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Liberty Tire Recycling will highlight the benefits of rubberized asphalt to road and bridge professionals across the country at the upcoming National Association of County Engineers (NACE) annual conference.

Liberty Tire will serve as an exhibitor (Booth #62) at the conference, which is taking place at the Hilton Minneapolis Hotel in Minneapolis, Minn., from April 17-21, 2011.

"Using rubberized asphalt as a paving solution provides a result that is anything but traditional," says Doug Carlson, Liberty Tire Recycling's vice president of asphalt products.

"Rubberized asphalt is less expensive to maintain than traditional paving, which offers more value to road engineers and decreases maintenance costs, saving the municipality time and money. It also provides a safer solution. Rubberized asphalt improves skid resistance and resists cracking and rutting."

States such as Nevada and Texas have increased the use of rubberized asphalt on their roadways, according to Carlson.

* Texas has used rubberized asphalt with successful results in an area where frequent rainfall was a contributing factor to high collision rates.

* A widely-used interstate in Nevada is being paved with rubberized asphalt material.

Each spring, more than 350 NACE members and other attendees gather for the organization's annual conference. This year's event, titled, "North Star NACE 2011 -- Guiding with Vision," will bring road and bridge professionals and their counterparts from across the country to exchange ideas in an open, interactive forum.

Liberty Tire Recycling provides tire recycling services to companies in North America. For more information, visit www.libertytire.com.

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