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AGG1: The Year’s Premier Show

The AGG1 Show in Houston Will Feature Educational Programming and Comprehensive Exhibits. See You There.

The AGG1 Academy & Expo is the aggregates industry’s leading exposition and education resource. AGG1 features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services.

Join the aggregates industry in Houston, March 6-8, as AGG1 once again co-locates with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention and World of Asphalt Show & Conference.


Tuesday, March 6, 2018: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2018: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


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The AGG1 Academy & Expo is geared to the decision-makers and buyers from the companies that produce the vast majority of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the marketplace, including company owners, senior managers, plant managers, superintendents, regional managers, engineers, technical professionals and safety managers.

The AGG1 Academy & Expo is the aggregates industry’s leading exposition and educational resource, with industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits. The education sessions in the AGG1 Academy help aggregates industry professionals learn best practices, discover new technologies, and develop skills in topic areas related to aggregates production, safety, technology, management, and environmental stewardship.


Operations & Production

These classes cover virtually every aspect of plant operations, production and equipment maintenance, from 101-level courses to the latest technologies, processes and products that aggregate producers are using to produce aggregates and manage their fleets in creative and innovative ways.

Business Management & Leadership

Running an aggregates operation is about more than equipment and processes. These classes focus on the business of your operation and professional development, including understanding business and financial principles, dealing with the surrounding community, and ways to market and sell your product.

Automation, Technology & Software

Automation and advanced technologies help companies improve efficiency, employee safety, product quality, information management, and cost reductions within the aggregates industry. Attendees of these sessions can learn automation basics, discover new ideas and technologies being applied to aggregate production, and find out how emerging technologies are changing the way you do business.

Environment, Safety & Health

These sessions demonstrate best practices and techniques for the aggregates industry to be efficient, safe, healthy and environmentally responsible.


7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Drones, Aerial Data and the Digital Job Site: Location: 310B

Community Relations: Implementing Educational Programs: Location: 310C

Conveyors 101: Location: 332A&D

Medical & Recreational Marijuana: Will Your Workplace Go To Pot?: Location: 320B

Taking Ownership of Safety: Location: 320C

Site Selection: Location: 330A

Methods of Underwater Excavation and Transport: Location: 330B

Attracting and Retaining Millennials Without Annoying the Baby Boomers: Location: 332B&E

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Training the Aggregates Worker: Location: 310B

Crushing 101: Location: 332A&D

New Life for Abandoned Quarries: Location: 310C

Safety vs. Gun Rights in the Workplace: Location: 332B&E

What Color is Your Flag? A Visual Approach to Changing Your Safety Culture: Location: 320B

A New Way to Improve Worker Health & Safety Performance: Location: 330B

Mine Planning: Location: 330A

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Taking Safety to the Bank: Manage Your Equipment for Safety and Profits: Location: 320C

Aggregate Quality Control Testing 101: Location: 330B

Aggregates Financials: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask: Location: 310B

Screening 101: Location: 332A&D

Conveyors 201: Maximizing Conveyor Performance: Location: 332B&E

Looking Back, Looking Forward: MSHA Enforcement Update and Compliance Strategies: Location: 320B

Increase Mine Worker Hazard Recognition and Risk Assessment Abilities: Location: 330A


10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Outreach is More Than Just Writing a Check: Location: 310B

Washing & Classifying 101: Location: 332A&D

How to Get the Most Out of Your VSI Crusher: Location: 310C

Steep Slope Erosion and Sedimentation Control: Location: 320C

Belt Conveyor Safety: Location: 330A

Making GHS Education Fun!: Location: 330B

Blasting 101: Location: 332B&E

The Four Stages of Fines Recovery: Location: 320B

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Conveyors 301: Lower Your Cost Per Ton and Resolve Operational Concerns: Location: 332B&E

Optimizing Cone Crusher Performance: Location: 332A&D

Take the Lead During an MSHA Inspection: Location: 320B

Safety by Choice, Not by Chance: A Case Study on Cultural Transformation: Location: 320C

Wet Frac Sand Processing: Location: 330A

Developing Employees from the Ground Up in the Aggregates Industry: Location: 310C

The ABCs of UAVs – Key Steps to Get Your Drone Program Off the Ground Legally: Location: 310B

Sales Metrics: Are Your Measurements Driving the Right Behavior?: Location: 330B


7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Proactively Identifying and Planning for Risk in the Aggregate Industry: Location: 310C

Crushing 201: Attaining the Highest Percentage of Pay Product: Location: 332A&D

Developing a Communications Strategy to Support a Journey to Zero: Location: 320B

Dissecting Maintenance: Location: 320C

Practical Approaches to the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders and Slips, Trips, and Falls: Location: 330A

Bridging Soft Soils and Voids During Reclamation: Location: 330B

Screening 201: Screening Maintenance Course: Location: 332B&E

ROI of Advanced Technology for Optimizing Sales and Operational Planning: Location: 310B

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Wetlands Delineation and Mitigation Perspectives: Location: 330A

Operational Benefits of Using Thickeners and Presses: Location: 320B

Pit, Haul Fleet and Crushing Optimization: Location: 320C

How to Control Dust from Aggregate Processing Plants: Location: 332B&E

An Eye Opener: Why Culture Impacts Fatigue Risk & How Technology Can Help: Location: 310C

Employment Law: Hiring to Firing and Everything in Between: Location: 310B

Screening 301: Maximizing Screening Efficiency: Location: 332A&D