News from Peckham
On March 7th and 8th we joined 750 Attendees for Advocacy Day held in Albany, NY at the Legislative Office Building. Advocacy Day is to rally for our roads by reaching out to our State Legislators and teaching them the importance of sound infrastructure, and how important state funding is to help maintain the integrity of our local roads, bridges, and highways through State programs such as CHiPS and PAVENY. These programs are critical to disperse State funding for capital construction of infrastructure that meets or exceeds the guidelines set by the NYS DOT. Without this funding, many municipalities would not be able to maintain safe roads, or bridges that are in dire need of repair, or replacement without burdening the local taxpayer!
Geared up in our safety orange t-shirts, we set off with many other stakeholders who come from both the private and public sector who share our passion for quality local roads and bridges. Not only did we rally with 750 attendees, but over 2 dozen Legislators spoke in the well of the Legislative Office Building on behalf of NYS funding to fix failing local infrastructure throughout the state of New York. This year in particular our voices were heard, and they were heard loud and clear! It was reported that 137 Legislatures signed a petition designed to add an additional $150 million in State funding to programs which help support local municipalities. This Advocacy Day was a success and we couldn’t be prouder to be louder for such an important cause!
Joe Wildermuth, Peckham Industries Inc.
The revitalization of downtown Yonkers is going to continue in 2017. With new businesses, and buildings popping up, we are all going to be busy. The Yonkers IDA is helping with this push of constructing the redeveloping area, and we are helping build it all together one yard at a time. We are supplying the new Cintas facility, estimated to bring approximately 160 jobs to the area, along two high rises that are on the way! Hudson Park a 132 unit building and Larkin Plaza which is 442 units, 539 parking spaces with retail space mixed into the new high rise. Byram Concrete is proud to play a role in the still up-and-coming downtown Yonkers!
Mike Mistishin, Byram Concrete & Supply LLC
In the continuing effort to keep Peckham Industries as a “best-in-class” construction materials supplier, a large contingent of employees are visiting ConExpo/Con-Agg this week in Las Vegas. Joining over 125,000 construction professionals, the Peckham contingent will see the latest offerings from over 2,500 vendors. We are well represented as we have mechanics, construction superintendents, plant managers and automation experts as we seek out the latest and greatest equipment and processes. Many think that the aggregates business is still reminiscent of the Flintstones, but it has become an industry filled with high tech equipment, coexisting in an environment of weather extremes, dust, vibration and old-fashioned demolition. Our crew will come home with fresh, new ideas to be more productive, to lower costs through better energy and fuel management, and to continue to raise the industry bar on quality!
To learn more about ConExpo/Con-Agg please click the link: http://www.conexpoconagg.com/
Peter Simoneau, Peckham Materials Corp.
We are pleased to announce our tentative plant opening schedule. All dates are subject to change.
This upcoming Spring, Westchester County has some big plans in the City of White Plains! Their parking lot in North White Plains will be revamped with Porous asphalt! This is particularly exciting for both us. They will no longer have flash flooding issues and we get to showcase our environmentally friendly sustainable solution to drainage mitigation. Porous asphalt isn’t your typical “mill and fill” placement, it’s a system made up of detention layers. In order to make the system work you typically begin with a subbase spanning down anywhere from 2’-4’ feet. Layers of varying aggregate sizes are compacted with approximately 15-40% in voids for the water to flow through each layer to seep right back into the ground. Once the subbase has been installed porous (open graded) binder is placed and then the top course is placed. What makes the top course so different from your typical HMA, is not only the design mix, but the special liquid asphalt and the addition of fibers which makes the material not only porous but highly durable as well.
Over the past year, we have seen an increase in the use of Porous Asphalt due to the increased building density and a decrease in available open space for water mitigation measures and we expect to see an increase in these type of projects for years to come.
Quality, sustainability and solutions- Porous Pavement does it all!
Rocco Circosta, Peckham Materials Corp.
In September, 2016 NYS DOT needed a cost friendly, yet sustainable solution to two tandem lots, they turned to Reclamation LLC to restructure their lots in Spring Valley, NY. We went out and visually inspected the area, and our state of the art lab created the perfect mix design to be able to withstand not only a new Park and Ride, but another tandem lot. With Brian DiBoyce at the helm on behalf of NYS DOT, we were able to reclaim and pave one 4,000sqyd Park and Ride and a 16,000sqyd Tandem lot. The NYS DOT was so satisfied with the end result they plan to do more reclamation!
Charlie Jones, Reclamation LLC
This month’s edition of New England Construction features an asphalt stabilization project completed by Reclamation, LLC in the summer of 2014. The Town of Becket Highway Department located in Massachusetts, were searching for a cost-effective method to fix a badly deteriorated section of Wade Inn Road. Unexpected high levels of truck traffic had exacerbated the normal wear of the aging roadway, and the town needed to rebuild it on a budget. They decided to take a chance on full-depth reclamation with asphalt stabilization, a process that had not previously been a part of their construction processes for roadway repair.
Reclamation, LLC, with our decades of stabilization experience, was fortunate enough to be the low bidder on this pilot project. We took samples from the deteriorated roadway and ran lab analysis’s to develop the correct mix design. We then got to work by reclaiming the road, adding asphalt emulsion to the old reclaimed roadway and placing it back where the former roadway once existed. After final grading and compaction were completed, the mix was left to cure for a week. Once cured the road was overlaid with binder and top by our longtime customer, DelSignore Blacktop Paving. As the article shows, the finished product more than met the Town’s expectations, and is expected to continue to be an important part of their maintenance program in the future.
Emilie Simoneau, Reclamation, LLC
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The employees and management of Peckham Industries all share a commitment to each other that each person who works for the company will go home as healthy as they arrived at work in the morning. That sometimes can be a difficult goal to achieve, and that goal requires a lot of effort to reach. We work in an industry that can be very dangerous. Between crushing stone, making hot mix asphalt, paving roads and performing all forms of highway maintenance we are constantly in the presence of potential hazards. We are exposed to heavy equipment, potentially dangerous electrical and mechanical power, traffic and many other hazards on a daily basis. Our safety group is constantly monitoring, tracking, auditing and correcting safety and safety deficiencies.
To maintain a proactive approach of being S.A.F.E. (Staying Accident Free Everywhere), during the non-production months of January through March we do extensive safety training. The training goes on for multiple weeks at many different locations. All of our employees go through these training sessions, which can sometimes be very tedious. The training includes MSHA, OSHA, electrical safety, confined space, driver and hazard communication training and many other training subcomponents. There are so many elements that go into training and safety awareness. In the end, the safety training and management are all aimed at that one goal: to make sure that we all go home from work safe and healthy. We all strive each and every day to achieve this goal and cannot be prouder of our employees who go the extra mile each day to achieve safety success!
Joe Wildermuth, Peckham Industries Inc.
Peckham Materials has successfully added elastormeric polymer to our CMS-2 emulsion. The revamped cold mix emulsion, CMS-2P, is used in cold mix paving with our pugmill and conventional paver process. With the addition of the polymer, Peckham Materials Corp. can now offer the benefits of a flexible pavement, all while gaining the added strength and stability of the polymer. This follows the polymer modification trend that we are seeing nationally in hot mix pavements to create a better mix.
The cost impact as compared to a conventional CMS-2 emulsion is minimal and the benefits are maximum. The pugmill combined with a conventional paver has proven to be a very viable way deliver the cold mix material. Cold mix material is mixed through our pugmill and then loaded into trucks. There is little to no residue left in the body of the trucks! Once the pugmill mixed material is on the job site, it is placed using a conventional hot mix paver. This provides the smoothest road possible and allows us to increase the production rate of material by up to 50%, thus reducing the cost to the customer.
We discovered an additional benefit while working with CMS-2P. The polymer modified mix proved to set quicker than a conventional CMS-2 emulsion produced mix thus allowing placement in more diverse locations and in less than ideal weather conditions. Tried and true CMS-2P is paving the way for the future of emulsions. We look forward to discussing this new product with you and we are confident of its success!
Kevin McCarthy, Peckham Materials Corp.