Recap of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas

Every three years, the United States hosts the CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas Nevada. This year, it took place from March 10-14, and it was a huge success! Unfortunately, this was at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis for the country. There were extra hand washing and hand sanitizer stations throughout the expo. The cleaning team was also out on the floor constantly making sure everything was clean for all the attendees.

The registrations for the show were over 130,000 attendees in the 2.7-million-plus net square feet of exhibits. There were over 2,300 exhibitors spread throughout the event with less than 1 percent of international attendees canceling.



The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)

The latest report from the College of William & Mary states that there is a technician shortage for the equipment industry. The foundation is taking its vision to 2024 by creating a pipeline of technicians for the future.

Highlights from the Report:

The need to fill up to 73,000 heavy equipment technicians over the next 5 years

The job opening rate in the equipment industry is three times higher than the national average

Almost 90% of AED member dealerships have a job opening rate above the national average

  • 95% of AED member respondents agree there is a skills gap in the industry, and 89% report a shortage of workers in their company

Goals for the Future:

100 accredited college programs

50 recognized high school programs

  • 10,000 skilled technicians entering the workforce
  • 500 certified managers
  • 10,000 tests administered
  • 5,000 certified technicians

Texas Contractors Equipment

Here at Texas Contractors Equipment, we are dedicated to providing the industry and companies with the ground engaging tools/attachments they need to get jobs done efficiently. Supplying the right tools for the industry is not the only thing that will help the growth of the equipment industry, but also the education and certification of skilled workers in the industry.

Contact Texas Contractors Equipment at 713-776-1212 to learn more about what we have to offer regarding ground engaging tools/attachments.



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