The Price is Right

Richard Bowman leads the three-stage process with a preheater, which heats the asphalt to 360° F. Photos: City of Akron, Ohio

Project Supervisor Bernard Varner and Highway Maintenance Superintendent Steve Batdorf examine the machines that were custom-built and delivered to Akron in June 2009. The bureau began using the system by the end of the month.

Representatives of AFSCME Local 1360 were willing to work with the bureau, agreeing to select current employees who were interested in being involved in the new venture.

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