News

Here’s the latest news from Preferred Materials, keeping you updated with our corporate announcements, most recent events, and industry information.


Preferred Asphalt Receives Three ACAF Awards

Jul 18 2018

FDOT work on SR 600 between Walker Road and Jersey Road in Polk County

FDOT work on SR 600 between Walker Road and Jersey Road in Polk County

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-FDOT work on SR 408 from east side of Lake Underhill Bridge to Yuctan Dr

Non-FDOT work on SR 408 from east side of Lake Underhill Bridge to Yuctan Dr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On June 16, the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida (ACAF) held its 61st Annual Convention in St. Augustine, Florida and honored the Asphalt Division of Preferred Materials, Inc. with three pavement awards. Of those three, Preferred’s Central Region received two Roads & Streets Award, (5,000 tons minimum): for their FDOT work on SR 600 between Walker Road and Jersey Road in Polk County, and their Non-FDOT work on SR 408 from east side of Lake Underhill Bridge to Yuctan Dr. in Orange County. Preferred’s North Florida Region won one Resurfacing Award (Urban Category), (10,000 tons minimum): for their SR 26 project from NW 80th Blvd. going East to SW 38th St. in Alachua County.


Preferred Materials Raised Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Oct 14 2017

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On October 14, 2017, the Preferred Materials West Green Team raised funds and participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Wesley Chapel, FL. The team was also able to donate MOT services to guide foot traffic during the event.


Preferred and CYD Employees Sponsors Hunger Project

Jul 31 2017

20452042_1899595260279577_8812065262765184946_oEmployees and families from Preferred Materials and Conrad Yelvington Distributors sponsored a Hunger Project at Feeding Children Everywhere in Longwood, FL. The volunteers packaged 11,327 healthy meals BEATING their goal of 10,000! The meals will immediately feed hungry children in Central Florida, filling a critical need.

This is the Green Team’s fourth Hunger Project sponsorship. Since their first event, the Green Team has packaged and donated over 40,000 meals.


Preferred Asphalt Receives Six ACAF Awards

Jun 20 2017

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The Preferred Materials Asphalt Team received 6 paving awards on completed projects throughout the state, from the Asphalt Contractors Association of Florida this year.


Preferred and CYD Volunteers at Give Kids the World Village

May 20 2017

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The Central Region Green Team volunteered at Give Kids The World in Kissimmee, Florida. Team captain, Matt Franz said, “We helped out in Nancy’s Kitchen serving breakfast, carrying trays, and interacting with the guests staying on the GKTW campus. It was a great experience being able to do something as simple as carrying someone’s tray to their table and showing them that people they’ve never met before care about them. Just the few hours our team spent helping out made a huge difference for a lot of people”