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ISSA Holds Another Successful Slurry Systems Workshop

Tuesday, February 4, 2020  

The International Slurry Surfacing Association (ISSA) held its annual Slurry Systems Workshop, January 20-23, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. More than 460 contractors, suppliers, and government agencies from 41 states and seven countries came to this premier training event.


Program Chair, Chuck Ingram, Slurry Pavers, Inc., and co-chairs, Stephanie Stewart, Nouryon, and Jason Lampley, Intermountain Slurry Seal, focused on bringing diverse presentations and live demonstrations to the forefront of the Workshop. Presentations included an ISSA award winning project, review, jobsite safety, using Rap in slurry surfacing applications and a presentation on Kentucky’s pavement preservation program. Attendees also heard updates from the Federal Highway Administration, National Center of Asphalt Technology, and the National Center of Pavement Preservation. A live demonstration gave attendees a look into pavement preservation treatments.

 More than 460 were in attendance for the 2020 Slurry Systems Workshop.

Attendees had the opportunity to choose up to two Breakout Sessions to attend which included Micro Surfacing and Slurry Seal, Chip Seal, Crack Fill, Inspection, Technical, or the Advanced Track which was new this year. The Advanced Track was designed for returning attendees and those who were looking for more in-depth presentations. In addition, attendees could attend up to two Group Sessions that included Slurry & Micro Calibration and Record Keeping, Distributor & Chip Spreader Operations & Calibrations, Slurry & Micro Mix Design and Troubleshooting, and Mix Tables. If attendees chose to attend the Mix Tables, they rotated to five different stations covering slurry seal, micro surfacing, laboratory equipment, chip seal, and crack sealants.

New this year, was the ‘Getting Dirty Day’ which was held on Monday, January 20th. This session was open to the first 25 attendees who registered. Attendees had the chance to participate in actual calibration, paver and spreader box set-up, handwork and application techniques, and troubleshooting in the field. They also ended the session by learning proper clean up and storage of the equipment.

 Attendees watch during the Crack Seal demonstration. 

A special ‘Thank You’ to all the sponsors for their contributions and continuous support of the Slurry Systems Workshop. Sponsors included: McAsphalt Industries Limited, Slurry Pavers, Inc., Southwest Slurry Seal, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., Bergkamp Inc, Ingevity, ViaSun Corporation, Talis Construction, American Pavement Preservation, Crafco Inc., E.B. Etnyre & Co., Tymco, VSS Macropaver, Forta Corporation, Geneva Rock Products, GreensBroom, Intermountain Slurry Seal, Maxweel Products, Inc., Nouryon, Paragon Technical Services, Rayner Equipment Systems, Arkema Road Science, Semair, Ultrapave Corporation, Vance Brothers Inc., Western Emulsions, BASF Corporation, and Bearcat Manufacturing.

Mark your calendars for the 2021 Slurry Systems Workshop which will be held in Las Vegas, January 18-21.

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