Gear Up for WOA/AGG1 Offerings
BY AsphaltPro Staff
Many state asphalt pavement associations (SAPAs) offer regional tradeshows where an asphalt professional can get his or her equipment “fix” during annual meetings, but the big events with corporate money backing fancy displays of iron and information typically happen at such tradeshows as World of Asphalt and AGG1. The most exciting displays are usually planned out for CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, but you must admit, asphalt equipment manufacturers know how to roll out eye-catching iron at the co-located WOA/AGG1 event.
This year, that event takes place at the Nashville Music Center in downtown Nashville, March 29-31. And according to Brittany Weltcheff, show manager, World of Asphalt, people appear to be more than ready to leave lockdown status to attend. Mid-January, she could see attendance numbers already looking up.
“Currently, registration is trending ahead of our last in-person show, which was held in 2019 in Indianapolis,” Weltcheff shared. “We see people are excited to come back together and meet in-person.”
Vendors appeared ready to greet the influx of registering attendees. As of press time, the WOA/AGG1 tradeshow had 363 exhibitors mapped out on the third level of the convention center. This is where, according to the show’s official website, manufacturers and service providers in the aggregate, asphalt, pavement maintenance, and traffic safety industry sectors will come together to showcase their latest products and technologies. Some attendee favorites may have new logos—I’m looking at One Astec specifically—but new and familiar OEMs have spacious booths to showcase product offerings for the asphalt and aggregate manager who’s been doing his or her shopping online the past two years.
It’s time to get out and kick the tires again.
“Exhibitors have been waiting almost three years to come back to the leading asphalt trade show and conference and they are excited to connect with attendees and share the latest advances for asphalt equipment and services,” Weltcheff said. “Currently, exhibit space for World of Asphalt 2022 is sold out, and a waiting list has been growing.”
Many exhibitors have mini events, prize drawings or special guests at their booths, including your AsphaltPro magazine staff. Our popular “Ask the Expert” series is back. Stop by booth L1005 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 to ask your plant and production questions of Malcolm Swanson of e5 Engineers, Chickamauga, Georgia. Or stop by the booth Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 to ask your paving questions of Bryce Wuori of Wuori Consulting, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Another event to put on your calendar takes place Wednesday, March 30, from 4-5 p.m., when a select group of OEMs are participating in a reception on the tradeshow floor. The AsphaltPro supporters who are part of the Rock and Road Reception are Bomag at booth 3502, CWMF at booth 2756, Dynapac at booth 3522, Reliable Asphalt Products at booth 3040, and WEM Automation at booth 3461. They’ll have free beer and expert-filled conversations for you.
While there’s plenty of knowledge to be gained from experts in the exhibit booths on the tradeshow floor, attendees will get the most from the WOA/AGG1 experience by attending seminars as well. The show organizers state they have lined up 150 education sessions between the People, Plants, and Paving conference and the AGG1 conference, which are offered in-person only this year.
“In March 2021, we held the People, Plants, and Paving conference virtually to ensure that our audience was able to learn best practices and new and innovative skills they needed as essential workers,” Weltcheff said. “We heard from our audience that while they appreciated the digital conference given the circumstances at the time, they are excited and ready to get back to in-person education where they can network and connect more easily with other industry professionals.”
Getting back to in-person education, information-gathering, networking and purchasing is the name of the game for WOA and AGG1 2022. Find all the exact details for registration and travel tips, seminars and sessions, exhibitor listings, and things to do after the show at the official website. And check out a special list of asphalt-centric exhibitors who partner with AsphaltPro on the pages to follow.
AsphaltPro Partner Exhibitors
While there are over 360 exhibitors between the WOA and AGG1 show floors, a select group of them have partnered with AsphaltPro Magazine to ensure you have a leading source of quality content and information all year long. Those exhibitors are listed below to make them easier for you to target when you get to the event. Please let them know you saw them in our pages and please thank them for supporting a news and information source that supports your industry.
Pain Point to Solve: ADM empowers contractors to improve their bottom lines by enabling them to efficiently produce their own hot-mix asphalt, saving material, driver, and work-site labor costs.
What’s at the Booth: Expert industry specialists will be on hand to demonstrate how to customize the perfect asphalt plant with standard ADM components to meet individual producer’s needs.
Pain Point to Solve: Cost and quality are priorities. Ammann plants use advanced technology that reduces operating costs. Ammann’s unique approach to heating/mixing yields high-quality asphalt.
What’s at the Booth: Scale models of the Ammann ACP ContiHRT and Ammann ABA UniBatch asphalt mixing plants will be available for review.
Pain Point to Solve: Asphalt Materials’ core business strength is the research and development of asphalt binders and emulsions for the asphalt industry since our formation in 1956.
Pain Point to Solve: AsphaltPro Magazine offers technical, how-to information to enhance the vertically integrated asphalt contractor’s bottom line.
What’s at the Booth: We have four “Ask the Expert” sessions in addition to information about our Asphalt Paving 101 online paving course at the booth this year.
Stop by to grab a magazine while supplies last and stay a while to learn practical, useable tips for paving and production from experts at the booth.
Pain Point to Solve: In 2021, the company officially rebranded. With all the brands under one name, Astec continues to serve as a primary resource for all Rock to Road solutions.
What’s at the Booth: M-Pack asphalt mixing plant, asphalt terminal, RX-505 cold planer, SB-3000 material transfer vehicle, RP-175 and RP-195 highway class asphalt pavers, CP130 paver, J20 Ranger jaw plant.
Pain Point to Solve: Our pavers produce a consistent, high-quality mat backed by our machine technology and support solutions, regardless of any job site challenge.
What’s at the Booth: BOMAG is a market leader in the field of asphalt, infrastructure, and compaction of soil, asphalt, and refuse, servicing a worldwide network of asphalt experts.
Attendees can enter to win a pair of BOSE SoundLink Wireless headphones. Winner will be drawn and notified Thursday, March 31, via phone or email.
Pain Point to Solve: Our vision is to be known as having the best quality, service and relationships in the industry. Being exceptional in those three things helps us be a pain point eliminator for our customers.
What’s at the Booth: As a new entry to WOA, we will have a simple backdrop display staffed with knowledgeable industry veterans excited to visit with customers and friends.
We will be handing out BROCK logo koozies while supplies last!
Pain Point to Solve: Provide cutting edge, bio-based, sustainable asphalt technologies, tailored to your needs to help you build better roads and keep people safe without compromising costs.
What’s at the Booth: Visit Cargill’s Asphalt Solutions Innovation Lab, featuring innovative Anova® asphalt additives that fit the BMD framework, are easy to implement and cost effective.
A YETI cooler will be given to randomly drawn winners each day. Sign up at our booth and grab a rejuvenating drink while there.
Pain Point to Solve: Offering solutions through clear communication is just one of the ways we help our customers solve any challenges they are working with.
What’s at the Booth: Honey Badger RAP crushing hammermill; 4-ton, patented silo batcher; and trunnion and tire display of our drums.
CWMF will be one of the sponsors for the Rock and Road Reception!
Pain Point to Solve: In the asphalt industry, success depends on a network of partners. Command Alkon’s technology helps digitize operations and provide seamless interactions with supply chain trading partners.
What’s at the Booth: CONNEX Dispatch, Ruckit, Apex, Libra Solutions, CONNEX Platform
We’ll highlight our new CONNEX Dispatch solution at the show. Come by to learn how to connect sales, operations, production and field personnel in real time with this cloud-based solution.
Dynapac North America, Fort Mill, South Carolina, features administrative, customer support, and parts distribution facilities for soil and asphalt rollers, compact equipment, pavers, and feeders.
Pain Point to Solve: Eagle Crusher engineers its equipment to meet producer’s specific needs, operate reliably day in and day out, and exceed expectations on TPH and product quality.
What’s at the Booth: See the RapiDeploy-1000. Experience the same great set-up and operational ease of RapiDeploy-500, with the added power of our UltraMax-15 impactor for higher production.
Pain Point to Solve: Our premium MasterGrade™ carbide provides extreme wear resistance and longer tool life, reducing costs in reclaiming and road milling operations.
What’s at the Booth: Information and samples about MasterGrade™ and our new HD™ Series tools, designed for the tough, abrasive conditions of your reclaiming and road milling operations.
Visit the Element Six booth #1657 to collect one of our new HD™ Series baseball caps and hard hat stickers. Made for the long run!
Pain Point to Solve: Gencor designs, engineers, and manufactures complete stationary and portable drum mix, batch plants, and components up to 700 TPH and more.
Pain Point to Solve: GreenPatch® is a high-performance cold patch product designed to repair and maintain roadways while using RAP and sustainable additives.
Pain Point to Solve: Kenco alloys and TCI products are designed to extend wear life and reduce downtime in all the processing phases of the asphalt and aggregate lifecycle.
Pain Point to Solve: We now provide turnkey or modified turnkey solutions to producers: We make, install, and start up equipment as part of a total project investment.
What’s at the Booth: We will be showing our Freedom Air Series Reverse Air baghouse and our Liquid Vision Tank valve control and level system.
Pain Point to Solve: MINDS provides Windows-based, customizable automation control systems for asphalt plants, emulsion plants, silo load-out, full plant control and data management for the asphalt industry.
Pain Point to Solve: Improving overall production from cost, maintenance, and product quality perspectives.
What’s at the Booth: Unique animated videos show how PHCo’s products work, effectively illustrating what sets the company’s Lo-Density® drywell-style electric heat apart from fossil-fuel burners.
Reliable Asphalt Products—3040
Pain Point to Solve: As a single-source supplier, Reliable Asphalt provides high quality new and used asphalt equipment and exceptional customer service.
Pain Point to Solve: How to control your entire hot-mix asphalt plant with one user-friendly, cost-effective, safe and automated system.
What’s at the Booth: Stansteel-Hotmix Parts & Service will showcase Accu-Track, Accu-Level, Tank Tracker, Tank Manager, T-Trac, NiteOwl, Turbo Rap Gator, Grizzly Pumps, Pin Pusher.
We will be giving away a full tuition for our 2023 Hotmix University Class held in Louisville, Kentucky.
Pain Point to Solve: Tarmac International Inc. is a capital equipment manufacturer of asphalt plants and aggregate drying plants specializing in complete systems with control packages.
Pain Point to Solve: TransTech’s PQI offers precise asphalt pavement density measurement almost instantly without the hassle of nuclear gauge regulatory training and certification.
Pain Point to Solve: Weiler offers equipment for heavy highway, commercial paving and quarry markets, including MTVs, commercial pavers, road wideners, the S200 soil stabilizer and more.
Pain Point to Solve: Improve safety, quality, productivity, inventory control and energy management with smart manufacturing practices led by Industry 4.0/IoT—adding sensors to collect plant data.
What’s at the Booth: WEM will have a model of the Asphalt Plant of the Future’s controls set up, with the addition of a few other products.
WEM will host a reception with complimentary beer Wednesday, March 30, 4 p.m. in the booth. All are invited to learn about WEM and controls.
Pain Point to Solve: With our different brands, we—the WIRTGEN GROUP—cover the entire road construction process chain: processing, mixing, paving, compacting, and rehabilitating.
Stop by booth 2302 to ask about the Wirtgen, New Electric and BAM Infra electric-drive asphalt paver.