48th Annual Meeting Presentations

Program Speakers

48th Annual Meeting
Palacio Del Rio Hilton
San Antonio, TX
September 25-26, 2019

Wednesday, September 25

1:00p-1:30p Opening Welcome – Join us for the official welcome by Council President Chris Littlefield and Program Chair Byron Morgan.
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1:30p-2:30p The Crow Political Report – MSC Legislative Rep David Crow will review the effectiveness of the present Administration's policies in promoting jobs, the economy, national security and other key legislative and regulatory reforms promised since the last MSC annual meeting.
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2:30p-3:00p Break — Sponsored By Social Marks Media
3:00p-4:00p Mulch & Soil Research Foundation Updates – Hear Updates on: (A) Debunking Spontaneous Combustion in Landscapes & Gardens, and (B.) Risk Assessment on Metals Content in Mulches & Soils.
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4:00p-5:00p Annual Business Meeting – Join us for reports from the President, Treasurer, committees and Executive Director. We will also conduct elections for members of the MSC Board of Directors
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5:00p-7:30p Opening Reception – Join our Affiliate and Associate Members for cocktails and displays on the latest technologies and equipment. SPONSORED BY: AgriCoatings.

Thursday, September 26

8:30a-9:00a Morning Coffee — Sponsored By Trinity Packaging
9:00a-10:00a New Developments in Colorant Technologies – The market for colored mulch has grown dramatically. Join us for an update on the latest technologies and a rview of the history of colorant technology development over the past 20 years. Speaker: David Roller, Colorbiotics/BASF
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10:00a-10:30a Break — Sponsored by Milagro Rubber Company, Inc.
10:30a-11:30a Advances in Automated Packaging Technologies - Productivity, safety, and costs all matter. See how new automated packaging products and services can improve your business. Speaker: Ed Pickens, Hamer-Fischbein, Inc.
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11:30p-2:00p Keynote Luncheon:

If You’re Going to Lead, You Need to COACH

— Becoming a better leader and developing a stronger service culture

Your company’s success depends on the example set by its leaders. Since great customer service always begins at the top, it is imperative that a leader learn and model the principles of service. In this upbeat, interactive, and substantive program, Charles tells stories from his own leadership journey, and relates the hard fought and hard won customer service lessons he’s learned along the way. Leaders aren’t born, they’re developed, so if you’re ready to see your team improve, it’s time to take a look at what makes a great leader great, and what makes a poor leader fail.

Charles Marshall is the founder and president of M Power Resources, a company dedicated to providing growth resources for business and individuals. He has over 20 years of full-time experience as a motivational speaker and comedian and is recognized as one of the best humorous keynote speakers for any corporate event. He is the author of several books including: The Seven Powers of Success and I’m Not Crazy But I Might Be A Carrier. He also has produced and performed two full-length comedy videos, Fully Animated and I’m Just Sayin’!


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2:00p-3:00p Advances in Inventory Management Technologies – Maury Margol of Stockpile Reports will present an MSC case study showing scalable, reliable, and affordable inventory and production management systems for single operators up to regional and national multifacility companies. See how providers track their production and inventory using actionable data in a very easy-to-consume format. Ultimately, this allows companies to make informed business decisions using data not previously available.
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3:00p-3:30p Break — Sponsored By Landscapers Pride
3:30p-4:30p How Rolling Stock Safety Saves Lives! — Tony McGuire of Caterpillar, Inc., will present a crash course from one of the world’s leading heavy equipment manufacturing companies on equipment safety from the cab (machine operator), machine safety working environment and the potential cost of equipment down time due to unsafe practices
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4:30p-6:30p Presidents Reception – Join us for our closing event as the President’s Reception gives participants the opportunity to recap the bounty of information presented at the meeting and say goodbye to old and new friends before returning home.
6:30p Meeting Ends