06.05.

Palmetto Celebrates 30 Years!

Palmetto Corp Celebrates 30 years!

Palmetto Corp. hit another milestone! Last month, we celebrated our 30 year anniversary! It’s beyond humbling to think about where we started as a company and look at where we are today. Our 30 year celebration was all about our dedicated, hard working co-workers and their families. We would not be able to provide the high quality of work we are committed to maintaining without them. It has been a wonderful thirty years, and we look forward to the next thirty! Take a look at the photos from our celebration. A special thanks to Kim Weaver for organizing this great event!

02.16.

SC Asphalt Pavement Association Honors 2016 Quality Pavement Award Recipients

          

               The South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association recently honored winners of the 2016 SCAPA Quality Pavement Awards Program during the 2017 SCAPA Winter Conference at the Marriott in Columbia, SC. Seventeen projects were submitted for consideration this year, and 5 projects were selected for an award.

               The Green Construction Award is awarded to projects which use sustainable materials and practices including but not limited to: reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled asphalt shingles (RAS), warm mix asphalt (WMA), ground tire rubber (GTR), porous asphalt pavements and other environmentally friendly practices.  Banks Construction received the 2016 Green Construction Award winner for their “Summers Corner Project”.  Summers Corner is a new residential development located in Summerville, SC, positioned at the intersection of Highway 61 and Summers Drive.  The roads and alleyways throughout this new neighborhood were all paved sustainably.  The intersection outside of the neighborhood required widening and an overlay, was transformed into a roundabout, and also required that the elevation of Hwy 61 be raised by 2 feet.  Banks met the elevation challenge with a sustainable approach by using compacted recycled asphalt as the base upon which to pave.

                The Innovative Pavement Award is awarded to projects which use asphalt pavements in unique, innovative, or interesting ways.  These pavements include but are not limited to bicycle paths, greenways, cart paths, pond liners, tennis courts, race tracks and airports.  Palmetto Corporation’s “Georgetown Airport Apron Expansion Project” is this year’s Innovative Pavement Award recipient.  While airport paving is not new for the asphalt industry, innovative materials have been created over the years to yield high performance and reduce the need for maintenance sealers. Georgetown Airport’s P601 surface is the first application of fuel resistant asphalt in South Carolina.  Along with fuel resistant benefits, the innovative Performance Graded 82-22 binder will give this mix additional resistance to rutting and fatigue cracking down the road.

                The Project Delivery Award highlights projects that were completed in a timely and efficient manner, and the owner/agency was extremely pleased with the expedited delivery of the project. This year’s recipients are King Asphalt and SC Department of Transportation (SCDOT) District 3 for the Perimeter Road Project in Greenville County. After years of aging and deterioration, Perimeter Road became a reconstruction candidate that required full depth reclamation and an asphalt overlay.  Prior to work, King Asphalt met with SCDOT, Greenville County, City of Greenville and many others to develop a plan to deliver Perimeter Road as quick and efficient as possible, while maintaining access to vital access during peak business hours.

                The Quality Pavement Award recognizes asphalt pavements with exemplary quality.  The nominees for this award are evaluated for outstanding quality control at the plant as well as providing a superb, smooth roadway for the traveling public.  The judges selected two deserving winners for 2016.  SC Highway 133 was the first recipient of the 2016 Quality Pavement Award.  King Asphalt performed the work which was administered by SCDOT District 3. SC Highway 133 is set in upstate SC, adjacent to Lake Keowee. The 11.95-mile project required 10” full depth reclamation and a single lift of Surface Type B.  The 19,000 plus tons of mix had excellent quality data.  King Asphalt provided a superior quality product that yielded a smooth ride which earned it a 2016 Quality Pavement Award.

The second winning project was US Highway 25 in Edgefield and Greenwood Counties. Satterfield Construction Co. performed the work which was administered by SCDOT District 2. The US Highway 25 project spanned 8.6 miles across Edgefield and Greenwood counties. Prior to this project, this section was in poor condition and had severe rutting.  Over 123,000 square yards of variable milling was performed first, followed by 2-foot shoulder widening on each side.  The final riding surface was covered with over 12,000 tons of Surface Type C using the latest paving technologies, which helped ensure a superior ride for the driving public. This project had excellent rideability results and quality data, and received the highest average field evaluation score from the judges.

About SCAPA: SCAPA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the promotion of asphalt pavement. Its membership is comprised of asphalt producers and companies affiliated with the asphalt industry in South Carolina.

 

06.28.

Employee Spotlight

Kim Weaver, Human Resources/EEO Officer

As our Human Resources/EEO Officer, Kim is a wealth of information and a tremendous resource for all of our 350+ employees. We are so lucky to have her on our team!

How long have you been with Palmetto Corp? 

Since August 25, 2015

What is your job title and what are your day to day responsibilities?

Human Resources/EEO Officer. I am responsible for new hire orientation, employee benefits, writing and enforcing company policies, implementing human resources programs and solving performance problems.

What did you do before working at Palmetto Corp?

I worked in the Architectural/Engineering Industry for 12 Years as the Director of Marketing.

What’s your favorite part about your job?

I love working with people, getting to know them and helping them in any way I can.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

When I was a senior in High School, I was the Battalion Commander of my JROTC Class. I almost went into the army.

Who is your hero or someone you look up to?  

My dad. He was a great role model for me growing up and still is today. He worked hard for everything we had. When he lost his job in the coal mines, he went back to school at the age of 40 and got his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

Do you have a favorite sports team?

Being from West Virginia you have to love the WVU Mountaineers!

Tell us about your family. 

My husband, Scott and I have been married for almost 17 years. We have three beautiful children that keep us very busy. Jessica – 14, Andrew – 11 and Allison – 8.

06.14.

Georgetown County Airport Apron Expansion

Earlier this year, Palmetto Corp crews completed a very unique asphalt job – the Georgetown County Airport (KGGE) – Apron Expansion (Phase III). This job called for the placement of 2 lifts for an airplane parking area – the first a P401 with an Axeon PG70-22 polymer modified liquid binder, and the second a P601 with an Axeon PG80-22 polymer modified fuel resistant liquid binder. Palmetto Corp was the first contractor in South Carolina and one of the first 10 in the nation to successfully use the PG82-22 binder.

05.27.

Palmetto Corp Now Offering Reclamation Services

Palmetto Corp is pleased to announce the launch of our new Reclamation Division!

Reclamation is an affordable way to rehabilitate a roadway or parking lot by using existing surface materials. The process takes recycling to a new level and cuts costs on trucking, fuel, equipment, material, waste and time, in turn helping our customers increase their bottom line.

How does it work?
Existing roadway materials are pulverized and mixed with water and cement or asphalt emulsions, then compacted to create a base for the top surface material.

To receive a free estimate on reclamation for your property, or to learn more about this process, email us or call our estimating team at (843) 365-2156.

 

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Palmetto Corp is a fully integrated complete site development and construction company serving central and eastern South Carolina for over 25 years. Services include but are not limited to: asphalt paving and maintenance, concrete, grading, sealcoating, trucking, building renovation, commercial construction and custom home building. Palmetto Corp is a local, established company with three asphalt plants statewide and over 200 employees. Now in our third generation of ownership, we are dedicated to continuing a legacy of greatness.

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3873 Hwy 701 North
Conway SC, 29526

p) 843. 365. 2156
f) 843. 365. 5436
e) kweaver@palmettocorp.net

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