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Wed February 20, 2019 - National Edition
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The aggregates and asphalt industries were out in force at the record-setting World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo, Feb. 12 to 14 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

Attendance hit an all-time high with 10,063 registrations — a 28 percent increase over the 2018 show held in Houston. Attendees came from all 50 states, with the home state of Indiana represented by more than 1,500 guests.

Both World of Asphalt and AGG1 achieved record size, spanning a combined 201,450 net sq. ft. of exhibits and presenting 500 exhibitors. More than 145 of those were new to the shows. On display were the latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors.

The shows offered more than 150 learning opportunities, anchored by the AGG1 Academy of the NSSGA and the People, Plants and Paving Conference of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).

The next World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held in March 2021 in Atlanta, Ga.

For more information, visit www.worldofasphalt.com and www.agg1.org.

The Komatsu KMG team is ready to discuss their company’s lineup of mining and material processing equipment with attendees at AGG1 Academy & Expo.
The Komatsu KMG team is ready to discuss their company’s lineup of mining and material processing equipment with attendees at AGG1 Academy & Expo.

(L-R): Mauldin Paving Products’ Brandon Granger spoke with Ty Montgomery and Justin Sergent of Jodi’s Asphalt, based in Danville, Ill.
(L-R): Mauldin Paving Products’ Brandon Granger spoke with Ty Montgomery and Justin Sergent of Jodi’s Asphalt, based in Danville, Ill.

Kirk Sidwell (L) and Micah Gregory of the McLean Company, Columbus, Ohio, stopped in at the Wirtgen equipment display to take in the latest Vogele, Hamm and Kleemann machines.
Kirk Sidwell (L) and Micah Gregory of the McLean Company, Columbus, Ohio, stopped in at the Wirtgen equipment display to take in the latest Vogele, Hamm and Kleemann machines.

(L-R): Okada America’s Chris Cadum, Adam Daher, Jim Brown and Mike Kane were ready to discuss the company’s Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom Series Model 12S and ORV Series hydraulic breakers.
(L-R): Okada America’s Chris Cadum, Adam Daher, Jim Brown and Mike Kane were ready to discuss the company’s Pedestal Rock Breaker Boom Series Model 12S and ORV Series hydraulic breakers.

Tenna co-Founder Jose Cueva introduces the new Tenna Go Plug-In at World of Asphalt.
Tenna co-Founder Jose Cueva introduces the new Tenna Go Plug-In at World of Asphalt.

Don Gallagher of Gallagher Asphalt Corporation (C) catches up with The Calvin Group Inc.’s Michael Pentz (L) and Mark Pentz.
Don Gallagher of Gallagher Asphalt Corporation (C) catches up with The Calvin Group Inc.’s Michael Pentz (L) and Mark Pentz.

(L-R): E.D. Etnyre & Company’s Steve Carr, Brian Horner and Don Etnyre had several examples of the company’s lineup of equipment for the asphalt roadbuilding industry.
(L-R): E.D. Etnyre & Company’s Steve Carr, Brian Horner and Don Etnyre had several examples of the company’s lineup of equipment for the asphalt roadbuilding industry.

(L-R): Screen Machine’s Scott Timmer, Matt Brinkman, Timm Miller, Jody Beasley, David Stewart and Shane Terblanche welcome attendees to their booth.
(L-R): Screen Machine’s Scott Timmer, Matt Brinkman, Timm Miller, Jody Beasley, David Stewart and Shane Terblanche welcome attendees to their booth.

(L-R): Volvo Construction Equipment’s Gary Atkinson, Bill Laing, Mark Eckert and Chad Fluent discussed the company’s range of construction and paving equipment.
(L-R): Volvo Construction Equipment’s Gary Atkinson, Bill Laing, Mark Eckert and Chad Fluent discussed the company’s range of construction and paving equipment.

Roadtec’s John Irvine (L) and Eric Baker (R) welcome Mike Chenet of CC&T, who was named Roadtec 2018 dealer of the year at the AED Summit the week before.
Roadtec’s John Irvine (L) and Eric Baker (R) welcome Mike Chenet of CC&T, who was named Roadtec 2018 dealer of the year at the AED Summit the week before.

Just inside one of the entrances to the exhibition hall, Carlson Paving Products was front and center with a display of equipment that drew quite a bit of attention.
Just inside one of the entrances to the exhibition hall, Carlson Paving Products was front and center with a display of equipment that drew quite a bit of attention.

(L-R): The Calder brothers, David, Glen, Cameron and Wayne, owners of Mauldin, had several new products on the show floor that are now Tier IV final machines, including the all-new 650, 1560 and 1860 model pavers.
(L-R): The Calder brothers, David, Glen, Cameron and Wayne, owners of Mauldin, had several new products on the show floor that are now Tier IV final machines, including the all-new 650, 1560 and 1860 model pavers.

Mike Lyman (L) and Gary Thomas of BWS Manufacturing, Centreville, New Brunswick, Canada, had a great-looking trailer display of their trailer models at their exhibit.
Mike Lyman (L) and Gary Thomas of BWS Manufacturing, Centreville, New Brunswick, Canada, had a great-looking trailer display of their trailer models at their exhibit.

Out promoting their machines and new HP Concrete, a concrete cold patch, (L-R) are Juraj Rypak, Jim Lippert and Dave Keener of Crafco Inc., Chandler, Ariz.
Out promoting their machines and new HP Concrete, a concrete cold patch, (L-R) are Juraj Rypak, Jim Lippert and Dave Keener of Crafco Inc., Chandler, Ariz.

The daily Rock ’n’ Road talks on the show floor provided lots of information for the industry. Lee Smith of FAE USA had the opportunity to take the stage to promote his company’s lineup of attachments and machines.
The daily Rock ’n’ Road talks on the show floor provided lots of information for the industry. Lee Smith of FAE USA had the opportunity to take the stage to promote his company’s lineup of attachments and machines.

The Harding Racing Indy car was a big draw at the CMI Roadbuilding exhibit, giving (L-R) Russ Sciville, Trevor Thielbar, Michael Knight and Kevin Smith the opportunity to discuss their product line with visitors.
The Harding Racing Indy car was a big draw at the CMI Roadbuilding exhibit, giving (L-R) Russ Sciville, Trevor Thielbar, Michael Knight and Kevin Smith the opportunity to discuss their product line with visitors.

(L-R): Peter Fredrickson, Marco Paris, Vijay Palanisamy, Jennifer Bishop and Fabian Salinas of Dynapac had several exciting new machines being introduced to the North American and global marketplace, including a new model of oscillation roller.
(L-R): Peter Fredrickson, Marco Paris, Vijay Palanisamy, Jennifer Bishop and Fabian Salinas of Dynapac had several exciting new machines being introduced to the North American and global marketplace, including a new model of oscillation roller.

(L-R): Garrett Lovett, Mike Jenkins, Chris Lovett and Dave Huddleston of FORTA Corp., Grove City, Pa., displayed their asphalt reinforcing fibers and new wireless remote-control fiber-feeding machines.
(L-R): Garrett Lovett, Mike Jenkins, Chris Lovett and Dave Huddleston of FORTA Corp., Grove City, Pa., displayed their asphalt reinforcing fibers and new wireless remote-control fiber-feeding machines.

(L-R): Construction Equipment Guide readers Bob Genter, Rob Figlock and Dave Levengood of Allen Myers stopped in at the booth to say hello.
(L-R): Construction Equipment Guide readers Bob Genter, Rob Figlock and Dave Levengood of Allen Myers stopped in at the booth to say hello.

(L-R): At the Toku America booth, Willie Studway, Bud Moore and Russell Walton were ready to discuss the company’s line of Striker hydraulic breakers.
(L-R): At the Toku America booth, Willie Studway, Bud Moore and Russell Walton were ready to discuss the company’s line of Striker hydraulic breakers.

Bill Staidl (L) and Tom Porter of John Deere Construction & Forestry Company spoke with attendees about the company’s largest wheel loader, the 944K, which has a 10 cu yd. bucket capacity.
Bill Staidl (L) and Tom Porter of John Deere Construction & Forestry Company spoke with attendees about the company’s largest wheel loader, the 944K, which has a 10 cu yd. bucket capacity.

On Day 1, the crowd flooded the exhibits on the show floor.
On Day 1, the crowd flooded the exhibits on the show floor.

At the Caterpillar equipment display, Randy Dobson (L) and Chris Barnard were ready to discuss the capabilities of this Cat PM312 cold planer as well as a host of other Caterpillar and Weiler paving equipment.
At the Caterpillar equipment display, Randy Dobson (L) and Chris Barnard were ready to discuss the capabilities of this Cat PM312 cold planer as well as a host of other Caterpillar and Weiler paving equipment.

Powerscreen Indiana Inc.’s booth at the show served as a meeting place for several of Powerscreen’s Midwest dealers, including (L-R) Powerscreen Indiana’s Trent Ford and Adam Buell; Powerscreen Midwest Crushing & Screening’s Neil Mullan, Joe Peters and Tim Scannell; and Roberto Armbruster and Sean McIvor of AGGCORP.
Powerscreen Indiana Inc.’s booth at the show served as a meeting place for several of Powerscreen’s Midwest dealers, including (L-R) Powerscreen Indiana’s Trent Ford and Adam Buell; Powerscreen Midwest Crushing & Screening’s Neil Mullan, Joe Peters and Tim Scannell; and Roberto Armbruster and Sean McIvor of AGGCORP.

(L-R): Manned by Tim Schutte, Michael Meehan, Justin McKenzey, Rich Elliott, Odie Baca and Maurice Hunter, The Epiroc USA booth featured a display of the company’s hydraulic breakers and drum cutter.
(L-R): Manned by Tim Schutte, Michael Meehan, Justin McKenzey, Rich Elliott, Odie Baca and Maurice Hunter, The Epiroc USA booth featured a display of the company’s hydraulic breakers and drum cutter.

At the Breaker Technology Incorporated booth, Gary Guthrie (L) of Lippman-Milwaukee spoke with Maria Cargould of Breaker Technology Inc.
At the Breaker Technology Incorporated booth, Gary Guthrie (L) of Lippman-Milwaukee spoke with Maria Cargould of Breaker Technology Inc.

(L-R) Royal Truck & Equipment’s Taylor Wills, Ashley Matyas and CK Madeira spoke with attendees about the company’s custom truck bodies and safety products.
(L-R) Royal Truck & Equipment’s Taylor Wills, Ashley Matyas and CK Madeira spoke with attendees about the company’s custom truck bodies and safety products.

(L-R): David Gordon of Contractors Equipment Rentals caught up with Max Dighero and Marion Watson of Agua Patch Road Materials, along with Robert Sloan, also of Contractors Equipment Rentals.
(L-R): David Gordon of Contractors Equipment Rentals caught up with Max Dighero and Marion Watson of Agua Patch Road Materials, along with Robert Sloan, also of Contractors Equipment Rentals.

Adam Bowers (L) and Jason Cornell of J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers were on hand to discuss the company’s line of truck bodies, trailers, tankers and truck equipment.
Adam Bowers (L) and Jason Cornell of J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers were on hand to discuss the company’s line of truck bodies, trailers, tankers and truck equipment.

Hugh Gordon of C.W. Machine Worx spoke with attendees about the company’s dust-suppression equipment.
Hugh Gordon of C.W. Machine Worx spoke with attendees about the company’s dust-suppression equipment.

(L-R): Bear Cat Manufacturing’s Rogelio Enriquez, Steve Karl, Sandra Goddard, Mike Melander and Jimmy Goddard were on hand to discuss their asphalt distributors and custom asphalt and aggregate equipment.
(L-R): Bear Cat Manufacturing’s Rogelio Enriquez, Steve Karl, Sandra Goddard, Mike Melander and Jimmy Goddard were on hand to discuss their asphalt distributors and custom asphalt and aggregate equipment.

(L-R): IROCK Crusher LLC’s Chris Larson, John Patton, Dan Davis, Eric Dombrowski and Roger Danielsen welcomed attendees to discuss their crushing and screening equipment.
(L-R): IROCK Crusher LLC’s Chris Larson, John Patton, Dan Davis, Eric Dombrowski and Roger Danielsen welcomed attendees to discuss their crushing and screening equipment.

Evan Clarke (L), vice president of sales for Kleemann products, talks with guests about the Kleemann MOBIREX MR130 impact crusher on display in the Wirtgen Group display area.
Evan Clarke (L), vice president of sales for Kleemann products, talks with guests about the Kleemann MOBIREX MR130 impact crusher on display in the Wirtgen Group display area.

(L-R): Justin Mellott, Alex Davies and Emily Jannotta of Mellott Company discussed the company’s rock crushing and screening services and equipment at the show.
(L-R): Justin Mellott, Alex Davies and Emily Jannotta of Mellott Company discussed the company’s rock crushing and screening services and equipment at the show.

Tramac Corporation’s Mark Cornelius discusses the company’s lineup of demolition and processing with Patton Deischer of Turner Mining Group.
Tramac Corporation’s Mark Cornelius discusses the company’s lineup of demolition and processing with Patton Deischer of Turner Mining Group.

(L-R): Stephanie Seril, Jeffry Souders and Jordan Miller of Kespry presented the company’s automated aerial technologies for the aggregates, mining and construction industries.
(L-R): Stephanie Seril, Jeffry Souders and Jordan Miller of Kespry presented the company’s automated aerial technologies for the aggregates, mining and construction industries.

(L-R): At the McCloskey International booth, the company’s John O’Neill and Paschal McCloskey were joined by several representatives from their dealer network, including Tora Crushing & Screening’s Rory O’Brien, Franklin Rock & Recycle’s Mike Carrell and Jarrod Franklin, Rock & Recycle Equipment’s Brendan Fox and RPM Crushers & Screens’ Paul McCaughey.
(L-R): At the McCloskey International booth, the company’s John O’Neill and Paschal McCloskey were joined by several representatives from their dealer network, including Tora Crushing & Screening’s Rory O’Brien, Franklin Rock & Recycle’s Mike Carrell and Jarrod Franklin, Rock & Recycle Equipment’s Brendan Fox and RPM Crushers & Screens’ Paul McCaughey.

Liebherr USA’s Nick Rogers (L) and Tahitia Banks, first-time exhibitors, were enthusiastic about the show.
Liebherr USA’s Nick Rogers (L) and Tahitia Banks, first-time exhibitors, were enthusiastic about the show.

(L-R) Eagle Crusher Company’s Greg Spina, Pat Meara, Daniel Friedman and Sergio Gonzalez attracted a good deal of attention with the first show display of the company’s recently launched Stealth 500 portable crusher plant.
(L-R) Eagle Crusher Company’s Greg Spina, Pat Meara, Daniel Friedman and Sergio Gonzalez attracted a good deal of attention with the first show display of the company’s recently launched Stealth 500 portable crusher plant.

Daniel Filsinger, marketing coordinator at KPI-JCI, Yankton, S.D., with the Kodiak Plus Cone Crusher K350.
Daniel Filsinger, marketing coordinator at KPI-JCI, Yankton, S.D., with the Kodiak Plus Cone Crusher K350.

Nathan Uphus (L), sales manager at Felling Trailers,  Sauk Centre, Minn., with Jake Anderson of Durex Products, Luck, Wis., wonders if the purple FT-40-2 TA comes in Packer green and yellow.
Nathan Uphus (L), sales manager at Felling Trailers, Sauk Centre, Minn., with Jake Anderson of Durex Products, Luck, Wis., wonders if the purple FT-40-2 TA comes in Packer green and yellow.

(L-R): Dean Wolfe, Al Van Mullem and Matt Haven staff the Telsmith booth.
(L-R): Dean Wolfe, Al Van Mullem and Matt Haven staff the Telsmith booth.

(L-R): Bomag Americas’ Jamie Winkler discusses the Bomag product line with Kevin Reed, Clarke Power Services, Smyrna, Tenn.; Walter Elliott, Clarke Power Services, Martinsville, Ind.; and David Stahlman, Clarke Powered Solutions, Mooresville, N.C.
(L-R): Bomag Americas’ Jamie Winkler discusses the Bomag product line with Kevin Reed, Clarke Power Services, Smyrna, Tenn.; Walter Elliott, Clarke Power Services, Martinsville, Ind.; and David Stahlman, Clarke Powered Solutions, Mooresville, N.C.

Dealers meeting with their manufacturer rep Jeremiah Reinhardt (second from L) in the LeeBoy exhibit area (L-R) include Len Evans, Michigan Cat, Novi, Mich.; Phil Ireland, Ring Power Cat., St. Augustine, Fla.; and Jim Damron, Michigan Cat.
Dealers meeting with their manufacturer rep Jeremiah Reinhardt (second from L) in the LeeBoy exhibit area (L-R) include Len Evans, Michigan Cat, Novi, Mich.; Phil Ireland, Ring Power Cat., St. Augustine, Fla.; and Jim Damron, Michigan Cat.

(L-R): KM International’s Jessie Gregory and Kurt Schwartz talk with Roger Culp of RPM Machinery, Lebanon, Ind., about their product line.
(L-R): KM International’s Jessie Gregory and Kurt Schwartz talk with Roger Culp of RPM Machinery, Lebanon, Ind., about their product line.

Talking trailers in the Witzco Challenger Trailer booth (L-R) are Gerardo Fuentes and Josh Weinstein of Witzco Challenger Trailers Inc., Sarasota, Fla.; and Jamie Rens and Justin Hoffman of Transport Logistics, Oak Creek, Wis.
Talking trailers in the Witzco Challenger Trailer booth (L-R) are Gerardo Fuentes and Josh Weinstein of Witzco Challenger Trailers Inc., Sarasota, Fla.; and Jamie Rens and Justin Hoffman of Transport Logistics, Oak Creek, Wis.

(L-R): FAE USA representatives Giorgio Carera, Elena Iogha, Lee Smith, Allen Tennis and Stefano Leghissa had a comprehensive display of their lineup of attachments for asphalt grinding, milling, rock crushing and stabilization.
(L-R): FAE USA representatives Giorgio Carera, Elena Iogha, Lee Smith, Allen Tennis and Stefano Leghissa had a comprehensive display of their lineup of attachments for asphalt grinding, milling, rock crushing and stabilization.

The Sakai America exhibit had a wide range of compaction machines on display and plenty of representatives to discuss the line including (L-R)  Toyohiro Aida, Kevin McClain, Kendall Phillips and Mike Fuller.
The Sakai America exhibit had a wide range of compaction machines on display and plenty of representatives to discuss the line including (L-R) Toyohiro Aida, Kevin McClain, Kendall Phillips and Mike Fuller.