AGG 1 Preview


March 1, 2013

Navigating AGG1

AGG-Logo-1Everything you wanted to know about AGG1…and then some.


By Kerry Clines, Senior Editor,


It’s time for the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, which is, once again, co-located with the World of Asphalt. It is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, through Thursday, March 21, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. This year’s co-located shows will cover a record-setting 117,000 net square feet of exhibit space, which has been sold out since mid-January.

AGG1, being the only event designed specifically for the aggregates industry, has a lot to offer aggregate producers. It’s the one-stop event where attendees can see all the latest innovations in aggregate equipment, products, and technology, as well as attend educational seminars addressing many of the important issues facing aggregate producers today.

The New Products & Technology Program allows exhibitors to list their “latest and greatest” that will be on display at the show so that attendees can preview new products and equipment through the online exhibitor directory. Product-focused pavilions in the exhibit hall will group like products and equipment together in one area, making it easier for attendees to find and connect with the desired manufacturers. A mobile app will also be available to help attendees navigate the show floor. At Aggregates Manager press time, the app was still being developed, but it will be available for download on the AGG1 website, , before the show.

This year, attendees will be able to spend their spare time on the beautiful Riverwalk in downtown San Antonio — the perfect place to dine and unwind after a long day at the show. Take a relaxing dinner cruise up the river, or choose a restaurant from the many that offer riverside seating.

Educational opportunities

AGG1 Academy will offer 48 expert-led educational sessions and seminars ranging from beginners classes that teach the basics to seminars that explore advanced concepts and technologies. The sessions are organized into four focused areas:

• The School of Operations and Production;

• The School of Automation, Technology, and Software;

• The School of Business Management; and

• The School of Environment, Safety & Health.

The purchase of a Full Conference Pass ($600 on site) includes admission to eight education sessions, as well as access to the exhibit hall. A Three Session Pass ($295 on site) includes admission to three education sessions and access to the exhibit hall. A Single Session Ticket ($95 on site) provides admission to one education session only; a show badge ($50 on site) is not included and must be purchased for admission to the exhibit hall. For more information about the educational sessions, see Aggregates Academy on the next page.

For those attendees who plan to arrive at the show a day early, the president and CEO of Luck Companies, and our 2012 Aggman of the Year, Charles Luck, IV, will offer a seminar on Values Based Leadership on Monday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. He will discuss the key role it plays in transforming employees and improving overall productivity. Case studies of real-life plants will be reviewed highlighting before and after operating results. This seminar will require an additional fee of $199 on site. Seating is limited, so reserve a spot early.

A tour of Cemex’s Balcones Quarry and Cement Plant will also be offered on Monday, March 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Balcones Quarry has been one of the top-producing quarries in the nation for several years and was the featured plant in our February issue. The tour will highlight the quarry’s commitment to sustainability, biodiversity, and energy efficiency. An additional fee of $60 (on site) will be required to go on the tour. Space is limited to 150 people, so sign up as early as possible.

NSSGA Annual Convention

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association’s Annual Convention will be held in conjunction with AGG1, beginning March 17 and running through March 20. The convention provides an opportunity for aggregates people to share ideas with peers from across the country and help make decisions that will steer the industry in the right direction to take advantage of the growth that will come with the recovering economy. If you plan to attend the convention, registration for AGG1 is included in the price of the convention registration.




The School of Operations and Production — covers virtually every aspect of plant operations, production, and equipment maintenance, from beginners-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.


Tuesday, March 19

• T41: Maximizing Belt Conveyor Performance – Industry Standards vs. Real World Applications (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T42: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Crushing but Were Afraid to Ask (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T46: Applying Lean Manufacturing Principles in the Aggregates Business (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T53: Operation and Tuning of Vertical Shaft Impact Crushers

(9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• T54: Lowering Costs in Stockpiling and Unloading Systems

(9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• T55: Plug into the Grid and Save – Electrification of Diesel Dredges & Boosters (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• T56: Maximizing Plant Productivity by Benchmarking & Evaluating

Performance (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• T62: Crusher Maintenance: Best Practices (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• T65: Installation and Commissioning of a 700-tph Modular Aggregate Plant (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• T66: Maximizing Conveyor Component Efficiency (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, March 20

• W42: Screening 101 (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• W43: The Andreas Impact Crusher – Helping you Achieve More

(7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• W44: Managing High Hour Mobile Equipment Fleets and Practical Best Practices (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• W53: Lean Screening – Maximizing Production and Average Selling Price (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• W54: Fleet Production Cost (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• W55: The Centrifugal Pump – the Heartbeat of a Wet Processing Circuit (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• W63: Thickening and Dewatering Fine Aggregate Waste Streams

(2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• W64: Crushing & Screening Tips Designed to Help Maximize Productivity (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• W65: Pros & Cons of Contract Drilling & Blasting (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Thursday, March 21

• TH42: Production and Delivery of High Volume of Embankment to Fort Lauderdale International Airport (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• TH46: Cone Crusher Attrition Crushing (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• TH52: Production of Hydraulic Fracturing Sand (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• TH55: Plant Upgrade Yields High-Cost Reductions and Increases Capacity (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• TH56: Reducing Material Segregation and Contamination

(9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)


The School of Automation, Technology, and Software — classes 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 companies do business.




Tuesday, March 19

• T43: Monitoring and Advanced Evaluation Designs for Aggregate Mining (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T44: Simple, Effective Automation (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T47: For OEM Representatives and Equipment Dealers/Consultants; Improve Equipment Selection & Plant Productivity Using Modern Simulation and

Analysis Techniques (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T52: Social Media in the Stone Age (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)


Thursday, March 21

• TH44: Technology Assisted Sales (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• TH45: Monitoring and Production Analysis Using Conveyor Belt Scales (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)


The School of Business Management — classes focus on the business of the operation, including understanding business and financial principles, dealing with the surrounding community, and ways to market and sell product.


Wednesday, March 20

• W45: Low-Risk/Affordable Community Relations Programs

(7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• W46: Business and Finance Basics for Plant Leaders – Session 1

(7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• W56: Business and Finance Basics for Plant Leaders – Session 2

(9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• W61: Case Study – Modern Day Mining (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• W66: Beyond Golf and Hunting (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Thursday, March 21

• TH51: Effectively Countering Community Opposition to Your Project

(9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• TH53: The Great Myths of Sales and Marketing (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)


The School of Environment, Safety & Health — sessions demonstrate best practices and techniques for the aggregates industry to be efficient, safe, healthy, and environmentally responsible.


Tuesday, March 19

• T45: Three Steps to Create Successful Reclamation Projects

(7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• T51: Conveyor Safety – Training, Guarding, and Best Practices

(9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• T61: Planning for the Future Inspections – MSHA’s Rules to Live By

(2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• T63: How to Control Dust (2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• T64: Essential Program Elements for Successful Energy Management

(2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Wednesday, March 20

• W41: The Journey to Zero (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• W51: How to Kill Safety Culture Excellence (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• W52: Stone, Sand, and Gravel National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permitting (9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

• W62: Legally Effective Safety Incentive & Disciplinary Programs

(2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.)


Thursday, March 21

• TH41: Defending Against MSHA Elevated Enforcement and MSHA Special Investigations – A Strategic Primer (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)

• TH43: Noise and Dust – A Sound Approach to a Cloudy Issue (7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.)




Monday, March 18

Values Based Leadership 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Cemex’s Balcones Quarry & Cement Plant Tour 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.


Tuesday, March 19

Education sessions 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Wednesday, March 20

Education sessions 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Exhibits open 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Thursday, March 21

Education sessions 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Exhibits open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.



AGG1 Product/Equipment Preview


These are just a few of the products and equipment that will be on display at AGG1.



conveyor-componentUntitled-1Conveyor Components Co.

Model RS Safety Stop Control

Booth 122


DSC-dredgeUntitled-1DSC Dredge LLC

Shark Class Cutter Suction Dredge

Booth 711


eriezUntitled-1 Eriez

Series 7000 SE Suspended Electromagnet

Booth 2705



BR6 Conveyor Belt Fastening System

Booth 1207



RDS-20 Primary Crushing Plant

Booth 2044


jou-globalUntitled-1Joy Global

Joy HAC (high-angle conveyor)

Booth 1429


libraUntitled-1Libra Systems, Inc.

Camera ID

Booth 1413


luff-industries1Luff Industries Ltd.

High Moisture Seal

Booth 702


paradirmUntitled-1Paradigm Software, LLC

CompuWeigh System

Booth 200



Autogate Tailgate



powerscdree1Powerscreen Texas Inc.

XH250 Impact Crusher

Booth 3000


precisionUntitled-1Precision Pulley & Idler

Herringbone Wing Pulley

Booth 1325



V-Slam Vertical Shaft Impactor

Booth 2310


volvoUntitled-1Volvo Construction Equipment

L250G Wheel Loader

Booth 903


weirUntitled-1Weir Minerals

Linatex Armor Screen

Booth 813


wW.S. Tyler

F-Class Vibrating Screen

Booth 1307




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