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Landscape and Contractor Expos coming up in early 2009


August 28, 2008
By Amanda Ryder

Aug. 28, 2008 – The 2009 Landscapers & Contractors Expos promise mid-winter joy for landscapers and contractors. The annual BC and Alberta shows take place at the start of the season, and this year a Saskatoon event has been added.

The 2009 Landscapers & Contractors Expos promise mid-winter joy for landscapers and contractors. The annual BC and Alberta shows take place at the start of the season, when contractors and landscapers are gearing up for their year. This year, Big Feats has added an event in Saskatoon—the Saskatchewan Equipment Expo. At all shows, visitors will view the new products, equipment and technology that will make their jobs easier and their businesses more profitable.
 
The shows are aimed at contractors (landscape build and maintenance as well as light construction) and other trade members, approximately 2,000 of whom will attend each show to source the latest in construction and landscape supplies, compact to medium equipment, power products, technology—and trucks, trailers and tires. The Saskatoon show is a new sourcing trade show for those needing compact to heavy equipment, where contractors will see the leading 2009 lines from manufacturers and dealers. Show activities include factory-expert demonstrations of the latest technology in everything from medium-duty trucks to skid steers to landscape supplies. Another unique feature is demonstrations of pruning techniques, tree planting, working with hazard trees and root barrier systems, all conducted on a 30' feet tree.
 
In addition—and this is important to many Landscapers Expo fans—industry experts conduct seminars on such topics as Erosion Control, Equipment Maintenance, Bidding & Estimating and Best Practices: Building Retaining Walls, Laying Paving Stones—and attendance at these courses gains participants Continuing Education Credits. The Construction Zone provides practical knowledge and Continuing Education Credits for contractors on Bonding & Insurance, Digging Dangers and Commercial Vehicle Safety. New this year are a Snow & Ice certification program, the Wacker/Neuson Contractors School, the Silva Cell Certification School, a presentation on Alternative Fuels and another on the new Alberta Pesticide Regulations. And, as always, there will be refreshments, entertainment and the grand prize of a $2500 golf package from Golf Experts/Nevada Bob's.

Show and seminar attendance is free to qualified industry personnel. Those interested can visit www.landscapingexpo.net, or call the toll free show hotline at 1-888-570-0499 to pre-register.

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The following shops will take place:
BC Landscapers Expo, January 20 & 22, BC Place Stadium, Vancouver
Northern Alberta Landscapers Expo, January 27 & 28, Northlands Agricom, Edmonton
Southern Alberta Landscapers Expo, February 3 & 4, Roundup Centre, Calgary
Saskatchewan Equipment Expo, February 17 & 18, Prairieland Park, Saskatoon


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