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 marketplace, 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.
With 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.
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.
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.
The 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.
AGG1 at a Glance
The 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.
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.
AGG1 Academy and Expo exhibits offer a broad array of the newest products, technologies and services from leading industry companies including:
- Drilling & Blasting.
- Earth Moving.
- Heavy Equipment.
- Health & Safety.
- Site Planning.
- Trucking and Hauling.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Includes full NSSGA Convention access, AGG1/WOA Show Badge, one ticket to a single AGG1 Academy education session of your choice.
Includes one-calendar day NSSGA Convention access, full AGG1/WOA Show Badge, three-session pass to AGG1 Academy education sessions of your choice.
Includes full NSSGA Convention access, AGG1/WOA Show Badge; but no education.
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.
The 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
|Am Cast Inc.
|DSC Dredge LLC
|ASGCO Complete Conveyor Solutions
|Dyno Nobel Inc.
|Paradigm Software LLC
|B-Tek Scales, LLC
|Eagle Crusher Co. Inc.
|PHOENIX Process Equipment Co.
|BKT Tires, Inc.
|Pine Instrument Co.
|Conn-Weld Industries, Inc.
|Polydeck Screen Corp.
|Excel Foundry & Machine
|Portafill International Ltd.
|Power Transmission Solutions
|FiveCubits, a division of Command Alkon
|Precision Pulley and Idler
|Hoehn Landscape Architecture, LLC (HLA)
|Process Machinery Inc.
|Kemper Equipment, Inc.
|Gilson Co. Inc.
|Quarry Equipment Marketplace (QEM)
|Martin Sprocket & Gear, Inc.
|R.L. Painting & Manufacturing
|Mayang Industries USA Co., Ltd.
|Hazemag USA Inc.
|Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc.
|Mining & Processing Division, Chicago Chain & Transmission
|Ray-Tech Infrared Corp.
|National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA)
|Rema Tip Top/North America
|Rubble Master Americas Corp.
|RMT Equipment Inc.
|Supreme Manufacturing, Inc.
|IROCK Crushers LLC
|ROHR-IDRECO Dredge Systems
|Tema Isenmann, Inc.
|AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory
|John Deere Construction & Forestry Division
|Sandvik Mgt Construction Tools
|ACE Group LLC
|ACS Industries Inc.
|JWS – A Division of Command Alkon
|Schurco Slurry Pumps
|Advanced Detection Systems
|Kenco Engineering Inc.
|Screen Machine Industries
|Aggregate Processing Inc.
|Kenneth Clark Co. Inc.
|Smico- Symons Screens
|All Type Electric
|Komplet North America
|American Bin and Conveyor LLC
|KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens
|Applied Industrial Technologies
|Arch Environmental Equipment Inc
|Laser Technology Inc.
|Stedman Machine Co.
|Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC
|Ascorel USA LLC
|Lippmann Milwaukee Inc.
|Syntron Material Handling
|Loup Electronics Inc.
|Tandem Products/Rhino Hyde Division
|Baldor Electric Co.
|Luff Industries Ltd.
|BedRock Software Inc.
|Major Wire Industries Ltd.
|Belt Tech Industrial
|Belt-Way Scales Inc
|Terex Minerals Processing Systems
|McCloskey International Ltd.
|The Western Group
|Buffalo Wire Works
|Torspec International Inc
|Meeker Equipment Co. Inc.
|Unified Screening & Crushing
|Cleveland Gear Co.
|Van der Graaf
|Volvo Construction Equipment North America Inc.
|Contech Engineered Solutions
|Met Pro Supply Inc.
|Vulcan On-Board Scales
|Creative Information Systems
|Crisp Industries Inc.
|Michelin North America
|Weir Minerals North America
|Deister Machine Co. Inc.
|Midwestern Industries Inc.
|Minet Lacing Technology
|Wohwa Distribution North America Inc.
|Dings Co. Magnetic Group
|Mody Pumps Inc.
|Work Area Protection
|World Tech Solutions Ltd.