Turf Magazine - May, 2013

WEST DEPARTMENTS

Supplier News

Walker Wins Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance Award

On April 12 the Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance (CEBA) honored Walker Mfg. of Fort Collins, Colo., with the Bill Daniels Business Ethics Award. More than 250 people attended the CEBA Awards Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center to celebrate ethical practices and behaviors of Colorado community companies, individuals and organizations.

In addition to Walker Manufacturing, CEBA honored Bayaud Enterprises, Inc., with its Samaritan Institute Award and Bob Cote with the Daniel L. Ritchie Award.

CEBA Board Chair Doug McLemore said, "Let me congratulate all those nominated for this year's Awards for Ethics Excellence. They, like other heroes in communities up and down Colorado, are the heart of our state and inspirational role models for future generations."

Dean Walker, vice president of Walker Manufacturing summarized the feelings of all recipients when he said, "Ethical behavior is not only the right thing to do, but also the best course for the success of the enterprise."

Takeuchi Announces FMI Sales as New Dealer in Northwest

Takeuchi-US has announced that FMI Sales is the latest addition to the Takeuchi dealer network in North America. As a full-service equipment distributor, FMI Sales will represent the full line of compact earthmoving equipment.

FMI Sales is the equipment sales and rental division of Fiber Marketing International, Inc., which was founded in 1991, and continues to be a leading supplier of hydroseeding products in the US. Specializing in rental, sales and service of construction equipment and outdoor power products, FMI Sales has served the construction and erosion control industries of Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana since it was formed in 2008.

Colorado Proclaims July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month

The Irrigation Association and CPS Distributors, Inc., Westminster, Colo., have announced that Gov. John Hickenlooper has proclaimed July 2013 as Smart Irrigation Month for the state of Colorado. This is the second consecutive year that Colorado has recognized Smart Irrigation Month, an Irrigation Association initiative that began in 2005.

Focusing on July, a time of peak water demand in North America, Smart Irrigation Month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency, water-saving products, practices and services. It is designed to:

  • Educate homeowners, businesses, growers and other users about simple ways to save money and water.
  • Encourage industry firms and professionals to promote smart irrigation practices and technologies to customers.
  • Help water providers minimize peak water use and reduce demands on infrastructure in their communities.
  • Reinforce the role efficient irrigation plays in providing real solutions to today's water challenges.