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March 10, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

A Sonsray CX350C excavator puts on a demonstration at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on March 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.
A Sonsray CX350C excavator puts on a demonstration at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 on March 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.

A confluence of international construction professionals took the desert by storm last week during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 in Las Vegas, Nev.

The five-day mega construction conference, held every third year, is North America’s largest gathering for the construction, construction materials, and fluid power/power transmission/motion control industries.

And the 2014 edition of CONEXPO from March 4 to 8 certainly lived up to its billing. More than 125,000 people in attendance from around the world – contractors, dealers/distributors, service providers, engineers, producers, municipalities and more – got a firsthand look at the latest and greatest the global construction industry has to offer.

Throughout the week, attendees had the opportunity to visit more than 2,400 exhibitors spread out over the 2.3 million sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor space at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s halls and lots.

Visitors were treated to an abundance of new products, technology and expertise in every major construction industry, including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. Numerous exhibitors held demonstrations – which drew large crowds of onlookers – to showcase their new products in action.

The show also featured a comprehensive education program with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology; several industry associations held their annual conventions or high level meetings; and many individuals were recognized for their lifelong achievements in the construction industry.

A popular new feature of this year’s show was a demolition and recycling pavilion to promote the safe and economic recycling of recoverable construction and demolition materials.

For more information visit www.conexpoconagg.com.