Countdown to to AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo

By |  January 6, 2015

The industry will come together this March for AGG1 and the NSSGA Convention.

Baltimore is the site of this year’s AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo. The show will offer more than 130,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space together with World of Asphalt, as well as a full slate of educational sessions. It will be held Tuesday, March 17 through Thursday, March 19, at the Baltimore Convention Center.
AGG1 focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry and features in-depth, industry-focused educational programming and comprehensive exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and innovations in aggregates-related equipment, products and services.

The event is geared toward crushed stone and sand-and-gravel producers, equipment manufacturers, dealers and even those involved with highway construction. While most visitors come from North America, there is a global presence at the show.

Products and technologies that will be on display at AGG1 are conveyors, crushers, screens, loaders, excavators, haul trucks, and drilling and blasting equipment.

AGG1 features a New Products & Technology Program as another way for attendees to quickly find new and innovative products and services on the show floor. In addition, product-focused exhibit pavilions make it easier for attendees and exhibitors to connect and discuss specific operational functions.

NSSGA Convention

In conjunction with AGG1 is the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s (NSSGA) annual convention, which takes place March 15-18. It is an opportunity for association members to come together to help plan the group’s strategic direction. Following the NSSGA Chairman’s Welcome Reception on March 15, Pit & Quarry will hold its annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.


AGG1 focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry as its leading education resource. The education sessions are led by experts in virtually every segment of the aggregates industry, covering operations, health and safety, the environment, reclamation, automation, management, leadership, and sales and marketing.

A Noise & Dust Workshop will be held. It includes intensive classroom instruction, as well as hands-on, practical application work in the field through the calibrating and affixing of equipment onto workers for monitoring both noise and dust. This is an opportunity to learn how to conduct noise- and dust-exposure monitoring, record and interpret results, and develop plans to reduce exposures below MSHA permissible limits. This course is limited to 20 participants.

An optional quarry tour will take place March 16 at Bluegrass Materials’ Texas Quarry, located in Cockeysville, Md. The site has been in operation for more than 150 years. This facility provided some of the building blocks of one of the most recognizable landmarks in our nation’s capital – the Washington Monument. Today, the material mined at the Texas Quarry is primarily dolomitic limestone, used in road construction and for producing ready-mixed concrete and hot-mix asphalt. This tour is open to all AGG1 and World of Asphalt attendees and will be limited to the first 150 registrants.

AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo is owned by NSSGA, while the Association of Equipment Manufacturers is the show producer. Event registration information is available at

About the Author:

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

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