Insights

Our experts share their thoughts on asphalt sustainability, innovation, safety and creating a culture of care.

Harmonizing the Hallmarks of Sustainable Pavements

In many sectors, including the asphalt pavement industry, sustainable materials are coming into play and are at the top of everyone’s agenda. Recycled asphalt pavement and shingles (RAP/RAS), waste tire rubber (WTR), plastics, glass – many scrap products find viable end uses in pavements. But focusing on materials alone is…

Answering the Call: Where Roofing and Sustainability Meet

It’s what’s inside that counts. The quality of a shingle is only as good as the materials it’s composed of — and shingle manufacturers have been put on notice. More accountability is being demanded of the roofing industry, with an emphasis on expanding sustainability measures. For more than two decades,…

From Black to Green: Polyco’s Sustainability Journey

To me, building a sustainable infrastructure is a moral obligation. For the foreseeable future, humans will need roofs for shelter and roads for transportation. Asphalt is a core (albeit overlooked) ingredient in both instances. However, the general public has a narrow view of what asphalt is, how it’s used, and…

Meet the Team – Kaylea LaBee

Polyco’s Supply Chain Manager, Kaylea LaBee, is a dedicated problem-solver who thrives on new challenges. Starting as an assistant in 2014, Kaylea moved into customer service before recently transitioning to head up Polyco’s supply chain operations. We spoke with her about her evolving career, the excitement of bringing a fresh…

Good Binders Make RAP and RAS Better

As more DOT specifications call for increased percentages of recycled materials in asphalt hot mix, many still need to be convinced about the performance of pavements paved with RAP and/or RAS. Additionally, there’s confusion over the environmental and financial impact of using recycled materials. These are all valid concerns.  However,…

Paving the Way for Sustainable Streets in Fort Worth

We recently partnered with Texas Materials (formerly TexasBit) to pave city streets in downtown Fort Worth using their multi-purpose asphaltic concrete, MAC Mix. The project resulted in a dense graded ARHM with a smooth, dark finish — but the kicker here is that the asphalt mix included up to 11%…

Meet the Team – Kevin Bush

Polyco’s EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) Manager, Kevin Bush, is a hard worker who cares about his community and doing things right. That’s why he became an Eagle Scout in his youth and why he’s spent over two decades of his professional career dedicated to increasing responsibility in industrial settings.…

Building Better Pavements in Texas since 2014

Attending TXAPA’s Annual Meeting this week inspired us to reflect on our impact in the state. For almost a decade, our signature asphalt modifier, SigmaBond (which is manufactured righthere in Texas), has improved the longevity of pavements with qualities that enhanceperformance across the state’s unique regions. Join us as we…

Meet the Team – Ismael Dominguez

As an Operations Supervisor, Ismael Dominguez's role is pivotal in the daily operations of the Ennis facility. His responsibilities extend to meticulously crafting plans and procedures that govern the plant's operations. With a decade of unwavering commitment to Polyco, he's seen the company evolve and grow, and his journey within…