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2014 Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS®) The Most Successful Since Before the Recession

February 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Nicole Lasorda nicole@buchananpr.com (610) 649-9292 Meaghan Karn mkarn@ephenry.com 800.444.3679 EP Henry's 2014 MAHTS Proves Industry is on the Road to Recovery Woodbury, NJ-February 17, 2014 - Last week, the Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS), the original and longest-running educational forum and trade show in North America for professionals in the Hardscaping™ industry, took place at the Atlantic Ci...


EP Henry Announces Annual 2013 Contractors’ Choice Awards Winners

February 20, 2013
EP Henry has announced the winners of the third annual Contractors’ Choice Awards, which recognizes the outstanding Hardscaping professionals and projects of 2012 across the Mid-Atlantic region. Hosted by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete pavers, the awards were presented during the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS®), the industry’s largest educational event dedicated to the design and installation of outdoor living spaces–such as patios, pool decks, fire pits,...


Sales Expert Todd Cohen Will Keynote Two Industry Conferences for the Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS

January 8, 2013
Todd Cohen, a popular keynote speaker on the topic of building sales culture for the landscape and hardscape industry, announced today he will present keynote speeches at two industry conferences hosted by Mid Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS). He also will present his “Sales Culture Workshops™” as well as hosting a sales roundtable at both events.MAHTS is the largest show of its kind on the east coast, combining education, a trade show, networking opportunities and new product introduc...


EP Henry Presents 2013 MAHTS Schedule

January 8, 2013
The Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show (MAHTS), the original and longest-running educational forum and trade show in North America for professionals in the hardscaping industry, will be held in two locations in 2013. Presented by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete products, MAHTS brings together construction and business skills training, industry certification, and arena and classroom education with the opportunity to network and gain recognition among industry supplier...


EP Henry Introduces New ECOCenter Site

October 19, 2012
EP Henry, the premier family-owned and operated manufacturer of Hardscaping™ products in North America, has introduced ECOCenter™, the company’s new online resource to help inform architects, engineers, contractors, municipal officials and to help educate environmentally conscious home and business owners about the benefits of sustainable paving options and related environmental concerns. Sustainable paving options, such as EP Henry’s ECO™ line of Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavers (PICP...


Big Properties, Big Profits

September 28, 2012
Summer may be the last time you’d want to start thinking about blizzards, ice storms and salt trucks, but now is the prime time to start locking in your snow removal business for 2013.More and more often, snow professionals are making their money by going after the big targets, and you don’t take down the big targets without a plan. Here’s how several snow pros go about it in their section of the market.Target #1Commercial accountsDoing the actual plowing isn’t what makes going after big acco...


"For My Business" Finance Plan Enjoying Success

May 18, 2012
"EP Henry's "For My Business" Finance plan is taking the Project Funding world by storm," said Robert Torrissi, Consumer Finance Director at EP Henry. The Contractors who began to utilize EP Henry's "For My Business" Finance program, which allows them to offer Same as Cash financing, have seen an increase of 40% or more in job sizes over their average cash jobs. Torrisi said this opportunity will help to make a contractor's business unique in their market place, and signing up...


EP Henry Supporting Sustainable Efforts with Eco-Plaza at Perkins Center for the Arts

May 18, 2012
With a vision of a green, sustainable building and courtyard in front of the building, Perkins Center for the Arts has garnered the invaluable support of individuals from both the public and private sectors who have a passion for the planet.  Perkins Center for the Arts is partnering with EP Henry, Rutgers University, Leonburg Nursery and the Borough of Collingswood to create an Eco-Plaza at Perkins Center-Collingswood. Through the expertise of Landscape Architects, Cairone &...


Memorial to Air Advisers Under Construction at Joint Base

May 3, 2012
From the top of the new World Trade Center, a group of Air Force men transported nine engraved bricks to the joint base last weekend. They will be placed in a new memorial being built here. The memorial will honor nine NATO air advisers killed by a member of the Afghan military April 27, 2011, during a meeting in Kabul. The advisers had trained at the joint base in a new program the Air Force has incorporated into the Air Advisor Academy here. Col. J. Olaf Holm, commandant of ...


Ahead of the Curve with QR Codes

March 20, 2012
Source: Turf Magazine.com Whether you've used them or not, you've almost certainly seen QR (quick response) codes, those oddly patterned square barcodes on products, billboards, advertising messages and even within the pages of Turf magazine. These strange-looking two-dimensional symbols are links to an incredible variety of information. Point your smartphone, fire up one of the numerous apps meant to decipher the code and take a picture, and you're whisked to a specific URL. ...


EP Henry Announces 2012 Annual Contractors’ Choice Awards Winners

February 21, 2012
Awards honoring industry's best outdoor design projects presented during Mid-Atlantic Hardscaping Trade Show Woodbury, NJ-February 21, 2012-EP Henry announced the winners of the second annual Contractors' Choice Awards, honoring the outstanding Hardscaping professionals and projects of 2011.  Hosted by EP Henry, a leading manufacturer of unit concrete pavers, the Contractors' Choice Awards are designed for and voted on by contractors across seven states in the Mid-Atlantic region. The award...


ICPI Offers New Course

February 14, 2012
HERNDON, Va. - The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) is offering a new course for concrete paver contractors who specialize in installing advanced segmental concrete pavement systems in the residential market. The first course will be held on March 1-2 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The Residential Paver Technician Course provides advanced training in residential paver installations and covers some of the hottest topics in outdoor living space desig...


PLANET and NJLCA announce partnership

February 8, 2012
Recognizing the importance of unifying the green industry at both the local and national level, PLANET and New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association entered into an agreement that will use the strengths of both organizations to enhance the value delivered to both membership groups through education and networking, legislative advocacy, and consumer awareness programs. "PLANET has valued our informal partnership and efforts with NJLCA over the last several years," said PLANET CEO...


Facebook 'Likes" Small Businesses

September 30, 2011
Source: online.wsj.com   In a push to gain more small-business users, Facebook Inc. is expected on Monday to reveal plans to launch a new program that includes giving away $10 million of advertising credits. The initiative is being launched in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Business, a small-business group. It is intended to educate small businesses on how to promote themselves on the social-networking site, like buy...


H-2B wage increase set for Sept. 30

August 8, 2011
Associations are calling for landscapers to contact their legislators in efforts to block the measure. The Department of Labor has announced that the effective date of the H-2B wage methodology rule is Sept. 30. Originally, the effective date was set for Jan. 1, 2012. The final rule will increase H-2B hourly wages for landscaping services by about $3.60 per hour. Read the notice published in the Federal Register here. Associations like PLANET and ANLA are trying to block the...


Value Employees, Keep Your Talent

July 29, 2011
The tough economy has taken its toll on staff. Now, with a rebound on the horizon, stretched employees may get restless. Here's how to re-energize workers, build trust and keep turnover low as the turnaround hits. As a result of the worst economic scenario in recent history, workers across the country have, undoubtedly, been shaken. When layoffs, pay and benefit reductions, salary freezes and restructuring first began to occur, employees everywhere were happy to just have a job. ...


Tips for Working in Hot Weather

June 22, 2011
Heat related illness often does not receive as much attention as other workplace hazards and is often under reported. A high profile case of heat stroke was that of Korey Stringer, a 27-year-old member of the Minnesota Vikings football team. On Aug. 1, 2001, he collapsed after two and a half hours of practice in 90 degree heat. At the hospital, his core body temperature was recorded at 108 degrees. He died shortly thereafter of major organ failure. Many were shocked at how sudden and...


Passing along increasing costs

May 23, 2011
Source: Lawnandlandscape.com Joe Yedowitz looked at his bill. His eyes scanned the list of items, tallying up each cost to ensure the correct total. Four tires at $150 a pop. Tax, well, of course. A $10 environmental fee - interesting, he thought. "Mechanics can charge to throw away your tires. Mechanics can charge to throw away oil, anti freeze, all environmental things," he says. "The landscaper, while we may not have disposal fees that we are subjected to with hazmat-t...


How to get a loan

May 6, 2011
Source: Financial Edge May 6, 2011 The loan underwriting process is becoming more demanding for small businesses, and it's essential for any start-up or those wishing to expand to be diligent in knowing all the ins and outs of getting a loan. Heading into 2011, there are some expert tips that can give any small company an advantage in the lending market. Here are the top six suggestions from industry professionals for getting access to the cash you need to fund your small business....




 

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