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The Industry’s Biggest Show of the Year Comes to Indianapolis Feb. 12-14.

It’s almost time once again for the AGG1 Academy & Expo, the aggregates industry’s biggest show of 2019. The show will be held Feb. 12-14 at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

AGG1 will feature 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 co-located with the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) Annual Convention and World of Asphalt Show & Conference.


The 2019 AGG1 Academy & Expo is the best opportunity you’ll have all year to experience the latest equipment and technology, learn from leading industry experts, and network with thousands of your industry peers: all in one place, all at one time.

The show is geared to the decision-makers and buyers from the companies that produce the vast majority of crushed stone, sand and gravel in the marketplace, including company owners, senior managers, plant managers, superintendents, regional managers, engineers, technical professionals and safety managers.

“It has been exciting to see the growth of our AGG1 Academy & Expo over the past few years, and we are on track for our largest one ever in Indianapolis,” said NSSGA President and CEO Michael W. Johnson. “This event is a great opportunity to see the latest equipment and technology that allows us to produce aggregates more safely and efficiently than ever before. We are expecting more than 200 aggregates-focused exhibitors and 60 educational sessions, so that people can improve their own skills and knowledge.

“Combine the AGG1 Academy and Expo with our Annual Convention, and these events continue to be an ideal time for our association to come together as whole to learn about and address issues facing the industry,” Johnson said. “We are going to feature truly compelling speakers at the Annual Convention to jumpstart those discussions. I’m excited for Forbes publisher and futurist Rich Karlgaard to join us and discuss tackling our aging workforce, attracting new and younger people to the industry. We will also have Gigaom CEO and Publisher Byron Reese on hand to dive into the implications of emerging technologies and their impacts on business, media and society.”

THE EXPO

Leading aggregates and asphalt equipment suppliers will demonstrate tools, technologies, and techniques that will help drive down costs and increase efficiency. It’s an unprecedented opportunity for you to experience all that is new in technology and equipment under one roof.

AGG1 ACADEMY

Professionals from every aspect of the aggregates industry will share their knowledge in more than 50 education sessions at the AGG1 Academy. Their practical knowledge and proven techniques will enable you to manage your operation more effectively, efficiently and profitably.

What is the AGG1 Academy?

AGG1 Academy is the education program associated with the AGG1 Academy & Expo. AGG1 Academy consists of education sessions covering all aspects of the aggregates industry.

When is the 2019 AGG1 Academy?

  • Feb. 12: 7:30-9 a.m.; 9:30-11 a.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 13: 7:30-9 a.m.; 9:30-11 a.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 14: 7:30-9 a.m.; 9:30-11 a.m.

How do I attend AGG1 Academy classes?

You must purchase a ticket or ticket package to attend AGG1 Academy classes. Education passes get you access to both AGG1 Academy and PPP classes.

Do I need to select my sessions in advance?

Your education pass gives you access to any AGG1 Academy or PPP sessions, and you do not have to pre-select the sessions you would like to attend. Sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Can I get credit for attending AGG1 Academy sessions?

Yes, you can earn 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) for every AGG1 Academy session you attend. You will be able to request PDHs via the official AGG1 mobile app, available from the App Store.

What categories are being covered?

Operations & Production – These classes cover virtually every aspect of plant operations, production, and equipment maintenance, from 101-level courses to the latest technologies, processes and products that aggregate producers are using to produce aggregates and manage their fleets in creative and innovative ways.

Business Management & Leadership – Running an aggregates operation is about more than equipment and processes. These classes focus on the business of your operation and professional development, including understanding business and financial principles, dealing with the surrounding community, and ways to market and sell your product.

Automation, Technology & Software – Automation and advanced technologies help companies improve efficiency, employee safety, product quality, information management, and cost reductions within the aggregates industry. Attendees of these sessions can learn automation basics, discover new ideas and technologies being applied to aggregate production, and find out how emerging technologies are changing the way you do business.

Environment, Safety & Health – These sessions demonstrate best practices and techniques for the aggregates industry to be efficient, safe, healthy and environmentally responsible.

What is the AGG1 Academy schedule?

Tuesday, Feb. 12

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Cyber-Security: Planning for Prevention of (and Recovery from) a Data Breach
  • Crushing 101
  • Empowering Employees to Share Safety Concerns: What Managers Need to Know and Do
  • Waterway and Wetland Update
  • Move More Tons, More Profitably – Productivity Solutions for Quarries
  • Aggregates, Cleaner Water and More Jobs: A Look at Two Indy Infrastructure Projects
  • Bringing (Gender) Balance to the (Work) Force
  • Sales Metrics: Are Your Measurements Driving the Right Behavior?

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Late Bloomers
  • Screening 101
  • Methods of Underwater Mining – Dredges and Other Equipment
  • Should My Site Be Regulated by MSHA?
  • Water Clarification 101
  • Using Conveyors to Lower Cost Per Ton and Resolve Operational Inefficiencies
  • How to Implement an Enterprise Drone Solutions Program

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Driving Value Through Connectedness in a Quarry
  • Knowing Your VSI
  • Maximizing Screening Efficiency
  • Digital Storytelling: A Success Story in Marketing & Recruiting
  • The ABCs of UAVs – Key Steps to Get Your Drone Program Off the Ground Legally
  • Wear Monitoring and Strategy – New Technologies to Go From Reactive to Proactive Maintenance
  • Inverted Pavement Basics

Wednesday, Feb. 13

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Improving the Environmental Impact of Your Aggregates Operation
  • Don’t Make it Worse! Strategies for Investigating Near-Misses and Accidents
  • Without Creating Huge Liability
  • Fines Recovery Roundtable
  • Conveyors 101
  • I Wish Someone Would Communicate Around Here
  • Selective Crushing: Optimizing the Yield of the Most Desired Gradation
  • Industry 4.0 - Digital Solutions in Aggregates
  • Building Organizational Effectiveness – Just Add Water

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Buy America and Hire America on Federally-Funded Construction Projects
  • How Do We Recruit a Younger Workforce into the Aggregates Industry?
  • Drones: Realizing Real Value While Insuring Accuracy & Consistency
  • Washing & Classifying 101
  • Maximizing Conveyor Belt Performance: Industry Standards vs. Real World Applications
  • Drill and Blast Improvement Project Using Photogrammetry, GPS and Drill Navigation Systems
  • Build Your Sandcastle! How Manufactured Sand Meets Modern Construction Needs
  • Revisions to the Endangered Species Act: What Aggregates Operators Need to Know

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

  • Stand Out in the Crowd – Creating Workplace Differentiation to Address Talent Shortages
  • Screening 201
  • Blasting 101
  • Hybrid Power Solutions for Mobile (Track) Plants
  • How to Build a Diverse, Multi-Generational Workforce Without the Headache
  • How to Kill Safety Culture Excellence
  • Reducing Fugitive Dust Without Collection or Suppression
  • How to Institute a Cost-Effective Community Relations Program

Thursday, Feb. 14

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

  • Executive-Level Reporting and the Role of Data in the Aggregates Industry
  • Next Generation Highway Construction: Get Ready, It’ll Be Here Before You Know It
  • Risk Management in Blasting Operations
  • Optimizing Plant Uptime and OPEX AGG1 Academy
  • The Four Keys to Shifting Safety Culture Within Multi-Generational Teams
  • Screen Media Roundtable

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

  • Integrated Mine Planning Solutions for the Aggregate
  • NIOSH Advanced Exposure Monitoring Approaches: Field-Based Respirable Crystalline Silica Analysis and Helmet-CAM
  • Aggregate Testing 101
  • Aggregates Financials: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Overcoming Safety Cop Culture: Practices to Move You from Enforcer to Ally
  • Maximizing Cone Crusher Performance

Show Hours

Monday, Feb. 11

Registration: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Optional Facility Tour: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Registration: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Education: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Registration: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Education: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Rock & Road Reception (exhibit show floor): 4 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Registration: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Education: 7:30 – 11 a.m.

Exhibits: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.