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Godbersen Awarded Most Prestigious Concrete Paving Honor


Gerald Voigt (left), President and CEO of the ACPA, introduces Gary Godbersen, President and CEO of GOMACO Corporation, as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award at the ACPA annual meeting.

Ida Grove, Iowa – Gary Godbersen, GOMACO’s President and CEO, is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Hartmann-Hirschman-Egan Award from the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). Godbersen was presented the award at the ACPA’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Friday, December 4, 2015. It is the first time a father and son have received the award. Harold Godbersen was honored posthumously in 1991. The prestigious honor has been presented annually since 1968 to the most elite members of the industry.

GOMACO was informed in late September that Mr. Godbersen would be receiving the construction industry’s most coveted award. In a letter from Gerald Voigt, President and CEO of the ACPA, he stated, “This award recognizes individuals and organizations for unparalleled commitment, dedication, participation, and leadership in the concrete pavement community. Your selection as the recipient for 2015 recognizes your long-time support for the American Concrete Pavement Association, dating back over 30 years. It also pays tribute to your vision and innovation in concrete paving equipment that has triggered advancement in all areas of slipform pavement construction and the equipment to support our industry.”

Godbersen was also inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Construction Equipment Hall of Fame in 1993.

GOMACO Corporation ( is the worldwide leader in concrete construction equipment with headquarters in Ida Grove, Iowa. GOMACO equipment will slipform concrete streets and highways, airport runways, curb and gutter, sidewalks and recreational trails, safety barrier, bridge parapet, and irrigation canals. Support equipment includes grade trimmers, concrete placers, concrete placer/spreaders, and texturing and curing machines. The company also offers equipment to finish flat slabs, bridges, and slopes. GOMACO will consult on equipment for large or unique concrete paving projects. Products are offered through a worldwide distributor network for local sales, parts and service expertise.