ConExpo-Con/Agg management affirms record space threshold

ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, March 14-18, is set to be the largest edition in the event’s 27-year history, owing to organizer Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ sale of remaining Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibit area. At 2.8 million square feet, the event will encompass 5 percent more space than 2020, which set a new watermark for equipment, product, material and service provider…

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ConExpo-Con/Agg organizers reach record exhibit space threshold

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee; CP staff ConExpo-Con/Agg 2023, March 14-18, is set to be the largest edition since the event’s 1996 premier, owing to organizer Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ recent sale of remaining Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibit area. At 2.8 million square feet, next year’s show will encompass 5 percent more space than 2020, which set…

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MANUFACTURERS – December 2021

St. Louis-based manufactured concrete plant equipment specialist Afinitas has announced two promotions: Forming Systems Division Director of Engineering Matt Karnes is transitioning to the corporate engineering team as principal engineer of Product Development, a newly created position reporting to Afinitas Global Vice-President of Engineering Dave Stoller. In his most recent capacity, Karnes served as general manager and engineering manager of…

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Equipment forecast paints stable picture for construction

Federal fiscal stimulus has played a pivotal role in helping the U.S. economy recover from 2020 jolts, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. Over the next couple of years, the Milwaukee group and economic consultants see additional proposals ushering much potential for the construction industry. “We’ve included the American Jobs Plan (AJP) in our forecast,” says Mark Killion, director…

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ORGANIZATIONS – September 2021

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Milwaukee, has named Senior Vice President, Construction & Utility Sector Megan Tanel successor to President Dennis Slater, who will retire at the end of 2021, capping a nearly 40-year career with AEM and its predecessor. Tanel joined AEM in 1995 and grew into her present post after leading AEM exhibitions and events initiatives, including the…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2020

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The American Concrete Pipe Association has named Michael Kremer, MBA, as vice president of Marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. He will lead the development and implementation of marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support ACPA’s mission and industry objectives.

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ORGANIZATIONS – DECEMBER 2019

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D. Thomas Ruttura, owner of Ruttura & Sons Construction Co. in West Babylon, N.Y., has received the American Society of Concrete Contractors Lifetime Achievement Award. A past (2003-2004) president of ASCC and its Education, Research & Development Foundation, he chaired and served on numerous Society committees. The Lifetime Achievement Award is group’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.

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Executive coach: Engagement central to closing construction skills gap

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If construction stakeholders find it difficult to attract skilled workers now, what can they expect in a decade? Those unwilling or unable to effectively attract, engage and retain their workforce will pay the consequences in the not-so-distant future, according to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, which is promoting best management practices through its ConExpo-Con/Agg 360 program.

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ConExpo-Con/Agg manager enters data analytics through Hargrove deal

Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee; CP staff

AEM has acquired Minneapolis-based Hargrove & Associates Inc. (HAI), a data processing and business analytics company for whom it has been a client since 1989. The move dovetails a manufacturing industry transformation, driven by the innovative use of data, and enables AEM to further develop its statistics program for construction and agricultural equipment members.

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