Education and Training Is a Major Component of CONEXPO-CONAGG Show in Las Vegas

In less than two weeks, 2,400 exhibitors and 125,000 attendees from the construction industry will be in Las Vegas for the behemoth CONEXPO-CONAGG show. Anything and everything that pertains to the construction, heavy equipment and associated industries will be on display, but one sentence in the overall description of the show really stands out to us here at the National Association of Heavy Equipment Services (NAHETS).

“Education has never been more important in the construction industry,” writes Chris Warren on the official CONEXPO-CONAGG website. “With the economy still a challenge and change a constant, staying up to date on the most cutting-edge information is vital.”


We agree! What we do on a daily basis here at NAHETS is provide heavy equipment education and training – and we love to recognize other organizations that embrace our vision and philosophy.

A major component of the Las Vegas show is a series of comprehensive education sessions that will feature topics including aggregate, safety and regulations, crane and rigging, earthmoving and site development, and several others. The sessions run from March 4 – 7, but a unique and very useful addition to the show this year is that each session will be recorded and attendees can access the video at a future date. Click this link for all CONEXPO-CONAGG Expo education information.

One of the education sessions that appears very interesting to us will be moderated by industry experts Mike Boyle and Bryan Tallyn. Their session is “Mass Excavating Alternatives for Mass Profit.” Since our focus is heavy equipment training, this session will feature information that our clients will find very useful.

One of the very first items on their agenda is to dispel any notions that the “big” in “big dirt” means the same thing to everyone. “It’s going to be different for each contractor,” said Boyle in a statement on the CONEXPO-CONAGG website. “If you think about a mom-and-pop operation, you might have a mass excavation job of 1,000 yards, while for a big company like Kiewit or Ryan Incorporated Central, it could be several million yards.” Boyle says that understanding all of the variables of each job is extremely important in maximizing profit and will expand on several ways to ensure success both in preparation and execution. Check out more about this education session at the following link:

NAHETS experts will be attending CONEXPO-CONAGG.  Please stop by our booth to learn more about our new Trainer Toolkits for Heavy Equipment Operators.

We will continue to feature additional information from the show in our ongoing blog.

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