Asphalt is an environmentally sustainable pavement. The pavements themselves and the processes used to produce them are ultimately green. Tri-State Paving is a leader in recycling material in Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA). Additionally, our plants are equipped to use both Recycled Asphalt Products (RAP) and Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS). We also promote the production of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA).

  • Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)...
    • Is produced at greater reduced temperatures than conventional hot mix
    • Reduces the amount of energy used
    • Reduces emissions resulting from asphalt production
    • Improves compaction which enhances pavement durability
    • Allows for the use of more recycled material

We Are A Pioneer In Green Facilities

  • LEED approved products – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification system.
  • RAS – We are leaders across Iowa, with all plants capable of running RAS. 
  • RAP – We run three milling crews, serving our own companies and other contractors.  All plants consistently run RAP mixes. ASPHALT IS 100% RECYCLABLE!!!
  • WMA – All plants are WMA capable. Primary benefits of WMA include:
    • Less fuel consumption
    • Lower emissions
    • Reduced fumes
    • All around better for crews, plant neighbors, and the whole planet
  • Recycled product – We currently have recycled product on-hand and ready to run.
  • OMG Midwest has been recognized by state contractor agencies, the APAI and AGC, for its superior environmental training program.

The Future Is Green

Tri-State Paving strives to be the greenest company in the industry, a continuous and ongoing practice. We recognize the importance of our role in addressing air quality, water quality, and land quality issues. For this reason, we keep up-to-date on best practices and policies that enable us to provide our products and services more efficiently while being aware of the effects our operations may have on the environment. Our employees receive nearly four hours of training on proper environmental practices.

Improving Air And Water quality

We spray water on our asphalt to minimize dust, making our workplace and the surrounding areas a healthier place. We also implement a dust collection system to further improve air quality. Our vehicles maintain a "no idle" policy which reduces fuel consumption and air pollution. Water quality is improved by controlling water run-off and implementing erosion control at each site. Wasting water is a major concern worldwide, which is why we use recycled water for washing aggregate that is used in our asphalt.