Durham and Orange County Light Rail Project

Keeping with the rapid growth of the region, plans have begun to construct 17.7 miles of light rail, which will provide over 26,000 trips per day connecting Durham and Chapel Hill.  Trimat has partnered with Gannett Fleming to provide testing throughout the construction phase, starting 2020 and projected to be complete by 2028.  


According to Joe Milazzo II, PE, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Alliance:

Durham-Orange light rail meetings begin this Saturday Nov. 3rd, as progress continues on the final engineering design for the proposed light rail corridor between Durham and Chapel Hill. GoTriangle will be hosting a series of meetings to discuss potential modifications and to solicit feedback 


Trimat Contributes to 2016 TRB Meeting in Washington, DC

Trimat Materials Testing was pleased to provide laboratory and consulting services for two papers presented at the 2016 Transportation Research Board (TRB) meeting in Washington, DC. 

One paper was presented at the ISAP meeting by Mr. Geoffrey Rowe (Abatech), linked here

The second was presented by Dr. Andrew LaCroix with InstroTek, linked here

Trimat is very excited about being involved with TRB this year.  This annual meeting attracts more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The meeting covers all transportation modes, with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions.


Trimat Chosen as Third Party Testing firm for bioMerieux Expansion in Durham

Trimat Materials Testing was chosen by bioMerieux and the CM System Works to provide third party testing and inspection for the $48 million expansion at the bioMerieux plant in Treyburn Park. We will be providing technicians and project professionals for this project for the next 6 months to a year. We are very excited about this opportunity to work with bioMerieux in their first expansion at this plant in years. 

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Trimat Team Presents at Annual FAA Airports Conference

Mr. Christopher Bacchi and Mr. Paul Rogers of Trimat Materials Testing, Inc. presented findings and results from recent research performed on North Carolina airports. The results focused on rejuvenators and their  effectiveness and methods of evaluation. The Annual FAA conference is held in March each year in Hershey, PA and is attended by hundreds of contractors and federal employees. The presentation given by Paul and Chris can he found here

Trimat Presents at RPUG 2013

In 2013, Christopher Bacchi, VP of Trimat, presented at the RPUG annual meeting in San Antonio Texas. RPUG (Road Profile Users' Group) serves as a forum for the exchange of information between end users, data collectors, vendors, construction and design engineers and researchers who have an interest in road profiles, road roughness/smoothness, pavement surface textures, friction, and tire-pavement noise. They have annual meetings which draw participants from all over the world.

Click here to view the presentation.

NCDOT Online Roadway Class through Stanly Community College

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In conjunction with the NCDOT Materials and Tests Unit and Stanly Community College, Christopher Bacchi, Vice President of Trimat was tasked with instructing the class for online use. This class has allowed for a more efficient method of re-certification for seasoned Roadway Technicians across the State of North Carolina without needing to stay out of town and be away from their projects for 2 to 3 days at a time. The class is offered through Stanly Community College and can be accessed here