Our Mission

Paving a greener future with improved asphalt technologies.

Quaker Sales is a family-owned Johnstown business that stays up-to-date with growing advancements in the asphalt industry.

Industry Advancements

The asphalt industry is making strides in recycling and reducing emissions. At our plants, we’re taking action by implementing upgrades that will boost our recycling capabilities and contribute to a cleaner environment.

Plant Advantages

The isolated mixing section is designed to prevent any liquid asphalt from touching the burner flame, which keeps the asphalt from producing vapors that could pollute the environment. Any vapors generated during the mixing process are recycled and used as fuel, resulting in no odors or blue smoke emissions. This plant also has advanced fuel management systems, minimizing emissions even further (Gencor).

Fuel combustion for hot mix asphalt (HMA) is what creates the most emissions at mixing facilities. Warm mix asphalt (WMA), a greener alternative, reduces pollution by 24% and fuel consumption by 18% (ResearchGate). All Quaker Sales plants use this technology.

In addition, the new plant would have Vector™ burner control, which works to minimize fuel usage and gas emissions (Gencor). The asphalt pavement industry as a whole has seen a 97% reduction in emissions, while being able to increase production by 250% (NAPA). This growing efficiency comes from the development of more advanced equipment and methods, which is why we keep our plants and mixing technologies up to date.

To maximize benefits from recyclable asphalt, we need a drum plant. This would allow us to increase the amount of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) used in mixes. Current plants use only 15-20% RAP, but the new Ultraplant can increase this usage. The Ultradrum is also designed for the highest efficiency heat exchange between the aggregates and the combustion system, making it the most efficient drum mixer in the industry. Using less energy to mix the material also reduces dust generation (Gencor).

Industry Facts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency removed asphalt plants as a significant air pollution source in 2002. Since then, the asphalt technology has only improved. Let’s work together towards achieving NAPA’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions for asphalt production and construction by 2050 (NAPA).

Asphalt roads not only provide peace of mind when driving from their better traction and skid resistance, but also improve vehicle fuel efficiency due to their seamless construction and the flexibility of binding agents. According to FHWA WesTrack Tests, smoother roads can lead to 4.5% lower fuel consumption (APA).

Asphalt itself is considered to be 100% recyclable because it can be repurposed without losing its essential properties. Old asphalt pavements are crushed and then mixed with new asphalt binder and aggregates to produce new asphalt mixtures. The old asphalt is heated and reactivated during the recycling process, allowing it to be used again as a binder to hold the new aggregates together. This reduces waste generated from old pavements and conserves natural resources by reducing the need for new aggregates and binder (ResearchGate). We are looking to use increased quantities of Recycled Asphalt Pavement (RAP) by acquiring newer plants with better technology to support this.