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Excellence in the Asphalt Industry Celebrated at OAPC’s 2019 Fall Asphalt Seminar

05 DEC 2019

2019 Bleeds Black Award Recipient: Peter Gamble General Manager, Operations, Dufferin Construction Company

L-R: OAPC Chair Rick Logozzo, Peter Gamble, General Manager, Operations, Dufferin Construction Company, Peter Hamstra, Distric Manager, Southwest Ontario, Dufferin Construction Company

2019 Trillium Award Winners: Coco Paving Inc. Boyce, Kemptville and St. Catharine's Asphalt Plants

L-R: Mike Deckert, Chair, OAPC Plant & Paving Committee, Coco Paving Inc: Rick Logozzo, Taylor Lefebre, Oussama Ibrahim, Kirby Cuellar, Mark Carscadden,  and Kyle Martin, OAPC Plant & Paving Committee

2019 Trillium Award Recertifications: Miller Paving Limited’s Elora, Mt. Forest, Clinton, Port Colbourn, New Liskeard, Sydenham, Millam and Whitby Asphalt Plants 







L-R Mike Deckert,  Chair, OAPC Plant & Paving Committee, Miller Paving Limited: Justin Baxter, Jeff Morley, Eric Clarkson, Jason Cosby, Jamie Simser, Amanda Swan and Kyle Martin,  OAPC Plant & Paving Committee

2019 Trillium Award Recertifications: R.W. Tomlinson Limited’s , Moodie, Stittsville, Rideau and Portable Asphalt Plants

L-R Mike Deckert,  Chair, OAPC Plant & Paving Committee, R.W. Tomlinson Limited: Ivan Levac and Kyle Martin,  OAPC Plant & Paving Committee

For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019

Excellence in the Asphalt Industry Celebrated at OAPC’s 2019 Fall Asphalt Seminar

Mississauga, ON – The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council recognized the best of the best in the asphalt industry at its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar, Finding a Better Approach – Getting Paving Right in Ontario, held on December 5th at the Universal Eventspace Conference and Event Centre in Vaughan. Over 350 industry leaders and stakeholders attended this year’s event. Three asphalt plants received the 2019 Trillium Awards and 17 plants were recertified. Trillium-awarded plants may recertify for the award every three years.

The Trillium Awards were introduced in 2002. Recipients meet exceptionally high standards in seven categories which are appearance, operations, environmental, safety, permitting and compliance, community relations and industry participation. The OAPC was pleased to present the Trillium Award to Coco Paving Inc.’s Boyce, Kemptville, and St. Catharine’s asphalt plants as well as the three-year Trillium recertification awards to Coco Paving Inc.’s Belleville, London, and Wolfedale asphalt plants, Miller Paving Limited’s Elora, Mt. Forest, Clinton, Port Colbourn, New Liskeard, Sydenham, Millam, Whitby,  asphalt plants and R.W. Tomlinson Limited’s, Moodie, Stittsville, Rideau and portable asphalt plants.

“To date, 82 plants have earned the Trillium Award and since the inception of the Trillium Awards, 100 award recertifications have been issued. That speaks highly of our members and Ontario’s asphalt industry,” said OAPC Plant and Paving Committee Chair and Vice President of FLO Components, Mike Deckert. “It is our goal to have all member plants Trillium-awarded by 2021 and we are making great strides in achieving that goal.”

Also presented at the seminar was the Bleeds Black Award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and passion to the continual improvement of asphalt throughout their career. The 2019 Bleeds Black Award recipient is Peter Gamble, General Manager, Operations for the Dufferin Construction Company. Mr. Gamble started his career over 40 years ago on a paving crew and worked his way through the ranks to foreman, superintendent and eventually General Manager of Operations at Dufferin Construction. Ontario’s asphalt industry has benefited from his knowledge and desire to produce high quality pavements. This is evidenced by the many times he has been approached by industry partners to share his insights and opinions.

 The inception of this award is credited to a past OAPC director who in 2012 described an individual and said, “his passion and commitment for all things asphalt is so great that when cut, he bleeds black.”

OAPC congratulates this year’s award winners and heartily thanks them for their passion and commitment to quality asphalt pavements.

For more information contact Abigail Wright Pereira, ORBA Director, Marketing & Communications,

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