding that severely damaged three homes. The operation cleared debris from the creek to alleviate ongoing flood risks and further damage to homes in the area. The CASE CX80C was the primary tool for clearing and removing debris.

Concrete Pumping Association of Canada merges with American Concrete Pumping Association

Jan. 22, 2019—The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) announces the Concrete Pumping Association of Canada (CPAC) will now operate as an ACPA chapter, continuing under the CPAC name. The merger will give ACPA members from Canada a dedicated forum for addressing issues affecting Canadian pumpers. Current CPAC members will benefit from ACPA’s strong safety, training and concrete pump operator certification program. Concrete pumpers in the U.S. and Canada share many issues including safety, workforce development and promotion of the industry. The merger solidifies the concrete pumping industry’s presence in the North American marketplace and brings increased visibility to concrete pumping across the borders.

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