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Soggy Spring Makes Construction Start Difficult

The combination of a very wet fall, near record snows and the late arrival of spring with record-breaking rainfall has hindered progress for the start of this year’s construction season.  Pressured with one of the larger backlogs that we have seen in several years, our project managers struggled to get the work started and completed due to...

Asphalt Producers and Contractors are Dealing with Fluctuating Oil Prices

? The sticker shock felt by all of us at the gas pump due to high oil price fluctuations is equally or more shocking to asphalt producers and contractors. The overall effect is exaggerated in the fact that not only is the cost of the material directly impacted; the cost to produce, deliver and install...

Divisions Review Trailer Safety as Part of the Weekly Tool Box Talk

At right are members of the Rochester NY Division reviewing trailering safety as part of the weekly toolbox talk.  Derek Endres, the General Superintendent says “We do a lot of trailering of our equipment and we can’t be too careful about trailering safety”. As part of the demonstration, Derek completed a sample “walk-around” to identify all...

Chapel Hill Country Club Featured on YouTube

Our latest YouTube video features Ruston Paving performing the full depth reclamation (FDR) process from start to finish. Chapel Hill Country Club located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina reconnected with Ruston Paving for another project after working closely with us during the reconstruction of their parking areas two years ago. A bank of 4 tennis courts were...

Crossroads Plaza – Cary, NC

Shown here is Art Metcalf digging with the rubber tire excavator and loading the spoils into Ronnie Street’s Peterbilt dump truck. This was the second day of a four-day job completing asphalt repairs for Crossroads Plaza in Cary, NC. In 2006, we completed a large parking lot reconfiguration job at the plaza and they have had us...

Carolina Outreach – Durham, NC

Phase II of the Carolina Outreach Project is depicted above.  Carolina Outreach provides mental health services to children with mental disorders and their families. It is at the old movie theatre site, just north of South Square, on Durham Chapel Hill Blvd. This project was an existing facility that has been in use while we...

Wood Chapel Subdivision – Durham, NC

Mick Lougee is shown here operating the Wirtgen WR2400 with Macario Ruiz guiding him around the stringline that is set up for the concrete curb and gutter that will line the edge of this new road. The general contractor has been trying unsuccessfully over the past several months to get the subgrade to pass so they could install...

North Medical Center – Syracuse, NY

If you get a chance to drive by North Medical Center in North Syracuse today, you’ll be able to see our Syracuse crews in action.  Pictured above is our paving crew getting started on some parking lot improvements to the west end of Bank Plaza at North Medical Center.  We’re planning to install a 21,000 SF asphalt overlay, install...

Touch-A-Truck Show Raises Over $10,000

Ruston Paving recently received a wonderful thank you letter from the BSA Troop #39 event chairperson for our participation in the 2011 Touch-A-Truck show.  The fundraiser was a huge success and was able to raise over $10,000 for the N.C. Children’s Hospital’s Promise Grant Program and Boy Scout Troop #39.  We were proud to be a part...

Regional Running Track Featured in Durham News

Recently on May 6th, 2011, the Herald Sun featured the Durham County Memorial Stadium in an article.  Ruston Paving was contracted in 2009 for Phase 2 of the stadium improvement project.  During  the initial mobilization for this phase,  Ruston Paving paved the asphalt track and a new rubberized running surface was installed. “This will be the best facility that most of the kids will...