The aggregates industry took Indianapolis by storm, as more than 10,000 people attended the 2019 AGG1 Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt shows.
Attendees came from all 50 states, including 1,500 from Indiana, and international attendance also increased as attendees from Canada, Nigeria, Russia and 53 other countries came for the world-class education and exhibit floor.
“Whether you were here to learn about or purchase equipment, attend the shows or our Annual Convention, valuable information and resources were shared to help participants get their businesses on the ‘fast track’ to success,” said Randy Lake, NSSGA’s 2018 chairman.
Co-located with World of Asphalt, AGG1 grew to more than 200,000 square feet of exhibitors, including more than 145 new to the shows, displayed their latest products and technologies for the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors.
“Our customer base is here at AGG1 each year. It’s about meeting customers we have known a long time and building on those great relationships, and also meeting new customers and letting them know about what Caterpillar has to offer. It’s a critical event for us,” said Tom Klister, Caterpillar global account executive.
The shows offered more than 150 learning opportunities, anchored by NSSGA’s AGG1 Academy and the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s People, Plants and Paving Conference.
“It’s very important to see the latest technology, keep up with it and come to this show to network and learn more about the aggregates industry,” said Don Gengelbach, equipment manager at Mulzer Crushed Stone in Tell City, Ind.
NSSGA enjoyed partnering with the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association, who co-located its winter meeting with NSSGA’s Annual Convention.
Get ready for 2020 and 2021
The next NSSGA Annual Convention will be held in Las Vegas along with CONEXPO-CON/AGG in 2020, and the next AGG1 Academy & Expo will be held March 2021 in Atlanta.
NSSGA Live is the association’s official news channel. Check out the coverage of the Annual Convention and AGG1 Academy & Expo on YouTube.