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What it Takes to Be a Driver for an Asphalt Company

Since we opened for business in 1946, our family-owned and operated company has become the industry leader and company of choice for the maintenance and construction of asphalt surfaces. While some people thrive in an office setting, others do better in a hands-on environment that requires constant human interaction and physical labor. At Bituminous Roadways (BR), we offer positions of both kinds. We want you to find the career that’s right for you and will get you to where you want to go.

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Foreman Positions at Bituminous Roadways, Inc.

Take on a role of leadership at Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) by applying to one of our open foreman positions. We are currently hiring for several foreman jobs, including Paving Foreman, Milling Foreman and Patch Crew Foreman. If you’re interested in playing a vital role in our expanding and hardworking team, this just may be the job opportunity for you.

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Why Quality Equipment is Critical to Asphalt Paving

Quality is a core value at Bituminous Roadways Inc. (BR), and it’s a value that extends to more than just our projects. Purchasing quality equipment and keeping the equipment – our largest capital investment – up and running every day is a critical component of our business. If our equipment isn’t consistently in operating order, our asphalt paving jobs will be delayed, causing frustration from both customers and staff alike.

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What It Takes to Be an Asphalt Laborer

Finding a job that fits your work style is difficult but important. While some people prefer to work independently in an office setting, others thrive in positions requiring more movement and human interaction. If you’re the type of person who prefers a physically active job, consider joining a dependable asphalt paving company.

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What does America Recycles Day and asphalt have in common?

America Recycles Day is scheduled for November 15, 2019. On this day, people will organize events to help educate people on recycling many different household items. However, BR has played an important role in recycling something you can’t find in your home, but what you drive on. Since the early 1970’s, BR has been incorporating recycled asphalt pavement (RAP) into newly produced asphalt mixtures. When mixed with recycled asphalt, the new mixtures can be as high, or even higher, in quality as pavements made of virgin materials. When you look at it this way, it never loses its value. This sustainability practice has many economic, environmental and societal impacts.

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What’s Underneath My Asphalt? And Why is it Important?

“Winter is coming!” The famous words from the Stark family on Game of Thrones, serve as a warning to always be prepared for what is coming. When it comes to asphalt pavements, annual or bi-annual assessments of your pavement assets are a good way to be prepared for future maintenance and/or rehabilitation.

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Safety Tips For Passing Through a Construction Zone

Chances are, if you are in the Twin Cities metro area in the summertime, you will see a Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) truck, or employee performing work on a street or parking lot. Most people are attentive and follow traffic signage and speed restrictions while driving through work zones. Not to mention, there are heavy fines associated with not doing so. However, there is also a danger when walking through or near a construction site. The average person may not be aware of these dangers.

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How is Bituminous Roadways Using GPS Technology to Make Asphalt Paving More Efficient?

The asphalt paving industry is just beginning to get its “foot in the door” when it comes to automated systems. The idea is to take an engineered design or survey of a site and create a working grading plan for a project. From that point, equipment has become smart enough to read these designs and create them in real-time with an operator’s guidance. This technology is called machine control, and it will soon play a major role in every phase of an asphalt paving project, from dirt-work to paving.

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4 Key Benefits of a Mill and Overlay

In 1979, WIRTGEN built their first cold milling machine designed to provide the asphalt paving industry an innovative rehabilitation technique. Based on technology from the mining industry, these machines use dozens of carbide-tipped bits on a fast rotating drum to remove a specified thickness from the surface of an asphalt pavement. With the invention of the milling machine, asphalt contractors can now remove and replace a portion of the asphalt pavement, which has several key benefits.

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How Does BR Work Safe?

Bituminous Roadways, Inc. (BR) has a strong reputation in the asphalt industry. This is because we emphasize quality and safety. At BR, we take safety seriously and are continually improving and updating our safety programs and equipment to ensure we are doing our best to maintain our safe reputation. So, how does BR work safe?

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