Buckle your seat belt

By |  September 25, 2015

If you like seeing new equipment and technology introduced to the aggregates industry, you’re in for a treat. Over the course of a 12-month period beginning in March, manufacturers will unveil cutting-edge equipment at no less than five major trade shows.

It kicks off in Nashville with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, March 22-24. As always, Pit & Quarry will be there to bring you the latest developments through Twitter, a live enewsletter from the show, the Pit & Quarry website, and in our monthly print magazine.

On the heels of AGG1 is the largest trade show in the world – Bauma. It’s the leading trade fair for construction and mining machinery, and is held once every three years in Munich, Germany. The 2016 edition takes place April 11-17.

In June 2016 is the biennial event in Buxton, England – Hillhead. The “International Quarrying & Recycling Show” takes place in a quarry, and includes live machine demonstrations. It is the largest equipment exposition geared specifically to our industry, and it takes place June 28-30.

Next September is MINExpo. Held once every four years in Las Vegas, MINExpo is a showcase of the largest equipment you will ever see – machines made for the largest mines in the world, as well as for all size aggregate operations. Taking place Sept. 26-28, Pit & Quarry will bring it to you live.

The amazing 12-month run concludes the following winter with ConExpo-Con/Agg. Taking place in Las Vegas, March 7-11, 2017, the once-every-three-years event is hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, and is the largest trade show of any kind in the Western Hemisphere.

In addition to these five trade fairs and a few others, manufacturers continue to introduce new equipment by hosting their own demonstrations. (Click here to read about Wirtgen’s recent customer event in Germany.)

More than ever, cutting-edge technologies are changing the way aggregate producers are operating their sites. And this run of five major industry trade shows is an incentive for equipment manufacturers to fast track their introduction of new offerings. These companies spend millions and millions of dollars to exhibit at these events, and they certainly aren’t going to miss this opportunity to show off something new.

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About the Author:

Darren Constantino is an editor of Pit & Quarry magazine. He can be reached at dconstantino@northcoastmedia.net.

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