AEM brings The Ray to life in Las Vegas March 10-14
Submitted by Ray C. Anderson Foundation
From March 10th through the 14th, The Ray is partnering with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to bring The Ray to CONEXPO-CON/AGG, North America’s largest construction trade show, in Las Vegas. CONEXPO-CON/AGG features the latest equipment advances and newest technology applications in utilities and every aspect of construction.
Together, The Ray and AEM will transform approximately a quarter of the Tech Expo floor into a replication of The Ray, a stretch of Interstate 85 in Georgia that serves as a public proving ground for technologies and innovations revolutionizing transportation safety and sustainability. Attendees will experience one megawatt of solar on the interstate roadsides, thousands of scrap tires recycled into a high-performing asphalt road, the WheelRight tire safety station, the Wattway solar road, and a new Wattway product debut - the Flowell LED-lit road pavement markings. Other highlights include The Ray’s vegetative innovations, including bioswales and Kernzaâ“‡ grain. Conference-goers will even have the opportunity to take home a piece of The Ray through regionally-specific seed packets of native wildflowers to plant at home.
The Ray joins over 2,000 other exhibitors, including partners at the Sustainable Electrified Transportation (SELECT) Center, who will be demonstrating their wireless EV charging solution.
“This is an incredible opportunity for us to physically bring The Ray to tens of thousands of industry professionals who attend CONEXPO-CON/AGG,” said Harriet Anderson Langford, president and founder of The Ray. “We’re thrilled to partner with AEM to bring The Ray to life on the expo floor and give the world a look into the future of highway transportation."
For more information on the conference and to register to attend visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com/.
About The Ray
The Ray is a proving ground for the evolving ideas and technologies that will transform the transportation infrastructure of the future, beginning with the corridor of road that is named in memory of Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), a Georgia native who became a captain of industry and was recognized as a leader in green business when he challenged his company, Atlanta- based Interface, Inc., to reimagine the enterprise as a sustainable company—one that would pursue zero environmental footprint. Chaired by Ray’s daughter Harriet Langford, The Ray is an epiphany of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation. Learn more at www.theray.org.
Held every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG is the must-attend event for construction industry professionals. The show features the latest equipment, products, services and technologies for the construction industry, as well as industry-leading education. The next CONEXPO-CON/AGG will be held March 10-14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information on CONEXPO- CON/AGG, visit https://www.conexpoconagg.com.
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation was created in honor of the late Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), founder of Interface, Inc. During his time at Interface, Ray championed the notion of businesses doing well by doing good. It’s these noble qualities of advancing knowledge and innovation around environmental stewardship and sustainability that recognized Ray as a pioneer in industrial ecology.
The purpose of the Foundation is to perpetuate these shared values and continue the legacy that Ray left behind. Through research and funding, the Foundation aims to help create a better world for future generationsâ€”tomorrow’s child. Join us as the story of the Foundation continues to unfold.
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