World of Concrete attendance exceeds 50,000

By |  February 13, 2020
Case Construction Equipment was among the exhibitors to debut new equipment at World of Concrete 2020. Photo by Kevin Yanik

Case Construction Equipment was among the exhibiting to debut new equipment at World of Concrete 2020. Photo by Kevin Yanik

World of Concrete 2020 drew about 54,000 registered professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center and featured 1,310 companies exhibiting across more than 700,000 net sq. ft.

The show took place Feb. 3-7.

Of the 1,310 exhibiting companies, 255 were brand new to World of Concrete. Also, nearly 240 companies from 29 countries outside the United States exhibited.

“This year has been a very successful event,” says Jackie James, group director of World of Concrete. “The industry continues to evolve and grow stronger as we enter a new decade. The construction industry remains strong along with the economy, and we cannot wait until WOC 2021, with the new expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall to showcase our leading industry suppliers in this state-of-the-art facility.”

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program, meanwhile, held its 15th annual unreserved silent and live auctions at the show. The auctions broke all previous records, bringing in more than $1.2 million. More than $12 million has been raised for the CIM program over the past 15 years, according to show management.

The CIM is a business program developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year bachelor of science degree in concrete industry management. The program gives students entering the concrete workforce industry experience early in their careers.

World of Concrete 2021 will be held Jan. 19-22 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with education taking place Jan. 18-22.

World of Concrete is an annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. The event features indoor and outdoor exhibits with industry suppliers showcasing products and technologies, demonstrations and competitions, and an education program.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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