What a fantastic show! Although the actual floor space may have been smaller than in the past years, the attendance was great and we enjoyed meeting up with many of our concrete floor customers.
While in Las Vegas, Aztec unveiled the new UltraGrind to an overwhelming amount of positive feedback. The UltraGrind is the ultimate propane powered, planetary head, gear driven, concrete grinding machine. The excitement was high for this very flexible machine, designed for grinding, scarifying, and doing all general concrete floor preparation. People were particularly enthusiastic about the idea of eliminating the expense and restrictions that generators and cords bring to the scene. Not to mention the clean up of those cords once the job is complete…
Again this year there was a lot of interest in the Aztec ProScrub autoscrubber and the Aztec Reliant propane buffer – the only twin belted burnisher in the industry. Aztec is currently in the process of perfecting dust control and a water spray method to make the job easier for the contractor on the job.
While at the show, Aztec’s Vice President of Sales, Steven Spengler, along with our Technical Service Manager, Dave Groff attended several seminars involving all aspects of concrete, from Pre-Construction Planning to the Final Finish. “I have great respect for the concrete contractors, finishers and testing agencies who have invested education and training. They comply with the strict requirements and follow specs that bring out the very best in concrete floors for safety, appearance and longevity”, says Steven.
On the more adventurous side of the Las Vegas trip, Aztec employees made numerous “contributions” to various casinos along the strip, and also enjoyed some meals and music at the House of Blues, Mandalay Bay’s Foundation Room and Pure nightclub, to name just a few.
By the close of the World of Concrete show, the east coast was about to receive several feet of snow, and so the panic and scramble to find an uncancelled flight home became quite a challenge. Our Vice President of Sales, Steven Spengler, and our Administrative Assistant, Crystal Rose were temporarily stranded on the strip. But thank heavens for their continued patience, as they returned home on Super Bowl Sunday, just in time for the kick off.