The Pavement Hall of Fame welcomes Mounque “Monk” Barazone, president and owner of Geotextile Apparatus Co. (GAC), because of his career-long work improving the use, unloading and installation of geosynthetics including paving fabrics, grids, mats, and stabilization fabrics in the paving industry. Barazone developed a tool for unloading trucks and containers, the patent-pending GAC Roll Puller, and multi-patented installation machines, the Grizzly 600T and Grizzly Cub 300T , that have revolutionized the safe, efficient and proper use of paving fabrics — the end result of that being a greater and more effective use of fabrics and longer-lasting asphalt pavements. In addition, Barazone consults on fabric installation worldwide, in 29 countries at last count. A contributor to Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction, Asphalt Contractor, and Geotextile Fabrics Report, he is also author of The Definitive Guide to Paving Synthetics and Installation and was instrumental in developing numerous fabric specifications with CalTrans – many of which have been adopted throughout the country. He is a regular presenter at National Pavement Expo as well as other conferences throughout the...