National Pavement Expo Comes to Nashville, Tenn.

Tue March 02, 2010 - Southeast Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Fielding questions about the BW 900-2 tandem vibratory roller in the Bomag exhibit area is Alex Jamieson (L), Bomag America, with Kristian Page (C), Blacktop By Beede Paving Inc., South Barre, Vt., and Carl Cox, Blacktop By Beede Paving Inc., Edgewater, F
Fielding questions about the BW 900-2 tandem vibratory roller in the Bomag exhibit area is Alex Jamieson (L), Bomag America, with Kristian Page (C), Blacktop By Beede Paving Inc., South Barre, Vt., and Carl Cox, Blacktop By Beede Paving Inc., Edgewater, F
Fielding questions about the BW 900-2 tandem vibratory roller in the Bomag exhibit area is Alex Jamieson (L), Bomag America, with Kristian Page (C), Blacktop By Beede Paving Inc., South Barre, Vt., and Carl Cox, Blacktop By Beede Paving Inc., Edgewater, F Front and center in the exhibit hall, SealMaster, Sandusky, Ohio, had a dominant presence packed with plenty of new products and equipment. Stone Construction Equipment Inc., Honeoye, N.Y., brought in an impressive display of compaction equipment. (L-R) are Frank Wenzel, Stone Construction Equipment; Patrick Wixom and Patrick Sieloff, Danjo Construction, Canton, Mich.; and Rob Newell, Stone C Soon after the doors opened on the exhibit hall floor, a tremendous crowd packed in to see the newest products available from some of the premier manufacturers in the industry. Lots of folks seemed puzzled as they stopped and stared at this modified “ultimate patching vehicle” Chevy Suburban which was recently featured on Motor City Motors on the Discovery Channel. An actual usable piece of equipment, it can compact GreenSweeper, Murfreesboro, Tenn., had one of the showcase new products on display; the world’s first electric power source for parking lot sweepers. Manufacturers and customers came together as friends including (L-R) Sherri and Bobby Reid of Ditch Runner-Reid Manufacturing, Buchanan, Ga., and their customers, Gail and Ron Seabaugh of Paving Pros LLC, Oak Ridge, Mo.

The Nashville Convention Center in downtown Nashville, Tenn., was the stage for this year’s National Pavement Expo (NPE) Jan. 20 to 23. Thousands of paving and pavement maintenance professionals from across the country attended the event, which received industry support from the Asphalt Institute, ASMA and NAPSA.

The four-day expo was packed with workshops, seminars, conferences and in-depth industry networking. Industry roundtables were extremely popular and provided plenty of opportunities to socialize while sharing challenges, solutions and experiences. More than 100 exhibitors displayed their newest products and innovations and provided demonstrations of their product lines. Unique displays and never-before-seen products made their debut at this show.

Network night, hosted by 1-800-PAVEMENT, was a huge success. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with their peers and the industry’s leading manufacturers, dealers and distributors while enjoying complementary food and beverages on the exhibit floor.

Show management and sponsors have received extremely positive feedback on the success of the Expo with many already looking forward to NPE 2011, which will be back in the same venue Feb. 3 to 5, 2011.