World of Asphalt, AGG1 Shows Deliver Record Numbers

The 2016 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded as the most successful ever, with record attendance, exhibit and education numbers.

📅   Thu March 31, 2016 - National Edition


(L-R) at the Volvo display are Charlie Yoder, Larry Carroll, George Musser and Glen Powell, all of Schlouch Inc., Blandon, Pa., and Walt Joachim III of Penn Jersey Machinery, Lionville, Pa.
(L-R) at the Volvo display are Charlie Yoder, Larry Carroll, George Musser and Glen Powell, all of Schlouch Inc., Blandon, Pa., and Walt Joachim III of Penn Jersey Machinery, Lionville, Pa.
(L-R) at the Volvo display are Charlie Yoder, Larry Carroll, George Musser and Glen Powell, all of Schlouch Inc., Blandon, Pa., and Walt Joachim III of Penn Jersey Machinery, Lionville, Pa.
Bartosz Kozik of Volvo points out some of the new engine features on a Volvo DD105 asphalt roller.
The LeeBoy display had all the latest products in asphalt paving and was a big draw.
The food court, much like the show floor, was well populated with attendees and exhibitors.
Nashville is “Music City,” so it was a natural for Reliable Asphalt Products to provide some live entertainment.
Mark Johnson of Caterpillar did a walk-around demo for the new Caterpillar CB68B asphalt roller. 
At the Simex booth (L-R) are Eric Woodward and Larry Giberson of Giberson Enterprises, Shamong, N.J., and Xavier Biosca of Simex.
Representatives from Rubble Master and its new dealer Tracey Road Equipment, Syracuse, N.Y., pose for a photo. (L-R) are Scott Collins, Tracey Road Equipment; Rene Wagner, Rubble Master; Jerry Tracey, Tracey Road Equipment; and Gerald Hanisch, Rubble Master.
The Wirtgen Group again had an expansive display at the World of Asphalt.
John Deere’s largest wheel loader, the 944K, was on display at World of Asphalt.
The press assembles as the speakers prepare for remarks before the opening of the exhibits at World of Asphalt in Nashville, Tenn. Adam Runner (L) shows the Coneqtec Universal PM400 to Andy Reece of Reece Construction, Marysville, Wash.
(L-R): Don Etnyre, president, E.D. Etnyre & Co., welcomes Sonny Bunn, owner of S.T. Bunn Construction Co. Inc., to the E.D. Etnyre booth with Etnyre representatives Jimmy and Kevin Akins.
(L-R): Jim Ladner, sales manager of Landoll Corporation, shows the Landoll 440A trailer to Herb Daniels, Roy Fowlie, Robert Dalton and Mike Mulloy, all of Aggregate Industries.
Sergio Solis (L) of Bomag and Bob Joynt, Finkbiner Equipment Co stand in front of the Bomag BM1200-35 milling machine.
(L-R): Ben Hughes, Matt Cook, Chuck Sherman and Ryan Pease, all of Broome Bituminous Products, Vestal, N.Y., came to see the Komatsu WA500 wheel loader and ask Joe Sollitt of Komatsu America some questions about it.
Atlas Copco had another impressive display at this year’s World of Asphalt.
Hyundai displayed a diverse selection of equipment at the show. 
Located just inside the main entrance to the exhibit hall, the Wirtgen Group display was prominently positioned and ready to accommodate large crowds at World of Asphalt.     
Sales staffers from Tractor & Equipment Company (TEC), based in Birmingham, Ala., joined their customers and Wirtgen representatives at World of Asphalt. (L-R) are Buddy Averett, Devaughn Pettit, and Brett Bussman of TEC; Brent Bazemore, Griffin Contracting, Pooler, Ga.; Mike Burris, Wirtgen America, Antioch, Tenn.; Richard Shore, TEC; Brett Armstrong, Wiregrass Construction Co., Montgomery, Ala.; and Autrey McMillan, TEC.  (L-R): FAE Group representatives Giorgio Carera, Michelle Austin and Will Rigdon were promoting their construction line of attachments for asphalt grinding, milling, rock crushing and stabilization. 
Dennis Slater, president of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), speaks to the crowd before the official ribbon cutting and opening of the exhibit hall. Bill Puckett (L) and Paul Puckett (R) discuss their line of Puckett pavers to a group of international guests interested in becoming distributors. 
A big group of factory representatives, dealers and customers came together at the LeeBoy exhibit. (L-R) are Brian Hall, LeeBoy; Mark Edgar, Sunbelt Asphalt Services, Auburn, Ga.; Jay Herzog, Blackjack Paving, Tyrone, Ga.; Spencer McCroskey, Sunbelt Asphalt Services; Steve Meissen, Reynolds-Warren Equipment, Forest Park, Ga.; Brad Kaufman, Blackjack Paving; Anthony Garcia, Rogers Group, Nashville, Tenn.; Brian Meissen and Steve Young, Reynolds-Warren Equipment.
During one of the show’s many press conferences, Roadtec Inc.’s Michael Kvach announces some of the newest distributors of the Roadtec line.
(L-R): Denver Weinsteiger, David Koerkenmeier, Don Jones, Joe Seckinger, Josh Steele, Uki Tsukimoto and Mark Armel of Sakai America had four brand new Sakai models to present and demonstrate to the crowd during World of Asphalt.
A good time was had by all at the Felling Trailers exhibit. (L-R): Felling Regional Sales Manager Nathan Uphus talked with Bill Tucker and Andy Jett of Edward Ehrbar, Yonkers, N.Y.; and Matt Cox, Lehman-Roberts Company, Memphis, Tenn.   
The KPI-JCI/Astec Mobile Screens exhibit was the place to get more info on equipment for aggregate crushing, screening, material handling and washing/classifying.
The Carlson exhibit was quite a bit brighter than most due to the high output Carlson LED Blade Lights that were strategically mounted on each of the machines. 
(L-R): Dan Davis, IROCK Crushers, Valley View, Ohio; Steve Cavera, Yates Cylinders, St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Wayne McNeese, Yates Industries, Old Hickory, Tenn., have a roundtable discussion about the IROCK crusher line.
(L-R): Wayne, Glen, David and Cameron, the Calder Brothers, owners of Mauldin by Calder Brothers, came together to promote their products to the asphalt industry.  
Talking about new and used recycling machines in the GrinderCrusherScreen exhibit area (L-R) are Ken Clemons, Midwest Aggregate Parts, Jackson, Miss.; Rick Cohen, Mark Morris and Bob Helms of GrinderCrusherScreen Inc., Smyrna, Ga. 
Officials cut the ribbon as the 2016 World of Asphalt in Nashville, Tenn., gets under way. 
The 2016 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded as the most successful ever, with record attendance, exhibit and education numbers. The 2016 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded as the most successful ever, with record attendance, exhibit and education numbers. The 2016 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded as the most successful ever, with record attendance, exhibit and education numbers. A massive crowd makes its way into the exhibit hall on opening day. Roadtec announced the addition of Highway Equipment as an authorized distributor at the World of Asphalt show in Nashville. Representatives of both companies at the press event (L-R) included Chris Connolly, Roadtec; Brian McKinney, Dave Yohe, Ron Scott, Jr., Kevin Loomis and Tom Reynolds of Highway Equipment, Zelienople, Pa.; and Mike Kvach, Roadtec.
Dan Doherty (L), area manager, and Larry Glynn, president, both of CMW Equipment, St. Louis, Mo., stop by the CMI booth to see the RM-7 roto mill machine. Jon Anderson of Cat Paving Products goes over the many features of this Caterpillar AP 355F paver.
The Calvin Group, used asphalt specialists, is a four-generation family business. (L-R) are Mark Pentz; his sons, Mark and Matt; and Marlin Pentz (in front)
(L-R): Sean Collins, vice president of sales and rentals, Groff Tractor, New Jersey LLC, stands with Juan Berrios and John Davies of Stavola Companies, Tinton Falls, N.J.

The 2016 World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo concluded as the most successful ever, with record attendance, exhibit and education numbers. The co-located shows, held March 22 to 24, were at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.

Record registered attendance of more than 9,000 was 18 percent over the record-setting 2015 shows and 38 percent growth compared with 2013.

Attendees came from all 50 states, nine of the 10 Canadian provinces and more than 60 other countries worldwide; 30 percent were company presidents/owners, vice presidents, general managers or chief financial officers, and all together 87 percent were in managerial roles.

“This truly is the global gathering place for our aggregates and asphalt industries, where attendees could easily find the equipment and products to help their businesses grow and prosper,” said Rick Feltes of LafargeHolcim, AGG1 chair representing the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

“Education is also critical to stay competitive in today's marketplace, and our record education ticket numbers underscore the value attendees place on the shows' programs to help them succeed,” Feltes said.

“This was such an incredible opportunity to connect with so many fellow industry professionals in one place, to discuss common challenges, and learn how others have tackled similar problems,” said Rick Moore of Lehman-Roberts Company, World of Asphalt chair representing the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).

“There's a real anticipation for what's ahead; attendees know there will be bumps, but they know this is where they find the focused education and tools to make the right choices for their companies,” Moore said.

Exhibits and Education

The sold-out show floor covered a record 157,000-plus net sq. ft. of exhibit space — a 16 percent increase over the 2015 shows, with a record 500-plus exhibitors, including 150 new to the shows. Leading manufacturers and suppliers, from large multinationals with multiple product lines to smaller firms with niche products, showcased their latest products and technologies.

Industry-driven education programs achieved record ticket sales of more than 13,000. Attendees could take advantage of more than 115 education sessions, including the signature AGG1 Academy from NSSGA and the People, Plants and Paving Training Program from NAPA.

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) contributed education sessions, and NSSGA also offered workshops on strategic sales training and basic supervisory training, and a tour of the Rogers Group Rutherford Quarry.

Industry Support

More than 20 allied industry, business and government groups served as official show supporting organizations. The shows were overseen by managing committees of industry leaders to ensure they meet the needs of attendees, exhibitors and all industry stakeholders.

“The shows could not achieve this success without such strong industry support; their participation helps us produce the highest-quality exhibitions that provide real value for show participants,” said Rich Prausa, show manager, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

“Exhibitors commented favorably on booth traffic and quality of attendees, and attendees were very positive about access to such a wide array of products and companies, as well as education options.”

AGG1 is owned by NSSGA and World of Asphalt is owned by NAPA, NSSGA and AEM. AEM produces both shows, which target the business and professional-development needs of aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry professionals.

Mark Your Calendar

The next edition of World of Asphalt and AGG1 will be held March 6 to 8, 2018, in Houston, Texas. The shows are held annually except in ConExpo-Con/AGG years (such as 2017), with that show spotlighting the exhibitors and products of World of Asphalt and AGG1.

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