Looking Back at the Quake of 2011

It’s been one year since a 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia struck the East Coast.  But if you were involved in it, you probably remember where you were and what you were doing at the time as though it were yesterday.

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Biking Across Montgomery County for a Good Cause

Are you, or is someone you know, an avid motorcyclist in the Montgomery County area?

If so, please consider revving your engine and joining the “C.A.P.T. Bike Day” on September 23, 2012.

For just $15, you will get to venture off on a 60 mile journey around MontCo, and the money raised benefits C.A.P.T. Programs for Kids, including Kids in Safety Seats (KISS), DARE, Youth Aid Panels, and Scholarships.

This ride is always a great time for the participants, who get to meet other bikers and police officers from around the area, while also getting to give back to the community.

For more information, view the CAPT Bike Day 2012 or contact Jack Murphy at the Abington Police Department at 267-536-1071.

Thank you!

“Manufacturing” New Asphalt at Manufacturers’ Golf & Country Club

As we always say here at APCON, your driveway and parking lot represent an important first impression of your business.  And a not-so-subtle one at that.

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Philly Water Main Breaks: What Gives?

Just this morning, the third major water main break in the last week and a half occurred in Philadelphia, this time soaking an intersection in North Philadelphia.  Previously there was a water main break on July 22nd in South Philadelphia, as well as one on July 29th in Northeast Philadelphia.

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Hot Asphalt as a New Power Source?

You might be driving your car on a future source of power.

Paved asphalt, as anybody who has walked down a city street in the summer can tell you, is a tremendous absorber of heat from solar energy– hence the term “heat island effect” during hot days.  Well, if researchers from Canada have their way, there may be an opportunity to utilize the heat-absorbing effect of asphalt as an effective power source.

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