Industry Shows and Events

There are a number of important industry shows that are running this week.

Chicago is hosting the 45th Annual National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA) Convention in conjunction with The Work Truck Show. It will run through Friday. (See sidebar for links and related information.)

If you’re in construction and you own a truck or two, this is one show you should not miss.

The National Utility Contractors of America (NUCA) is holding its Utility Construction Expo ’09 “The Big Show” March 4-6 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (See sidebar for links and related information.)
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is holding its 90th Annual Convention/Constructor Expo in San Diego this week as well. (See sidebar for links and related information.)

World of Asphalt 2009 Show & Conference

This is probably one the more important meetings to attend this year if you are in the paving business. As you’ve probably heard, the stimulus bill has a “green” component attached to projects it posts for bid. This would imply “warm mix,” recycling and other technologies and techniques that are used to make asphalt production and laydown more environmentally friendly.

The combination of educational seminars, demonstration projects, product displays and networking should put attendance at the World of Asphalt on your “must do” list.

World of Asphalt 2009 is your asphalt resource. Co-locating with the inaugural AGG1 2009 Aggregates Forum & Expo, World of Asphalt will attract more than 6,000 industry professionals, 400+ leading manufacturers and suppliers and offer the best education and training programs. The event is geared toward asphalt, highway and maintenance industry professionals from all types of companies such as small to large contractors, materials producers, state and agency specifiers, maintenance companies, manufacturers and service providers.

World of Asphalt 2009 is on track to have the largest number of exhibitors in its history! Check out the current listing of over 200 exhibitors. Can you afford to miss this chance to comparison shop all the newest products and technologies and get the best value for your company?

A record number of industry professionals have already registered to attend World of Asphalt and the co-located AGG1 2009 Aggregates Forum & Expo. As of February 6, advance registration for the shows is trending 57% ahead of the last World of Asphalt at a comparable time in the show cycle.
Educational Offerings
From management strategies to job-site best practices, the variety of over 100 education classes will fulfill the needs of everyone in your company. You’re sure to stay ahead of the competition and maximize your efficiency on the job after attending these expert-taught classes and training sessions.

New for 2009:
. Traffic Management & Work Zone Safety Conference, hosted by ARTBA-TDF
. Spanish for Contractors Workshop (in English) and Management Skills for Supervisors (in Spanish)
. AGG1 2009 Aggregates Forum & Expo and AGG1 Academy
. Asphalt Back by Popular Demand, with Updated New Material:
. Asphalt Pavement Alliance’s Asphalt Pavement Conference: Sustainability, Design & Construction
. People, Plants and Paving Training Program
OSHA’s 10-Hour Course for Construction Workers
To see the schedule for the World of Asphalt visit:
http://www.worldofasphalt.com/Overview/Schedule/

To check the exhibitor list visit:
For more information:
Visit: www.worldofasphalt.com
E-mail: info@worldofasphalt.com
Phone: 800-867-6060

Greg Sitek

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