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Shifting from prior years' winter schedules, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's 2010 Hardscape North America, October 28-30, will feature

Shifting from prior years' winter schedules, the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute's 2010 Hardscape North America, October 28-30, will feature 85-plus education sessions and workshops, plus a tradeshow with 100-plus exhibitors promoting pavers, segmental retaining wall units, and related tools. Co-located at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, with the Green Industry and Equipment Expo (700 exhibits, 19 acres of outdoor demonstrations), Hardscape NA will feature:

  • Hands-on paver and SRW installation, October 28-29

  • Preshow installation certification and certificate courses, October 26-27, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Louisville, including ICPI Level 1 and Level 2 Concrete Paver Installer; ICPI Permeable Pavement (PICP) Installer Technician; NCMA SRW Installer course and Certified SRW Installer (CSRWI) exam; NCMA SRW Installer Advanced course and Certified SRW Installer Advanced (CSRWI-A) exam.

  • Secrets of a Successful Hardscape Distributor, October 27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, offering contractor- or consumer-geared distributors and dealers insight on product line selection, inventory management, profit-building displays, Internet marketing, and social media. During the day-long program, representatives from Koetter Pave and Hardscape Supply, Rock Products Inc., Sonnenberg Landscaping, and Woerner Landscape Source will participate in a panel discussion. Roundtable discussion topics will include Established hardscape distributors who want to grow market share, New(er) to hardscapes, how do I grow?, How to sponsor certification training, Effective employee relations and training, Operating multiple locations and Smart financial operations. Û www.HardscapeNA.com