On February 13th, Tri-State Paving received the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s (NAPA) 2012 Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of the innovative pavement of the Spirit Lake Community School District’s new track. The award recognizes paving jobs completed in line with best practices and standards known to yield high-quality asphalt pavements. A two-inch rainfall made the installation of the track base a challenge for Tri-State’s paving crews, but they used a string line and slow paver for continuous improvement, producing an exceptionally smooth and even surface for the student athletes.