(L-R): Matt Borland and Jayson Marshall of Hy-Tek JCB join Steve Huml and Kevin Ray of Burns JCB at the JCB equipment exhibit to go over their lineup.
The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) held its annual CENTS (Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) Marketplace trade show and conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 7 through 9.
New for 2015, ONLA partnered with John Deere Landscapes, co-locating two green industry programs on Jan. 6. Contractors, landscape architects and designers, and crew leaders had the choice to attend CENTS Marketplace & University workshops on irrigation, dry-laid stone or ecological design, or John Deere Landscapes University’s program which featured classes on business management, lawn and turf, irrigation, lighting and electrical, and pest and disease control. The show agenda offered a variety of technical training and business instruction sessions, many of which provided attendees with continuing education credits
The annual event has averaged an attendance of more than 8,000 industry professionals from Ohio and surrounding states who come to learn about emerging trends and the latest developments in nursery and landscape technologies and equipment and network with other professionals in the field. A large attraction to the show was the latest equipment, product and services presented by more than 350 exhibitors located within 216,000 sq. ft. of exhibitor space.
The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association is a non-profit association serving the interests of contractors, arborists, maintenance firms, nursery stock growers and suppliers to Ohio’s nursery and landscape industry. Headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, the association encourages the education and sharing of ideas among its membership through educational sessions and certification programs as well as networking events and legislative advocacy.