Dr. Brock Dedication at NCAT
(l to r) NCAT assistant director/test track manager Buzz Powell, Garrison Brock, Carolyn Brock, Ben Brock, Pierce Brock, NCAT director Randy West, NCAT director emeritus Ray Brown.

In July, NCAT dedicated its main training classroom to the memory of J. Don Brock, whose knowledge and leadership transformed the asphalt pavement industry and helped turn the vision of NCAT into a reality.

"Astec was a major founding contributor to the endowment to support NCAT, but Don continued to faithfully give so much of his time, energy, and resources to help NCAT accomplish its mission." said NCAT director Randy West at the dedication.

"Don was a strong supporter of NCAT from its beginning," stated NCAT director emeritus Dr. Ray Brown. "He had the ability to identify issues facing the asphalt industry and provided general guidance to help NCAT address these issues. It is fitting that the classroom has been dedicated to Don Brock, as he insisted that the classroom be included as a part of our facility. He was a very good friend of mine and will be missed very much."

Ben Brock attended the dedication with his wife, Carolyn and their two sons, Garrison and Pierce. Members of NCAT’s staff and board of directors were also in attendance.