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World of Asphalt, AGG1 Academy & Expo Breaks Records With Sold Out Show Floor Displaying Latest Equipment

Mon March 19, 2018 - Northeast Edition #6
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Discovery Channel spoke in support of rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure – as well as Houston’s — and included his signature on an ‘asphalt’ petition that was sent to Washington, D.C., after the show.
Discovery Channel spoke in support of rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure – as well as Houston’s — and included his signature on an ‘asphalt’ petition that was sent to Washington, D.C., after the show.
Discovery Channel spoke in support of rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure – as well as Houston’s — and included his signature on an ‘asphalt’ petition that was sent to Washington, D.C., after the show. Caterpillar’s A.J. Lee introduced the company’s new line of cold planers at World of Asphalt. The PM300 Series machines are ideal for small-to-medium job sites where optimum maneuverability is required Caterpillar introduced its new production class tandem vibratory rollers at World of Asphalt. Here, Global Sales Support Consultant Bryan Downing discusses the CB13 with members of the press. Jason Hurdis helped introduce Caterpillar’s new 988K XE wheel loader at World of Asphalt. The loader features electric drive, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership. Dynapac had a large contingent of representatives at its booth at World of Asphalt. (L-R): Representing the Felling booth at World of Asphalt are Gary Knudsen, regional sales manager; Nate Upjus, sales manager; Mike Flynn, regional sales manager, northeast; and Jacob Meyer, trailer sales consultant. Here, they stand with Felling’s premier 25-ton FT50-3LP. Holt Truck Center’s Neels Van Schalkwyk (L), on-highway truck and trailer sales, Houston, Texas, and Joel Gollihur, on-highway truck and trailer sales, Irving, Texas, visit the Felling booth. Van Schalkwyk said that Felling offers a good range of products and custom trailer requests and Gollihur said that Felling products are well built, fairly priced and meets their customers’ needs. The KPI-JCI exhibit at World of Asphalt drew huge crowds (L-R): Housby Auctions was represented by Brennan Davey, account manager; Derek Watson, national account executive; and Joe Riehm, regional account executive. Housby Auctions is a global online auctions company, selling all types of equipment for the construction and transportation industries. (L-R): ESCO is a leading independent designer, manufacturer and provider of highly engineered wear and replacement products and services essential to the performance of customers’ equipment used in mining, construction and industrial applications. The company’s “A team” was on with Mark Goether; Mark Jackson, North American national account manager; Dave Nightlinger and directors of North America Dan Carson and Eric Steimer. (L-R): At the Mauldin (Calder Brothers Group) exhibit Trevor Pope, sales representative; Cameron Calder, sales representative; Royale Cole, sales representative; Brandon Granger, marketing; Bryce Granger, product support engineer; Wayne Calder, engineer; and Darren McNaughton, product support specialist, stand in front of their new Mauldin 1750-C paver, which features a 16-ft. heated electric heated screed — the heaviest screed in its class. (L-R): Mike McCarthy, sales representative of the Gorman Group, Albany, N.Y.; Jimmy Goddard, product support of Bearcat Manufacturing, Wickenburg, Ariz.; and Chris Lanzetta, sales representative of the Gorman Group, gathered at Bearcat’s booth at the World of Asphalt Show in Houston, Texas. Gorman is a long-time, loyal customer of Bearcat Manufacturing. The company’s chippers and distributers are commonly used to chip seal (oil and stone) many of the local town and county roads throughout the no For more than 147 years, Unified Screening, with locations all across the United States, has manufactured screening wear parts, wire cloths and many more products that support the crushing and screening industry. (L-R) are Service Representative Joseph Martinez, Texas; General Manager Andy Hamilton, Texas; and Andrew Lentsch, chief operating officer, Eagan, Minn. Scott Timmer (L), regional sales manager, and Matt Brinkman, director of engineering, both of Screen Machine, Etna, Ohio, stand with the new 4043TR impactor. The 4043TR closed-circuit impact crusher features a large two-deck screen, fed directly from the crusher, and delivers sized product off the fines conveyor, and an additional radial conveyor feeds directly back into the hopper, or can be positioned to the side for stockpiling.
Travis Scheffers (L), territory sales manager, and Cole Walker, territory manager, both of Thunder Creek, Pella, Iowa, were happy to discuss their company’s combo fuel and lubrication trailer. E.D. Etnyre & Co. had a variety of equipment on display in its booth, including the Kenworth powered distributor, live bottom trailer, and lowboys. (L-R) are Marty Rodrigues, region manager; Jim Atkins, region manager, major accounts; Rich Wilsie, export sales manager; Brian S. Horner, region manager; and Mario Perezcassar Sampson, sales manager/Latin America. Shane Fleming (L) and Brendan Fox of Rock & Recycling Equipment, Sutton, Mass., help out at the McCloskey exhibit. John Ervin, president of Roadtec, discusses his company’s “do not let America dead end” program, which encourages contractors to reach out to their representatives to urge them to pass a federal highway bill. Forta makes an asphalt additive that will strengthen and reduce the wear of the asphalt that is laid down. Attendees who were looking for high-quality lowboy trailers to haul their paving equipment from site to site were sure to visit Gerardo Fuentes (L) and Josh Weinstein of Challenger Trailers. Young Masson Garrett seems to be somewhat confused as he “test drives” a Sakai double-drum asphalt roller while donning a Caterpillar T-shirt. His father Stephen Garrett is of Lone Star Paving, Franklin, Tenn. Amber Legette of LeeBoy heads up her company’s American Cancer Society efforts. Brandon Cole (L) and Jack Rizzo, both regional managers of Salsco Manufacturing in Cheshire, Conn., stand in front of the Salsco mini-paver. The Komatsu WA 500 is a proven aggregate producers’ choice. The Calvin Group is a third-generation paving equipment supplier. (L-R): Mark Pentz, Marlin Pentz, Matt Pentz and Michael Pentz, all of the Calvin Group. During World of Asphalt, Dave Turin (Dozer Dave) from the hit reality show Gold Rush on the Discovery Channel spoke in support of rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure – as well as Houston’s — and included his signature on an ‘asphalt’ petition that was sent to Washington, D.C., after the show. Keith Cole (L), north central regional manager, and Travis Colwell, marketing coordinator, both of Carlson Paving Products, stand by the Carlson CP130 commercial paver, which delivers highway-class build, material throughput and mat quality in a heavy-duty commercial package. Regional Sales Manager Dale Daugherty of CPMG was proud to tout the CPMG C1, a big hit at WOA. The C1 Mastic Machine is a specialty piece of equipment that’s a combination crack seal and mastic patch machine, designed to heat 24,000-lbs. of mastic material in an eight-hour shift. (L-R): Tim Hoover, territory manager; Henry Polk, paving product manager; and Bert Erdman, product manager of compaction, all of Bomag Fayat Group, Ridgeway, S.C., were ready to discuss the Bomag BW 191 AD-5 tandem roller. Hoover said WOA was a real good show with attendees expressing a lot of enthusiasm. With their KM8000T K&M International, Territory Managers Kurt Schwartz (L) and Mike McGuckin said they were having a great show with very interested buyers and contractors ready to go for 2018. The KM8000 is the most ergonomically designed hotbox reclaimer unit on the market.
(L-R): Territory Managers Tim Drost, Chuck West, Andy Adamcik and Tracy Pendergrass, all of Weiler, Knoxville, Iowa, are ready to discuss the E1650, which is designed to keep demanding jobs moving with 15 tons of on-board storage, providing increased trucking efficiencies while allowing for non-contact, non-stop paving. LeeBoy representative Doug Thompson (R) spends some time with LeeBoy paver owners Bruce Easmunt (L) and Bill Flanagan from Millville, N.J. Three of the northeast Volvo dealers lending a hand at the Volvo exhibit (L-R) are Andre Parent of Woods CRW in Vermont; Dan Rott of Woodco in Massechusetts; and Larry Drapeau of Tyler Equipment in Connecticut. Bagela is an industry leader in asphalt recycling equipment. Aggregate producers and recycling facilities across the country have come to appreciate the advanced engineering and extraordinary quality of the Rubble Master portable track crushers. (L-R): Gerald Hannisch, CEO of Rubble Master; Jerry Tracey, president and founder of Tracy Road Equipment, Syracuse, N.Y., Danial Broomhall of Callanan Industries, Albany, N.Y.; and Scott Collins, vice president of sales, Tracey Road Equipment. (L-R): Randy Shavor and Ron Miller, both product specialists; Ed Brenton, brand marketing manager; and Troy Hitchcock, product specialist, all of Case Equipment, stand in front of the new Case SV212D single drum vibratory roller. Mike Watt (L) of LiuGong NA took some time with Shawn Dodson of Beka World LP to explain the features of the new 856H wheel loader. Tim Hoffman, product manager for rollers at Dynapac, was on hand to discuss the company’s compaction line.

The record-breaking 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded a successful run, March 6-8, with a very positive atmosphere, as attendees and exhibitors conducted business and discussed issues affecting future growth, such as infrastructure funding. Industry experts also shared best practices during well-attended education sessions.

The co-located exhibitions were held at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

Registered attendance topped a near record of more than 8,300 at the close of the shows, with attendees coming from all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces and 50 countries worldwide.

Both World of Asphalt and AGG1 hosted a sold-out show floor that broke size records and spanned a combined 174,000 net sq. ft. of exhibits. More than 460 exhibitors, including more than 160 new to the shows, displayed their latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, and pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors.

Education was an integral component of the event, with attendees purchasing more than 10,000 tickets for the shows' signature learning programs: People, Plants and Paving Conference from the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and AGG1 Academy from the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

“This was one of our best events ever that delivered it all for industry professionals: product innovations, focused education and quality networking,” said Kevin Kelly, president of Walsh & Kelly and World of Asphalt 2018 chair. “It is always an incredible opportunity to come together and learn from each other, and we thank all participants for their continued support.”

“These outstanding numbers emphasize the value of the convention and AGG1,” said Joel Galassini, CEMEX regional president and AGG1 Academy & Expo chair. “This really is the best time for anyone in our industry to connect with peers, examine business issues that affect our operations and get energized for the future,”

The next World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held Feb. 12-14, 2019, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Exhibit space sales are open to companies, with space assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.


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