CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 Asphalt-Only Information
CONEXPO-CON/AGG comes around once every three years. This March 14-18, 2023, the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) in Las Vegas once again hosts this enormous construction industry event. From new technology to education sessions to big iron, attendees will be overwhelmed by more than 1,800 exhibitors packed into 2.7 million square feet of trade show space.
AsphaltPro Magazine staff has compiled a list of asphalt-centric equipment and service providers who not only have booths around LVCC, but who also put their advertising dollars behind the mission of the publication. We appreciate these companies and want to make sure you know they have the equipment, services, software and/or teams to help you improve your bottom line. No matter your role in the asphalt paving, pavement maintenance and production industry, don’t waste precious time wandering the “gray matter” lots when you could follow this guide directly to the advertising partners who understand your business inside and out.
Don’t forget to stop by the AsphaltPro Magazine booth 32025 in the central hall to learn about our free digital offerings and our online paving training course. Sign up for our weekly toolbox tips by scanning the QR code below. Talk with magazine staff about your successful projects and visit with Ajax Paving’s Vince Hafeli to sign your name to the “Suicide in Construction Awareness Proclamation.”
Keep in mind, there’s more to the event than the iron and offerings around the exhibits. Convention planners put together more than 175 education sessions so you can train your team while they’re all in one spot. The latest topics and trends are grouped into tracks to make it easier to pick and choose what you need. In the materials and equipment group, you can find panel discussions and seminars in the categories of aggregates; asphalt; concrete; cranes, rigging and aerial lifts; earthmoving and site development; and equipment management and maintenance. In the business group, you can find panel discussions and seminars in the categories of business best practices; safety and health; talent acquisition; and technology solutions. You’ll also find classes on emerging technologies, risk management, sustainability and more.
Let’s take a look now at what you come to this publication to find: asphalt information.
Asphalt-Specific Vendors to Seek Out
Silver Lot 6816
ALmix/Asphalt Equipment Company Inc. is a manufacturer of durably built and detail-oriented asphalt plants and asphalt plant equipment, as stated on the CECA website. “Everything we build is designed from the customers’ perspective, fully customized for your operation, and built to last.” Stop by booth 6816 in the silver lot to see:
- 92UF Portable Drum Mixer
- Split-Level, Portable Control House with Full MCC, Automation and Loadout
- Insignia Control System – Total Plant Control System
- Insignia Loadout System – Drum Mix Plant Loadout
- Insignia Cloud Dashboard
Ryder Harman will be manning the booth along with the company’s leadership team and automation team. Attendees can ask for Harman by name when visiting the booth.
Silver Lot 5455
Ammann America Inc. is a world-leading supplier of mixing plants, machines, and services to the construction industry with core expertise in road building and transportation infrastructure, as stated on the CECA website. “The family-owned company has enjoyed international success since 1869. Hans-Christian Schneider, the current Ammann CEO, is the sixth generation to run the business. Much has changed in the 150 years of Ammann’s history. Technology continues to evolve, and the plants and machines deliver productivity that wasn’t even dreamed of in 1869. The company now has a global reach and an expansive product line. What hasn’t changed is Ammann’s commitment to its customers, employees, and innovative solutions.” Stop by booth 5455 in the silver lot to see compaction and production equipment.
Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc.
Silver Lot 5467
For more than 45 years, Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc. has provided the highest quality asphalt plants and components to help contractors and asphalt producers grow their businesses, as stated on the CECA website. “ADM manufactures four series of continuous-flow asphalt plants, ranging from 60-425 TPH and available in portable, skid-mounted or relocatable versions. No matter the scope of the project or size of your operation, ADM can customize an asphalt plant to fit your requirements. ADM’s long-lasting components, built with heavy-duty steel, are compatible with both ADM and other manufacturers’ asphalt plants for maximum versatility.” Stop by booth 5467 in the silver lot to learn how the company can help you successfully build your business.
Asphalt Solutions Inc.
Central Hall 22003
Since 1998, Asphalt Solutions Inc. has been in the forefront of odor control in both the asphalt paving and roofing industries, as stated on the CECA website. “Our patented Asphalt Solutions Additive and Roof Odor Solutions Additive are both odor suppressants, not masking agents. Our products are in use around the world, from asphalt plants to refineries, oxidized roofing applications, in rubber asphalt and in the production of creosote. We also supplied the material for the original Angry Orange deodorizer, which was a #1 seller on Amazon. In our early years Asphalt Solutions Inc. won the Nova award for innovations in the construction industry.” Stop by booth 22003 in the central hall to discuss odor control at your asphalt site and more.
Central Hall 32025
AsphaltPro Magazine is the asphalt production and paving industry’s premier how-to, technical print and digital publication, published 11 times per year. Our staff has over 80 years of combined industry knowledge. We pioneered the concept of feeding the reader with the how-to content that directly influences the asphalt company’s bottom line…and that makes AsphaltPro the ideal brand to showcase original manufactured products, components, services, and technologies for the asphalt industry.
But AsphaltPro is more than a brand. We include a powerful mix of targeted social media channels, e-newsletters, a niche website at theasphaltpro.com, and the online training course Asphalt Paving 101. AsphaltPro’s editorial content covers a wide range of topics that speak directly to the interests of our readers like no other media out there. We are a full-service marketing partner with a best-in-class, award-winning team of talented professionals who believe in and support our industry.
During CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023, we’ll offer a platform to Ajax Paving President Vince Hafeli in our booth for his initiative to raise awareness of the troubling epidemic of suicide in the construction industry. Hafeli will have his new “Suicide in Construction Awareness Proclamation” with him for CECA attendees to stop by and sign. If you can’t make it to the show in person, you are welcome to sign the proclamation online at the AsphaltPro website, where you can also subscribe to the magazine and sign up for our free Monday morning toolbox tip eBlast.
Central Hall 30235
Since 1972, ASTEC has been connecting communities by providing innovative rock to road solutions for our customers, as stated on the CECA website. “United by our purpose – Built to Connect – Astec is a leading global manufacturer of specialized equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production. Operations are divided into two primary business segments. Infrastructure Solutions includes road building, asphalt and concrete plants, thermal and storage solutions. Material Solutions includes aggregate and other material processing solutions. Astec is committed to bringing innovative products and solutions to market through nurturing the inventive spirit of our employees and listening to the needs and wants of customers.” Stop by booth 30235 in the central hall to see a host of production, paving and recycling equipment.
Silver Lot 5754
Blaw-Knox will display asphalt pavers and screeds, as stated on the CECA website. “From our highway-class to our mid-sized asphalt paving equipment, Blaw-Knox pavers are designed with high performance features that reduce maintenance, lower operating costs and boost productivity. Setting the industry standard for paving quality has been our driving philosophy for over 100 years. We offer first-class paving equipment backed by a world-class product support network.” Stop by the combined Blaw-Knox/Gencor booth 5754 in the silver lot to see paving, production and combustion equipment.
Central Hall 30221
Globally headquartered in Boppard, Germany, BOMAG is a world market leader in compaction technology, as stated on the CECA website. “For more than 60 years, Bomag has driven the industry with innovative advancements not only in compaction equipment, but also in paving, milling, recycling/stabilizing and landfill compacting machines. The North American headquarters is located in Ridgeway, South Carolina, and houses both the manufacturing and parts distribution facilities for the United States and Canada. In 2005, Bomag was acquired by the international FAYAT Group and has continued to grow its global footprint under Fayat leadership. Today, Bomag has a staff of 2,500 employees to support its global dealer network of more than 500 dealers.” Stop by booth 30221 in the central hall to see paving, compaction, recycling equipment and more.
Silver Lot 6825
Buffalo Turbine manufactures dust and odor controller misting systems, which are made using high-precision machined components, resulting in long-lasting dependable products, as stated on the CECA website. “These turbine units are being used worldwide in a variety of applications. The Dust Controller line offers customers numerous benefits that other dust and odor control misting systems simply do not. Self-contained gas and diesel units make it easy to maneuver around a job site. The gyratory atomizing nozzle (GAN) has no nozzle tips, resulting in no wasted time unclogging nozzle tips. Finally, the price point, comparable coverage area for less than half the price.” You can contact Buffalo Turbine at (716) 592-2700 or stop by booth 6825 in the silver lot to see the Cyclone KB6 debris blower on display.
North Hall 12315
Command Alkon is a global supplier of integrated solutions for construction materials producers, with customers in over 70 countries worldwide, as stated on the CECA website. “Command Alkon offers industry-specific hardware and software systems for producers, suppliers and haulers of ready-mixed concrete, concrete products, aggregate, asphalt, and cement. The Command Alkon’s family of products addresses batching, dispatching, dispatch optimization, fleet and workforce management, quality control, bulk materials distribution, plant and quarry automation, transportation planning and performance, process controls, back-office operations, performance management, enterprise content management, voice-based scheduling, and mobile computing.”
Stop by booth 12315 in the north hall to see demonstrations of software platforms. Be sure to ask for Alex Moody, director—solutions specialists.
Central Hall 30949
Eagle Crusher Company Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of a complete line of heavy-duty impact, cone, and jaw crushers, portable crushing and screening plants, and conveyors for the concrete, asphalt, aggregate, and recycle markets, as stated on the CECA website. “The company provides innovative, quality products and exceptional aftermarket service and support. The Eagle Crusher UltraMax® series of plants delivers the highest production rates, highest quality, uniform spec product, and minimum down time for maximum profitability.” Stop by booth 30949 in the central hall to see two plants.
- 1600X-OC Portable Impactor Plant
It features the UltraMax 69X Impactor with a 69-inch x 51-inch feed opening to allow larger material into the impactor to increase throughput, up to 1,000 TPH. The plant’s solid-steel, three-bar, sculptured rotor, weighs in excess of 13 tons and crushes large feed material in a single pass.
- 8×20 Screen Plant with Integrated Feed Conveyor
This plant is designed to produce up to four products simultaneously, three with absolute sizing, or return the oversized product for further reduction. The integrated 60-inch feed conveyor remains on for transport and eliminates the need for a separate conveyor.
Silver Lot 5754
Gencor Industries Inc. designs, engineers, and manufactures complete stationary and portable drum mix, batch plants and components up to 700 TPH, as stated on the CECA website. “Combustion and thermal fluid heating systems. Stationary, portable, and self-erecting silo storage systems up to 350 tons. Frac sand and mineral drying equipment.” Stop by the combined Blaw-Knox/Gencor booth 5754 in the silver lot to see paving, production and combustion equipment including the new Gencor G-Series portable asphalt plant.
North Hall 12921
Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. is a leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, primarily for the concrete inspection, utility mapping and locating, road and bridge deck evaluation, geophysics, and archaeology markets, as stated on the CECA website. “Our equipment is used all over the world to explore the subsurface of the earth and to inspect infrastructure systems non-destructively. GSSI created the first commercial GPR system over 50 years ago and continues to provide the widest range and highest quality GPR equipment available today.” Ask for Bryce Wuori in booth 12921 in the north hall to see:
The PaveScan RDM 2.0, a second-generation asphalt density assessment tool ideal for non-destructive asphalt compaction testing, quality assurance/quality control of new pavements, and determining pavement non-conformity. By uncovering inconsistencies that occur during the paving process, including poor uniformity and significant variations in density, PaveScan RDM 2.0 helps to avoid premature failures like road raveling, cracking, and deterioration along joints.
Central Hall 30849
Kenco Engineering Inc. designs and produces long-life wear parts for the asphalt, aggregates, recycling and road construction industries, as stated on the CECA website. “Kenco uses a combination of unique processes and better materials to reduce overall maintenance costs and increase uptime when compared to OEM components. Whether you maintain front end loaders, asphalt plants, asphalt pavers, material transfer vehicles or crushers, you can count on Kenco to save you time and money. Let us discuss your asphalt silo, paver floor, screed, jaw crusher, HSI crusher, cutting edge, or bucket armoring needs.” Stop by booth 30849 in the central hall to talk about tungsten carbide impregnated wear products.
Central Hall 32553
Meeker is a manufacturer/distributor of asphalt plant products, parts and equipment, specializing in batch plant RAP systems, storage tanks and heating systems, as stated on the CECA website. “Recently, Meeker acquired INFERN-O-THERM, a manufacturer of concrete water storage, heating & cooling parts & equipment. If you need help with your asphalt or concrete facilities, we can help.”
Meeker will launch the new electrically heated hot oil heater at CONEXPO. The Patriot-E series of heaters is designed to heat hot oil at an asphalt plant without producing any emissions. “We’ve designed it in such a fashion that we can retrofit it to our current line of hot oil heaters,” Jeff Meeker said. “This way, a customer can buy a traditional hot oil heater now and change it down the road should environmental reasons dictate it.”
A feature of the Patriot-E heater is that it produces heat based upon the heat load, Meeker shared. “Another way of putting it, it is like having a dimmer switch on a light as compared to an on/off switch.” The heater also ties into the Meeker phone app, allowing customers to remotely monitor the heater. Stop by booth 32553 to see the new Patriot-E.
Central Hall 22312
Meyer Laboratory Inc. is a family-owned, nationwide chemical manufacturer that specializes in chemical products and systems specifically designed for hard surface cleaning in over 182 different industries, as stated on the CECA website. “We view ourselves as consultants to our current and potential customers. We conduct business with a high level of integrity and respect for our clients. Most importantly, we do what we say we are going to do. In today’s business market, that makes us a standout partner for any potential customer. Although we are a results-driven company, we understand that it’s our people that truly make us successful. Without our team, we are nothing. That’s why we have adopted a ‘people over profits’ mentality at Meyer Lab.”
Process Heating Systems
Central Hall 33051
Process Heating Company (PHCo) has more than 70 years of experience in manufacturing 100%-efficient low-watt density electric heating systems, as stated on the CECA website. “Lo-Density unitized storage tank heaters, fuel-oil preheaters, hot-oil heaters and rigid tubular drywell tank heaters provide unique electric heat benefits for asphalt plants and distributor trucks. These include lower operating costs, improved product quality, improved safety, reduced maintenance, significantly longer heater life and enhanced sustainability. PHCo’s unique drywell-style heaters dissipate controlled heat as low as 3 watts per square inch on the heater’s sheath to prevent damage to temperature-sensitive asphalt, oil and emulsion materials, eliminating the need to drain and clean the tank.”
Stop by booth 33051 in the central hall to see animated, cutaway videos that effectively illustrate from an insider’s view exactly what sets the company’s Lo-Density® drywell-style electric heat apart from fossil-fuel burners.
The company writes: “Electric heaters may be interfaced and coordinated with other plant electrical equipment so that their load can be reduced to base rates, thus preventing increased demand charges or peak-use rates, ultimately lowering consumption cost….The drywell design of PHCo’s electric heaters allows service personnel to remove and perform minimal required maintenance on the heating elements without draining the tank that they are heating. In addition, electric heat is safe and environmentally friendly, helping customers to achieve sustainability goals, including goals set forth by NAPA’s The Road Forward initiative, because it heats without combustion — eliminating stacks that must be monitored for emissions, along with eliminating air quality and boiler permits that must be pursued and maintained. It also eliminates a source of fuel spills, protecting groundwater supplies.”
Reliable Asphalt Products
Central Hall 20459
Founded in 2001 by Charles Grote and Mike Mauzy, Reliable Asphalt Products is the hot-mix industry’s most comprehensive asphalt plant equipment supplier, as stated on the CECA website. “In today’s competitive market, HMA producers look to equipment suppliers not just for equipment, but also as a knowledgeable resource to help improve plant production capabilities and corporate profitability. Reliable Asphalt Products strives to serve by providing high quality equipment and exceptional customer service. We are a single source supplier, providing every part, component and service needed to successfully run an asphalt operation. We supply complete new, used and reconditioned plants; both batch and drum, portable, stationary and skid mount arrangements.” Stop by booth 20459 in the central hall to gather information on vertical liquid storage tanks and the Vulcan Burner, distributed by Reliable.
Stansteel/Hotmix Parts & Service
Central Hall 31014
Stansteel®/Hotmix Parts® leads the asphalt industry in “making plants run better,” as stated on the CECA website. “An extensive range of services from diagnosis and problem solving for every new or used plant component all the way to a 900 TPH counterflow drum mix plant. Featuring a proven line of innovative recycle Transformer™ products that aids the contractor/producer to increase their productivity and efficiency of using recycled asphalt, shingles, dynamic foamed mix and liquid in-line blending.” Stop by booth 31014 in the central hall to see componentry, talk parts and plant monitoring solutions, and plan your next plant upgrade.
Central Hall 32301
Weiler offers equipment for heavy highway, commercial paving and quarry markets, as stated on the CECA website. “Weiler MTVs are designed with innovative features to increase productivity while reducing operating costs and available with front and rear mounted operating platforms. Weiler commercial pavers bring reliable, heavy-duty design and components to the commercial paving market. Weiler road wideners feature proven, durable designs in the right size machine for the job. The S200 soil stabilizer provides high production in a variety of applications with both a soil and combination rotor option. The D560 and D460 rock drills rely on a proven hammer design and are the only drill built in North America.”
Booth 32301 in the central hall will display all four models of the company’s material transfer vehicles. The E2850C and E2860C provide 25 tons of storage each with both front and rear mounted operating platforms. E1650A provides 18 tons of storage with identical output to the larger machines. The E1250C continues to provide contractors with a low cost per ton of operation.
Weiler will have five pavers on the show floor, including the all new P385C and P285. The updated W530B road widener on display features a hydrostatic powershift drive, improved tooling and conveyor spray down. The S200 soil stabilizer, new G65 compact motor grader, and CT3A 9-wheeled pneumatic roller will be on display. Weiler will also introduce Weiler Watch asset management system to provide fleet managers with machine health, utilization reporting, maintenance history and innovative wear life calculator to maximize wear components for Weiler material transfer vehicles.
Silver Lot 5020
Wirtgen America Inc. is a member of the Wirtgen Group, an internationally operating group of companies in the construction machinery sector incorporating the traditional product brands: Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm, Kleemann and Benninghoven, as stated on the CECA website. “As technological leader, we can offer our customers mobile machine solutions for road construction and road rehabilitation, plants for mining and processing minerals or recycling material and for the production of asphalt.”
Stop by the John Deere Construction & Forestry/Wirtgen Group booth 5020 in the silver lot.
Women of Asphalt
Grand Lobby 12596
The Women of Asphalt (WofA) organization is a powerful community of women who are passionate about making a difference in the asphalt industry. With no cost to join, you’ll have the chance to participate in mentoring programs, attend networking events, and access employment leads—all while helping to create a supportive, growth-focused community for women in asphalt. Stop by booth 12596 in the grand lobby to visit with professionals from paving, producer and related companies in the asphalt industry. Join us for a networking event Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m.; stop by the booth before then to get more details.