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ONLA Holds Annual MGIX Trade Show, Conference

Wed February 07, 2018 - Midwest Edition #3
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(L-R): A full contingent of Bobcat Enterprises representatives, including Bud Pack, Bobcat Company district manager; Buzz Helser; Lenny Garrard, Bobcat Enterprises’ Doosan territory manager; Marty Grace; and Tim Cannon were on hand to discuss the dealership’s lineup of landscape and nursery equipment.
(L-R): A full contingent of Bobcat Enterprises representatives, including Bud Pack, Bobcat Company district manager; Buzz Helser; Lenny Garrard, Bobcat Enterprises’ Doosan territory manager; Marty Grace; and Tim Cannon were on hand to discuss the dealership’s lineup of landscape and nursery equipment.
(L-R): A full contingent of Bobcat Enterprises representatives, including Bud Pack, Bobcat Company district manager; Buzz Helser; Lenny Garrard, Bobcat Enterprises’ Doosan territory manager; Marty Grace; and Tim Cannon were on hand to discuss the dealership’s lineup of landscape and nursery equipment.
Ditch Witch Mid-States’ Sam Swartz (L) is joined by Ditch Witch Regional Manager Javen Moore to greet attendees at the dealership’s equipment display.
Mark Hash (L), Murphy Tractor & Equipment, talks with one of the dealership’s newest representatives, David Cooper, about the lineup of John Deere machines.
Taylor Dunifon of JD Equipment had a great deal of landscape and nursery related equipment to present at the show, including this John Deere compact track loader equipped with a Boss snow plow.
(L-R): Ohio Cat’s Alex Gajewski, Linda Meier and Brian Speelman stand ready to talk about Caterpillar equipment at the show.
Susan Vitaz, AGGCORP, discusses the company’s equipment-based solutions for the aggregate, topsoil and recycling industries.
Jim McLaughlin, representing Bobcat Enterprises’ new addition of Bandit Industries wood and waste processing equipment, speaks with Site-Scape’s Daniel Downing.

The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) held its annual MGIX trade show and conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 15 to 17. Focused on a wide range of environmental, landscape and nursery related issues, the event attracted owner/operators, designers, architects, growers, arborists, retailers and other industry specialists from Ohio and surrounding states.

Celebrating its 110th year, the association kicked off the event with an annual business meeting on Jan. 15 and an anniversary breakfast event geared toward networking opportunities on Jan. 16. A series of general education sessions combined with Ohio State University sessions were offered throughout the three day event. Topics ranged from family business transition plans to plant propagation and garden design to safety issues and industry research. One portion of the show floor also was designated as the “Climbers Corner” where arboriculture and climbing technique demonstrations were conducted.

With more than 1,300 members, the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success and growth of green industry business and serves contractors, arborists, maintenance firms, nursery stock growers and suppliers involved with Ohio's nursery and landscape industry.

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