World of Concrete Hosts Largest Crowd in Six Years
World of Concrete 2015 (WOC2015) was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, February 2-6, 2015. WOC is the industry’s only annual international event dedicated to the concrete and masonry construction industries. WOC featured indoor/outdoor exhibits; hosted the industry’s leading suppliers; showcased innovative products, technologies and exciting demonstrations; featured tools, construction machinery and equipment, safety training courses, new technologies, networking opportunities, and a world-class education program. Attendees included:
- Concrete contractors
- Construction managers
- Rental equipment centers
- Producers of precast/prestress, brick/block, ready mix, pipe/block, and more.
Celebrating 41 years of industry excellence, World of Concrete 2015 exceeded expectations—an indication of a recovering economy. WOC 2015 was the largest in six years, and featured more than 1,460 companies exhibiting across more than 675,000 sq ft of exhibits for 55,779 attendees— a 16.2% rise from 2014. Jackie James, Show Director, World of Concrete, said, “With the industry ramping up again, education became a key asset at WOC this year. Class attendance was the largest in six years. In addition, international attendees made a big impact—scouring the show for new equipment, tools and technology to make their operations more efficient and profitable.”
Vendors reported spirited buying and “Best show we’ve ever had” was a common sentiment. ISCP Member, ACPA had a commanding presence at World of Concrete. Mike Lipps, Chairman-ACPA and Duit Construction Co., Inc.; Jerry Voigt, President and CEO-ACPA; Bill Davenport, VP-Communications-ACPA; Larry Scofield, Pavement Innovation-IGGA/ACPA; and Steve Davis, Georgia Concrete Paving Association-GCPA, were all on hand to discuss key issues and answer technical questions for guests who stopped by the ACPA/IGGA shared booth space.
For more highlights, various competition winners, and complete information on the World of Concrete 2015, please go to: www.worldofconcrete.com.