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Walbec Honored with Multiple 2023 NAPA Quality in Construction Awards

Walbec announces that Northeast Asphalt (NEA) and Payne + Dolan (P+D) have received several prestigious National Asphalt Paving Association (NAPA) awards. These awards recognize the outstanding work of our team members throughout the Midwest.

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The Daily Reporter recently recognized three of our Walbec team members as 2022 Newsmakers of the Year. These awards recognize people and organizations that have positively led Wisconsin's construction and design industry throughout the year.

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Mackenzie Barnes Honored with EmpowerHER Scholarship

Walbec's Mackenzie Barnes Honored with empowHER TWBN Scholarship

Mackenzie Barnes, Project Engineer for Payne and Dolan, was selected as a recipient of the TWBN Scholarship provided by empowHER and will be attending the conference in October.

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87th Street Reconstruction Project Recognized as a Top Project of 2021

87th Street has been recognized by The Daily Report as a 2021 Top Project! Congratulations to Payne + Dolan and all industry project partners.

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City of Kaukauna Recognized for Advancing Asphalt Pavements

Northeast Asphalt honored to partner with the City of Kaukauna to shift their annual paving program from concrete to asphalt.

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Walbec Quality Management Team Recognized by WAPA

Walbec's Quality Management team recognized by WAPA with an HTCP QMP Team Award.

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Walbec Group Recognized as a 2021 Best Place to Work by Milwaukee Business Journal

For the second year in a row, the Walbec Group have recognized as a Best Place to Work by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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Walbec Group Named a Milwaukee Business Journal Best Place to Work

With nearly 200 nominations, the results are in! Walbec has been named a 2020 Best Place to Work, ranking extremely high among Southeastern Wisconsin’s extra-large companies!

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Walbec Recognized by the Daily Reporter as Newsmakers of the Year

The Walbec Group and three of our team members were honored as 2020 Newsmakers of the Year by the Daily Reporter! Walbec was named Road Builder of the Year and Dan Markeland, Tracey Griffith, and Steven Firari were recognized as Project Manager of the Year, Innovator of the Year, and Super Super, respectively.

Dan Markeland, P+D Project Manager, joined Walbec as a laborer and worked hard to move into roles of increasing responsibility. First, as a foreman, then as a project supervisor, and now as a project manager. Dan's motto is, "never give up - if you want something, go after it." That is exactly what he has done throughout his career with Walbec and he encourages others to do the same. Beginning his career in the field and learning best practices from tenured co-workers has equipped him to excel as a project manager.

Tracey Griffith, HR Outreach Manager, joined our team in 2018 bringing with her over 20 years of experience, including over 11 years building relationships in the community through her work at WRTP/BIG STEP of Wisconsin. Tracey is an advocate for connecting workers to family-sustaining jobs, supporting contractors in meeting workforce requirements, and developing innovative strategies to align entry-level workers with apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

Steve Firari, ZTI crew leader, grew up watching his dad work for ZTI and decided he wanted to follow in his footsteps. Steve began his career as a laborer almost 25 years ago. His strong work ethic led and drive him to take on additional responsibility with the Walbec team, join the Pile Drivers union, and then become a crew leader. He values a hard day’s work for a great wage and excellent benefits, which in turn allow him to provide for his family.

Walbec was also recognized as Roadbuilder of the Year and our entire team is celebrating! We know that it's when we are all committed to quality, safety, innovation, community, and respect, that great things happen and tough problems are solved.

It's always nice to be recognized and appreciated for hard work and commitment to raising the bar in the construction industry. We thank the Daily Reporter for recognizing Walbec and congratulate all of the honorees for this well-deserved achievement.

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Walbec Recognized as an Admirably GREAT Place to Work by EMPLOY HUMANITY

We thank Employ Humanity for this recognition as an Admirably GREAT Place to Work. We know that our employees are our most precious resource, therefore, we're committed to treating one another fairly and providing a challenging work environment.

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Quality Management Program Award

Congratulations to Tim Grezinski of Northeast Asphalt

Tim Grezinski, a Mix Design Technician for Northeast Asphalt, was recently awarded the Highway Technician Certification Program’s Quality Management Program Award for 2019.

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Safety Team AON Award

Safety Awards are Definitely Something to Celebrate

As a family of construction companies, safety is a top priority. It's also more than just a commitment we've made as a business, it's our moral obligation.

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Walbec Receives Patriot Award 2019

Northeast Asphalt Honored by Department of Defense with Patriot Award

Kurt Bechthold, CEO and Chairman of the Walbec Group family of companies, was presented with a Patriot Award by ESGR representative Bill Rheingans, in recognition of extraordinary support of an employee serving in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.

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P&D, NEA, and ZTI Recognized by WisDOT for Excellence in Construction

The Walbec Group is honored to be recognized by WisDOT with Excellence in Construction Awards for work completed throughout Wisconsin.

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Northeast Asphalt wins Best of the Bay Award!

Northeast Asphalt, Inc. has been awarded the Best of the Bay Readers' Choice Award by the Green Bay Press Gazette in the Asphalt/Driveway category.

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Northeast Asphalt Wins Top National Award for Quality Asphalt Paving!

Northeast Asphalt, Inc. has won the prestigious Sheldon G. Hayes award recognizing the highest quality highway pavement in the nation!

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