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World of Asphalt and AGG1

These Charlotte, N.C. shows in March will offer significantly more exhibitor space than the 2010 eve

February 14, 2012  By Treena Hein

Your calendar for 2012 is no doubt already filling up with many items, but if you haven’t already done it, add one more.

Your calendar for 2012 is no doubt already filling up with many items, but if you haven’t already done it, add one more.

From March 13 to 15, the leading exposition and education resource for the asphalt industry – World of Asphalt Show & Conference – is happening in Charlotte, N.C. Held annually except in CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, the event features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in asphalt-related equipment, products and services.

At the same site, visitors will find the AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo. “The asphalt and aggregates industries complement each other, so the co-location is a natural fit,” says show director Melissa Magestro. “The shows are industry-run with a strong customer focus. We want both attendees and exhibitors to get real value for themselves and their businesses.”


Over 300 exhibitors with 6,000 industry professionals are expected to be on hand. As of early January, both shows had already broken records for reserved exhibit space – and together at that point in time, ‘World of Asphalt’ and AGG1 offered almost 20% more space than last year.

As before, this year’s shows will feature cutting-edge educational presentations and professional development seminars. AGG1 presentations range from building better community relations and dust control to maintaining conveyor belts and the frac sand process. “Those companies that are going to recover strongest and fastest are going to be the ones with employees learning and networking,” says AGG1 chair Rick Feltes. “AGG1 offers the opportunity for that.” Feltes also represents the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), which owns AGG1 and co-owns ‘World of Asphalt’ with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). AEM produces both shows. “World of Asphalt attendees will find the products, services and the education they need to stay competitive in the industry today,” adds Richard Moore, ‘World of Asphalt’ chair and NAPA representative. “And just as important is the opportunity to talk with fellow professionals from all aspects of the asphalt and aggregates industries, across the U.S., Canada and other countries, to gain perspective about what’s ahead.”

Among the large number of exhibitors will be Terex Roadbuilding. “We are excited for the return of ‘World of Asphalt’ and to meet with our asphalt paving and production customers,” says Mark Oehmke, director of sales and marketing for North America. Deister will also be on hand, a company celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. “Deister is excited to participate in the upcoming show, as it’s always a great forum to connect with many long-term customers and to meet new potential customers,” says representative Carol Wasson. “It’s a great show for sharing ideas and creating new solutions.”

Terex Minerals Processing Systems also looks forward to seeing all of its distributors and customers in Charlotte. “This a very exciting show for us that has very strong attendance planned,” says marketing director John Garrison. “AGG1 offers many educational opportunities, and allows us to have more one-on-one conversations to get feedback on needs from our customers.” He adds, “Face-time and feedback from the people who use our products is what fuels our product development priorities and designs.”

Other Exhibitors Attending


Among those at ‘World of Asphalt’/AGG1 will be Derrick Corporation, showcasing its advanced closed-loop technology, which dewaters thickener/clarifier underflow within the wash plant circuit and completely eliminates settling ponds. “The Derrick DE-7200 centrifuge dewaters 100% of the super-fines present within most thickener/clarifier underflows to a stackable and conveyable form at 75% solids,” says advertising manager Frank Russom. “Zero water reports to the ground. The centrifuge has only two moving parts, unlike outdated belt presses or ‘batch-operated’ plate and frame designs. It requires zero manpower and reduces chemical consumption.”


On hand at Telsmith’s booth will be its new JCP 2238-38 two-stage portable crushing plant that includes a Hydra-Jaw 2238 as the primary crusher, and a 38 SBS Cone to complete final crushing after sorting through the included screen. “This self-contained, electric-drive portable crushing unit can be moved with minimal disconnection,” says spokesperson George Baker, “allowing for consistent, close proximity of crushable material, maximizing the efficiency of your quarry operation.”


Visitors to the Terex Roadbuilding booth will see the company’s new 950 hp Terex RS950B Reclaimer/Stabilizer, with 30% more horsepower than competitors’ machines. “A centre-mount cutter design maximizes production, while a V-Belt power-band cutter drive offers more operating efficiency,” notes Oehmke. “Its standard 8-ft. cutter delivers up to a 16-in. cutting depth, while available rotors provide the 10-ft. cutter widths and 20-in. cutting depths.” It also offers four-wheel drive and customizable configuration.  


Also at the show will be the Volvo L250G Wheel Loader from Volvo Construction Equipment, the industry’s first wheel loader in the 39-ton weight class, says spokesperson Jean Hiller. “The L250G is purpose built to be a heavy-duty machine with plenty of power and features larger bucket sizes,” she notes. “In North America specifically, when loading triaxle on-highway trucks, a new nine-cubic-yard rehandling bucket quickly fills a truck in only two passes.”


Metso will officially launch its new C120 jaw crusher to the North American market at AGG1. “The C120 has a large feed opening of 34 x 47 in. (1200 x 870 mm) and an aggressive cavity cross-section, providing high performance and reduction ratio,” says Linda Bergmann, marketing communications analyst. Metso will also unveil its Lokotrack LT120, the latest and most advanced of their track-mounted jaw crusher plants.


Get to know the Loadrite X2350 at the booth of Loadrite Onboard Weighing Solutions – a rugged and proven hydraulic-based payload weighing system for excavators. “With hundreds in place…around the world, the X2350 will monitor your operations and help reduce your operational costs, with a short payback period,” says sales and marketing executive Michael Mayer. “The X2350 has proven its usefulness and adaptability in the toughest operating environments.”


New for 2012, Terex Minerals Processing Systems will be showcasing their new CRS6203FV wheeled feeder/screen plant. “This plant has many built-in, user-friendly features for maintenance, as well as key design features to maximize production,” says Garrison. “This plant is also the launching pad for our latest screening technology, our new LJ-TSV6203 variable slope screen.”


At Polydeck Screen Corporation’s booth, the company will highlight its ‘Flexi’ series of modular rubber screen panels that eliminate blinding in high moisture applications. “Their flexible material compounds provide a trampoline effect that prevents sticky material from clogging screen openings, which means your maintenance crews will have more time to spend on issues other than screen cleaning,” says senior marketing manager Dennis Zeiger. “It also means your screen decks will run longer, putting more saleable product per day on the ground.”


Emerson Power Transmission Solutions will display a new working demo called the Sand Box – featuring a Browning helical shaftmount speed reducer with seal and bushing system, Sealmaster USRB mounted spherical roller bearing with contact seal and flinger, Browning performance belt drives and a CSi wireless vibration transmitter. “I’m particular eager this year to present our new campaign ‘Puzzled by Downtime,’” says director of global marketing Matt Stoneburner. This campaign will present solutions to prevent downtime.


Visitors to Masaba’s booth will be able to see a demonstration of its Masaba Magnum Telescoping Conveyor patented ‘Track Technology,’ which eliminates cable maintenance issues versus a winch system, says Jim Peterson, vice-president of sales and business development. It also improves safety from cable breakage and uncontrolled rollback, and the collapsible stinger cover eliminates dust.  


Roadtec will be showcasing two Tier 4i pavers at the show, which feature a completely new design, as well as a new cold planer model, a Tier 4i Shuttle Buggy MTV, and the new front-mounted, heavy-duty broom. “The brand new remote diagnostic system, which allows contractors to monitor machine performance and productivity remotely, will also be demonstrated,” says spokesperson Stephanie Rider.

At Flexco’s booth, representatives will explain how their ‘Belt Conveyor Audit Program’ helps operations evaluate the performance of each conveyor system, and allows them to proactively address belt conveyor concerns before they lead to costly repairs and unscheduled downtime. Focusing on issues such as spillage, carryback, and mistracking, Flexco specialists record their findings and return to the operation with a complete presentation on the system, identifying immediate needs and suggested future fixes, says public relations specialist Kelly Clancy.


McLanahan, a pioneer of sand production using cyclones/separators and dewatering screens, will have both plant and equipment models on display. “Correct-scale replicas of potential layouts of systems and individual equipment will be provided, for further understanding of the way McLanahan provides answers, not just products,” says marketing manager Heather DeRensis Wilt. “The combination of cyclones and dewatering screens results in a drier product and less usable sand lost to waste. Available in fixed, modular and mobile configuration, our plants can be used for washing, organics removal and fines recovery.”  


At the Deister booth, staff will be available to talk about customizing any piece of Deister feeding, scalping and screening equipment. “Deister will also be highlighting its new portable plants, and its new Ultra-Fines Recovery System,” says Wasson. Deister will also introduce the latest addition to its line of premium-quality screening equipment, the Deister Portable Feeder Screener – Style horizontal 6 x 20 and 8 x 20 screening plants.


Screen Machine Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of portable crushers, screeners, trommels and conveyors in North America, will have information on their complete line of portable impact and jaw crushers, screening plants, hammermills, trommel screens and portable stacking conveyors


Martin Engineering will showcase the Martin PIT VIPER, an aggressive pre-cleaner with a forceful angle of attack to provide excellent belt-cleaning efficiency. “The one-piece blade contains 20% more urethane than comparable pre-cleaners, extending service life,” says marketing communications administrator Chelsea Blake. “The ‘one-pin, no-tool’ blade replacement makes for easy service. Stop by our booth to learn how Martin Engineering’s belt cleaners can remove sticky sand and wet fines.”


Those who stop by to see Wirtgen America will find the latest on their advanced asphalt paving and recycling, and minerals processing technologies, such as the new Vögele VR 600-2 screed, designed exclusively for North America for use with the Vögele Vision line of asphalt pavers. They will also display the HD+ line of Hamm tandem rollers, featuring conventional vibration, high-vibe and exclusive Oscillation compaction, and high-performance asphalt reclaiming equipment like the Wirtgen W 200, W 210 and the new W 250 cold mills.


At the Superior booth, visitors will find the market’s first ever primary and secondary belt cleaning system to share the same, common mounting point, says spokesperson Corey Poppe. “With one pole, maintenance workers can avoid adding to their conveyor’s structure, a common task to accommodate secondary cleaners,” he notes. “Another key feature is the Exterra SFL Dual Belt Cleaner’s unique tensioning system – the patented design creates a pressure that is set once, for the life of the blade, during installation.”

Bigger and better than ever, ‘World of Asphalt’ and AGG1 are sure to be of value to every visitor. “Exhibitors know the show is a proven way to grow their businesses,” says Magestro,“ and attendees will find the latest product innovations to also position themselves for growth.”

Treena Hein is a freelance journalist based in Pembroke, Ont. She researched and produced this article for Aggregates & Roadbuilding.

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