The Road Forward
Legacy Infrastructure Group, parent company of Superior Bowen (Kansas City) and Haskell Lemon (Oklahoma City), has joined the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) as new partners in The Road Forward, an industry-wide vision for sustainable communities and commerce.
Supporting A Vision for Net Zero Asphalt Pavement by 2050
(January 29, 2024) – Legacy Infrastructure Group, parent company of Superior Bowen (Kansas City) and Haskell Lemon (Oklahoma City), has joined the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) as new partners in The Road Forward, an industry-wide vision for sustainable communities and commerce. This strategic partnership propels forward-thinking efforts to engage, educate, and empower the asphalt sector towards achieving the net zero carbon emission of asphalt pavements by 2050.
In November 2020, NAPA members gave the green light to establish a task force dedicated to defining the asphalt industry’s objectives and strategies for tackling carbon emissions. Recognizing the need for a unified approach across the industry, they acknowledged the significant impact this issue will have on the environment, humanity, and business in the future. The Road Forward: A Vision for Net Zero Carbon Emissions for the Asphalt Pavement Industry calls on the United States asphalt community to advance technologies, products, and processes to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This multi-year effort will engage, educate, and empower the asphalt community to produce and construct net zero carbon emission asphalt pavements. By taking on this challenge, companies who join The Road Forward are committing to addressing the problems of tomorrow, today.
Legacy Infrastructure Group was founded in 2022 with the mission to invest in businesses with similar goals and values and grow their combined potential. The company’s portfolio is comprised of industry leaders in construction, including Superior Bowen and Haskell Lemon. At the forefront of technology and sustainable practices, Superior Bowen opened the first asphalt plant focusing on recycling asphalt in Kansas City back in 1981—attracting visitors from around the world. Since then, lowering carbon emissions, optimizing the use of recycled materials, promoting pavement preservation, and the advancement of environmental stewardship and sustainability in the industry are among Legacy Infrastructure Group’s key initiatives.
“We are dedicated to not only delivering high-quality asphalt solutions but also leaving a lasting positive impact on the environment. We’ve embraced these ideas for decades and look forward to formally working with peers across the country to share best practices and promote responsible infrastructure.” said Trey Bowen, CEO of Legacy Infrastructure Group.
Jay Lemon, President of Haskell Lemon and Jennifer Breuer, the Vice President of Quality and Materials at Superior Bowen, will steer The Road Forward Initiative for Legacy Infrastructure Group. Lemon is a member of NAPA’s Climate Stewardship Task Force and will serve as Board Chair in 2026. Breuer, an esteemed professional with degrees in geology, geophysics, and geological engineering, has dedicated a quarter-century to augmenting Superior Bowen’s operational and asphalt mix design capabilities. A pivotal figure in establishing Construction Materials Testing Group (CMTG), one of the Midwest’s most advanced performance testing companies, Breuer continues to impart her expertise on research boards throughout the country.
“Embracing The Road Forward is more than an initiative; it’s our responsibility to future generations. We’re not just reducing emissions; we’re elevating industry standards and fostering a culture of sustainability that transcends our company and touches every road we shape,” said Jennifer Breuer, highlighting the intrinsic value of the Road Forward initiative.