entrance to make it better for the homeowners.
"We also use bag houses and have suppression misters — water suppression,"
Nielson adds. "Bag houses are a must.
They're in our permit, so we've got to have
them, and they have to be working. We
have a pretty diligent air quality program
here, and they come out to check to make
sure we're doing everything possible to
Las Vegas Paving is a big company in the
area with pits all over town, and Nielson
says it is doing everything it can to work
with the surrounding communities as they
move closer to the pits. "We are not a company to turn a blind eye when we have a
complaint," Nielson says. "We do what we
have to do. If there's a problem, we'll take
care of it."
trucks in and out of here fast enough."
The past couple years have been slow,
however. "At one time, we had six paving
crews. We're down to three now," he adds.
"We don't pave every day. There's only
maintenance on streets, no new construc-
tion except on houses. There's just no
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"I've been with Las Vegas Paving for
nearly 20 years," Nielson says. "This plant
has been good for Las Vegas. Back when
this town was booming, we were running
double shifts. The hot plant would be
running day and night. You couldn't get
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