In addition to welcoming the exhibitors of Hardscape North America (HNA), GIE+EXPO will be showcasing nearly 100 companies that did not exhibit in the show in 2009. In addition, the New Products Arena will feature dozens of products that have been introduced since last year's show.

Whether new or returning after a break from the action, these exhibitors will provide freshness and excitement during the 2010 GIE+EXPO:

  • Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group
  • Alda Group LLC
  • Bennche, Inc.
  • Best Caddy
  • Big Muddy Motorsports
  • Billmaster Software
  • Billy Goat Industries, Inc.
  • Branson Tractors
  • Canimex Inc.
  • Canycom USA, Inc.
  • Carefree Tires & Caster
  • Case Construction Equipment
  • CEJN Industrial Corporation
  • Central Salt, LLC
  • CEPI
  • Chuck Hatfield Lawncare Equipment
  • Citigroup-Shell Fleet Cards
  • Cove Four-Slide & Stamping Corp.
  • CrewTracker Software
  • Custom-Pak Inc.
  • Cutting Edge Poly LLC
  • Dexter Fabrication and E-Coat Technologies
  • Ditch Witch
  • Driven by Solar Inc.
  • DSM Engineering Plastics
  • Ducar Group
  • Dynamic Marketing
  • Easy-Lift Products Int'l., Inc.
  • Electrex, Inc.

    Many Fresh Aspects

  • In the demo area on Thursday and Friday attendees will be able to watch and compete in the Walker World Driving Championship. After a break last year, Walker Manufacturing's course will again provide an opportunity for Walker dealers, owners and operators to demonstrate their skills in a friendly competition with contestants from around the world. The top three operators will win awards, including an expense-paid vacation trip to Colorado.
  • The High-Performance Department will have a new twist this year, with an emphasis on parts and accessories and how dealers can improve all aspects of this important part of their business. See the model showroom, participate in free presentations led by dealership guru Bob Clements and visit special exhibits by pavilion sponsors ARI Network Services, Ariens, Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Cub Cadet, Husqvarna, Hustler Turf Equipment, Kohler Company, Schiller Grounds Care, Stens and STIHL Inc. Heftee Industries will provide their Heftee 2000 lift, and Ideal Computer Systems will demonstrate its business management software.
  • Brand-new this year will be the Dealer Roundtable Discussions during which dealers can learn about the best practices used around the country. It will be part of Friday's Dealer Experience, which is sponsored by Ariens and STIHL Inc. Pre-registration is required. Table leaders include Mike Haney, merchandising specialist, STIHL Inc.; Roger Phelps, promotional communications manager, STIHL Inc.; Garnett Vance, owner, Vance Outdoor Power Equipment; Terry Kelley, vice president, Meridian Group; Kris Kiser, executive vice president, OPEI; Lynn Pesson, president, Southland Engine Company Inc.; and Jeff Hebbard, president, Ariens Company Wholegoods.
  • New for lawn and landscape pros is the opportunity during the GIE+EXPO Workshops to learn about adding hardscape installation to their services and then the bonus of seeing eight live demos on specific hardscape services they can offer their customers. Pre-registration is required.
  • Dealers can learn how to profit from hardscape product sales by attending a workshop on Wednesday, October 27, sponsored by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute. Pre-registration is required.
  • Gravely, Ariens Company's commercial brand, will be giving away one of their new redesigned Pro-Walk Hydro commercial walk-behind mowers, featuring new adjustable speed controls and universal cutting deck. Stop at booth #7120 inside and complete the entry form or #6500D outside to demo and then register to win.

Additional details about the shows are available on or or by calling Sellers Expositions, 800-558-8767 or 812-949-9200.