The Walker Company Hosts Congressmen Massie and Barr

On Monday, September 23rd, The Walker Company hosted Congressmen Andy Barr and Thomas Massie at their asphalt plant in Mt. Sterling, KY. This was a great opportunity for The Walker Company, industry representatives, local politicians, KYTC personnel and the two Congressmen to discuss transportation issues.

The Walker Company Hosts Thomas Massie and Andy Barr

The Walker Company President Arthur E. Walker II kicked off the plant tour by welcoming everyone and explained the history and an overview of the company. Mr Walker noted this year, 2013, is The Walker Company’s 80th Anniversary. PAIKY Executive Director Brian Wood spoke about the history of the association and what the membership means to Kentucky’s economy. The Walker Company Executive Vice-President Art Walker III touched on national issues including the State of the Highway Trust Fund and the implementation of MAP-21.

Following Mr. Walker III, Congressmen Thomas Massie (House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Member) and Andy Barr both spoke about the challenges in Washington and agreed that our nations roads and bridges are in need of more adequate funding. They also spoke on how Congress needs to act on the current infrastructure funding sources due to higher fuel mileage vehicles.
Last, The Walker Company Vice-President Bryce Walker described the company’s asphalt plant operation, the stock piles of aggregates and recycled asphalt pavement around the property and the “green” initiatives of the asphalt industry.

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