News

As a leading provider of paving materials and services for the road construction industry, Russell Standard communicates and works with numerous states, local municipalities, contractors and industry peers. To keep you informed, here is a listing of our latest news.

Prevention, Detection and Restoration


We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are. ~ Max DePree Russell Standard has serviced our customers’ ever-changing needs with a highly trained and dedicated team for more than 85 years. With our core purpose of improving communities through better infrastructure, we always strive to find ways to build on […]

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Reading Plant Employee Wins Summer Photo Contest


Whether it was fun on the job, cooling off during a hot summer day, or catching co-workers doing what they do best, the Russell Standard Employee Summer Photo Contest was a success. During the month of August, Russell Standard encouraged employees to post a photo on the Russell Standard Facebook page for the chance to […]

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Asphalt Binder Now Available


Tack buckets are the perfect solution for small paving jobs that do not require distributor trucks. Recent demand for these buckets over the last year has led Russell Standard and Hammaker East to develop a premium, water-based tack coat, tack bucket called Asphalt Binder: Asphalt Emulsion Tack Coat. Ideal for asphalt patching and paving, Asphalt Binder is specially formulated for buckets because of the […]

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Maryland State Highway Approves JASA HP Cold Patch


After a lengthy field trial, Maryland State Highway Administration recently approved the Russell Standard/Hammaker East JASA High Performance Cold Patch (JASA HP) for use. JASA HP is currently approved by DOT’s in Pennsylvania and Ohio. What makes JASA HP unique is how it was specifically engineered for the harsh winters and freeze/thaw cycles common to the Mid-Atlantic Region. […]

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Russell Standard Experiences Growth


Russell Standard, a leader in paving solutions, processes and machinery, recently announced the creation of five new positions at its Pittsburgh, PA, corporate headquarters. The positions are meant to support the additional influx of work due to the company’s current strength in the marketplace and its 2015 acquisition of the Reading, PA, asphalt emulsion plant […]

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North Huntingdon Township Finds Success in FiberMat®


Expands Project for Four Years In 2014, the Township of North Huntingdon, PA, contracted with Russell Standard to apply FiberMat to prevent reflective cracking and extend the life of township road investments. FiberMat can be used as a standalone maintenance tool as a fiber reinforced seal coat using CRS-2PM emulsion, or as an interlayer combined […]

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Late-Night Road Work Becomes More Common


Night work is safer for road crews in some ways, and more dangerous in others, Johnson said. Fewer vehicles on the road at night reduce the risk of work zone accidents, he said. “The other side of that is that no matter how much we get the road lit up, there still are areas that […]

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SAMI Extend Life of U.S. 64 in North Carolina


“No one wants to resurface a road they know will experience cracking within 12 to 24 months,” said Matt Johnson, president of Russell Standard/Hammaker East. “FiberMat delays cracking for years, which eliminates the cost of remobilizing road construction crews and investing in more materials for at least one to three additional times, which ultimately delivers […]

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N. Huntingdon, PA Taps Russell Standard in FiberMat Project


“Township commissioners approved a nearly $74,500 contract on July 16, with Pittsburgh-based Russell Standard Corp. to apply a product called FiberMat that promises to last longer than ordinary “tar and chip” road preparations, according to Richard Albert, director of public works.” TribLive Article by: Tony Russo Posted to Trib Live July 30, 2014

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