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Look to 2011 for a US housing recovery
The Globe and Mail    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
House prices in the U.S. have stabilized, but look for a setback as pressure wanes from a last-minute rush of home buyers seeking to take advantage of the federal government's tax credit. More

Kimberly Nursery to showcase 'sustainable landscape'
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Crews are working on installing the first sustainable landscape project in the Magic Valley, Idaho, area. The project is being constructed in front of Moxie Java at The Kimberly Nurseries site; the goal is to capture storm water run-off and use it to supply an irrigation system to water the adjacent landscaping. More

US housing starts continued to stagger in June
Reed Construction Data    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
U.S. housing starts continued to stagger in June, according to the latest joint report from the Census Bureau and the Department of Housing. They fell 5 percent month to month to stand at only 549,000 units, their lowest level this year. At their trough-point in the recession, they were 477,000 units annualized in April 2009. More

Gator Maxx Sand "The Concrete Solution"

Alliance introduces the first polymeric sand specifically designed for drainage and non-drainage bed systems. It can be used with concrete pavers,wetcast and natural stones.

UNH parking lot will let water flow through
Fosters Daily Democrat    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
To the University of New Hampshire faculty, staff and visitors who park outside the Elliott Alumni Center, D Lot may seem like just another parking lot, 53,000 square feet of black asphalt, white lines, and never enough empty spaces. More

Hardscape will join GIE+Expo at 2010 show in Louisville, Ky.
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Attendees who plan to go to the GIE+EXPO (Green Industry & Equipment Expo) Oct. 28-30 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., will get two shows for the price of one with the addition of the Hardscape North America Conference & Expo. More
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Obama asks Senate to pass small business jobs plan
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President Barack Obama urged the Senate to complete work on a small-business jobs plan that has been a subject of partisan wrangling but could come up for a vote within the next few days. Obama said he hopes "we can now finish the job" and approve the plan, which includes a $30 billion small-business lending fund, a key part of his strategy to boost job growth as the country fights its way out of recession. More

US might pick up tips from Canada's economic rebound
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Whatever else they've thought about their neighbor to the north, Americans have almost never looked to Canada as a role model. Indeed, during the long, bitter push to revamp the U.S. health care system, opponents repeatedly warned that if Americans weren't careful, they could end up with a medical system like Canada's. More


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Tanner helps lead bill to boost US manufacturing jobs
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Rep. John Tanner, D-Tenn. (8th CD), issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. John Tanner helped the House of Representatives overcome a partisan block to pass legislation boosting U.S. manufacturing jobs. More

Green Scene: Rain gardens help conserve water in summer droughts
The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Usually by this time of year in the Washington area, we have had about 20 inches of precipitation. As of this writing, we are within a couple of inches of the average at Dulles International and Baltimore-Washington International Marshall airports, but Reagan National is more than six inches below normal. We have seen worse than this, but precipitation this year has been fickle, in the form of winter rain and snow -- followed by significantly below-average rainfall in April, May and June. More

Industry Calendar of Events

August 1-5, 2010
San Antonio, TX
Booth #701

August 25-28, 2010

ICPI Summer Meeting
Fairmont Chateau Laurier
Ottawa, ON

September 10-13, 2010
ASLA Annual Meeting & Expo
Washington, DC

October 26-30, 2010
Hardscape North America
Louisville, KY

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