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Record-breaking World of Asphalt, AGG1 Conclude Successful Run

Thousands of attendees came from across the world to an event that shattered previous records and brought together some of the industries’ highest- ranking members.

Wed March 27, 2013 - National Edition
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(L-R): Tom Crawford of TXI in Dallas, Texas, poses with Dan Dooley and Scott Wagner of HOLT CAT and the Caterpillar 980K wheel loader.
(L-R): Tom Crawford of TXI in Dallas, Texas, poses with Dan Dooley and Scott Wagner of HOLT CAT and the Caterpillar 980K wheel loader.
(L-R): Tom Crawford of TXI in Dallas, Texas, poses with Dan Dooley and Scott Wagner of HOLT CAT and the Caterpillar 980K wheel loader. William Smith (L), Blalock in Sevierville, Tenn., takes a photo op with ROADTEC’s Jamie Winkler and the SX 4E stabilizer. Dave Koerkenmeier (L), Sakai, has just finished showing Scott Cummings of J.W. Bell in Cedar Rapids, Iowa around the Sakai booth. Mike Manning (L) and Dan Blade of MUSTANG CAT  in Houston, Texas admire this 966K XE wheel loader. (L-R): Andy Schwandt, Road Machinery & Supplies in Savage, Minn.; David Barthel, Faris Machinery Corp in Commerce City, Col., have learned a lot about the Volvo P7110 asphalt paver from Joe Grimes of Volvo. Russ Osborne (L), TPS in Shorewood, Ill., is discussing conveyor hoods with Matt Gerten of Metso. (L-R): Jim Peterson, Masaba Mining in Vermillion, South Dakota has just sold two conveyor systems to Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. represented by Greg Otts, Harrold Clemons and Doug Bagley. (L to R): Mark Virus and Mike Rainey of FMC Technologies take a photo op with James Cahill of Special Granules, Inc. in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. Slavic Mokienko (L) of RE Pierson Materials, Inc. in Bridgeport, New Jersey has been learning all about KPI-JCI from Mike Johnson. (L-R): Tracy Cumby and Rusty Smallwood with Western Emulsions, Inc. in Lubbock, Texas, take a photo op with Angelica Benios of Major Wire Industries Limited and Jerry Teague of Major Wire Industries. Jim Holland (L) of Wirtgen is telling David Cooper of Kirby-Smith in Dallas, Texas all about the Wirtgen 5100-2 asphalt paver. Scott Wimer (L), Broce Broom, has been talking to Tom Hlawek of Noble Iron in Houston, Texas about the KR 350 road broom. Byron Blair (L), VT LeeBoy  has been pointing out the attributes of the Maximizer 3 asphalt distributor to Devin Priddy of Hi-Way Equipment Co. in Houston, Texas. (L-R): John Deere’s Denny Vonnahme and Chesterman have been pointing out the finer attributes of the John Deere 644 K Hybrid wheel loader to Gerald Scott of Nordhern Blacktop in Saskatoo, Canada. Doug Wilcox (L) of Ramming Paving/Industrial Asphalt in Austin, Texas has learned a lot about the Wirtgen W250 from Tom Chastain of Wirtgen America. Shawn Cheny (L) of Dynapac has been discussing the Dynapac F1000 with Andy Tewell of Central Texas Equipment in Round Rock, Texas. (L to R): Kyle Dauth and Darren Albus of Case have just had a good conversation about the Case product line with Brax Wright of ASCO, a  major Case dealers for Texas. (L to R:) Brett Morgan and Stan Parry, Anderson Machinery in Victoria, Texas, have just been educated on the Bomag BW 138 AD smooth drum roller from Dave Dennison and Bill Stalzer of Bomag America, Inc. Aaron Venz (L) of Wheeler Machinery in Morgan, Utah has been speaking with Nigel McKay of Weiler about the P385 asphalt paver. John Morton (L) of Broce Broom and Mike Wohlert of Kelly Tractor in West Palm Beach, Fla., take a photo op with the Broce MK-1 Transfer Sweeper.

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013 concluded a successful run March 21: a sold-out show floor with record exhibit space, near-record registered attendance, more co-located industry groups and meetings than ever before, and record education ticket sales.

"We’ve received excellent positive feedback on the shows’ value to bring together so many qualified buyers and sellers in one place, and for the networking and dialog with peers from across North America and internationally," stated Show Manager Rich Prausa.

The co-located 2013 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo were held March 19-21 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Near-record registered attendance topped 6,000 at close of the shows. Registrants came from all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces and 50 other countries worldwide. More than one-third were company presidents/owners, vice presidents, general managers or chief financial officers, and all together more than 84 percent of registrants were in managerial roles.

The sold-out show floor covered a record 123,600 net sq. ft. of exhibit space taken by more than 385 exhibitors. Leading manufacturers and suppliers showcased their latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors.

Education is a cornerstone of the shows and attendees purchased a record 8,400-plus tickets for the shows’ education programs, including the AGG1 Academy and People, Plants and Paving Training Program.

“Savvy industry professionals realize the importance of keeping up to date with industry best practices if they want their businesses to stay on top; they know AGG1 and World of Asphalt education programs are industry-developed and presented," Show Manager Rich Prausa said.

Industry support amplifies the shows’ networking and knowledge-sharing. The co-located groups and meetings included Association of Modified Asphalt Producers, Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association, Rubber Pavements Association and Texas Asphalt Pavement Association. More than 25 industry organizations were official supporters of World of Asphalt and AGG1 2013, and the shows are industry-owned and operated.

AGG 1 is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). World of Asphalt is owned by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), NSSGA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). AEM produces both shows.

The next edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held in March 2015 in Baltimore, Md. The shows are held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years (such as 2014), with that show spotlighting the exhibitors and products of World of Asphalt and AGG1.

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