Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval paid a visit to CONEXPO-CON/AGG last week to take in cutting-edge product innovation and see firsthand how the show contributes to Nevada’s economy.

Sandoval visited on Friday, the fourth day of the show, and had a chance to see manufacturing excellence from around the world – including some products manufactured right in Las Vegas.

"Nevada is proud to host the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's CONEXPO-CON/AGG trade show, which brings together international construction professionals and showcases cutting-edge equipment from top brands,” Sandoval said. “I am proud to support AEM and look forward to building a lasting partnership between the association, its membership and the state of Nevada."

Sandoval started with a visit to Volvo’s booth to see one of the many autonomous vehicle technologies on display throughout CONEXPO-CON/AGG.

AEM Chair Mike Haberman also welcomed the governor to Gradall Industries’ booth, where Sandoval had a chance to see some of the excavators manufactured in New Philadelphia, Ohio – and see some of the I Make America support on display throughout the show.

“As chair of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, it was terrific to meet with Governor Sandoval to talk about the terrific show we’re having, and talk about the contributions of the industry both here in Nevada and across the country,” said Haberman.

Sandoval concluded his visit with a stop at one manufacturer close to home: Xtreme Manufacturing, which is headquartered in Las Vegas. The equipment manufacturing industry in Nevada contributes $62 million to the state’s economy each year.

"We were excited to welcome Governor Sandoval to our booth at CONEXPO-CON/AGG to showcase the cutting-edge manufacturing we pioneer right here in Nevada,” said Don Ahern, president and CEO of Ahern Rentals and Xtreme Manufacturing. “We hope the governor saw the innovation across our industry as he toured the show!”