March 21, 2011 04:57

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Certified Hydroseeding Professional 2011

The International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals’ 2011 Certified Hydroseeding Professional (CHP) program will continue through March, 2011.

CHP seminars are offered November through March. The seminar schedule is updated weekly and distributed to the electronic mailing list. IAHP membership is not required.

Seminars are one hour and conducted online. Registration is limited to 15 participants and seminars are filled on a first come first served basis. Requirements to participate are only internet access and a phone.

Seminars are held live and are interactive. To register for all CHP online seminars, call Jennifer Redick at 412- 241-2340 or sign up for the IAHP’s electronic mailing list at www.hydroseeding.org.

Membership

Contractors, suppliers and manufacturers who participate in the hydroseeding industry are encouraged to participate in the IAHP, its educational programs and its promotional events regardless of race, gender, creed or sexual orientation.

Member benefits and the Certified Hydroseeding Professional program are detailed at the IAHP web site, www.hydroseeding.org. All interested parties are encouraged to participate in the IAHP’s online HydroSeeding Support forum at http://www. hydroseeding.org/forum/. Membership is not required for forum participation.

Apply online at http://www.hydroseeing.org/application.shtml or call 412-241-2340 to apply by phone.

IAHP at New England Grows

In spite of the inclement weather that gripped most of 30 states for the best part of 2 days, the IAHP New England Expo 2011 was held at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts, on Thurs- day, February 3. The hospitality reception was held immediately following the New England Grows, a green industry trade show. The show was open to contractors, suppliers and manufacturers who currently participate in the hydroseeding industry as well as those to who are considering offering hydroseeding services. The hallmark of all IAHP expos is to promote relationships within the industry.

Manufacturers represented included Easy Lawn, Finn and Turbo Turf. Participating suppliers included New England Organics, Pennington Seed, Pro Lawn Supply and Profile Products.

In addition, for the first time, the IAHP actively participated in the New England Grows trade show, operating and staffing their own booth. This afforded IAHP the opportunity to actively promote the Association among the various exhibitors who participated, as well as the contractors, educators and related parties who attended.

IAHP’s goal is not only to expand its membership but also its member benefits and its certification program.

Plans are already in the works to participate in next year’s New England Grows 2012, that will be held Febru- Expo ary 1–3, 2012.

The IAHP will hold its New England Expo 2012, in conjunction with New England Grows, on Thursday, February 2, 2012. The next IAHP Regional Expo will be held Thursday, October 27, 2011, after the Green Industry Expo, Louisville, Kentucky. Suppli- ers and manufacturers that want display space for either expo should contact Jennifer Redick at 412-241-2340 or hydroseedingas- soc@yahoo.com.

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