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Tucker Paving’s commitment to worker safety garners new attention

THERE’S A SAYING in all things organizational that “Safety doesn’t happen by accident.” Someone by the name of “Author Unknown” coined the phrase at some point in relatively recent world history, but no one knows when or where it happened. We know this, though: “Author” was right. We also know this: A long-sustained excellent safety record in industry definitely doesn’t happen by accident. Continue reading Tucker Paving’s commitment to worker safety garners new attention

There’s more to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

LAST TIME ON THE BLOG, we introduced some interesting facts about Winter Haven Regional Airport, where Team Tucker Paving had the grand opportunity earlier this year to improve the runway taxiways. We got through 10 of the facts last time and, with so many to share, decided to carry over the balance to a second article. So, with that as an introduction, here’s more about our ever-expanding and improving local airport. Continue reading There’s more to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

There’s much to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

THE TAXIWAY WORK the Tucker Paving team completed earlier this year at Winter Haven Regional Airport, combined with the recent news that the airport has received a $2.49 million federal grant, has given many of us here a new appreciation for the airport. It really does play important roles in the local general aviation scene and the local economy as a whole. Based on everything we’ve been told, and with city officials’ desire to find additional funds for several key airport improvements and growth-oriented projects, those roles are expected to expand significantly in the next few years. Continue reading There’s much to learn about Winter Haven Regional Airport

Tucker Paving equipped and credentialed for fire line construction

ON THE HOME PAGE of our website at TuckerPaving.com, we list our scope of services and include the following:

“Underground utilities — water, sewer, storm, fire line, infiltration/ex-filtration systems.”

We go on to note this about licensing:

“We currently hold a State Certified Class “A” General Contractor’s License along with a State Certified Underground Utilities License and a Class V State Fire Line License.” Continue reading Tucker Paving equipped and credentialed for fire line construction

FDOT traces its interesting history back to 1915

IT WOULDN’T, OR SHOULDN’T, be a surprise to learn that, through the years, Tucker Paving, Inc., has done its fair share of roadwork for or in association with the Florida Department of Transportation. For a government agency, that’s a mouthful for a name, so most people refer to it as “F-D-O-T” or “F-DOT.” That helps to distinguish it from its federal counterpart, the U.S. Department of Transportation (‘D-O-T”). Continue reading FDOT traces its interesting history back to 1915

Here’s a chance to return the favor(s) and help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Countless folks from the Lone Star State came to the aid of Central Florida residents in the wake of the multiple ravaging — and nerve-wracking — hurricanes of 2004. (Do you remember Charley, Jeanne and Frances — and another called Ivan?) Most of these fine Texans — joining Americans from all over — donated to charitable relief agencies, but some traveled hundreds of miles from their homes to be boots on the ground for Central Florida disaster recovery and utility repairs. Continue reading Here’s a chance to return the favor(s) and help the victims of Hurricane Harvey

Special Olympics Florida has lots of friends at the WHPD

The leaders, officers and staffers of the Winter Haven Police Department aren’t seeking the spotlight of praise, but we’re going to shine a little light on them anyway. They deserve to be commended for their work in the community — volunteer work that goes well beyond their sworn and very important public-safety duties.

Through its personnel, the WHPD assists a variety of charitable and service organizations each year. In particular, the department is heavily involved with support for Special Olympics Florida. The WHPD held its Special Olympics Luncheon on Sept. 29 at the Chain O’ Lakes Complex, local officers participate each year in Florida’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, and planning is under way already for the department’s Fourth Annual 5K for Special Olympics Florida.

The 5K fundraiser for Special Olympics is set for the morning of Saturday, March 11, 2017, starting and finishing at Central Park in downtown Winter Haven. It’s actually four events in one — a five-kilometer race, a one-mile race, a walking competition, and a beginner’s race. You can get more information about the 5K and even register for it now (at a discount) at bit.ly/2e9gykS. The WHPD also has its own Facebook page — bit.ly/2eQSggZ — to promote its Special Olympics-related activities.

Tucker Paving, Inc., has been a business co-sponsor for previous WHPD 5Ks for Special Olympics Florida, and our team looks forward to helping out with the one coming up next March. If you — as an individual, business, or service organization — would like to help out, too, give the WHPD a call at 863-291-5858.

On the Web:

• Winter Haven Police Department: www.winterhavenpd.com
• Florida Special Olympics: specialolympicsflorida.org