There’s no better place for the asphalt industry to see the latest and greatest products and technologies, as well as experience best-in-class educational resources, than World of Asphalt 2024.
AEM, along with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is looking forward to welcoming back all asphalt industry professionals for three days of valuable networking, educational opportunities, and industry exploration.
World of Asphalt is set for March 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee. And, as this year’s show draws near, AEM sat down with Andy Adamcik, territory manager for AEM member company and World of Asphalt exhibitor Weiler Products, to discuss why it’s so important to have a presence at the show, what Weiler has in store for World of Asphalt attendees and much, much more.
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AEM: Why is it so important for Weiler to have a presence at World of Asphalt this year?
Adamcik: From our perspective, World of Asphalt is a major focal point in terms of trade shows for the asphalt industry. If you’re involved in that industry – whether it’s as a manufacturer or a supplier – establishing and maintaining a presence at the show is an absolute necessity.
World of Asphalt serves as the perfect opportunity to meet up with a wide spectrum of customers. It’s just such a well-attended show. There are so many friendships and partnerships within the asphalt industry, and World of Asphalt is a great place to go and see all those folks again, live and in person. And from an equipment standpoint, World of Asphalt is the ideal forum for Weiler to showcase the products we have to offer the industry, as well as see what our competitors bring to the table.
AEM: What can World of Asphalt 2024 attendees expect from Weiler at this year’s show?
From a new product standpoint, our focus the last 18-24 months from an engineering standpoint was centered around helping production build units. When we experienced supply chain issues, our engineers were tasked with engineering a new component to fit that we can get supply for, or finding a new supplier for a component. So, from a new product standpoint, we have not released as many new products as we traditionally would have. Weiler is always listening to the customer for feedback on how machines are performing in the field, and we are continually engineering updates to improve performance, reliability and overall cost of ownership. We are excited to showcase our innovative products to this year’s attendees.
AEM: What are you most excited about seeing, hearing, or experiencing at World of Asphalt 2024?
Adamcik: It’s all about getting a feel for where the industry is at right now. We get it in small doses at a time – whether it’s on-on-one with a customer or through our presence at a state association meeting, for example.
Our opinion is the asphalt industry is strong right now. Customers say they’re busy, and demand for products is quite high. But bringing everyone together – customers, dealers, industry peers – at World of Asphalt gives us a chance to confirm our opinion and project where the industry is going in the months and years ahead.
AEM: In your opinion, what sets World of Asphalt apart from other exhibitions and events and makes it a uniquely valuable opportunity for you and your organization?
Adamcik: If you look at our organization, we have three target markets: heavy highway contractors, commercial paving contractors, and the quarry industry. All three attend World of Asphalt. So, from Weiler’s perspective, the show is a perfect fit for us.
AEM: Why should prospective attendees make sure they invest time and resources to be in Nashville this March for World of Asphalt?
Adamcik: It’s the ideal opportunity for attendees to get one-on-one time with manufacturing representatives and secure an up-close-and-personal look at equipment. Finding time to break away from day-to-day responsibilities and attend this show is just such a valuable opportunity.
The educational opportunities aren’t to be overlooked, either. We hear more and more from our customers about training needs, so education is really a major part of what attracts attendees to World of Asphalt.
AEM: Anything else you wanted to add?
Adamcik: We all know investments in trade shows are significant. But from our standpoint at Weiler, there’s no doubt World of Asphalt is the best return on that investment. The show is truly a tremendous fit for us, as World of Asphalt attendees make up the customer base that spans across our entire spectrum of product offerings.
Asphalt is our focus, and World of Asphalt is where that industry gathers. So, for us, it’s a can’t-miss event.
About World of Asphalt
Held every year except during CONEXPO-CON/AGG years, World of Asphalt is the leading trade show and conference focused on the asphalt and paving industries. The show features the best education, and latest equipment, products, services, and technologies for the asphalt and paving industries. The next World of Asphalt, co-located with the AGG1 Academy & Expo, will be held March 25-27 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information on World of Asphalt, visit www.worldofasphalt.com.
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