HNA 2014 Boasts Huge Increases and Best Show Ever!

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More than 1,900 hardscape contractors and distributors attended the 8th annual Hardscape North America (HNA) and more than 8,800 combined landscape and hardscape contractors attended the co-located GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo) with HNA on October 22-24, 2014 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.

The strong numbers at this year’s show further illustrate that our industry is on the rise, which is excellent news for our hardscape contractors and distributors.

HNA attendance grew 22 percent over the 2013 show and attracted 43 new exhibiting companies. The show resulted in a 7 percent increase in exhibit booth sales making it the largest HNA ever!

Hardscape and landscape contractors attended live HNA demonstrations, educational sessions and workshops to learn how to add hardscape construction or improve their skills and profitability.

“It was a great year for HNA, and the feedback that we are receiving from exhibitors and attendees has been extremely positive,” said Charles McGrath, CAE, Executive Director of the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), which produces the show. “The strong numbers at this year’s show further illustrate that our industry is on the rise, which is excellent news for our hardscape contractors and distributors.”

The HNA Installer Championship, in its second year, was again a huge success. Integrity Landscapes, of Bismarck, North Dakota, took home the Best of the Best HNA Hardscape Champion Award after competing with ten other talented teams.

The 7th Annual HNA Hardscape Project Awards announced fifteen winners and fifteen honorable mentions at an awards breakfast ceremony on Friday, October 25th at the Hyatt Regency, The HNA Hardscape Project Awards recognize outstanding hardscape projects by contractors building residential walkways, patios, driveways, and commercial plazas, parking lots, and streets. In its seventh year, the awards program received 100 entries. Entries were judged on project intent, design, quality of construction and craftsmanship, compatibility with related construction materials and systems, construction innovation, detailing and overall design excellence.

For a photo slideshow from this year's show, please follow this link: https://www.flickr.com//photos/icpi/sets/72157649019325331/show/

HNA unveiled a new show logo that it will begin using for 2015 and beyond. Additional details regarding the logo will be forthcoming.

The show has co-located since 2010 with GIE+EXPO (the Green Industry & Equipment Expo), which draws thousands of lawn & landscape professionals and outdoor power equipment dealers.

The 2014 platinum sponsors were Belgard Hardscapes, National Concrete Masonry Association, Pavestone Company, iQ Power Tools and Pine Hall Brick. Gold sponsors Pathfinder Systems and Techniseal, Inc., and silver sponsors were Ewing Hardscape Products and King of Hearths by Borgert.

HNA is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, endorsed by the Brick Industry Association and the National Concrete Masonry Association, and managed by Sellers Expositions.    

Future HNA dates are October 21–23, 2015 and October 19–21, 2016. Details are available online at http://www.HardscapeNA.com and through Sellers Expositions, 812-949-9200.

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About Hardscape North America
Hardscape North America (HNA) is THE Hardscape show for contractors and distributors/dealers. It brings top-notch education, certification courses, products and technology to contractors and installers who build segmental pavements and retaining walls. HNA features indoor and outdoor exhibits displaying state-of-the-art tools and products and demonstrations, plus networking opportunities. Hardscape North America is produced by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute and endorsed by the National Concrete Masonry Association and the Brick Industry Association.

To learn more about HNA, visit HardscapeNA.com.

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