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RAMCA Spring Newsletter 2016

April 2016 Newsletter

Contractor Members Newsletters

Allan Myers
Atlantic Underground, Inc

Blakemore Construction Corporation
Bruce Howard Contracting, Inc.

C.A. Liebert, Inc.
Capital City Services
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Central Contracting Company, Inc.
C. T. Purcell Excavating, Inc.

East River Construction, Inc.

F. G. Pruitt, Inc.

G. L. Howard, Inc.

Henkels & McCoy, Inc.


J. E. Liesfeld Contractor, Inc.

Lee Hy Paving Corporation
Louis Smith Construction Co., Inc.
Lyttle Utilities, Inc.



River City Recycling, LLC
Richard L. Crowder Construction, Inc.
R. J. Smith Construction
Robert M Martin Enterprises (RMM Enterprises)

Slurry Pavers, Inc.
Southers Concrete, Inc.
Sovereign Paving, Inc.
Superior Excavating & Construction

Talley & Armstrong, Inc.
Ty’s Hauling and Paving

Whitehurst Paving Company, Inc.
Willbros T-D Services East

Associate Members

American Paving Fabrics, Inc.
Ashcake Road Landfill
Asphalt Emulsion Industries, LLC
Ayers & Stolte, PC

BB&T Insurance Services
Brown and Brown Insurance

Carter Machinery Co., Inc.
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Cleveland Cement
Concrete Pipe and Precast
Cummins Atlantic, LLC

Draper Aden Associates

Eure Traffic Systems

Ferguson Waterworks

Great Lakes Petroleum

H & E Equipment Services
HD Supply Waterworks


James River Equipment Virginia, LLC

Kaufman & Canoles, PC

LB Waters
LinkBelt Mid Atlantic
Luck Stone Corporation

Martin Marietta Aggregates

Neff Rental


Pirtek West End


Rish Equipment Company
Rush Truck Centers

Safety Consultants of Virginia, Inc.
Sands Anderson, PC
Spivey Pavement Markings

Tabb, Brockenbrough & Ragland, LLC
Timmons Group
TrenchTech, Inc.

United Rentals Trench Safety

Virginia Truck Center
Virginia Utility Protection Services, Inc.
Vulcan Construction Materials, LLP

White Oak Equipment, Inc.
Whitehurst Transport, Inc.


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November 2015

Calendar of Events

  • March 24th—Dinner Meeting, Short Pump Hilton
  • April 27th—Legislator’s Night, VA War Memorial
  • May 10th—George Bickerstaff Memorial Golf Outing, The Club at Viniterra
  • September 8th— Jack Bargamin Golf Outing, Mattaponi Springs Golf Club
  • October 30th —Dinner Meeting, Short Pump Hilton
  • November 17th—Annual Meeting, Short Pump Hilton

May 2015

Calendar of Events

  • May 14th
    George Bickerstaff Memorial Golf Outing, The Club at Viniterra
  • July 30th
    RAMCA Family Night at the Flying Squirrels
  • September 10th
    Jack Bargamin Golf Outing, Mattaponi Springs Golf Club
  • October 15th
    Dinner Meeting, Short Pump Hilton
  • November 14th
    RAMCA’s 50th Anniversary Gala, Country Club of Virginia

April 2014

Calendar of Events

  • April 30th
    Legislator’s Night & Installation of Officers— VA War Memorial
  • June 26th
    George Bickerstaff Memorial Golf Outing—The Club at Viniterra
  • September 11th
    Jack Bargamin Memorial Golf Tournament— Mattaponi Springs Golf Club
  • October 16th
    Dinner Meeting— Short Pump Hilton
  • November 13th
    Annual Meeting— Short Pump Hilton

August 2013

  • Contractor of the Year!
  • New OSHA Directive for Road and Bridge Work
  • RAMCA Awards 2013-14 Scholarships
  • RAMCA Spring Golf Events - One of the Best EVER!
  • The Truth About Workers’ Comp!
  • City of Petersburg Raises Permit Fees
  • Digging to China
  • RAMCA Board
  • Heavy Fines by State Corporation Commission for USIC

October 2012

  • Certificate of Insurance Legislation Now Law
  • New Legislator Business Ratings and Summary of Last Session’s Actions on Transportation Funding
  • Hanover Announces Changes to Utility Construction Standards
  • Update on Mechanic’s Lien Law
  • Henrico / RAMCA Coordinate List of Maintenance Contractors for Storm Water Management Work
  • Healthcare Requirements Dissected
  • Bad Roads, What They Really Cost
  • Henrico Conducts Trench Rescue Exercises
  • Dates to Remember
  • Oversize / Overweight New Fees and Regs Soon to Become Effective
  • Virginia Drops from #1 to #3 Top State for Business Due to Lack of Progress in Transportation
  • In Memoriam
  • Members in the News
  • RAMCA Golf Outings
  • RAMCA Board

May 2012

- VDOT Planning Paving Contracts in Richmond
- RAMCA Hosts Legislator’s Night and Installs New Officers
- FCC Kills Wireless Network 3 Dates to Remember
- Transportation Funding Still Stalled
- Underground Damage Prevention Conference Held
- Final Language on Abandoned Lines Approved
- Federal Prism Program Coming to Virginia
- Cell Phones are Banned for Interstate Commercial Drivers
- RAMCA Officers
- RAMCA Conducts CPR / First Aid Training Session
- Members in the News
- RAMCA Gets Clarification on New Work Zone Requirements

January 2012

- RAMCA Announces VDOT Safety Training Program
- No Pipe Saws on Asbestos Pipes
- Henrico Updating Force Account Rate
- Virginia General Assembly Convenes Jan. 11th.
- Watch for Legislative Report
- Dates to Remember
- Conversations Continue with SCC re: Abandoned Line Issues
- 2012 Board of Directors
- Transportation Funding
- New Report Indicates Richmond is Losing Construction Jobs
- New Hanover Water / Sanitary Sewer Standards

November 2011

- Negotiations with SCC Continue on Abandoned Line Issue
- RAMCA Golf Sponsors
- RAMCA Golfers Enjoy Mattaponi
- Dates to Remember
- Welcome New Member
- In Memoriam - Sandee Cosby
- RAMCA Board Members
- Virginia and Federal Labor Law Notices
- New Excavator and Marking Standards Booklet
- Overweight/Oversized Truck Study Makes Recommendations

July 2011

- RAMCA Golfers Enjoy Playing The Federal Club
- RAMCA Golf Sponsors
- RAMCA Participates in and Co-Sponsors Development Forum
- Dates to Remember
- CTB Adopts Six-Year Improvement Plan
- Changes to the RAMCA Board of Directors
- Members in the News
- RAMCA/VUHCC Work with DMV Study Group on Truck Fees
- RAMCA Set to Join Coalition Looking at Burdensome Regulations
- Hanover County Seeks Input on New Water/Sewer Standards
- In Memoriam

April 2011

- RAMCA Honors Board and President
- General Assembly Passes Transportation Funding
- RAMCA Hosts Safety Seminar
- SCC Damage Prevention Conference
- RAMCA Lends Support to "Fugitive Dust" Issue
- RAMCA Officers
- Chesterfield Disallows Large Diameter PVC Pipe

January 2011

- Lobbying Efforts
- 2011 VA and Federal Labor Law Poster and OSHA Report
- Conservations Continue with SCC
- Dates to Remember
- Governor Announces VDOT Audit Findings
- Watch for Legislative Reports
- RAMCA Officers
- RAMCA to Meet with VDOT Officials - Drainage Systems
- RAMCA to Meet with Chesterfield on Utility Specifications
- Davis Bacon Rates Too High but Hard to Fix
- DGS Debarment Policy for Failure to Meet SWaM Requirements
- Sewer Lateral Legislation Now in Effect
- RAMCA Elects New Board at Annual Meeting

September 2010

- Lobbying Efforts
- Privatizing ABC Stores
- Miss Utility
- Dates to Remember
- Members in the News
- October RAMCA Meeting
- RAMCA Officers
- RAMCA Lunch and Learn
- RAMCA Golf Outing
- RAMCA Golf Winners

June 2010

- Update on VDOT Six Year Transportation Plan
- President Appoints 2010-11 Committees
- Legislators' Night Brought Members and Legislators Together
- RAMCA Continues to Monitor Henrico DPU Changes
- Pigeon Shoot Brings Out The Big Guns!
- OSHA is Stepping Up Its Efforts - Be Warned
- White Lining Back on the Burner
- No Match Rule Ends, But ICE Audits Could Increase
- Letter: Administrative Enhancements to OSHA's Penalty Policies

April 2010

- VA General Assembly Focused on Budget, Not Roads
- Annual Reception Honors Collins, Hummel and Martin
- Automated Routing Solution is Up and Running
- Damage Prevention Conference Almost Here
- State to Issue More Bonds, No New Projects
- RAMCA Awards Scholarships
- RAMCA Hosts Safety Seminars
- 2010 Board of Directors Slate

January 2010

- General Assembly Convenes
- RAMCA Already Working on Two Legislative Proposals
- RAMCA Elects New Board of Directors
- Stormwater Regulations Re-Considered
- Annual Dues, PAC Invoices in the Mail
- RAMCA Member Tells It Like It Is to Richmond Paper
- But Not Everybody Gets It Right
- Upcoming Events

October 2009

- VDOT Takes a Big Hit
- McDonnell's Plan for Transportation Fix
- Stormwater Regulations are Approved
- Upcoming Events
- VOSHA Backup Regulations Explained at October Meeting
- RAMCA Meets with Henrico on Specifications
- Overweight Truck Fees Studied
- SCC Changes Miss Utility Credits
- New Regulations for Oversized and Overweight Loads in Effect
- Summer Golf

July 2009

- Truck Fees Being Studied
- State Stormwater Regulations Create Worry
- Henrico Updating Utility Standards
- Legislator's Night
- Backup Alarm Regulations
- VA Legislators Ranked
- Spring Golf Outing
- In Memoriam - Jack Glazebrook
- RAMCA Amenda Chesterfield's Specifications
- VDOT Implosion Ongoing

April 2009

- Court Decides Tax Case
- Recovery Act Allocations Announced
- Clay Pigeon Shoot
- Chesterfield Provides New Specifications
- Legislators Get RAMCA Message
- Legislative Report
- Member Update
- Work Zone Requirements Updated
- Scholarships Announced

March 2009

- VDOT Announces Massive Cuts - Reality is Now Settling In
- Stimulus Package a Band Aid
- 2009 OSHA and Labor Law Postings
- General Assembly Adjourns Amid Crisis
- Damage Prevention Conference Scheduled
- Sewer Lateral Negotiations Ongoing
- 44th Installation of Officers
- Members in the News
- Hummel Appointed to SCC Committee

December 2008

RAMCA Negotiates Moratorium
VOSHA High Voltage Act Clarification
RAMCA Meets with Henrico Public Utilities Officials
RAMCA Elects New Board of Directors
Draper Aden Takes 1st Place at RAMCA Pigeon Shoot
In Memoriam - Mr. Dave Ward
Try Mediation
2009 Dues and PAC Invoices E-Mailed

September 2008

RAMCA Rodeo Cranks Up
Henrico Rejects Recycled Concrete as Fill
RAMCA Granted Expansion of Asphalt Indexing in Henrico
October Meeting to Feature Operator Training Program
Contractor Continuing Education Requirements Discussed
RAMCA VP Testifies on Behalf of Industry at SCC Hearing
RAMCA's Summer Golf Outing Rated Spectacular by Members
Legal Seminar to Update Contractors on Federal Legislation
Dominion Virginia Power Improves Mapping Access

July 2008

Special Transportation Session Stalls
Overweight Truck Fees Could Increase
Legislator's Night Wrap-Up
RAMCA Golf Outing Results
Spanish Dig with Care Offered
Criminal Citing for Line Cuts
SCC has New Policy
Miss Utility Message Changing

May 2008

RAMCA's Efforts to Revise VOSHA Proposal Successful
Lt. Governor Bill Bolling to Address RAMCA
RAMCA (Equipment) Rodeo Taking Shape
Transportation Funding Still in Limbo
No Shots Fired at RAMCA Clay Pigeon Shoot!!
Chesterfield Makes New Specs Available
U. S. Attorney General Increases Fines for Illegals
Members In The News
Damage Prevention Conference Tackles Tough Issues
Dates to Remember

March 2008

Banquet Honors David Ward
General Assembly Adjourns, Transportation Plan in Tatters
RAMCA Gets More Time on Safety Regulations
Damage Prevention Conference
Lt. Govenor to Speak at RAMCA Legislator's Night
2008-2009 Scholarships Awarded

January 2008

RAMCA Elects New Board
Directory Updates Needed
General Assembly Convenes
2008 Dues In The Mail
Safety Programs Scheduled
OSHA Report Due
Traffic Control Training
Increase in Reverse Safety Requirements?
Damage Prevention Technology to Change
Locator Issues
Mediation, Try It

October 2007

October Meeting Draws Record Crowd
RAMCA Meets with Chesterfield Utility Department
Substance Abuse in the Workplace Seminar
Another Great Golf Event
Get Out and Vote
Social Security NO MATCH Regs Now in Effect
SCC Pilot Project Ends - Implementation Phase Next

August 2007

New OSHA Rules Extend Exposure
Use Mediation to Resolve Disputes
VA Road System Declines
Abusive Drivers Fee vs. Gas Tax Increase
Diesel Fuel, Vehicle Registration Costs Increase
Chesterfield County Road Needs Unmet
Minimum Wage Increase
Dominion Upgrades Mapping
New members
Independence Golf Outing in September
In Memorium - Madison Annon Shelton and Charlie Garrett

June 2007

RAMCA Negotiates Indexing Plan with Henrico
RAMCA Honors Tech Fallen
Ladies Night Enjoyed by All
Scholarship Awarded
Mark Singer Honored at SCC Conference
Mediation Pilot Program Underway
RAMCA Addresses Chesterfield Board of Supervisors

March 2007

RAMCA Celebrates 43rd Birthday
General Assembly
RAMCA Hosts First Aid-CPR Class
Joint Cooperative Meeting with Henrico
Damage Mediation Moving Forward
VDOT Restating ESCCC Training
VDOT Continues to Outsource Maintenance

November 2006

Special Transportation Session Yields Nothing
Blanket Permit Interim Solution Reached
Asphalt Indexing Moves
RAMCA to Meet with HenricoOfficials
RAMCA Continues to Push for ADR

July 2006

Budget Approved – Transportation Funds Lacking
Asphalt Indexing Requested
RAMCA Meets with Geotechs
Miss Utility Updates

April 2006

General Assembly Legislation
Material Prices Soar
2006 Management Conference a Success
Miss Utility Updates
Joint Committee Takes Up Two Issues

January 2006

New Board and By-Law Changes
2006 Committee Assignments
Website Has Local Specifications Info
2006 General Assembly Issues

October 2005

Proposed By-Law Change
RAMCA Meets with VDOT and Chesterfield
We Have Moved to Suite 1200
RAMCA Dialogue Ongoing with Henrico
Use the Website
In Memoriam – Fred Barnes

July 2005

RAMCA Continues with Split Paving Initiative
Miss Utility Pilot Program
Transportation Fix – Keep the Heat On
Board Encourages Member Participation and Web Site Usage
The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act
Employee Notice Requirements

May 2005

Management Conference Update
Transportation Remains an Issue
Scholarships Awarded
Chesterfield Adopts RAMCA Proposal

March 2005

General Assembly 2005 Update
2004 Contractor and Associate of the Year
Damage Prevention Conference
OSHA Reminder
OSHA Pocket Guide Available
Safety Seminar Held

November 2004

  • Changes for Henrico and Virginians for Better Transportation
  • The Cost of Congestion
  • SCC Task Force Slowly Going Nowhere
  • NUCA Safety Forum Coming to Virginia
  • Really Big Merger

August 2004

  • RAMCA Website
  • Chesterfield Update
  • Henrico Environmental Workshop
  • SCC Position Papers
  • Sales Tax Increase
  • Fire Hydrant/Water Meter Issue
  • In Memoriam

June 2004

  • General Assembly Update
  • RAMCA Conference
  • RAMCA Meets with Chesterfield/VDOT
  • Chesterfield Online
  • Henrico CIP

April 2004

  • General Assembly Update
  • Miss Utility Victory
  • Safety Seminars
  • RAMCA Scholarship Awards