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THE AGGREGATES INDUSTRY'S BIG SHOW OF THE YEAR PUTS THE 'MORE' IN BALTIMORE.

By Mark S. Kuhar

AGG1 is right around the corner. 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 AGG1-1-400marketplace, including company owners, senior managers, plant managers, superintendents, regional managers, engineers, technical professionals and safety managers.

AGG1, in conjunction with World of Asphalt, will be held March 17-19 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore. More than 91 percent of attendees at the last edition of the co-located AGG1 and World of Asphalt said the event was valuable to their business operations.

In 2015, World of Asphalt and AGG1 will again be the place for aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety professionals to network and discuss industry trends, and get up to speed on the latest product innovations and industry best practices to stay competitive in the marketplace.

Nearly 30 industry-related associations and groups are official supporting organizations of World of Asphalt and/or AGG1, with representation from state, national, provincial and international groups.

Attendees can make the most efficient use of their valuable time onsite by using the shows’ interactive planning tools to organize their itinerary and create a personalized agenda ahead of time.

AGG1-2-400With the World of Asphalt and AGG1 “my show planner” and exhibitor directory, attendees can search the shows for exhibitors by company name, type of product or market area, booth number, and location on the show floor. Attendees can also schedule appointments as well as must-attend education sessions and networking events, and update their itinerary as needed pre-show and onsite.

The online New Products and Technologies exhibitor preview helps attendees quickly find new and innovative products and services that will be on display; special icons in the show directory will help attendees easily find program participants onsite.

Attendees can book hotel rooms online, make travel arrangements, and check the many amenities and attractions of Baltimore, including the scenic Inner Harbor location of the convention center.

International visitors will find information about the U.S. visa application process and can access the shows’ U.S. visa assistance and invitation letter program. Information is available in Spanish and Portuguese, as well as English.

An onsite International Trade Center, with DOC and show staff, will help connect show exhibitors with international visitors.
Baltimore is conveniently located just a 1-hour transit ride away from Washington, D.C., as well as historic Philadelphia. New York City is just a two-hour train ride away.

Education

World of Asphalt and AGG1 2015’s in-depth education programming will provide industry professionals with practical, “real-world” knowledge they can use in their business operations and on the jobsite.

The industry-focused education complements the shows’ exhibits of the newest equipment, products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors.AGG1-3-300

Attendees can take advantage of more than 100 expert-led education sessions on a wider variety of topics than ever before. For maximum flexibility, the signature People, Plants and Paving Training Program and AGG1 Academy offer several ticket options, with no pre-selection of specific sessions required.

The People, Plants and Paving Training Program, from National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA), covers five program tracks: people, plants, paving, safety, and pavement preservation. Designed for paving contractors of all sizes, the program tackles the latest industry innovations in safety, recycling, maintenance and plant production. Sessions also cover management and leadership skills crucial for successful business operations.

AGG1-4-300The AGG1 Academy, from National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), is the one place to go to learn about virtually every aspect of the aggregates industry. Five topic tracks are offered: operations & production; environment, safety & health; business management; leadership; and automation, technology and software. Sessions range from 101-level classes to higher-level sessions.

The ARTBA Work Zone Safety Conference, organized by American Road and Transportation Builders Association, is focused on ensuring safer work zones and preventing run-overs, backovers and vehicular intrusions.

Additional learning options attendees can take advantage of being held in conjunction with the shows include:

  • ACRI Workshop: NSSGA’s Alternative Case Resolution Initiative (ACRI) Workshop can help operators successfully fight MSHA citations and civil penalties.
  • Basic Supervisory Training: This program from NSSGA helps aggregate plant managers, plant supervisors and management personnel build the skills necessary to excel as supervisors. 
  • Beyond Compliance: Achieving EH&S Excellence: From NAPA, this conference is tailored exclusively to issues of environment, health and safety (EH&S) at asphalt plants and paving sites.
  • Noise & Dust Workshop: This workshop provides a unique opportunity to learn how to conduct noise and dust exposure monitoring, record and interpret results, and develop plans to reduce exposures below MSHA permissible limits. 
  • Strategic Sales Training: This new program from NSSGA helps aggregates sales people develop essential selling skills through a combination of discussions, hands-on exercises and role plays.

Plus, there will be a tour of the Bluegrass Materials’ Texas Quarry in Cockeysville, Md., which has been in operation for more than 150 years. The facility provided some of the building blocks for the Washington Monument.

The shows are industry-owned and operated to ensure they meet industry needs. AGG1 is owned by NSSGA. World of Asphalt is owned by NAPA, NSSGA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). AEM produces both shows.

For more information on attending or exhibiting, visit www.agg1.org or www.worldofasphalt.com.


AGG1 at a Glance

AGG1AtaGlance-400The AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, March 19, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore.

AGG1 Academy & Expo focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry as its leading exposition and education resource. AGG1 Academy & Expo features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services.

AGG1 Academy & Expo is held annually except in ConExpo-Con/Agg years when that exposition highlights the equipment, products and services featured at AGG1 Academy & Expo in distinct and major product-concentration areas.

The 2015 AGG1 Academy & Expo is co-located with the 2015 World of Asphalt, providing an enhanced show experience for attendees by offering additional exhibits and education opportunities.

Attendees

AGG1 Academy & Expo is geared toward crushed stone producers, plant operators, sand and gravel producers, industry equipment manufacturers, construction materials and those involved with highway construction. Visitors come from across the United States as well as worldwide.

Exhibits

AGG1 Academy and Expo exhibits offer a broad array of the newest products, technologies and services from leading industry companies including:

  • Conveyors.
  • Crushing.
  • Dredge.
  • Drilling & Blasting.
  • Earth Moving.
  • Heavy Equipment.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Plants.
  • Screening.
  • Site Planning.
  • Trucking and Hauling.
  • Vibrators.
  • Washing Equipment.

AGG1 features a New Products & Technology Program as another way for attendees to quickly find new and innovative products and services on the show floor. In addition, product-focused exhibit pavilions make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to connect and discuss specific operational functions.

Education

AGG1 Academy & Expo focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry as its leading education resource. The education sessions are led by experts in virtually every segment of the aggregates industry covering operations, health & safety, environmental, reclamation, automation, management, leadership and sale & marketing.

Show Owner and Producer

AGG1 Academy & Expo is owned by the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association. Association of Equipment Manufacturers is the show producer.


NSSGA Convention

Running concurrently with AGG1 will be the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention. Each year NSSGA brings together leaders of the aggregates industry for meetings, education and networking.NSSGAConv-400

This year’s event will take place at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel. Attendee packages include:

All Access Package

Includes full NSSGA Convention access, AGG1/WOA Show Badge, full conference pass to all AGG1 Academy education sessions.

Executive Package

Includes full NSSGA Convention access, AGG1/WOA Show Badge, one ticket to a single AGG1 Academy education session of your choice.

Leadership Package

Includes one-calendar day NSSGA Convention access, full AGG1/WOA Show Badge, three-session pass to AGG1 Academy education sessions of your choice.

Spouse Package

Includes full NSSGA Convention access, AGG1/WOA Show Badge; but no education.

Young Leaders

This year’s convention will also feature the inaugural Young Leaders Luncheon sponsored by Rock Products. The event is open to the public and will take place Tuesday March 17, from 12:30-1:30 pm.

GoldRush-200The featured speaker will be “Dozer Dave” Turin from the TV show “Gold Rush.” Turin, from Sandy, Ore., has been moving rocks all his adult life. He ran a quarry operation for more than two decades with his father and three brothers before taking time off to join the cast of Gold Rush. The former high school and college football star is also a civil engineer, and will speak about his experiences in the aggregates business, and starring on a reality TV Show.

 

AGG1 Exhibitor List

Aggregate Screens & Crushers, LLC
Booth 1177

  Douglas Manufacturing
Booth 1652
  Neptune Flotation
Booth 2603 
         
Am Cast Inc.
Booth 1182
  DSC Dredge LLC
Booth 1558 
  Orica
Booth 3338 
         
ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
Booth 1054
  Dyno Nobel Inc. 
Booth 2624 
  Paradigm Software LLC
Booth 1556 
         
B-Tek Scales, LLC 
Booth 1756 
  Eagle Crusher Co. Inc.
Booth 1542 
  Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc.
Booth 1823 
         
Benetech, Inc.
Booth 3625 
  Eriez 
Booth 1030 
  PHOENIX Process Equipment Co.
Booth 1104 
         
BKT Tires, Inc.
Booth 1504
  ESCO Corp.
Booth 1049 
  Pine Instrument Co.
Booth 1552 
         
Conn-Weld Industries, Inc.
Booth 1474
  Etheridge Automation
Booth 1179 
  Polydeck Screen Corp.
Booth 1734 
         
EIW, LLC
Booth 1829
  Excel Foundry & Machine
Booth 1752 
  Portafill International Ltd.
Booth 1058 
         
Firmatek, LLC
Booth 1076
  Flexco
Booth 1567 
  Power Transmission Solutions
Booth 2010 
         
FiveCubits, a division of Command Alkon
Booth 2802
  GeoSonics/Vibra-Tech
Booth 1514 
  Precision Pulley and Idler
Booth 1633 
         
Hoehn Landscape Architecture, LLC (HLA)
Booth 3629
  GeoStabilization International
Booth 3620 
  Process Machinery Inc.
Booth 2213 
         
Kemper Equipment, Inc.
Booth 1278
  Gilson Co. Inc.
Booth 2132 
  Quarry Equipment Marketplace (QEM)
Booth 1039 
         
Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc.
Booth 1079
  GW Systems
Booth 1031 
  R.L. Painting & Manufacturing
Booth 2217 
         
Mayang Industries USA Co., Ltd.
Booth 1374
  Hazemag USA Inc.
Booth 1713 
  Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc.
Booth 1065 
         
Mining & Processing Division, Chicago Chain & Transmission
Booth 1057
  HOSCH Co.
Booth 1047 
  Ray-Tech Infrared Corp.
Booth 1804 
         
National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
Booth 3642
  Humboldt Manufacturing
Booth 1614 
  Rema Tip Top/North America
Booth 1274 
         
Rubble Master Americas Corp. 
Booth 1264
  Instantel
Booth 3441 
  RMT Equipment Inc.
Booth 2108 
         
Shuttlewagon, Inc.
Booth 3409 
  Intersystems
Booth 1604 
  Rock Products
Booth 1039 
         
Supreme Manufacturing, Inc.
Booth 1479 
  IROCK Crushers LLC 
Booth 1563 
  ROHR-IDRECO Dredge Systems
Booth 1059 
         
Tema Isenmann, Inc. 
Booth 2219 
  JADCO Manufacturing
Booth 1467 
  Sandvik Construction
Booth 1351 
         
AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory
Booth 3413
  John Deere Construction & Forestry Division
Booth 1638 
  Sandvik Mgt Construction Tools
Booth 1536 
         
ACE Group LLC 
Booth 2124 
  Joy Global
Booth 1710 
  Sauls Seismic
Booth 1755 
         
ACS Industries Inc.
Booth 1377 
  JWS – A Division of Command Alkon
Booth 2923 
  Schurco Slurry Pumps
Booth 1032 
         
Advanced Detection Systems
Booth 1067 
  Kenco Engineering Inc.
Booth 2110 
  Screen Machine Industries
Booth 1505 
         
Aggregate Processing Inc.
Booth 1304 
  Kenneth Clark Co. Inc.
Booth 1387 
  Smico- Symons Screens
Booth 1469 
         
All Type Electric
Booth 1007 
  Komplet North America
Booth 1482 
  Soucy Plastiques
Booth 1477 
         
American Bin and Conveyor LLC
Booth 1370 
  KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens
Booth 1634 
  Spokane Industries
Booth 1011 
         
Applied Industrial Technologies
Booth 1027 
  Kruse Integration
Booth 1003 
  SSAB 
Booth 1382 
         
Arch Environmental Equipment Inc
Booth 1617 
  Laser Technology Inc.
Booth 2823 
  Stedman Machine Co.
Booth 1538 
         
ARGO-HYTOS Inc
Booth 1471 
  Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
Booth 1102
  Stockpile Reports
Booth 1288
         
Argonics Inc 
Booth 3313 
  Libra Systems
Booth 2724 
  Superior Industries
Booth 1345 
         
Ascorel USA LLC 
Booth 1468 
  Lippmann Milwaukee Inc.
Booth 1610 
  Syntron Material Handling
Booth 2004 
         
AZFAB
Booth 1842 
  Loup Electronics Inc.
Booth 1368 
  Tandem Products/Rhino Hyde Division
Booth 1470 
         
Baldor Electric Co.
Booth 1458 
  Luff Industries Ltd.
Booth 1607 
  TCI Manufacturing
Booth 2120 
         
BedRock Software Inc.
Booth 1037 
  Major Wire Industries Ltd.
Booth 1532 
  Tecweigh
Booth 1833 
         
Belt Tech Industrial
Booth 3426 
  Martin Engineering
Booth 1803 
  Telsmith Inc
Booth 1938 
         
Belt-Way Scales Inc
Booth 1376 
  Masaba Inc.
Booth 1153 
  Terex Minerals Processing Systems
Booth 1487 
         
Breaker Technology
Booth 2038 
  McCloskey International Ltd.
Booth 1064 
  The Western Group
Booth 1631 
         
Bridgestone
Booth 1510 
  McLanahan Corp.
Booth 1830 
  Thor Global
Booth 1463 
         
Buffalo Wire Works
Booth 2209 
  MCR/WeighShark
Booth 1364 
  Torspec International Inc
Booth 3429 
         
Caterpillar Inc.
Booth 1212 
  ME Elecmetal
Booth 3238 
  Trimble Loadrite
Booth 1848 
         
ChemStation International
Booth 3613 
  Meeker Equipment Co. Inc.
Booth 1838 
  Unified Screening & Crushing
Booth 1473 
         
Cleveland Gear Co.
Booth 2207 
  Mellott Co.
Booth 1164 
  Van der Graaf
Booth 1851 
         
Company Wrench
Booth 1282 
  Messinger Bearings
Booth 1732 
  Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc.
Booth 1814 
         
Contech Engineered Solutions
Booth 3420
  Met Pro Supply Inc.
Booth 1075 
  Vulcan On-Board Scales
Booth 2137 
         
Creative Information Systems
Booth 4030 
  Metso
Booth 1373 
  W.S. Tyler
Booth 2510
         
Crisp Industries Inc. 
Booth 1842 
  Michelin North America
Booth 1810 
  Weir Minerals North America
Booth 1648 
         
Deister Machine Co. Inc.
Booth 2223
  Midwestern Industries Inc.
Booth 2126 
  Wirtgen America
Booth 1012 
         
Derrick Corp.
Booth 1655 
  Minet Lacing Technology
Booth 1078 
  Wohwa Distribution North America Inc.
Booth 2114 
         
Dings Co. Magnetic Group
Booth 1036
  Mody Pumps Inc.
Booth 1408 
  Work Area Protection
Booth 1464 
         
        World Tech Solutions Ltd.
Booth 1478