Omega Paving & Construction Management
make dirt roads durable, man says
By Kristen Wyatt | Associated Press
Saturday, July 30, 2005
ATLANTA - Thomas Settles grew up on a dirt road in
Edgefield, S.C., a road so crummy it washed out completely
after a heavy rain and he sometimes couldn't get to
school. Summers were spent choking at the road's dust.
Mr. Settles, 53, owns a paving company in Atlanta
and is on a mission to save poor Southerners from
the indignities he grew up with. He's out to make
dirt roads as good as paved ones.
"Look at this," he says, holding up a plastic
jug of molasses-looking brown stuff. "This is
all it takes." More...
Edgefield Native Gets National
for Dirt Road–Improving Product
A quirky business venture that
sprang from the mind of Edgefield native Thomas
Settles received a hefty amount of press last month,
making him and his “invention” –
an enzyme that he says will toughen dirt roads and
help them stand up to rain – rank among the
ten most viewed business news articles last week
on Yahoo’s popular online search engine.