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World of Asphalt and AGG1 2012 Shows Huge Success

Tue March 20, 2012 - National Edition
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Calder Brothers, Greenville, S.C., manufactures of Mauldin Paving Products, had many of their machines on display. Ready to help are (L-R) Glen, Cameron and David Calder.
Calder Brothers, Greenville, S.C., manufactures of Mauldin Paving Products, had many of their machines on display. Ready to help are (L-R) Glen, Cameron and David Calder.
Calder Brothers, Greenville, S.C., manufactures of Mauldin Paving Products, had many of their machines on display. Ready to help are (L-R) Glen, Cameron and David Calder. Caterpillar had a range of paving products on display. Ready to answer questions are (L-R) Gordon Johnson and Buzz Newland, Arrow Equipment LLC, a Division of Carolina Tractor; and Austin Page, Blanchard CAT. (L-R): Joe Seckinger, Chris Wilkes, Bill Winters, Bob Olejiniczak, and John Coughlin, Linder Industrial Machinery, were kept busy answering questions about the product line, especially the WIRTGEN W210 milling machine. Pictured with the Vogele Vision 5200 tracked paver are (L-R) Tim Aiken, Mike Copeland and Autrey McMillan Jr., Tractor & Equipment Company in Georgia and Alabama. (L-R): Scott Bledsoe, Larry Paysinger, Gene Sartain and Bill Britt, Satterfield Construction Co., Greenwood, S.C., were looking over the compaction products offered by Sakai. Danny Mitchell, Bill Wiggins and Kaleb Stockton,WNC Paving Inc.,Waynesville, N.C., stopped by the JB Performance Paving booth to see the Blaw-Knox PF-161B. John Deere had newly designed machines on display including the 844K-II Loader. (L-R) are Mike Posey and Gene May, James River Equipment in North Carolina and Virginia; and Dennis Munns and Jon Goodney,  John Deere. (L-R): Jeff Conner, Talbert Trailers, Birmingham, Ala.; Benjamin Phillips, Hale Trailers, Concord, N.C.; Russ Losh, Talbert Trailers, and Todd Perkins, Hale Trailers had the Talbert 50-ton trailer with a detachable goose neck on display. The Bagela Asphalt Recyclers booth saw a constant stream of visitors. Bagela Recyclers are available in three sizes: 4-, 7- and 10-ton per hour capacities. Ready to help are Melanie Brown, FQS Bear Equipment, Lexington, S.C.; and Steve Ford,  Ansul, Jacksonville Beach, Fla. PowerScreen Mid-Atlantic had many visitors to its booth. Shown (L-R) are Ian Williamson, Mark Keenan, Mike Andrews, Adam Logan, Greg Biffle, driver of the number 16 NASCAR car, and Andrew Coney, president. Biffle operates several Powerscreen units at his Vogele introduced its VF600 front-mounted screed to North America at the show. Discussing the product are (L-R) Frank Mathewson and Dan Tincher, both of Iroquois Paving Corp.,Watseka,Ill.; Mike Brunson, Roland Machinery Co., Springfield, Ill.; and Cees Ha (L-R) Adam Logan, Dawn Williamson, PwerScreen Mid-Atlantic; Greg Biffle NASCAR?driver for the number 16 car; and Ian Williamson,  PowerScreen Mid-Atlantic, talk crushers and driving. (L-R): Eric Fatyol, Dave Reger, Kristin Parker and Bill Cummins, ASC Construction Equipment, were at the Volvo Booth helping their customers. Powerscreen Mid-Atlantic, Kernersville, N.C., had one of its most popular units on hand.   (L-R): Ian Williamson, sales manager; Andrew Coney, president; Mark Keenan, parts sales manager; Adam Logan, sales rep, western North Carolina; Mike Andrews, sales Volvo introduced its L-250G wheel loader. The machine, equipped with a 8.8 yard bucket, is designed to load a dump truck in two passes. ROADTEC had many of its top sellers on display including this RX-600E half lane milling machine. The DYNAPAC F1000T paver’s features are explained by Dynapac's Ricardo Perez (L) to Ed Van Damme, Rick Hopkins and Ken Zavitz all of Bituminex Paving Company in Winnipeg Canada. Bramco was at the show to increase awareness of its new division, Bramco-MPS. Shown (L-R) are Lee Heffley, Chris Gaylor, Jeremy Taylor and Gary Hirsch. McCloskey partnered with its local dealer, American Crushers, Siler City, N.C., for the show. Shown (L-R) are Barry Greenaway, McCloskey; Chris Mackey, American Crushers; Steve Baughman, Tema Isenmann; and John Riley, American Crushers.

The co-located World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo were held March 13-15 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. Leading companies showcased their newest products and technologies aimed at the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors.

The events posted record numbers for attendee registrants as well as amount of exhibit space (115,000-plus sq ft) and number of exhibitors (408). Also, a record number of education session tickets were sold (6,200-plus) for the shows’ signature learning programs: AGG1 Academy, Asphalt Pavement Conference and People, Plants and Paving Training Program.

“Attendees and their companies understand the importance of learning and networking to stay sharp and take advantage of a recovering economy. They know that the industry connections at World of Asphalt and AGG1 - between buyers and sellers, peer-to-peer and with industry experts - are invaluable to meet the business challenges still facing our industry sectors in the U.S. and world economies," stated Show Director Melissa Magestro.

More than 20 industry organizations were official supporters of World of Asphalt and AGG1, which are industry-owned and operated.

World of Asphalt is owned by National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) with Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA). AGG1 is owned by NSSGA. AEM produces both shows.

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