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World of Asphalt/AGG1 set new attendance record

March 28, 2024  By Rock To Road Staff


This year’s World of Asphalt/AGG1 Aggregates Academy and Expo set new records in attendance and square footage. Photo: World of Asphalt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. —  A record number of asphalt and aggregates professionals from around the world gathered in Nashville for the largest World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo.

The show, which ran from March 25 to 27, set new records in both attendance and square footage.

More than 15,800 industry professionals took in the three-day event, which featured more than 440 exhibitors and 120 educational sessions. This is a 38 per cent increase in attendance and broke the previous record of 11,400 set in 2022. The exhibit floor encompassed more than 207,000 square feet of the Music City Center. That is a 14,000 foot-increase compared to 2022’s event in the same space.

The success of this year’s event is thanks to the dedication and collaboration of all our teams and partners,” said World of Asphalt show director Brittany Schmidtke. “This year’s record-breaking attendance proves the vital role this event plays in the asphalt and aggregates industries.”

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Twelve companies introduced new products or partnerships.

Wirtgen Group’s display of sustainable technologies for the road construction process chain included the world premiere of the Wirtgen Compact Milling Machine W 150 Fi, which provides higher milling performance with lower fuel consumption.

With a milling width of up to 1.8 metres, the W 150 Fi is suitable for use on major construction projects with restricted space, for example in inner city locations.

Metso introduced the Nordberg HP350e cone crusher at the event. This is the latest unit in the Nordberg HPe crusher series. The Nordberg HP350e offers enhanced performance, easier and safer maintenance, and a series of other improvements. Metso also unveiled the first HPe series crusher on tracks for improved mobility. The Lokotrack LT200HPX is equipped with a Nordberg HP200e cone crusher and a two-deck pre-screen with up to 40 per cent higher capacity than the LT200HP.

Bridgestone Americas used the event to debut its new V-Steel Z Traction construction tire, the company’s latest 25-inch product for loader and grader applications. The company states the new VZT’s advanced tread compounds were engineered to help improve heat, cut and tear. Compared to previous tires, the VZT is expected to increase total tire life by up to 15 per cent. The tire also has a new tread pattern design with nine per cent improved traction, with low-angle centre block and self-cleaning wide shoulder groovers for wet, muddy surfaces and challenging terrain. The VZT is available in five sizes: 17.5R25, 20.5R25, 23.5R25, 26.5R25 and 29.5R25.

BOMAG unveiled its latest updates to its CR series pavers, including the introduction of the BOMAG CR 1030 T rubber track paver. It also featured two electric machines from BOMAG’s e-PERFORMANCE offering.

Next year’s World of Asphalt and AGG1 takes place in St. Louis, Missouri, from March 25 to 27.

 

 


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