'Northern Green' Showcases Tools for the Great Outdoors

📅   Mon February 13, 2017 - Midwest Edition


Chris Korfiatis (L), president of Groundwrx, Maple Grove, Minn., and Jesse Eastman of AB Landscape, Zimmerman, Minn., check out this Bobcat T595 at the Tri-State Bobcat, Burnsville, Minn., booth.
Chris Korfiatis (L), president of Groundwrx, Maple Grove, Minn., and Jesse Eastman of AB Landscape, Zimmerman, Minn., check out this Bobcat T595 at the Tri-State Bobcat, Burnsville, Minn., booth.
Chris Korfiatis (L), president of Groundwrx, Maple Grove, Minn., and Jesse Eastman of AB Landscape, Zimmerman, Minn., check out this Bobcat T595 at the Tri-State Bobcat, Burnsville, Minn., booth. 
(L-R): John Rabideaux, Darren Milliken, Derek Olson, John Tucker, Monty Woolf and Nate Rabideaux stand with this Finn T-30. Greg Donovan, sales specialist of Kage Innovation, a manufacturer of snow removal systems, stands with this Snowfire System.  (L-R): Charlie Miller, sales representative of Truck Utilities, St. Paul Minn.; Dale Meier of Knapheide, Quincy, Ill.; Bill Coyne, manufacturer product representative of Hiniker Plows; Wendy Laughter, marketing manager, Truck Utilities; and Dick Reineck and Jenifer Odette, business link manager, both of Brandl Motors, Little Falls, Minn., stand at the Brandl Motors booth in front of a 2017 Ram 5500 with a 11.6 ft. (3.5 m) stainless steel dump body, which was given away. Craig Larson, commercial sales, Fury Motors, showcases a 2017 Ram 2500 with a salt spreader and Kage plow setup. (L-R): Chad Kerber, Tony Manarin, Shawn Ludwig and Seth Eggers of Hartman Companies, Victoria, Minn., listen to Juston Lano, Lano Equipment, Shakopee, Minn., describe the features of this Kubota KX057-4 excavator with a CMP Attachments rock grapple. John Braunshausen, government sales, Minnesota Equipment, Rogers, Minn., takes a seat on this Karcher BM250 sweeper scrubber, which is part of the company’s new lineup of Karcher floor care systems. Katie Davis (L), parts specialist, RDO Equipment, and Andy Siemon, CWP sales professional, RDO, Burnsville location, attend the event. (L-R): are Dean Herman, Village Chevrolet, Wayzata, Minn.; Dean Wagnild, commercial fleet manager, Darin Trees, fleet sales consultant of Suburban Chevrolet, Eden Prairie, Minn.; and Dale Meier, district sales manager of Knapheide, Quincy, Ill.

The green industry education and trade show held Jan. 10 to 12 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, now known simply as “Northern Green,” had a new energy. The refreshed name highlighted the changes at the largest green industry show in the northern region. The event continues to serve outdoor environment professionals who need a personal and professional recharge.

The event offered a value-driven platform for education, innovation and community. Northern Green offers high quality learning, showcases dynamic product offerings and welcomes fun and fluid opportunities to connect.

The Northern Green show included:

• Interactive trade show elements, including a preview party, more campfire experiences, a Hardscape Challenge, a Climber's Corner and an innovation and inspiration theater

• Revised education opportunities, including day long master classes, CEO premium content and an interactive track

• Comedy and pizza night, featuring national headlining comedian John Heffron

• A new schedule: Tuesday to Thursday

• Updated registration packages/options

• Multiple keynote speakers

“Northern Green has been a leading conference in our region for 13 years, and we want to ensure it remains a must-attend event for years to come,” said Herman Roerick, MNLA president. “The new name and look and exciting new elements reflect our rapidly changing industry and brought a new energy to the event this year.”

Northern Green is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) and the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF).

For more information, visit www.NorthernGreen.org.