More Than 1,000 Attend RMACES in Denver, Colo.

The 42nd annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show was attended by more than 1,100 persons and exhibitors despite a snowy week in Denver, Colo.

📅   Sun March 22, 2015 - West Edition
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Keith Scott (L) of the city of Fort Collins, Colo., said to Jeremy Griebel of Power Motive Corp., “You can’t beat the Sakai GW750-2 for paving.”
Keith Scott (L) of the city of Fort Collins, Colo., said to Jeremy Griebel of Power Motive Corp., “You can’t beat the Sakai GW750-2 for paving.”
Keith Scott (L) of the city of Fort Collins, Colo., said to Jeremy Griebel of Power Motive Corp., “You can’t beat the Sakai GW750-2 for paving.” (L-R): Gregory Chavez and Herman Palomino of the city of Commerce City, Colo., discuss future John Deere purchases with Chad Parker of 4 Rivers Equipment. Ken Biggs (L) of Saguache County Road and Bridge and Patrick Kelleher of Bobcat of the Rockies go over the features of the E50 rubber track mini-excavator at the Bobcat booth. The outdoor exhibits were neglected due to the heavy snow fall and cold. Jon Asbury (L), Wirtgen Group manager of  Honnen Equipment speaks to Nick Ware of Alpha Milling in Arvada, Colo. “Honnen has been supporting our fleet of 15 Rotomills with leading technology for over a decade and we are looking forward to the future (L-R): Bob Ginbro, Garrett Olsen, Abe Perez, Cody Taylor and Brian Moore all of Brannan Sand & Gravel in Denver, Colo., pose with Randy Shamy, Dynapac/Atlas Copco, and one of its three new CP142 asphalt rollers Brannan just purchased. (L-R): Eric Davidson and Ryan Headley of Wagner CAT point out some of the attributes of the Cat AP1055F asphalt paver to Kelly Duffy and Douglas Legg of the city and county of Denver. (L-R): Lenny Zeschin, CDOT in Limon and Monte Richardson, CDOT in Kit Carson, Colo., learn about the Volvo P7110 asphalt roller from David Barthel of Farris Machinery. Andy Kloos (L) of El Paso County, Colo., takes a photo op with Dennis Muse, Western regional manager Etnyre, which is represented by Jim Hawk Truck & Trailers in Denver, Colo. (L-R): Gary Sharp of Power Equipment Co. (PECO) shows Nate Sullivan, Greg Phillps and Ted Putnam of the city of Greenwood, Colo., the finer points of the Bomag/Cedarapids MS2 material transfer device. Keith Edmonds (L) of the Colorado Department of Transportation in Denver, Colo., is gathering more information about the LeeBoy 8616 B asphalt paver from Joe Chambers of MacDonald Equipment Co. Jason Dody (L) of Rocky Mountain Materials & Asphalt in Colorado Springs is finding out more information on the RP 195E track paver from Wade Ritter of ROADTEC.

The 42nd annual Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show was attended by more than 1,100 persons and exhibitors despite a snowy week in Denver, Colo.

Some of the highlights from the conference, which was held Feb. 25 to 27 at the Denver International Airport, included the opening general session keynote speaker, former Navy seal Jason Redman, who spoke on the conference theme of leadership. Other highlights were John Ball and Charles Van Der Kooi. In total there were more than 75 speakers who participated in the second largest asphalt conference in the country this year.

The general closing session featured Humorist/Mentalist Sean Bott, who wooed the crowd with his mental gymnastics, as well as announcements of the raffle winners.

The 43rd annual RMACES will take place on Feb. 24 to 26, 2016.