- Written by Mark Kuhar
March 13, 2012 – With the snip of a gold ribbon, the Agg1 Forum & Expo kicked off in Charlotte, N.C., at the Charlotte Convention Center. I will be blogging live from the show this week. Advance registration numbers were tracking ahead of the last two shows, and record-breaking exhibit space numbers were sold for the show. Education tickets for the Agg1 Academy purchased prior to the show were also trending upward. The Tuesday highlights were a press conference by Metso where they introduced the C120 jaw crusher and LT120 Lokotrack crusher. Caterpillar featured the K80K loader at the show, which had a brief introduction last year at ConExpo-Con/Agg. NSSGA's Board Meeting was filled to overflowing, as President and CEO Joy Pinniger and board members reported on association activities and its agenda for the coming year.