Congratulations are in order for an East Texas businessman who has been inducted into the 2023 Class of the Texas Asphalt Pavement Hall of Fame. Gene (Geno) Carrier III who has spent much of his life in Lufkin, Texas received the honor on September, 20, during a ceremony in San Antonio.

The Hall of Fame is set up to honor those who have made considerable and lasting contributions to the Texas Asphalt Pavement Industry. Hall of Fame members’ noteworthy career achievements are matched only by their integrity and selflessness demonstrated for the betterment of their colleagues and industry. TXAPA Executive Vice President Harold Mullen presided over the inaugural induction ceremony.

Gene Carrier III began his career with East Texas Asphalt Co., Ltd. (now Texas Materials Group, Inc.) in 1979 and serves as Executive Vice President. Carrier’s 1996 presidency was a turning point in the Association’s history. His vision saw TXAPA acquire land in Buda, TX, and eventually establish a 10-acre campus with two buildings, one of which bears his name.

Through the years, with Geno at the helm, East Texas Asphalt (ETA) has done as much for area organizations and groups as it has for numerous roadways. Numerous county non-profits have benefitted from the generosity of East Texas Asphalt.

Community Involvement

From the Pineywoods Fair in Nacogdoches to many Project Celebration groups in East Texas to the Texas Forestry Museum to the Angelina Benefit Rodeo, ETA has been there to help. You can take a look at their wide range of community involvement throughout the Pineywoods by clicking here.

Once again, a big congratulations on a well-deserved honor to a great individual, Geno Carrier III.

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