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Innovation Showcase at Mid-Am 2009 Highlights Green Industry Products by 858t3bG

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									                         NEWS RELEASE
                                                                        November 10, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Kim Krok
                                                                            847/526-2010

       Innovation Showcase at Mid-Am 2009 Highlights Green Industry Products
                                         and Ideas

The Innovation Showcase at the Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show (Mid-Am)
scheduled for Wednesday, January 14 through Friday, January 16, 2009 at McCormick
Place West in Chicago, Illinois, will feature a selection of the newest items for the green
industry. The Showcase, located just outside the trade show floor, will highlight new
plants, labor-saving equipment and helpful ideas for improving business practices.
“Attendees are always looking for what is new and exciting in the industry,” noted
Mid-Am Board Director Dave Story, Arborist Representative and Local Manager of
Bartlett Tree Experts in Northbrook, Illinois. “The Innovation Showcase gives buyers a
chance to see new products and ideas in one convenient location.”


The following is a preliminary list of products and ideas that will be on display at the
Innovation Showcase. For a complete, up-to-date list visit www.midam.org as more
details become available.

       American Excelsior Company
        Curlex CL, new generation biodegradable erosion-control blanket

       Aqua Rock Fountain Kit
        Aqua Rock in a Pot™, a beautiful, all-natural stone water feature

       Aquascape, Inc.
        RainXchangeTM System for harvesting, filtering, and reusing rainwater

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     C&S Turf Care Equipment, Inc.
      Turf Tracker Power Pod, stand-on power unit with multiple attachments for turf
      care

     Chicagoland Grows® Inc.
      Midnight Prarieblues™, a three-species hybrid Baptisia with deep blue-violet
      flowers, reminiscent of delphiniums

     Cornerstone Processing Solutions, Inc.
      Orion all-in-one credit card, check, and gift card processing terminal

     Docuprint Forms & Signs
      New indoor & outdoor signs allow customers to make their own sign using a laser
      printer

     Hustler Turf Equipment
      New for 2009, the 25-Horsepower Diesel Z rear-discharger mower

     Illinois Brick Company
      ColorLock pavers, available in three sizes, have a wide range of colors, and a
      variety of shapes and patterns

     Illinois Brick Company
      VAST® Composite Pavers, the first permeable composite material in the world
      made from up to 95% recycled materials

     InvisiClimb, Inc.
      InvisiClimb™, invisible plant hangers

     Kichler Landscape Lighting
      Next class of LED lighting for the outdoors

     Lake County Nursery
      ShowTime™ Crabapple

     The Liquid Fence Company
      Cowpots™, 100% biodegradable planting pots, made from composted cow
      manure

     Liquid Fence Company, The
      Mole Worms™, a humane repellent worm that's guaranteed to repel moles
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      Midwest Groundcovers
       Midwest Systems™ and Midwest Solution™, planting solutions to solve tough
       Midwestern landscape challenges

      Midwest Groundcovers
       Lo & Behold™ Blue Chip dwarf Buddleia

      Phyton Corp.
       Xeroton-3, disinfectant/disease control that kills algae, bacteria, and fungus

      PMA Outdoor Equipment
       Grandstand stand-on mower

      Power Equipment Company
       Muck Truck™ 4-wheel drive power wheel barrow

      Twixwood
       The 2-foot x 2-foot x 4-inch Green Roof Module is pre-planted with a variety of
       sedums

      Zelenka
       The new Forever & Ever White Hydrangea

The Mid-Am Showcase Committee will be awarding three First Place Blue Ribbons to
the item they view is the most innovative entry in three categories: Plant Material, Hard
Goods, and Equipment. One First Place distinction was awarded last year to Ozinga for
its Filtercrete permeable concrete.


The Mid-Am Trade Show features hundreds of exhibits from a variety of industry
suppliers, educational opportunities including the Management Workshop and Midwinter
Conference, as well as recent additions to the show such as the Relax and Learn
Workshops, and A Cup of Success roundtable discussion to provide a well-rounded
industry experience.
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Information on all program, registration, and educational sessions offered at Mid-Am
can be found at www.midam.org. Participants who register online for Mid-Am before
January 9, 2009 will save $10 off the regular registration fee. For participants who mail
or fax their registration, the cutoff date for the discount is December 19, 2008.


Mid-Am, America’s premier horticultural trade show, is proudly owned and sponsored by
the Illinois Green Industry Association, the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association,
and the Wisconsin Green Industry Federation. For more information, contact Mid-Am at
1000 N. Rand Road, Suite 214, Wauconda, Illinois 60084 USA. Phone: 847.526.2010;
fax: 847.526.3993; e-mail: mail@midam.org; visit: www.midam.org.
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