Paving the Future

    2019 Utah Asphalt Conference

    Recent Events / March 19, 2019

    2019 Utah Asphalt Conference

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    To many, the UAC may just be another conference, another day on the job, yet, for those that attended, it was a real opportunity to improve and be better. The goal of the conference was not just to learn something, but to contribute something by engaging in UAPA. The challenge was made to not get better just because it is a good idea, but because, as an industry, we have to. The majority of the road infrastructure in Utah belongs to us. We own it. We build it. We maintain and preserve it. Getting better is imperative, and for those that joined us for two days this past February came away with the tool to be better and do better.

    Black & Gold Sponsors

    Black & Silver Sponsors

    Black & Bronze Sponsors ​

    Mountain States Asphalt Paving, Inc.

    Asphalt Materials

    Cate Equipment Company

    All State Material Group

    Ingevity, Inc.

    Double D Distribution


    UAPA Reception & Annual Industry Dinner Sponsor​

    Registration Sponsors​

    Break Sponsors​

    Cutler Repaving Inc.

    Lanyard Sponsor​

    Granite Construction, Inc.

    For the attendees of our conference, visiting with our vendors is an integral part of the experience. We are fortunate in that our show always has a great turn out. It’s a great place to learn about new methodologies in the industry, see new products and equipment, and network with colleagues and friends.

    2019 Utah Asphalt Conference Vendors

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    We were fortunate to have the Highway Administration’s Field Lab at this year’s conference. The Field Lab has been touring the country, giving demonstrations and dispensing valuable information.

    Highway Administration’s Field Lab

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    Ty Bennet:

    “When you tell people what they want to hear, you become popular; When you tell people what they need to hear, you become relevant.”
    Ty Bennet

    When Ty was 21, he and his brother Scott started a business in direct sales which they built to over $20 Million in annual revenue while still in their twenties. After selling that business, Ty founded The Leadership Inc. Institute which partners with companies to enhance their leadership development. He has been featured in the Top 40 Under 40 and recently as one of the 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs in Utah.

    Based on his book, The Power of Influence, Ty shared his philosophies, down-to-earth examples, and tools for increasing influence and connection with colleagues and with clients.

    Dale Murphy:

    “You don’t usually get treated unfairly. You usually get what you deserve.”
    Dale Murphy

    Dale Murphy is a former American baseball player. During an 18-year baseball career in Major League Baseball, he played as an outfielder, catcher, and first baseman for three teams, but is best noted for his time with the Atlanta Braves. In MLB’s National League, Murphy won consecutive Most Valuable Player awards, the Silver Slugger Award for four straight years, and the Gold Glove Award for five straight years. He is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame, Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, and World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame.

    For 30+ years, Dale has traveled the country speaking to businesses and a variety of other groups, inspiring them with his messages about Major League Leadership Skills, Facing Challenge to Create a Thriving Culture, Taking Risks and Fighting Indecision, and much more.

    Wesley Ruff:

    “Statistically you will lose more than you win, but, don’t lose the lesson.”
    Wesley Ruff

    Wesley Ruff is the ABC 4 Sports Director. He is a five-time winner (1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008) of the Utah Sportscaster of the Year award, as voted by the sportscasters and sportswriters in the state of Utah. Ruff was also named the Bill Howard Golf Citizen of the Year by the Utah Section PGA in both 2000 and 2006.


    Ruff is a dedicated public service volunteer and is a frequent spokesperson for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He has also hosted the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon since 1995. Additionally, Ruff is proud of the money raised from Beat the Pro event, which began in 1991.

    Rick Lewis:

    Rick Lewis is a highly accomplished actor, comedian and circus performer. A self-proclaimed professional misbehaver and accidental sociologist, Rick Lewis currently presents his unique combination of entertainment, social commentary, and practical guidance for change to corporations, associations and educational institutions across North America.


    The theme of excellence is approached from a refreshing perspective. Rick uses his training as a performer and comedian to captivate and delight audiences.


    The annual UAPA conference also presents a celebrated venue for the presentation of our industry’s awards of excellence.

    2019 Utah Asphalt Conference Awards

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