Advanced Asphalt Technologies, LLC, (AAT) a small engineering company that specializes in providing state-of the-art services to the asphalt paving industry, recently broke ground in the Burr Business Park and expects to take occupancy in its 5,500-square-foot facility, to be built by Kubic Construction, by mid-summer.
“We have a unique laboratory environment that has specific requirements for our relocation,” said Ramon Bonaquist, Ph.D., P.E., Chief Operating Officer of AAT. “We have been leasing space in Sterling since 1999 and wanted to invest in our own property. After considering several sites in Loudon County, we found the Burr Business Park in Jefferson County had several pad-ready sites that were much more affordable than what was available in Northern Virginia. We were able to effectively meet our space needs here in Jefferson County and still maintain the presence and proximity to our clients in the DC Metro Area.”
Founded in 1994, AAT has served clients in the United States and overseas, including Norway and Romania. The employee-owned company consists of two engineers and three technicians, including Harpers Ferry resident Bob Bennett. The entire AAT staff is devoted to the commercial application of the latest and best technologies in the design, construction and performance testing of paving materials structures. AAT’s Technical Services Division also provides the following services to contractors, engineers and government agencies:
- Applied research and development
- Forensic analysis
“We are very pleased that AAT chose to relocate to the Burr Business Park here in Jefferson County,” said John Reisenweber, JCDA Executive Director. “The JCDA goes to great lengths to attract high-tech small businesses that employee national experts in their fields. Our highly skilled workforce, Burr Business Park’s proximity to major transportation routes and our low cost of doing business continue to draw companies to Jefferson County.”