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Brooks Construction Co., Inc. And Red Gold Recognized At APAI Annual Conference And Awards Luncheon

Brooks Construction Co., Inc. (Fort Wayne) and Red Gold (Geneva) have been recognized by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) for superior asphalt pavement construction at the APAI’s Annual Conference & Trade Show, held recently at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brooks Construction Co., Inc. won its award for project work done at Red Gold, Geneva, IN.

Greg Yoder, Brooks Construction Co., Inc., Mike Herrmann, Red Gold and Tyler Hatzell, Brooks Construction Co., Inc., accepted the Quality Pavement Award on behalf of the company in the category of Non-Governmental New Construction. Non-Governmental New Construction was one of eight categories in which superior asphalt pavement construction was recognized.

Each project submitted by paving contractors was visited and rated by a licensed professional engineer using several criteria, including:

· workmanship, i.e.:

o matching existing asphalt around the new surface

o uniformity of texture

o smoothness

· degree of difficulty

· use of green technologies such as use of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) and Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)


After the engineer’s review of each site, an APAI Quality Review Panel analyzed recommendations for final award decisions.

“APAI is pleased to recognize Brooks Construction Co., Inc. and Red Gold for its outstanding work in the asphalt paving industry,” said William Knopf, APAI Executive Director.

The Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) is a member driven, not for profit trade association formed in 1959 to serve the interests of taxpayers, public agencies and commercial interests throughout Indiana. Along with its 100 plus member firms, APAI is focused on the development, improvement and advancement of safe, durable and sustainable asphalt pavements. Based on miles of surface, asphalt is America’s most recycled product and is the clear pavement of choice, not only in Indiana, but throughout the United States. APAI is headquartered at 2346 South Lynhurst Dr., Suite 708, Indianapolis, Indiana 46224. For more information, call (317) 910-5493 or visit