News from Peckham

The Best Consumer is the Educated Consumer

On March 29, 2017 we hosted a pavement seminar for local Westchester County and Putnam County Highway Superintendents with the help of presenters Bruce Barkevich of New York Construction Materials Association, Patrick Keirnan of Advanced Testing and Thomas Baird of Barton & Loguidice. We had a great turn out and were able to update everyone on the most current asphalt products and best practice procedures.

We covered topics such as Warm Mix, Superpave, testing procedures, and porous pavement during the presentation at the Mt. Kisco Holiday Inn.  A lot of great questions were asked and Municipal personnel got a lot of insight on the technical side of the materials and procedures. Our goal was to help bridge the science of materials and field placement practices. The end result was we were able bridge the gap helping municipalities create better roads with extended service life.

Gary Metcalf, Peckham Industries Inc.

We are now offering convenient electronic invoicing saving time and trees

Just in time for Earth Day we’ve unveiled our new electronic invoicing service! By sending out electronic invoices we conveniently deliver invoices right to your inbox and save roughly 9 trees a year. You can sign up for electronic invoicing through our customer portal Peckham Customer Portal, just click the register button and follow the onscreen directions if you aren’t already signed up for the portal. You can also use the customer portal to retrieve tickets, invoices, run statements as well as reports.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email or call Donna Marques at 914-949-2000 x 446.

Service First, Sales Second

Take a look at our service oriented, super sellers outside of our Dutchess Quarry meeting facility located in Pleasant Valley!  Keep up the great work, Sales Force!

Advocating on Advocacy Day

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!

To Learn the Importance of Advocacy Day Click Here!

Joe Wildermuth, Peckham Industries Inc.

Byram Pours into Yonkers, NY to Help With Their Downtown Revitalization

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

Peckham Materials Goes Above And Beyond to Keep “Crushing It”

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:

Peter Simoneau, Peckham Materials Corp.

America’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card is out! Did Our Roads Make the Grade?

Take a look at the 2017 roads report complied by the American Society of Civil Engineers. All across our nation, our infrastructure is drastically declining, in turn compromising our safety, and costing the tax payers more time and money than it would be to invest in our infrastructure. Help take action, now, by using the links below!


Westchester County plans to drain away flooding issues with Porous Pavement

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.

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