Membership Benefits

Garrett Moore, VDOT Chief Engineer

During tough economic times, many companies are looking to reduce expenses and stretch the dollar.  Becoming a member of the VAA will help companies do just that.  In addition to helping support the Association’s important efforts to increase the use of asphalt mix, a member can expect to benefit from:
 
VAA’s representation at various meetings and conferences within and outside of Virginia.    Information relevant to its members is shared through electronic media, newsletters and personal contacts.  Many times prior to meetings with government entities (i.e. – VDOT, DEQ, etc.), the VAA will seek input from members on issues that are of concern to them.
 
Opportunities to interact with member companies and industry professionals at VAA’s annual Fall Asphalt Conference, which draws over 200 state and local officials and industry representatives.  The fall meeting is jointly hosted with the Virginia Department of Transportation and provides attendees with the latest information on the state’s transportation funding outlook for maintenance and construction as well as the latest asphalt research and specifications that will be applicable to the upcoming year’s paving season.
 
An invitation to the Association’s Annual Meeting where senior company member representatives gather for senior VDOT leadership presentations, planning meetings and strategy sessions in a relaxed atmosphere.  Networking opportunities for member companies make this meeting a must for companies that depend on the asphalt industry for much of their business.
 
Attendance at seminars and workshops that provide educational information on various technical and promotional subjects important to the industry.
 
A listing and description of your company in the Association’s widely disseminated membership directory including an opportunity to advertise your company’s services and products within its pages.  The full directory is now also available online on the VAA web site which allows interested parties to view your company’s information including a link to the company’s web site.
 
The VAA’s  professional staff who have a combined total of over 65 years of experience in all aspects of the asphalt business including pavement and mix designs, field laydown expertise and in the state and federal requirements that impact industry from environmental and safety regulations.
 
Receipt of the Association monthly enewsletter and semi-annual Magazine which keep members up to date on the latest technical information, membership news, VDOT news and environmental and safety alerts. Each publication is distribution to over 500 individuals and offer a great way to advertise your company and reach a large audience in the Virginia Asphalt Indusry.
 
Finally, being a member of the VAA allows your voice to be heard on the matters that are of the utmost importance to you.  Through formal cooperative meetings with VDOT, industry and government work together to solve problems and chart a course for the future.