November 15, 2013
The newly formed Landscape Ontario Hardscape Committee has chosen its mission statement from among three proposals.

The committee’s new mission statement reads, “The mission of the Landscape Ontario Hardscape Committee is to advance the proper application of interlocking concrete pavement systems and segmental retaining walls by training, educating and providing technical resources to Ontario contractors, specifiers and designers. We rely on the resources developed by the ICPI and the NCMA.”

Members of the committee include chair, Mike Riehm of Envirobond; vice chair, Jarrett Woodard of Grand River Stone; treasurer, Laura Vaughan of Atlas Block; marketing, Jason Vettese of Bestway Stone; education and professional development, Alex Cadieux of Techo-Bloc; past chair, Chuck Chambers of St. Marys Cement; and directors Bruce Burns of Unilock, John Sanchez of Permacon and Al Van Haaster of Oaks Concrete Products.

The committee has helped to organize a permeable paving specialist course on Nov. 28 in Kitchener. The course will feature installing and maintaining permeable interlocking concrete paving. More information can be found in LO’s weekly e-newsletter, or by calling the home office at 1-800-265-5656.