Why No More MAHTS?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ok, I've been in the dark, and I don't really follow EP Henry. And I know this is old news. But somehow I missed it!

    Why ain't EP Henry doin their trade show anymore??
     
  2. CertPro

    CertPro LawnSite Member
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    I believe it has something to do with lack of interest in previous years coupled with a failing economy. Contractor participation was down, vendors were down, etc. OR maybe they want to be more like Techo Bloc.
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    As a whole, trade show participation has dwindled. Thanks to the internet.
     
  4. NewHorizon's Land

    NewHorizon's Land LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 690

    DVS they are doing small road shows just like Techo. Below is a list of EP and Techos Road shows

    Techo bloc
    Date Event
    January 20, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Glen Allen, VA
    January 23, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Dover, DE
    January 26, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Mars, PA
    January 28, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Carlisle, PA
    January 30, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Ellicott City, MD
    February 3, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Chantilly, VA
    February 4, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Mount Laurel, NJ
    February 6, 2009 Contractor Showcase - King of Prussia, PA
    February 10, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Bethlehem, PA
    February 12, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Parsipanny, NJ
    February 13, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Edison, NJ
    February 17, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Melville, NY
    February 19, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Farmington, CT
    February 20, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Farmington, CT
    February 23, 2009 Contractor Showcase - South Portland, ME
    February 25, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Nashua, NH
    February 27, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Framingham, MA
    March 2, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Albany, NY
    March 4, 2009 Contractor Showcase - Geneva, NY


    EP Henry
    Jan. 20 - Dover, DE
    Jan. 22 - Chantilly, VA
    Jan. 27 - Long Island, NY
    Feb. 2 - Trenton, NJ
    Feb. 5 - Hershey, PA
    Feb. 9 - Mahwah, NJ
    Feb. 12- Columbia, MD
    Feb. 18- Atlantic City, NJ
    Feb. 23- King of Prussia, PA
     
  5. Paver Gangster

    Paver Gangster LawnSite Member
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    The economy I'm sure has a lot to do with it. MAHTS was a tremendous financial undertaking by EP Henry, and they are just one of many manufacturers cutting back on extravagant events like this.
     
  6. Dreams To Designs

    Dreams To Designs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    Andrew, having recently spoken with the VP of sales at EP Henry, they are looking to get back to a personal touch, as with these roving seminars with the customers and not just educating every hardscaper whether or not they were an EP Henry supporter. MAHTS was increasingly expensive and with the economic situation, they were not receiving the amount of support needed to put on the big show.

    It's a shame, because it was an excellent source of information and a great way to network with fellow installers and suppliers, but it all comes down to quality and dollars and cents.

    Kirk
     

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