The AGG1 Academy & Expo is the aggregates industry’s leading exposition and education resource. With industry-focused educational programming, comprehensive exhibits, and an expansive expo, the event showcases innovation in aggregate equipment, products, and services.

Hosted by the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), AGG1 brings together professionals from across the country to explore the latest technology, enhance their teams’ skills, and network with peers. Copps Industries is excited to have participated in AGG1 2024, held in Nashville, Tennessee, March 25-27. Here, we’re sharing some of the highlights and key takeaways from this year’s show.

AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo 2024

Themes of Safety and Sustainability

Safety and sustainability emerged as central themes in both educational programming and show exhibits. Attendees had the opportunity to advance their knowledge on health and safety measures, improving environmental stewardship, and adopting sustainable practices. These themes reflect a shared commitment to both people and the planet, values also held by Copps Industries.

Advancing Policies and Infrastructure

NSSGA advocates for a favorable policy and regulatory environment that helps foster industry growth. Their efforts focus on areas like infrastructure renewal, energy production, and manufacturing support. Sessions at the conference explored the political and public policy outlook for 2024, helping participants anticipate the challenges and opportunities that may lie ahead.

Education and Team Development

The AGG1 Academy featured more than 120 educational sessions led by industry experts, focusing on safety, health, the environment, and sustainability. With topics ranging from harnessing solar power to workforce development to business management, the programming offered insights and strategies to enhance efficiency, safety, and environmental stewardship. 

Exploring the Latest Technology

The aggregates industry plays a vital role in infrastructure, energy, and manufacturing. Given this, it’s crucial for professionals to keep pace with the technology that will propel the industry’s future. More than 400 exhibitors showcased the latest equipment and solutions. Exhibits provided valuable opportunities for attendees to collaborate and exchange ideas while they explored the latest innovations.

Customer Engagement and Business Opportunities

The conference offered valuable opportunities for participating companies like Copps Industries to connect with customers and gain insights into emerging trends and sought-after solutions. Our discussions focused on various aspects of plant operations, production, and equipment, helping us stay up to date on the latest technologies, processes, and products that aggregate producers are using in creative ways.

Connecting to Copps Industries Values

Copps Industries emphasizes many of the same themes seen at the AGG1 Academy & Expo 2024 as part of our ongoing commitment to our customers. This includes our dedication to continually seeking better solutions while doing the right thing for customers, employees, and the community.

The AGG1 Academy & Expo 2024 provided a forum for aggregate professionals to collaborate, learn, and innovate. With an emphasis on safety, sustainability, and technology, the event showcased how the industry is addressing some of its most pressing challenges. At Copps Industries, our similar commitments will help us partner with customers to drive positive change in the aggregates industry and beyond. Contact us or request a quote today.

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