Announcement of NMDOT Chapter Formation

August 21, 2014

Tom Church: DOT Cabinet Secretary

State Transportation Commission:   Ken White D1, David Sepich D2, Chairman Pete Rahn D3,  Ronald Schmeits D4, Butch Mathews D5, and Jackson Gibson D6


Re: New Mexico Chapter of American Concrete Pavement Association (NM-ACPA)

       Presented at Commission meeting Gallup NM


The contractors and cement companies listed below are pleased to announce the formation of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (NM-ACPA) as an affiliate of the American Concrete Pavement Association.


In the near term and beginning immediately, this Chapter through its members will represent the concrete paving industry in the NMDOT implementation of the Commission Policy CP-91 Alternate Bidding for Pavement Type Selection adopted in December 2013.  In the long term the Chapter will work collaboratively with NMDOT for continuous improvement of quality and value in project delivery, design, construction, and maintenance of concrete pavement in New Mexico.


The Chapter affiliation with ACPA (National) is a major benefit to NMDOT and NM-ACPA members, as ACPA is the largest repository of concrete paving resources, including technical and best practice resources available in design, software, construction and maintenance.


In an August 6th letter to Governor Martinez copied to Tom Church, Pete Rahn and Ken White, Enrique Escalante, President and CEO of GCC of America thanked the New Mexico Transportation policy leadership team for the adoption of Commission policy CP 91, Alternate Bidding for Pavement Type Selection in December 2013, stating:


“We are certain that a comprehensive, consistent and expeditious implementation of CP 91 will benefit the citizens of New Mexico; ultimately developing solid competition between two healthy industries, significantly lowering the life-cycle costs and improving the quality and value of pavements for reconstruction, major rehabilitation and new construction projects provided by both industries in New Mexico.


GCC has spent the better part of the last three years in the specific initiative “Ask NMDOT to Reconsider Concrete Pavement.”  With the unanimous (one abstention by Commissioner Wallach for potential conflict of interest) Commission adoption of CP 91 we take in good faith that the NMDOT policy team has reconsidered and now believes that competition from two healthy industries (asphalt and concrete) for pavement type is a good thing for New Mexico; and that full implementation will be accomplished as quickly as possible.


With this, GCC will now assume a different role; communicating with NMDOT as a member of a concrete pavement industry coalition. GCC has encouraged the formation of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association ….”


Patrick R. Nolan, previously serving as a consultant for GCC in facilitating the GCC Initiative has been named as Organizing and Interim Executive Director for the Chapter.


Current Membership FY2017 (12-13-16); Company & Official Representative   


Paving Contractors                                                                                          Portland Cement Companies

AUI, Albuquerque NM: Adam Triolo                                                         Cemex, Tom Pruitt

Constructors Inc, Carlsbad NM: Ernie Carlson                                       GCC of America, Rick Percival

IHC, Albuquerque NM: Jim Randall                                                          LaFarge-Holcim, Mike Lively                       

K Barnett, Clovis NM: Billy Copeland                                                                       

Kiewit NM, Albuquerque: Chris Frieberg                                                                                

Southwest Concrete Paving, Inc Phoenix AZ: Dave Nuttal


Associate Members                                                                                       

Billingsley Engineering, Las Vegas NM: Consultant, Rod Billingsley

CEI Albuquerque NM: Equipment Manufacturer, Kevin Wentworth

Salt River Materials Group, Farmington, NM: Flyash Supplier Jeff Myers

Western Technologies Inc, Albuquerque, NM: Geo-Tec Engr, Andrew Cuaderes


Categories for Associate member include: Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) Contractor; Roller-Compacted Concrete (RCC) Contractor, Ready-Mix Supplier, Aggregate Producer, Material Hauler; and Specialty Subcontractors such as Saw & Sealing of Joints, Grooving and Grinding, etc.; Consultants, Equipment Manufacturers and Distributors, and other Services.