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National Center for Asphalt Technology turns 25

Posted By Equipment World Staff On August 16, 2011 @ 10:01 pm In Industry Briefs | No Comments

The National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University is celebrating its 25th anniversary [1].

During a special ceremony, 18 individuals were inducted into the new NCAT Wall of Honor in recognition of their dedication to fulfilling NCAT’s mission, according to the National Asphalt Pavement Association [2]‘s (NAPA) Action News e-newsletter [2].

About 100 members of the NCAT family attended the anniversary events. Wall of Honor members received individual plaques featuring a carved portrait and a short statement of their contributions to NCAT, according to Action News.

In the mid-80s, a research center was envisioned. This center was envisioned as a place that would advance pavement technologies, improve asphalt pavement performance under increasing traffic loads and a place where necessary training for pavement engineers and technicians to help move new technologies from the laboratory into every-day practice could be done, according to NCAT history.

The NAPA Research and Education Foundation made this vision a reality in 1986 when it formed a partnership with Auburn University to establish the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT). Twenty-five years later, NCAT celebrates this milestone anniversary with the numerous research and outreach accomplishments NAPA anticipated and with many more possibilities to help the industry grow.

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[1] celebrating its 25th anniversary: http://www.ncat.us/newsroom/25-anniversary.html

[2] ational Asphalt Pavement Association: http://www.naylornetwork.com/NAP-nwl/printFriendly-v6.asp?issueID=22200

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