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  • ICPI survey reports workforce shortage, strong sales among concrete paver contractors

    April 25, 2018By

    Gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the U.S. and Canada increased by 7.7 percent during 2017, while four of every five contractors reported difficulty in recruiting and hiring quality employees, according to a new survey released by the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI). The 2018 ICPI Contractor Industry Report identified business trends from 171 segmental concrete pavement contractors in... read more

    FX Luminaire updates Luxor app

    April 24, 2018By

    FX Luminaire updated its Luxor app to improve user experience, simplify navigation and enhance custom theme and color creation capabilities. The app is available for Android and iOS devices. “These enhancements improve freedom and flexibility during system setup and keep FX Luminaire at the forefront of lighting technology,” said James Cervantes, product manager. According to FX Luminaire, improvements include: New home... read more

    ICPI launches PaveShare, a free educational resource

    April 23, 2018By

    The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) announced the availability of—a free ICPI educational resource—through the Land8 Landscape Architects Network. PaveShare is an open-education resource focused on design education from the perspective of modular pavements. It links to self-guided presentations with interactive animations and a studio project library on segmental concrete pavement design and construction. Students and educators also can explore... read more

    Ewing Hardscape acquires three Phoenix locations

    April 23, 2018By

    Ewing Hardscape Supply acquired All Star Materials, a provider of natural landscaping materials, adding three additional Ewing retail locations in Phoenix, Ariz. “Expanding Ewing Hardscape Supply provides more convenient locations for our customers,” said Dave Sawyers, Ewing Hardscape Supply’s general manager. “This will only help us better provide the great products and services Ewing customers have come to expect.” All Star Materials has served... read more

    Ewing opens hardscape supply locations in Arizona and Colorado

    April 17, 2018By

    Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply opened its first Ewing Hardscape Supply locations in Arizona and Colorado. This new sector offers contractors greater access to bulk material, including decorative rock, boulders and riprap, flagstone, river rock, sand, topsoil, soil mixes and mulch, as well as pavers, travertine, wall blocks, building material, lighting, grills and fire pits, artificial grass, tools and accessories.... read more

    One industry veteran’s take on proper plant installation

    April 12, 2018By

    As John Palmer has moved into his second career as a landscaper, he’s focused much of his attention on tree and shrub installations—and the poor planting practices that have become the norm. More than 15 years of experience as an arborist led Palmer, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and owner of PlanetCare Landscape & Arboricultural Services in Lakewood,... read more