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Registration opens for HNA Installer Championship

August 17, 2015By

The 2015 Hardscape North America Installer Championship is now accepting registration forms for the 3rd annual competition. The event will be held Oct. 22-23 in Louisville, Ky., during Hardscape North America (HNA), a trade show for hardscape contractors and dealers that coincides with GIE+EXPO. The Installer Championship is a 12-team competition testing the skills and knowledge of the industry’s top installers.... read more

GIE+EXPO releases 2015 workshop and demonstration schedules

May 14, 2015By

GIE+EXPO released its workshop and hardscape demonstration schedules for lawn and landscape professionals. The show will be held Oct. 22-23 in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Sessions will cover operations, as well as diversification opportunities and management strategies. Hardscape North America’s co-location with GIE+EXPO also will provide the opportunity to learn about expanding into the hardscape market. 2015... read more

Kellie Pickler, Grand Funk Railroad headline 2015 GIE+EXPO

March 13, 2015By

GIE+EXPO and Hardscape North America (HNA) goers once again can rest assured their music tastes are met at this year’s event in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 21-23. Trade show organizers unveiled the lineup for the 2015 concert series, held at Fourth Street Live! in downtown Louisville. It’s slated as follows: Oct. 21: From Paris at 8 p.m. and Grand Funk Railroad at 9 p.m.;... read more

2014 GIE+EXPO: By the numbers, the biggest ever

November 5, 2014By

GIE+EXPO saw its largest turnout ever in 2014, welcoming more than 19,000 people, plus 181 new exhibitors, to the trade show. The attendance numbers represent an 11 percent increase in registration over last year—when it ranked as the 15th largest trade show in U.S., according to Trade Show News Network. “We’re busting at the seams,” said Kris Kiser, president and... read more

2013 GIE+EXPO, GIC see increased turnouts

October 30, 2013By

The 2013 GIE+EXPO brought more bustle to the Kentucky Exposition Center than years past—12 percent more, to be exact. “We’re busting out of the rafters here,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), a host of the show. In line with its 12 percent attendance growth this year, the GIE+EXPO saw increased turnout in... read more

Fisher, SnowEx, Mich. contractor raise $10K for Komen

October 30, 2013By

Bits of booths at the GIE+EXPO went pink this year for breast cancer awareness and one raised more than $10,000 in doing so. Fisher Engineering, SnowEx and Troy Clogg Landscape Associates of Wixom, Mich., partnered to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate of Louisville, Ky., via a raffle for a... read more