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Page 28 of 67 ROCK products • April 2018 • 27 Industry support amplified the shows' networking and knowledge sharing. More than 25 allied groups from the United States, Canada and worldwide participated as official supporting organizations. AGG1 Academy & Expo focuses exclusively on the aggregates industry as its leading exposition and education resource, also co-located with the NSSGA Annual Convention. World of Asphalt Show & Conference is the largest education con- ference and exhibition focused on the asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety industry sectors. The shows are industry-owned and managed. World of Asphalt is owned by AEM, NAPA and NSSGA, and produced by AEM. NSSGA owns and produces AGG1. The next AGG1 Academy & Expo and World of Asphalt Show & Conference will be held Feb. 12-14, 2019, at the Indianap- olis Convention Center in Indianapolis. The shows are held annually except in ConExpo-Con/Agg years, when that show spotlights the exhibitors and products of AGG1 and World of Asphalt. A number of manufacturers used AGG1 to show new prod- ucts and services, as well as equipment enhancements and improvements: Bridgestone Americas Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced it is expanding its portfolio of industry-leading technology solutions with PressureStat, a tire-pressure monitoring system (TPMS) launched for off-the-road (OTR) tires in the construction, quarry, underground hard rock and port industries. The PressureStat system is easy to use and provides instant access to important tire pressure and temperature data, allowing customers to accurately manage tire pressure on a real-time basis. "At Bridgestone, we take pride in producing best-in-class products and delivering solutions-based technology to help our customers lower their total cost of ownership," said Rob Seibert, director, marketing, commercial off-the-road tires, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. "We recognized an opportunity to expand our TPMS offering beyond giant radial tires to empower our OTR customers across our entire port- folio of products. With the PressureStat system, they not only can improve tire performance, but also increase jobsite safety and reduce unplanned downtime." The AGG1 show broke records for floor space.

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