Show guide: Access equipment at World of Concrete
22 January 2024
Set for January 23-25 in Las Vegas, World of Concrete will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024 and show organizers are expecting quite a turnout.
More than 1,300 companies from 34 countries converge at World of Concrete to unveil cutting-edge tools, machinery and materials at the top of the year’s buying cycle, setting future trends and creating solutions through innovation. Exhibitors in a multitude of categories from material handling, work trucks and technology to materials like Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC), cement and coatings, span a whopping 700,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor exhibit space, solidifying World of Concrete as the largest and most wide-ranging event of its kind.
WoC prioritizes learning, keeping education at the forefront of the experience through unparalleled opportunities to better support real-world scenarios with hands-on training. WoC serves as the hub to discuss emerging trends with sessions highlighting compliance, safety, commercial and industrial repair as well as best business practices and project management. More than 50 new subjects will be introduced to the 2024 educational agenda in celebration of the 50th anniversary, addressing transformative project-specific techniques, such as the implementation of new materials and tools like 3D printing.
In addition to professionally led sessions, World of Concrete focuses on building technical aptitude through expanded certification seminars, interactive workshops and accredited courses. Training will include concrete repair, wall forming and reinforcement, robotics, concrete paving and much more.
Innovative product solutions
“World of Concrete is undoubtedly one of the most important gatherings for professionals in the concrete and masonry industries, serving as a nexus for fostering growth, facilitating connections and cultivating excellence in the market,” says Jackie James, VP of World of Concrete. “The wealth of knowledge shared here, and the education courses provided, equips concrete and masonry professionals with the most insight to upcoming trends that are not accessible anywhere else. They come to WOC to see the advancements in technology that are continuously evolving the practice of construction.”
Also returning this year, World of Concrete’s Innovative Product Awards will recognize the newest breakthrough products that are increasing efficiency in the concrete industry. First launched in 2023, the awards honor cutting-edge equipment, materials and tools. The People’s Choice Award, selected online based on industry votes, as well as the Experts’ Choice Award, selected by World of Concrete editors and industry experts, features nine product categories including Business & Technology Software & Services; Concrete Construction Materials; Concrete Production & Delivery; Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Concrete; General Construction Tools & Equipment; Masonry Construction Materials; Precast & Block Production; Repair & Demolition Materials, Tools & Equipment; Slab Tools, Equipment & Materials.
Here’s what attendees at this year’s show can expect to see.
Access equipment exhibitors
Visitors seeing AUSA (C6677) will be privy to a range of the company’s telehandlers made for handling and transporting all types of material outdoors.
“Compact, versatile and capable, they are designed to move large and heavy loads and they adapt easily to the most challenging and steep terrains,” the company said.
Following its autonomous launch at CES, Bobcat (C5347) invites attendees to see a range of its Bobcat Platinum equipment.
“Get charged up for indoor demolition and other unique tasks with the small but powerful E10e electric compact excavator,” the company said. “See the no-nonsense, high-performance E40 compact excavator, and check out the wide assortment of breakers, graders and other job-matched attachments for concrete work.”
JLG Industries, Inc. (O30944) will be at this year’s World of Concrete, marking the manufacturers return to the masonry show since it last exhibited years ago.
“From tough, dependable telehandlers offering remarkable maneuverability to ClearSky Smart Fleet — the industry’s first true, two-way fleet management and communications platform — we’ll be showing off innovations big and small that can help equipment operators, fleet managers and everyone between work at their best,” the company said in a statement.
The company will highlight its range of telehandlers, which feature straight-boom, high-capacity, rotating units and SkyTrak machines.
Layher (S10943) plans to showcase its “smarter scaffolding system” at this year’s WoC, as well as provide information on its multi-trade scaffolding planning.
Following a recent dealer event in early December where Magni (C5559) unveiled its new range of RTH machines, the Italian manufacturer will have not only some of its new products on hand, but a number of additional telehandlers, including rotating and fixed-boom models. For more on Magni, see our exclusive interview with Founder Riccardo Magni in this issue.
Snorkel (O30099) will share its outdoor space with sister company Xtreme Manufacturing.
The company will feature a range of its boom, scissor and telehandler models, including its 2100SJ, the world’s tallest telescopic boom Lift. The mega boom features a maximum horizontal reach up to 100 feet with a 30-foot jib boom.
Snorkel will also feature three lithium-powered, electric drive scissor lifts: the S3013 Mini, S3219 Plus, and S3220 Mini electric. All three models also come with an extendable platform as standard.
Making its debut in early 2023, the S3013 Mini is a low-level scissor lift that features a maximum working height of 19’. A roll-out deck extension and 600 pounds of maximum platform capacity.
The S3219 Plus has a working height of 25 feet with a wider platform and lower stowed height than the S3219E.
With the same robust engineering as the S3220, the Mini version offers a working height of 26 feet with a smaller platform and shortened overall length.
Other Snorkel models on display will include: S3215L, S3226E, S4726E, S4732E, S4740E, A46JRT, 600AJ, 660SJ, SR9244/SR1054, SR5719E, S9043RT, S9043RT-HC, and S9070RT-HC.
Xtreme Manufacturing (O30099) will display its XR50100-G, the company’s largest telehandler known as Trackzilla. “This record-breaking telehandler dominates in every way,” Xtreme said. “From its 100-foot maximum lift height to a forward reach of 75 feet.”
Trackzilla is Xtreme’s first tracked machine to tackle rough terrain with ease and lift up to 50,000 pounds.
In addition, Xtreme will have a full range of telehandlers on display, including its compact telehandler: XR619-A; high-pivot roller boom telehandlers: XR1055-B, XR1147-B, and XR1255-B; high-capacity roller-boom telehandlers: XR1555-C, XR1570-C and XR1734-C and the ultra-high-capacity boom telehandler: XR4030-E
New events and partnerships
To help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the World of Concrete the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is bringing its SAIA Scaffold Builders Challenge to Vegas.
Each year at World of Concrete, the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (S10543) hosts a networking reception for members and potential members to gather and see each other. The event has become a staple for SAIA members so that they have an opportunity to connect between the Association’s Committee Week and Annual Convention.
In partnership with the SAIA 2024’s Scaffold Build Challenge Sponsor AT-PAC (S10749 and S11051,) eight teams from around the country will compete against the best in the field on Jan. 23, 2024 in the LVCC’s South Hall.
The teams include:
- Brewer Equipment Co.
- Heat Tech Industrial
- KC Scaffold
- Leading Edge Scaffold
- Scaffold Solutions
- Skyline Scaffold
- Superior Scaffold Services
- Trekker Group
Speaking about the event, the SAIA said, “The response has been overwhelming, with team sponsorships selling out in just two days! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of history as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of World of Concrete and join us at SAIA’s Scaffold Builders Competition for an exciting experience filled with networking opportunities and fun!”
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