The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) has moved into its new offices in Greenbelt, Maryland. The headquarters were designed to support greater collaboration between NAPA staff and member committees and task groups, as well as enhance the quality of NAPA webinars and educational activities through its expanded meeting spaces and advanced teleconferencing capabilities.
“This move is part of NAPA’s efforts to increase its operational efficiencies and strengthen its effectiveness,” said NAPA President & CEO Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E. in a press release. “We are making significant improvements in information technology for the association, and this new space supports those efforts. The asphalt pavement industry is always evolving to meet America’s needs for high-performing pavements, and we too, as an association, must innovate to meet the industry’s challenges and needs.”
“This state-of-the-art facility is built with the industry in mind,” said NAPA Chairman John Harper, Senior Vice President of Construction Partners Inc. in Dothan, Ala. “The improved technological infrastructure, as well as the convenient location, will boost how NAPA staff connects with the association’s members nationwide.”
“From Greenbelt, NAPA is just minutes away from Capitol Hill and federal agencies, as well as our partner associations in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia,” said NAPA Second Vice Chair Jim Mitchell, President of Superior Paving Corp. in Gainesville, Va., and leader of the task group overseeing the NAPA headquarters project. “The space itself was designed to reflect the industry. The project architects incorporated materials and elements that reflect the materials used by the industry, as well as asphalt pavement production through to the placement of asphalt roads.”