Turf Magazine - April, 2012
Mid-Atlantic Launches Website, Supplies Sprayers
Mid-Atlantic Services announced it has launched a new website at www.masspray.com. The site provides an updated parts section, new content for various equipment, a frequently asked questions feature and the company's new catalog on the home page.
The company's tree sprayers are being used at two arboretums. Mid-Atlantic Services supplied a 300-gallon sprayer for the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., and a 500-gallon sprayer for the Arnold Arboretum, a joint venture of Harvard University and the city of Boston.
The Tiger Prowler.
Tiger and PTE Announce Alliance
Tiger Corp. and Progressive Turf Equipment announced a new distribution agreement. Tiger was appointed as the exclusive distributor of the PTE Slope-Pro mower for Canada, Mexico and the United States. The mower will be marketed by Tiger as the Tiger Prowler. PTE will market the Slope-Pro worldwide, except for the three countries covered by Tiger.
Hayward to Distribute ZRATOR
After two years of steady growth for ZRATOR, UTECO, Inc. announced that Hayward Distributing Co., Columbus, Ohio, will handle ZRATOR distribution in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, western Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and West Virginia. Hayward distributes goods and services to thousands of retailers in the Midwest and across the country. UTECO has been a distributor in the southern U.S. since 1941, and began manufacturing the ZRATOR in 2010.
LiveRoof Brings James into Grower Network
LiveRoof, LLC added James Greenhouses, Athens, Ga., as a new licensed regional grower and distributor for its hybrid green roof system. LiveRoof growers apply regional horticulture expertise, knowledge of local plant biology and understanding of specific microclimates to develop customized plant palettes to meet the particular requirements and aesthetic goals of every green roof project.
Project EverGreen Announces New President, Board
Project EverGreen has a new president of its board of directors for the first time since 2010. Mike Sisti, of Weed Man USA, will lead the board as president, and Norman Goldenberg, with the TruGreen Companies, moves into his new role as immediate past president. The 2012 board officers include first vice president Bill Vogel, secretary Tom Delaney and treasurer Kirk Hunter. Cindy Code and Elizabeth Neiderhiser will continue as executive director and associate director, respectively.
GXi Hires Dillon
GXi Outdoor Power, LLC has hired Tom Dillon as senior vice president of sales. Dillon spent the last 10 years of his career at Lowe's Home Improvement corporate headquarters. He will be responsible for directing all sales activities for GXi's full line of outdoor power equipment.
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ValleyCrest Earns Second Consecutive Top 125 Award
For the second consecutive year, ValleyCrest Landscape Companies earned recognition as one of Training magazine's 2012 Top 125 training companies. In its second year entering the recognition program, ValleyCrest earned a ranking of No. 114 and is the only landscape services firm named on the list.
Netafim Hires John
Beatrice John has been named the new Netafim USA product marketing manager for the Landscape Division. John was previously employed at Rain Bird as a product manager in the accessories division. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA in finance and marketing.
Hunter Promoted to VP
Greg Hunter has been promoted from vice president of marketing to vice president of operations for Hunter Industries. He will be responsible for executing company strategy and optimizing the day-to-day operations for all Hunter business units. Hunter has held leadership positions within several key departments at the company, including engineering, product management, information systems and marketing.
New Distributors in Ecolawn Network
Ecolawn entered an agreement with Cantrell Turf Equipment to distribute the Ecolawn Applicator in California, Nevada and Utah. Ecolawn also added Midwest Equipment & Supply Co., Inc. to its distributor network to cover Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Indiana.