Jan. 13, 2014 03:33


2013 Election

Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who participated! The IAHP directors and officers for 2014 are:


Ray Badger, Turbo Technologies

Wally Butman, Profile Products LLC

Ed Dugan, Northeast Bowie Sales

Norman Gray, Transit Seeding

Rob Jelinek, Finn Corp

Chris Thomson, Maritime Hydroseed


• President, Doug Holmgren, Turf Blasters

• Vice President, Alexander Szigedi, NCHydroseeding.com

• Secretary, Robert Eckels, Eckels Trees & Hydroseeding LLC

• Treasurer, Kevin Huber, Challenger Hydroseeding

Certified Hydroseeding Professional

Congratulations to Glen Haines, Maritime Hydroseed, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Glen has earned the first CHP certificate by obtaining 20 CHP eligibility points and passing the CHP online certification exam. The second CHP certified contractor is Kevin Smith, Always Green Hydroseeding. Two additional applicants are expected to be certified shortly. The IAHP has been notified that contracts are currently being drawn that require the CHP certification. An outline of the program, the online exam application and a schedule and registration information for the online CHP seminars that will continue through March can be found at the IAHP’s website, www.hydroseeding.org. Watch for the IAHP’s email newsletter for upcoming seminars and registration information.

GIE-Expo 2013

Thanks to all who visited the IAHP booth! The IAHP again participated in the GIE-Expo, the largest green industry and equipment expo in the US, at the Kentucky Expo Center, Louisville, Kentucky, for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 100 contractors, dealers, suppliers and manufacturers visited the IAHP booth over two days. IAHP members purchased or renewed their memberships, voted in the 2013 election of officers and directors, purchased IAHP gear and received free gifts. Mark your calendars for the 2014 expo, Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24, 2014.

Gear Up for 2014

The IAHP is offering all IAHP gear—hats, shirts, decals and more—at buy one/get one free pricing until February 28, 2014. Four-year memberships will also be available at a 25% discount. Go to www.hydroseeding.org and click on Join and Gear.

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