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OAPC recognizes Amma Wakefield for dedication

By Adam Freill   

Asphalt Construction Roads

Pavement organization presents awards for dedication and excellence.

Amma Wakefield

Amma Wakefield (Supplied Photo)

The Ontario Asphalt Pavement Council (OAPC) presented numerous awards during its annual Fall Asphalt Seminar, which was hosted virtually in 2021. The seminar brought together over 120 industry leaders and stakeholders.

The 2021 Bleeds Black award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and passion to the continual improvement of asphalt throughout their career, was presented to Amma Wakefield.

Over the course of her career, Wakefield has worked in product development, testing and research positions with construction industry companies like LaFarge, The Miller Group and Aecon. She recently defended her PhD thesis at McMaster University, where her focus was on improving the durability of the roadway material.

The inception of this award is credited to a past OAPC director who, in 2012, described an individual and said, “his passion and commitment for all things asphalt is so great that when cut, he bleeds black.”


Four asphalt plants received 2021 Trillium Awards for high standards in compliance, safety and community relations. Winning plants were Gazzola Paving Ltd. 345 Attwell Drive Asphalt Plant (Gencor), Interpaving Asphalt and Aggregate Limited, Garson Coniston Asphalt Plant, Steed and Evans Limited, Cambridge Asphalt Supply Inc. and Steed and Evans Limited, St. Jacobs Asphalt Plant.

Thirteen plants were recertified and were also recognized. Since 2002, 90 plants have earned Trillium Awards and 132 re-certifications have been completed.

Recipients of the award must meet exceptionally high standards in the categories of: appearance, operations, environmental, safety, permitting and compliance, community relations, and industry participation.


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