October 15, 2014

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado–Mesa County-based United Companies has been recognized with the 2010 Hot Mix Asphalt Quality in Production Award from the Colorado Department of Transportation. This statewide award was presented by CDOT Chief Engineer Pam Hutton on February 23 at the Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association’s 17th Annual Best in Colorado Asphalt Pavement Awards Dinner and Program. The event was held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference & Equipment Show.

The award is given to the company that most consistently provides quality materials on Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) projects during the construction season. Accepting the award on behalf of United Companies were Bob Ekstrom, Quality Control Manager, and Mickey Bryan, Laboratory Supervisor. This award is one of the most coveted in the industry and speaks to United Companies’ commitment to quality, stated Tom Peterson, Executive Director, Colorado Asphalt Pavement Association.

United Companies received the award for the category of those producing greater than 20,000 tons of hot mix asphalt but less than 100,000 tons.

The award was established in 2002 by the Colorado Department of Transportation to identify and acknowledge the single asphalt producer who most consistently meets the CDOT specification requirements.The awards program also recognized 16 paving projects as statewide recipients of Best in Colorado awards.