MAHTS show in AC a little dissapointing

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by LVHardscape, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I was let down by the A/C show. very small vendor section and even smaller EP Henry display. Even their promo materials were lacking. T-shirt once you turned in your ticket. Where-as the Techo contractor showcases are Free and they give out shirts, hats, jackets, marketing materials, product portfolios 3 pairs of gloves, books, sand samples, and the list goes on!!!!:canadaflag::usflag:


    Oh and if anyone is wondering, you can get a free S'Mores kit if adding a fire pit to an existing EP Henry patio! :hammerhead: I honestly think this company is shooting themselves in the foot!

    I guess going into it i had some high hopes, but was let down. At-least it provided a venu to take some classes and get some more certifications/CE credits.

    Anyone on here attend?
     
  2. MexicanAmerican1

    MexicanAmerican1 LawnSite Member
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    Sorry to hear. Did you take classes?
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,412

    Seems many folks think EP has been on a downhill spiral all around.

    Rumors of key people quitting.

    Threatening to Sue contractors. This is negative energy. Energy that could be better spent on working a positive attitude to find a solution to get loyal contractors that have jumped ship to come back. Now...they have contractors that will never buy their product, even if it's only 1 cube.

    Product quality issues.

    Lack of new innovation.

    How did you like the classes?



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  4. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
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    Yea, took the ncma SRW class. The classes were the only worthwhile part of the show!!
     
  5. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 259

    Lv I was there and still am.. The show part was a totle crapper but they told me that it is all about the schooling part.. Really that is why i came. I have been to the kentucky GI expo and seen all this and same for the New England grow. Just to get out and network with other people and get and give info on jobs is a nother big part of biss..
    What classes did you take? Im sure the free beer was a just over the top!! hahah
     
  6. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    I took the NCMA SRW class. I already have the ICPI and perm. stuff,

    Like i said tho the classes are great, but other than that it was the EPHenry side of the show that let me down. I heard from people that have gone to the years past ones that this one was super small!

    I did have a great stay at caesars palace tho!! Got a nice room, ocean view suite for 60 a night!!
     
  7. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 259

    Nice... I did the NCMA class had to update for the Techo pro to keep. Then did the raised patio class. I like to go to Pat McCrindle classes. Great guy to work with.
     
  8. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 259

  9. LVHardscape

    LVHardscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 76

    If you don't mind me asking, what did the sheraton get for their rooms. I always stay at the casino's when i go down in the winter since is pretty cheap. A few weeks ago I was in AC for the Jon Deere landscapes convention and stayed at the tropicana for 47 a night!!!
     
  10. jonesy5149

    jonesy5149 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 259

    well 100. and it is nice if i was using all the hotels perks
     

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