Turf Magazine - May, 2012
Racing Season Starts Strong for Propane
The 2012 NMRA/NMCA Drag Racing season started out strong for propane as Don Bowles won the first race, running his Roush Propane Mustang in Bradenton, Fla. His 2005 Roush Stage 3 Mustang was converted to run on liquid propane. This car, along with a 2010 Roush Stage 3 driven by teammate Susan Roush-McClenaghan and sponsored by AmeriGas/Metro Lawn, is an offshoot of the kits that Roush Performance uses to convert gasoline-powered Ford pickups and vans to run on clean-burning propane.
MyTurfSupply.com Launches New Web Store
MyTurfSupply.com has launched an online ordering site serving professional turf managers with top-quality products. The cyberstore offers a full range of the gear, tools, clothing and footwear, accessories, cleaning supplies, irrigation, pest control, soil testing and safety equipment used daily by turf managers. A division of Progressive Grower, Inc. of Wareham, Mass., offers a direct purchasing solution on turf management supplies.
Becker Underwood Welcomes New Communications Manager
Charles Whitt has joined Becker Underwood as communications manager for the company's U.S. and Mexico-based operations. He comes to Becker Underwood from Bunting Magnetics Co., where he was vice president of marketing and communications for the past four years. Whitt holds a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Missouri and an MBA from the University of Rochester.
Pro Products Holding Summer Photo Contest
Pro Products, the makers of Rid O' Rust Exterior Rust Stain Remover, is holding a summer photo contest. "Show Us Your Rust" is running now through September 2012. All photo submissions will receive a voucher for a free gallon of liquid rust stain remover and one grand-prize winner will be awarded an Apple iPad2! The contest is open to contractors and property owners, and all types of rust photos are welcome. If there is a stain that has already been remedied using Rid O' Rust, before and after pictures are welcome as well. To enter, visit www.ridorust.com/showusyourrust.
Lawn Dawg Acquires LawnMaster
Lawn Dawg, Inc. announced the acquisition of LawnMaster of Derry. The acquisition comes at the start of the 2012 lawn care season and continues Lawn Dawg's growth in the southern New Hampshire market. LawnMaster was formerly owned and operated by G. Talbot Woodbury of Salem, N.H.
Ecolawn Welcomes Precision Work to Distributor Network
Ecolawn entered an agreement with Precision Work, Inc. to distribute the Ecolawn Applicator. Precision Work has been a distributor of outdoor power equipment since 1965 and will cover Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
U.S. Lawns Adds Four Franchisees
U.S. Lawns announced the addition of four new franchisees to its network of more than 250 landscape management franchises nationwide. Franchisees attend six days of training at the U.S. Lawns home office in Orlando, Fla. The new franchisees are Darrick Stirling, Kansas City, Mo.; Jason Thompson, Waterloo, Iowa; Bruce Maloomian, Dover, Del.; and Rick Collins, Akron, Ohio.