"As the economy slowly starts to mend and the pressure of price-point selling eases, we find ourselves at a crossroads pick up where we left off or head down a new path? I dont believe staying in our comfort zone and echoing the traditional Hardscape practices is a prescription for growth. "Business as usual" is the business of the past. Our industry isnt static, nor should it be. There are always new systems and products to be applied and mastered. Consumers' tastes arent static either. They are constantly changing and their wants and desires need to be met. There are increasingly difficult sites to solve that offer opportunities as well as challenges. To meet these challenges head-on and turn them into an engine for future growth will require reenergizing the creativity and vision that brought the industry this far and kept it moving forward. Meeting todays challenges and preparing for future growth will require: Cutting-edge products and services that offer new concept and design possibilities Skilled craftsmen that can command a premium wage A return to profitability based on our skilled labor and expertise 21st century marketing tools What we are doing today is not enough to support the future. KEEP MOVING FORWARD with EP Henry. Get a sneak peek at The Future of Hardscaping at HES. It's Your Future - will you be there? Please join us ." "21st Century Marketing Tools" Hmmm......according to the Techo Showcase all you need is door hangers! .