NAPA adds another to Hall of Fame

News NAPA March 02, 2004
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The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that the late John Spangler (1934-2003) has been named to the Hot Mi

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that the late John Spangler (1934-2003) has been named to the Hot Mix Asphalt Hall of Fame. NAPA established the Hall of Fame to recognize and honor those individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions of national importance to the industry.


"John Spangler spent his life in the asphalt industry--he loved it, he was continually thinking about it and looking for ways to better it. He was a visionary who was dedicated to the improvement of the industry," said Ted Lucas, president of Milestone Contractors, who nominated Spangler to the Hall. "Anyone who knew him would agree with all those statements."


Spangler's career in asphalt spanned four decades and the worlds of engineering, associations and contracting. After earning his BS degree in engineering from Penn State University, he worked as an engineer for several years and was executive director of the Pennsylvania Asphalt Pavement Association. He served as assistant executive director of the National Asphalt Pavement Association from 1963-1968. For the six years, Spangler was executive director of the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana. He then went into the contracting business, eventually reorganizing three companies into Milestone Contractors, the largest asphalt paving company in Indiana.


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