2018 GIE EXPO - Recapping the Green Industry's Largest Show of the Year!

November 8, 2018


With thousands of green industry attendees and over 800 exhibitors, you can see why the GIE EXPO is one of the largest shows of its kind in America. Located at the Kentucky Exposition Center in the lively Louisville, KY, the GIE is not only large, it is also one heck of a good time! From Hardscapes to PermaGreens, everything you need to get the job done is for all to see at the GIE. Contests, giveaways, bratwurst and polka bands scattered the booths while new product spotlights stir attendee’s excitement.  Feeling adventurous? You could head to the outdoor exhibit and tear up some turf with this year’s toughest equipment. Have green industry questions? Head to the booth of your choice to talk straight to the experts. Looking to let loose? Check out the evening concert series on 4thstreet downtown. If you attended or not, we are about to give you the dirt on what you missed, fun event highlights and booth adventures as we recap the GIE with the TurfCare™ Road Crew!

Opening Night Excitement 
On Wednesday at 3pm, hundreds of attendees lined up as they eagerly awaited the opening night of the GIE EXPO. Typically, the first night has been reserved for dealers only, but this year all could attend. With a larger attendance, opening night had more energy and excitement then all years before. With live music, games, free food and cold beverages it was a great kickoff to the GIE and a great chance to mingle with industry professionals and exhibitors.



Day 2, TurfCare Booth Highlights and Give-aways

Thursday the energy continued. A highlight of the event and interest to many attendees was the Product Spotlight. Here, new products were showcased that released this year. TurfCare’s AMP-XC™ Liquid Concentrate was one of the new products to launch this 2018. Highlighted at their booth, all who stopped by received AMP-XC™ swag and 8oz liquid samples. But the fun didn’t stop there! TurfCare’s booth was a hot spot the entire time of the GIE. Really hot, literally, because they were handing out FREE coffee every morning to all the valued attendees. Also, you could enter to win an AMP-XC™ prize pack which contained a LESCO® backpack sprayer and 2 gallons of the star of the show, the NEW AMP-XC™ Liquid soil amending technology. Only of its kind on the market to feature microbial metabolite technology, since its release, AMP-XC™ LC has been revolutionizing the industry!


Final Day, Events and Appreciation

Friday, it was time to feel like a V.I.P.! At 10am, TurfCare™ held an appreciation event at their booth. Invited were tons of well-respected industry influencers, passionate green industry supporter and landscape professionals. Also, in attendance was a group from TurfCare’s corporate office who want to check out the event and get to know their customers. Coffee and donuts abound around great conversations filled with plant science, turf health and product innovations. Special guest, Joe Marchichin, Turf Care Supply Corp’s Agronomist stopped by to answer questions, talk science and discuss the future of green industry research and development. 


As the event came to a close, all who attended seemed well pleased. One of the best shows in the industry, the GIE EXPO rarely disappoints. Thank you to all who stopped by the TurfCare™ booth. We enjoyed meeting you and appreciate your continued support for TurfCare™ and our products which we take pride in manufacturing and developing to the highest of quality.  If you didn’t make it, we recommend you check it out next year and look forward to seeing you then!

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