Affiliations & Awards
Quality in Construction Award (Kentucky) awarded in 2015 by NAPA
The Allen Company, Inc. was awarded in 2015 for work on I-75 in Madison County. The company milled and resurfaced 140 lane-miles of the road, completing the project in four phases over two paving seasons. It performed some work at night to minimize impact to the traveling public. The company incorporated RAP.
“The asphalt pavement industry is committed to building quality pavements that deliver high performance and drivability to the public,” said Michael Cote, NAPA 2015 Chairman. “All contractor’s projects earning a Quality in Construction Award are measured against industry best practices designed to live up to our promise. I’m honored to say that, in earning a 2015 QIC Award contractors have met or exceeded these rigorous standards.”
The Allen Company are proud members of the following organizations:
The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association
Based in Frankfort, Kentucky, the Kentucky Crushed Stone Association was established in 1944 and today has more than 100 members. The non-profit organization promotes quality within the aggregates industry throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky, while supporting its members with insurance programs, including health, life, disability, and worker’s compensation. Through support of its membership, the KCSA annually funds $20,000 in scholarships to deserving students. The association takes pride in partnerships it has developed with higher education institutions to promote a broad range of occupations involved in the industry and the development of programs that will draw new blood into this vocation. One such partnership is with the University of Kentucky through its Mining Engineering Program.
PAIKY – The Plantmix Asphalt Industry of KY
As the industry grew in Kentucky, it became clear that an organization to represent the best interests of plant mixed asphalt was needed. On the 20th day of March, 1938, Secretary of State Charles D. Arnett authorized and empowered the Plantmix Asphalt Industry of Kentucky (PAIKY) to do business as a Corporation. Under the Articles of Incorporation, the organization’s purpose was the following:
- Disseminate information concerning the plant mixed asphalt industry
- Eliminate and minimize abuses to the industry
- Have the business conducted on legitimate lines maintaining a high standard of education among its members and the general public with respect to the scientific and practical features of the Plantmix Asphalt Industry.
- Afford representation before government agencies and bodies to assist in the enactment and enforcement of laws and regulations which shall deal justly and equitably with the industry, and
- Do business in such a way that the product of the industry shall continue to be the most enduring type of material for street and road building purposes.
The Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors
The KAHC provides the following services: Industrial relations services include representation in prevailing wage determinations, safety standards, and employer/employee relations, both union and non-union. Government Relations include maintaining close liaison with the General Assembly, Federal Highway Administration, Kentucky Department of Highways, etc., to keep the membership informed of actions that could impact our industry. Database and Directory services include compilation of a classified directory of Members and Associates is published annually and a detailed data base is maintained on all work orders issued by KDOH. This file covers a period of nearly 40 years. A group health, life, accident, and disability insurance program is available. Additionally a workers’ compensation self-insurance program is available. And training is provided with a wide range of seminars are lanned each year to provide assistance in complying with governmental requirements and in staying competitive in a rapidly changing field.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association
The National Asphalt Pavement Association is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt pavement material producer and paving contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to answer questions about environmental issues and to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The Association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members, and supplies technical information to users and specifiers of paving materials. The Association, which counts nearly 1,200 companies as its members, was founded in 1955.
What does NAPA do? NAPA’s staff consists of professionals ready to help its members learn the latest technology, understand environmental issues, gain market share, and receive training. NAPA is the most valuable resource in the asphalt pavement industry.
Commerce Lexington – Chamber of Commerce
Commerce Lexington Inc. was named “Chamber of the Year” in the large chamber category (Category 4) during the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) annual convention in Savannah, Georgia. Commerce Lexington Inc. was formed in January 2004 with the merger of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Lexington United, and the Lexington Partnership for Workforce Development. Commerce Lexington Inc. seeks to promote economic development, job creation, and overall business growth in Lexington and its neighboring communities, while strengthening its existing businesses through the many programs and services that the organization offers. It was created to provide more continuity and enhanced focus in the areas of business, economic development, and workforce development.