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The award-winning CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio podcast has been featuring deep dives into construction equipment and technology since its launch in 2016.

Hosted by Missy Scherber, CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio delivers boots-on-the-ground perspectives and stories from construction business owners and industry experts about their successes, challenges and whatever else on their minds. Consider them your own personal mentors on workforce development, technology implementation, equipment solutions and more, enabling you to apply their expertise to your business.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio releases one new episode each month.

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While Priestly Demolition is in the business of tearing things down, the crew’s first job onsite is hunting for treasure. Salvage and sustainability has always been a cornerstone of the business for Vic Priestly, the company’s founder.

Today, the King City, Ontario-based company has grown into one of the largest demolition contractors in Canada, under the leadership of Vic’s son Ryan Priestly. The company has a staff of about 300 people and a fleet that includes around 100 excavators. 

Notably, the company is the focus of the History Channel Canada’s original-series Salvage Kings, and they’re bring the spectator sport of demolition to the masses on national television.   

Ryan joins host Missy Scherber to discuss:

  • Advancing the science of safe demolition
  • Showcasing careers in construction to the next generation
  • Creating a culture of safety and incentivizing it
  • Learning from the generation that came before you
  • Using technology for fleet management and operational efficiencies
  • Leading with happiness and confidence
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Priestly Demolition Salvage Kings

Mary Katherine Harbin caught the attention of the industry when she established the nation’s first all-female paving crew. The area manager and equal employment opportunity officer for Tennessee-based, Maymead Inc., has worked her way up the ranks and built a successful career in construction.

As a nationally-recognized speaker on workforce development, Harbin joins host Missy Scherber to share expertise on mentoring employees, mitigating bias and discrimination and taking a progressive approach to hiring.

They also discuss:

  • Building your confidence as a leader
  • Creating unity among the office and the field
  • Breaking down barriers between your crew members
  • Advice for women in construction
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Mary Katherine Harbin Maymead

Growing up, Matt Stanley and his three brothers were "raised on blacktop", working alongside their parents from the time they could hold a shovel at their Danbury, Connecticut-based paving business, American Pavement Specialists. Since then, the small company has grown into a big name in the paving world, starting their own clothing brand and sponsoring NASCAR driver Spencer Boyd. 

Matt runs everything from field operations to marketing, and he shares how building strong relationships with your family, crew and OEMs helps maximize your quality of work and success. 

Matt joins host Missy Scherber to discuss:

  • Making working with your family cool again
  • Training employees from the ground up 
  • Instilling pride and values in your crew
  • Improving relationships with OEMs and dealers through top-notch marketing
  • Tips for honing your brand identity on social media
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Matt Stanley, American Pavement Specialists

You may know him on Instagram as “Technology Sandbox” --- and Britton Lawson’s day-to-day job is just that ---- working with current and emerging construction technologies from grade control to telematics to bring efficiency to the jobsite.
 
As director of construction technology at Veit & Company, Britton is the internal technology champion. He helps the organization get the best technology return on investment and evolve their processes for the future. Britton joins host Missy Scherber to discuss the current and future state of construction tech.
 
They also cover:

  • Moving from 2D to 3D grade control
  • Advice for implementing new technology
  • Troubleshooting technology problems
  • Communicating about technology with your field team
  • Highlights from CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
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Britton Lawson, Veit & Company

Under Stacey Tompkins’ leadership, Tompkins Excavating out of Putnam County, New York has grown from a lawn mowing service provider to a woman-owned and family-operated, full-service commercial and residential excavation and landscape construction company. When she’s not dealing with dirt, she’s an active volunteer and mentor in her community and has been honored with numerous business and leadership awards. 

Stacey and host Missy Scherber discuss:

  • Investing in machine control technology
  • Developing a strong corporate culture
  • Increasing revenue 8x in six years
  • Balancing family and business  

Stacey will be participating in an influencer panel discussion and meetup taking place on Wednesday, March 11, as well as an executive leadership panel taking place on Friday, March 13 at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020.

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Stacey Tompkins

While Chris Lane’s company employs more than 430 West Virginians and Pennsylvanians, he says their goal isn’t to be the biggest, just the most complete pipeline contractor in the region. The 27-year-old of vice president, Ronald Lane Inc. say creating a turnkey experience for clients has been the secret to their success. The company has 13 locations, over 500 pieces of equipment and handles every aspect of pipelaying including clearing land, processing trees, directional drilling, painting, welding, backfilling and hydrotesting.


Chris and Guest Host Dusty Weis also discuss:
- The pros and cons of a family business
- The importance of having dedicated safety staff
- Installing environmental controls
- Digitizing asset management
- Taking pride in your people
- Road tripping to CONEXPO-CON/AGG Listen Now

Chris Lane

He goes by “Chief Dirt Nerd” and he’s taking the construction world by storm with his unique ability to tell stories about the hard-working men and women mining for our materials and building our communities. While Aaron Witt hasn’t taken a traditional path into the industry, it’s one he loves, and one he thinks others should love too.

His goal as President of BuildWitt Media Group is to inspire others to think about construction and mining as a way of life through his photography, videos and lighthearted approach.

Aaron and Host Missy Scherber discuss using social media to educate and inspire your current and future workforce.

They also cover:

  • Taking responsibility for the changes happening in the industry
  • The biggest mistakes construction companies make when it comes to marketing
  • The importance of being authentic and vulnerable
  • Considering the safety implications of your employee’s mental well-being
  • Aaron’s first trip to CONEXPO-CON/AGG and how it helped launch BuildWitt
     
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Aaron Witt BuildWitt

With more than three decades of heavy civil construction experience, Don Swasing knows a thing or two about building high performance teams. As Chief Operating Officer at Schlouch Incorporated, Don has developed safety and leadership training programs and built a culture of open communication.

Don will be presenting three education sessions at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 on profitabilityconflict resolution and fleet management.

Don and Host Missy Scherber dig into the topic of “crucial conversations” and why you need to master your interpersonal skills to drive better results. Once you learn how to effectively navigate high-stakes conversations, you’ll build credibility and strengthen relationships with your customers, peers, direct reports and superiors.
They also cover:

  • The "Gray Tsunami" and the impending skills gap
  • When to say "no" to work
  • Coaching and facilitating conversations to strengthen your team
  • Providing authentic care, trust and help to your employees
  • Reflections on 20+ years of attending CONEXPO-CON/AGG
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Don Swasing, Schlouch Inc.

Armed with a Blackberry and mad operating skills, Scott Colclough started PushySix® in 2012 as a YouTube channel affectionately named after his Caterpillar D6. Scott has grown PushySix® into a globally recognized brand with a mission of inspiring the next generation of heavy equipment operators. Scott joins host Missy Scherber to talk about his passion for equipment and technology, as well as his vision for workforce development.

They also dig into:

  • The most critical factor for successful technology implementation
  • The technologies that will bring the most dramatic change to the industry in the next five years
  • The untapped talent pool you’re overlooking
  • How your managers and corporate culture are driving away good employees
  • Tips for your trip to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
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Scott Colclough, PushySix

Are your legacy operators hesitant to use machine control? Are you worried the barrier to entry is too high? Ryan Goodfellow, owner of Rock Structures Utility & Excavating, joins Host Missy Scherber to talk about what technology to take advantage of now to increase productivity for your business.  

They also cover:

  • Mastering the groundwork to move from laborer to operator
  • Building your clientele and repeat customers
  •  Persevering through times of economic turmoil
  • Investing in your staff for improved performance and morale
  • Planning your trip to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020
  • And six things you didn’t know about Ryan from his first job to his gas station guilty pleasure!
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Ryan Goodfellow, Rock Structures

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