As you have seen in our Salute to Heroes Series, we at Sripath Technologies recognize those that have made it possible for our industry to continue to serve its community through the Covid-19 Pandemic. We are proud to see others in our industry doing the same sort of recognition for their transportation personnel. Recently, Associated Asphalt posted “On being deemed essential and rising to the occasion”, a post that recognized that their ability to maintain full capacity throughout this event would not be possible without operating with the social distancing and safety of their employees, contractors, and carriers in mind. “As James Hill, Chief Operating Officer put it, ‘You all represent a bright light in an otherwise cloudy situation and for that, you should smile and stand proud.’”

The post went on to say:

“Rest assured, when you reflect on your individual performance you will have much to be honored by as each of you sacrificed for the collective good,” Hill wrote in a letter to the organization. “It is because of your individual actions that we are collectively able to provide an essential service to our nation.”

Not only did our team rise to the occasion to maintain operations, but they did so in alignment with the continually changing Federal and State guidelines. We worked with our customers, carriers, and suppliers to ensure that our safety priorities were not compromised. Communication and collaboration between our departments and partners has been admirable.

As we look toward the future, we will do so with an unwavering commitment to Paving the Way Forward®. We will continue to play our critical role in our nation’s supply chain and will do so with the health and safety of everyone involved as a top priority.

“While no one can say for certain when the COVID-19 pandemic will end; I am certain it will end and when it does we will rise on the other side as a tested and stronger Associated Asphalt,” says Hill in the closing of his letter.

At Sripath, we recognize the heroes making the ongoing efforts of the asphalt industry possible. We feel that these heroes deserve recognition and gratitude. Thank you to our friends at Associated Asphalt for their example of alignment with our values, and their ongoing support of your heroes.