Who is PPRA?
After more than a decade of working together, the Boards of the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association, the Asphalt Recycling & Reclaiming Association, and the International Slurry Surfacing Association, agreed to launch the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance (PPRA). PPRA is not an organization, or a separate entity, and AEMA, ARRA, & and ISSA exist as individual associations. PPRA is more a formal recognition of an agreement to work together to cooperatively represent and promote the technologies, processes, and applications currently represented and promoted individually by AEMA, ARRA & ISSA. It is simply a way for us to get more bang for our buck.
For several years, AEMA, ARRA & ISSA conducted a joint annual meeting. In 2010, we published a joint newsletter. PPRA is an extension of those types of cooperative programs. It is well understood the three groups participate in many of the same activities, such as workshops, seminars, newsletters, certain trade shows, and more. The alliance concept will allow the three to more formally combine forces effectively, efficiently, and economically, and to show a greater return on investment to our members, much as is done with the annual meeting. The AEMA, ARRA, and ISSA newsletters are published jointly as PPRA newsletters, and PPRA branding is evident in the AEMA, ARRA & ISSA exhibits at CONEXPO. The alliance concept offers all three groups more recognition on each other’s programs.
Guided by three delegates from each of the Association Boards, the Pavement Preservation & Recycling Alliance is funded with existing monies from existing line items in the respective budgets of each group (newsletter, promotion, trade shows, etc.). PPRA shows huge potential for partnering and speaking with a larger, unified voice as AEMA, ARRA & ISSA continue to carry their message to consulting engineers and government at all levels, and to the entire pavement preservation & recycling industries. All members of AEMA, ARRA & ISSA will be kept well-apprised of all PPRA initiatives.
Association delegates to PPRA are: