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Asphalt & Aggregates Education: World of Asphalt, AGG1 Announce Lineup for 2024 Return to Nashville

Asphalt & Aggregates Education: World of Asphalt, AGG1 Announce Lineup for 2024 Return to Nashville


MILWAUKEE – World of Asphalt and AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo recently announced the show’s education program calendar, showcasing 120 education sessions at the upcoming show and conference in Nashville, March 25-27, 2024. This includes the most popular sessions asphalt paving professionals and aggregates experts can use to build their businesses and skillsets.

“We’re proud of the educational lineup we have assembled for the asphalt paving industry,” said World of Asphalt Show Director Brittany Schmidtke. “We listen to what the industry and our attendees are saying about what they need, and make sure to have it.”

The World of Asphalt education conference, called the People, Plants and Paving Conference by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is divided into five different education tracks:

  1. People: Focuses on the important skills necessary to maximize job performance.
  2. Plants: Experts will evaluate and improve plant performance and keep the plant operating at peak levels.
  3. Paving: Learn important techniques to construct safe and smooth quality pavements at optimum efficiency and enhanced profitability.
  4. Pavement Preservation: Learn techniques used to extend the life of pavements such as seal coats, in-place recycling, and crack sealing.
  5. Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability (EHS&S): Obtain the tools, best practices, and innovations to build a world-class EHS&S culture.

“The People, Plants and Paving offerings are essential to the asphalt pavement industry,” said Dr. Audrey Copeland, president and CEO of NAPA, majority-owner of the show. “Now is the time to look through the education sessions and create your list of sessions you can use to build your skillset, and then register.”

Additionally, the AGG1 Academy has four different tracks of its own:

  1. Operations & Production: This track focuses on every aspect of plant operations, production and maintenance from beginner-level courses to the latest in technologies and processes.
  2. Safety & Health: This track focuses on the best practices and techniques for aggregates experts to be efficient, safe and maintain the health of its workforce.
  3. Business & People Management: This track focuses on the operation of aggregates businesses and managing the human element of the work, including financial principles, working with the business’s community and marketing/sales.
  4. Environment & Sustainability: This track focuses on enhancing the environmental stewardship of the aggregates industry, compliance with state and federal regulations and adopting sustainable practices.

“Don’t miss out on the educational sessions of the AGG1 Academy. The perennial favorite session, Crushing 101 continues to rank as one of the top sessions every year,” said Jennifer Dugas, NSSGA vice president of membership and events. “With four educational tracks boasting 60 sessions, we expect the sessions to draw standing-room-only.”

All 120 of the of the education sessions offer important, engaging content for asphalt pros. The anticipated most popular sessions asphalt paving pros can use to build their businesses and skillsets include:

  • AGG1 – Promoting Bench Strength Through a Trainee Program, (The Rogers Group)
      • A new session to address challenges of high-product demand coupled with low bench strength and retention of employees. To combat this issue, the RGI Management Trainee Program was established. It’s an initiative that couples both the technical and operational side of effective management as well as leadership development. Developing a well-rounded management trainee program serves as an avenue to build bench strength while in tandem increasing retention of strong leadership. Participants should take away how to build a zero-injury safety culture at their company. This will include an overview of the Rogers Group Safety System, the challenges they faced in creating it and the lessons they learned over 23 years of building their culture.

    About World of Asphalt

    Held every year except during CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, World of Asphalt is the leading trade show and conference focused on the asphalt and paving industries, whose most recent edition was recognized by Trade Show Executive as one of the “Fastest 50” growing trade shows. The show features the best education, and latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the asphalt and paving industries. The next World of Asphalt, co-located with the AGG1 Academy & Expo, will be held March 25-27, 2024 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. For more information on World of Asphalt, visit www.WorldOfAsphalt.com.

    About AGG1 Academy & Expo (AGG1)

    Held two out of every three-year cycle, except during CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, AGG1 is the aggregates industry’s leading exposition and education resource. AGG1 features in-depth industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services. Co-located with World of Asphalt, the next AGG1 will be held March 25-27, 2024, at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. For more information visit www.agg1.org.

    About the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)

    AEM is the North America-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers with more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $316 billion to the economy every year.

    About the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

    The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is the only trade association that exclusively represents the interests of the asphalt producer/contractor on the national level with Congress, government agencies, and other national trade and business organizations. NAPA supports an active research program designed to improve the quality of asphalt pavements and paving techniques used in the construction of roads, streets, highways, parking lots, airports, and environmental and recreational facilities. The association provides technical, educational, and marketing materials and information to its members; supplies product information to users and specifiers of paving materials; and conducts training courses. The association, which counts more than 1,200 companies as members, was founded in 1955.

    About National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA)

    NSSGA is the leading advocate for the aggregates industry. Its members – stone, sand and gravel producers and the equipment manufacturers and service providers who support them – produce the essential raw materials found in homes, buildings, roads, bridges and public works projects. NSSGA represents more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Learn more at www.nssga.org.