National Pavement Expo West offers seven new paving opportunities
National Pavement Expo West’s (NPE West) expert-led conferences offer the most comprehensive educational resource and purchasing tool for paving professionals in the Western part of the United States. The industry’s only event designed specifically for the Western paving and pavement maintenance professionals, NPE West will take place November 17-19, 2005 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. With five workshops, five free roundtable sessions, 25 seminars and a packed exhibit floor, NPE West provides opportunities to discover new products, network with peers and enhance jobsite efficiency.
Attendees will master new trends and business developments in six new paving seminars and one new paving workshop. The conference seminars include: Slurry Seal and Microsurfacing for Pavement Preservation; Pavement Milling: An Affordable, Profitable Service; Improve Your Asphalt Paver Operations; Effective Compaction of Hot Mix Asphalt; Solving Mix Segregation in the Field; and Troubleshooting HMA Joint Construction. The new workshop is Applying “Best Practices” to Your Paving Operation.
Effective Compaction of Hot Mix Asphalt is one of the new 90-minute seminars featured at the event. Jim Scherocman, P.E., an industry recognized consulting engineer will help paving crews understand the basic elements of compaction, the various types of rollers, and teach contractors how to perform effective compaction for both stiff and tender HMA mixtures.
Applying “Best Practices” to Your Paving Operation is a special three-hour workshop presented by nationally recognized paving jobsite specialist, John S. Ball III, of Top Quality Paving. Relying on his patented video discussion, Ball will take contractors through a “best practices” program that focuses on paving techniques, efficient crew and equipment management, and jobsite troubleshooting to help crews construct high-quality asphalt pavements.
Just like its national sister event, National Pavement Expo, NPE West is sponsored by Asphalt Contractor and Pavement Maintenance & Reconstruction. Exhibit hall passes for the show are $10 prior to November 10, workshop sessions are $119, and conference seminars are $55 each prior to November 10. For more information, visit www.nationalpavementexpo.com, or call 877-250-8268.
JCB acquires Vibromax
JCB, a global manufacturer of construction equipment, has acquired German-based Vibromax Compaction Equipment GmbH. The company will be known as JCB Vibromax and will be managed as part of the JCB Group with local management retained in Germany and North America.
Products will be marketed as JCB Vibromax and will carry the JCB logo. Production will continue at the existing factory in Gatersleben near Leipzig. The acquisition will be completed in early September, subject to regulatory approvals.
“There is a great deal of synergy between JCB and Vibromax,” says John Patterson, managing director and CEO of the JCB Group. “The Vibromax products expand JCB’s all-important construction equipment range and we are very excited about the growth potential for the future.
“Vibromax has been privately owned with a culture very similar to JCB and an understanding of our values,” continues Patterson. “The Vibromax product range is extremely complementary to JCB’s machine line-up.”
I-R Road Institute announces schedule
The Ingersoll-Rand Road Institute announces the 2005-2006 asphalt paving class schedule. Courses are held in Chambersburg, PA and Phoenix, AZ. Both facilities have a full course curriculum of two- to five-day sessions. Courses begin in September and continue through May 2006.Twenty different courses are offered on topics ranging from the application, operation and maintenance of Ingersoll-Rand paving and compaction equipment, to mechanics training for Ingersoll-Rand ABG and Blaw-Knox pavers and Ingersoll-Rand compactors. Additional courses are offered for material transfer vehicles and road wideners.