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P.R. Parker Company to conduct Asphaltic Surface Treatment demo at Louisiana Tech University

Louisiana Tech University

RUSTON, La - Over 200 engineers and civic leaders have been invited to Louisiana Tech University for an exclusive on-site demonstration of Asphaltic Surface Treatment technology, conducted by P.R. Parker Company, Inc. of Shreveport.

The demonstration will take place on August 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Joe Aillet Stadium in front of the Argent Pavilion.

"Every dollar spent on pavement preservation using Asphaltic Surface Treatment technology today will save taxpayers approximately ten dollars in pavement rehabilitation in the future," says Phillip Parker of P.R. Parker Company, Inc.

Asphaltic Surface Treatment (AST), also known in the industry as "Chip Seal," has been used since the early 1900s as a reliable method for surfacing and protecting the expensive base and sub-grade of pavement structures from the harmful infiltration of water, while also providing a smooth and even driving surface.

The AST demonstration will also serve to promote and improve the use of AST in Louisiana, and to provide attendees with opportunities to interact and network with industry experts.

"Texas DOT, counties and towns have been successfully using and developing Asphaltic Surface Treatment technology as a major part of their highway and street programs for many years," says Parker. "As construction costs continue to rise, we hope to see Louisiana expand the use of this proven cost-saving technology as well."

In addition to P.R. Parker Company, the demonstration is being presented by Big River Industries (Erwinville, LA), Blount Bros. Construction, Inc. (Shreveport, LA), Davison Transportation Services (Ruston, LA), Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions (Vicksburg, MS), Martin Marietta Materials (Malvern, AR), Pelican Refining Company (Channelview, TX), Stars & Stripes Traffic Systems (Alexandria, LA), Terral River Service (Tallulah, LA), TXI Operations (Streetman, TX), and Wright Asphalt Products (Houston, TX).

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For more information about the AST demonstration, contact Richard Smith of P.R. Parker Company, Inc. at (318) 525-0704.

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