Husky’s Asphalt Lab has been certified by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). AASHTO is a non-profit and non-partisan standards body that publishes specifications, test protocols and guidelines used in highway design and construction throughout the United States.
Our asphalt lab, based in Saskatoon, tests our products to ensure they meet the specifications and quality standards of the markets in which they are sold. The lab also acts as an innovation incubator, having produced new grades and types of longer lasting and better performing asphalt products. The certification of the lab allows Husky more market diversification, providing us the credibility and required sanctioning to sell asphalt in various markets in the United States.
“The AASHTO certification was an intensive, year-long process involving multiple inspector lab visits and audits,” says Brett Lambden, Technical Services & Innovation Manager. “Achieving this certification is a feather in Husky’s cap, strengthening our reputation as an innovator and leader in asphalt product development and production.”
This is not the first time Husky has invested in asphalt innovation. Since 1995, we’ve partnered with the University of Calgary to fund the Husky Energy Endowed Research Chair in Bituminous Materials. The lab is one of the world’s top research and development asphalt facilities.
Pioneers in the asphalt business since the 1940s, Husky now has eight asphalt emulsion production facilities in the United States and Canada. With expanded production capacity following the acquisition of the Superior Refinery and market leadership across expanded retail markets, asphalt production is a key piece of our corporate strategy.
For more information on Husky’s Asphalt Lab, contact Brett Lambden.