In 1973, Ken Carr and Jerry Starbuck introduced asphalt milling to the United States by importing the Wirtgen Milling Machines from Germany.
During the late 1970's, road and bridge deck milling was performed throughout the United States. It was during this period of time that their method of Hot In-Place Asphalt Recycling was developed.
Highway Rehab. Corp. has over 40 years of experience in both Asphalt Milling and Hot In-Place Asphalt Recycling. In addition to performing the work, Highway Rehab. Corp. manufactures the recycling machines at their facility in Cheektowaga, NY.
History and Economics
Hot In-Place Asphalt Recycling is the oldest recycling discipline with ARRA, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association. When the organization was first formed in 1976, almost all of the members were contractors who performed heater-scarification work. Ken and Jerry were among the founding members of ARRA.
Hot In-Place recycling provides a very low cost maintenance strategy that enables the public works official to effectively re-use existing material.
In a period of rapidly increasing costs and limited funding, Hot In-Place Asphalt Recycling presents the opportunity to spread available dollars over a much greater area. Roadway deterioration can be suspended, pavements preserved and upgraded, and costly reconstruction avoided.