AOS: Revitalizing Chicago’s South Side

A current aerial photo of the new AOS ashphalt cement terminal on the same site as the old Wisconsin Steel mill. It brought hundreds of construction jobs and 24 permanent jobs to the area.

While asphalt is ubiquitous in our lives very few of us actually know very much about it. Sure we know that it is used extensively for roads and highways throughout the northern states but what actually comes to mind when the word “asphalt” is spoken is probably something different than most Americans think. To begin with, the word asphalt is interchangeable with the word “bitumen” and is a petroleum product. In fact, when it comes to the various grades of petroleum, asphalt resides at the bottom of the barrel – literally.

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