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Legacy Infrastructure Group Joins NAPA’s The Road Forward, Supporting a Vision for Net Zero Asphalt Pavements

KANSAS CITY, MO — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) welcomes Legacy Infrastructure Group as a partner in The Road Forward, an industry-wide vision for sustainable communities and commerce. This strategic partnership propels forward-thinking efforts to engage, educate, and empower the asphalt sector toward achieving the net zero carbon emission of asphalt pavements by 2050.

Reflecting on the partnership, Trey Bowen, CEO of Legacy Infrastructure Group, said, “We are dedicated to not only delivering high-quality asphalt solutions, but also leaving a lasting positive impact on the environment. We’ve embraced these ideas for decades and look forward to formally working with peers across the country to share best practices and promote responsible infrastructure.”

Legacy Infrastructure Group is the parent company of two long-time NAPA members. Haskell Lemon Construction Co., headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, joined NAPA in 1956, while Superior Bowen Asphalt Co., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, joined NAPA in 1980. The two companies came together as Legacy Infrastructure Group in 2022. Both have a long history of volunteer leadership in NAPA.

Currently, Amanda Mohr, President of Superior Bowen, sits on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Asphalt Technology at Auburn University and NAPA’s Committee for Asphalt Research & Technology.

Jay Lemon, President of Haskell Lemon, is NAPA’s Second Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and serves on numerous committees and the Board of Directors of the NAPA Research & Education Foundation. Additionally, Lemon served on the Climate Stewardship Task Force, which developed The Road Forward.

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Alongside Lemon, Jennifer Breuer, Vice President of Quality and Materials at Superior Bowen, will steer Legacy Infrastructure Group’s engagement with The Road Forward. With degrees in geology, geophysics, and geological engineering, Breuer has dedicated a quarter century to augmenting Superior Bowen’s operational and asphalt mix design capabilities. A pivotal figure in establishing Construction Materials Testing Group, one of the Midwest’s most advanced performance testing companies, Breuer continues to impart her expertise on research boards throughout the country.

“Embracing The Road Forward is more than an initiative; it's our responsibility to future generations,” Breuer said. "We're not just reducing emissions; we're elevating industry standards and fostering a culture of sustainability that transcends our company and touches every road we shape.”

“Haskell Lemon and Superior Bowen have demonstrated long-standing leadership in NAPA and the asphalt pavement industry. Their combined strength as Legacy Infrastructure Group brings vast knowledge and experience to The Road Forward,” NAPA President & CEO Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., PE said. “Their leadership and commitment will help us collectively advance technologies, products, and processes to reach the initiative’s vision.”  

The Road Forward brings together the entire U.S. asphalt community to conduct research, implementation, and ongoing education. The Road Forward Partners are NAPA members that actively support this work through financial contributions, leadership, and expertise.

New for 2024, NAPA is also offering opportunities for nonprofit organizations, such as like-minded associations, to support the industry-wide effort. Additionally, agencies are invited to join at no cost to bring their voices to this innovation lab.

The new tiered program invites all stakeholders to the table to collectively propel the vision toward net zero. The enrollment period, which occurs annually, is open through August 30.

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