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World of Asphalt/AGG1 education sessions announced


January 21, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

January 21, 2016 – World of Asphalt Show & Conference and AGG1 Academy & Expo 2016 will offer a wide variety of valuable learning opportunities to help aggregates and asphalt industry professionals stay competitive in today’s marketplace.

A comprehensive slate of more than 115 education sessions will provide real-world operational and management strategies and techniques to help attendees improve professional knowledge and company productivity.

AGG1 Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt Show & Conference will be held March 22-24, 2016 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The shows target the business and professional-development needs of aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry professionals.

“Education is integral to the AGG1 and World of Asphalt experiences; the expert presentations and invaluable peer networking help attendees sharpen their skills and bring practical solutions back to the workplace,” said Rick Feltes of LafargeHolcim, AGG1 chair representing the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA).

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Register by January 29 to Save Time and Money
Registering for the co-located exhibitions by January 29 saves time as well as education discounts and more than 25 percent off the registration fee. One registration covers both shows, and attendees have access to all education programs, space permitting.

Attendees will also find the largest show floor ever with more than 150,000 net square feet of exhibits from leading manufacturers and suppliers showcasing their latest equipment and product innovations.

“World of Asphalt and AGG1 were created and are guided by our industries; that’s a key reason for their success in offering products and best practices that make a difference in helping attendees and their companies grow and thrive,” said Rick Moore of Lehman-Roberts Company, World of Asphalt chair representing the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).

Education for All Levels of Experience, Expertise
The signature education programs of NSSGA’s AGG1 Academy and NAPA’s People, Plants and Paving Training Program will be joined by education sessions offered by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). NSSGA will also offer workshops on strategic sales training and basic supervisory training and a tour of the Rogers Group Rutherford Quarry.

The AGG1 Academy focuses on aggregates producers, suppliers and customers, and all levels of industry professionals, from operators to foremen to managers, can benefit from AGG1 education. Sessions are arranged by presentation tracks covering:
Operations and production
Automation, technology and software
Environment, safety and health
Business management

The People, Plants and Paving Training Program is designed for all sizes of paving contractors, plant operations and allied companies, focused on foremen, superintendents, project managers and owners. Program tracks cover:
Paving techniques
Pavement preservation
Plant performance
Crew and operator safety
Environmental health and safety (EHS)
Management and leadership skills

For the latest show information, visit www.agg1.org or www.worldofasphalt.com.