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12/18/2014 - Nufarm U.S. Promotes Rob Schwehr

CHICAGO, Ill. - Nufarm announced that Rob Schwehr has been promoted to the position of vice president of innovation & regulatory affairs for Nufarm Americas. In this position, Schwehr will oversee product development and interactions with governmental agencies which regulate Nufarm products. In addition, he will oversee the Technical Service Group within Nufarm Americas. He will continue to...


12/18/2014 - KIOTI Tractor Names Winners of Biggest Tractor Fan Giveaway

WENDELL, N.C. - KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., has announced the top three winners of their Biggest Tractor Fan Giveaway. Winning contestants, Kelly Langdon, Jim Cobb and Brendon Burton will each receive free KIOTI parts and services for their testimonials. KIOTI's Biggest Fan Giveaway contest ran on Facebook during National Customer Service Week. Contestants submitted testimonials...


12/17/2014 - New Holland Wins Four AE50 Awards

NEW HOLLAND, Pa. - New Holland Agriculture and Construction has been honored with four prestigious AE50 Awards for smart engineering innovations by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The AE50 awards are presented for the 50 most innovative product ideas to enter the market in 2014. They honor new product ideas that are ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering...


Underhill International Moves to New Location - MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Underhill International is opening new offices in ...

12/17/2014 - Underhill International Moves to New Location

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. - Underhill International is opening new offices in Mission Viejo, California, in January 2015. The new facility will triple the company's warehouse capacity and give its staff more space for sales, technical support and customer service activities. Underhill International celebrates its 35th year in business in 2015. The company specializes in water management products...


Toro Announces Winner of 2015 Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program - BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Toro Company has announce...

12/16/2014 - Toro Announces Winner of 2015 Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Toro Company has announced this year's winner for the annual Toro Super Bowl Sports Turf Training Program. Zachery S. Avers, a student at Ohio State University, will be on hand at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for Super Bowl XLIX to assist the grounds crew in preparation for the football game that will determine the top team in the National Football...


12/16/2014 - TruGreen Selected as Top Workplace in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - TruGreen has been selected among Memphis's Top Workplaces by The Commercial Appeal. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on associate feedback, which is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. In the Memphis location, as in all TruGreen locations, associates work together to build a great company culture;...


12/16/2014 - Husqvarna Sells Turf Care Equipment Brand

Husqvarna has announced the sale of Bluebird International to TEC International, based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The BlueBird brand, sales and manufacturing will be transferred to TEC. Under the terms of the agreement, TEC will continue to produce Husqvarna-branded specialty turf equipment, and the products will continue to be sold through distributors, dealers and rental organizations....


12/15/2014 - The Grounds Guys Partners with New Vision to Bring Light to Haitian Village

WACO, Texas - The Grounds Guys LLC, a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc., has partnered with New Vision Renewable Energy and Mission Waco Mission world to bring light a small Haitian village. At the end of January, the "Light Haiti" project will finally come to fruition by bringing more than 800 solar-powered lights to the remote community of Ferrier Nord Est, located in an impoverished section...


12/13/2014 - Deer Problems? MSU Extension Offers Advice

Of the animals interested in your woody landscaping, deer are the largest in size. They have the ability to damage higher into trees and shrubs because of their height and can stand on their hind legs to add as much as 4 feet to what they can reach. During the winter, a deer's diet consists of high fiber woody plant material. Deer are browsers, not grazers. They move from place to place, snipping...


12/13/2014 - Private Equity Firm Recapitalizes Lawn Doctor

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles, California, announced a completed recapitalization for Lawn Doctor, Inc., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners SBIC Fund. The transaction provided ongoing working capital for Lawn Doctor and also helped pay a shareholder dividend. "We are pleased...


12/12/2014 - PLANET Announces Rebranding Initiative

Industry's national association to announce a new name in February
HERNDON, Va. - The Professional Landcare Association (PLANET), headquartered here, is getting a new name as part of a major rebranding initiative, reports PLANET President Jim McCutcheon. The new name and the details of the rebranding will be shared Feb. 26-28, 2015, at PLANET's Great Escape Conference at The Atlantis Resort, Paradise Island, The Bahamas. The Association won't begin using the new...


What's The State of Your Online Marketing for 2015? - It's that time of year again when industry trade magazines come out ...

12/12/2014 - What's The State of Your Online Marketing for 2015?

Wendy Komancheck
It's that time of year again when industry trade magazines come out with their reports on the state of the industry. But have you considered the state of your business? What about the state of your online marketing plan? If you've evaluated your marketing plan from the previous year, what have you found that worked well for your business? What brought more prospects to your door? What parts of...


Grasshopper Named "2014 Company of the Year" by SME - WICHITA, Kan. - The Grasshopper Company was chosen as "2014 Company ...

12/10/2014 - Grasshopper Named "2014 Company of the Year" by SME

WICHITA, Kan. - The Grasshopper Company was chosen as "2014 Company of the Year" by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, and received recognition from the organization at a Dec. 9 ceremony. Grasshopper Company President Stan Guyer accepted the award during the Society's annual installation of officers. Grasshopper was recognized due, in part, for manufacturing processes observed...


Dr. Greg Bell Inducted Into Oklahoma Turfgrass Hall of Fame - The Oklahoma Turfgrass Research Foundation (OTRF) inducted E...

12/10/2014 - Dr. Greg Bell Inducted Into Oklahoma Turfgrass Hall of Fame

The Oklahoma Turfgrass Research Foundation (OTRF) inducted Emeritus Professor Dr. Greg Bell into the Oklahoma Turfgrass Hall of Fame during the opening of its 69th Oklahoma Turf Conference & Trade Show on Dec 2, 2014, at Stillwater, Oklahoma. Induction into the Oklahoma Turfgrass Hall of Fame recognizes long and exceptional achievement as well as service to the members of the OTRF and the state's...


Chris Makowski Joins Jacobsen's Growing Sales Team - Charlotte, N.C. - In its continuing efforts to build and develop indu...

12/9/2014 - Chris Makowski Joins Jacobsen's Growing Sales Team

Charlotte, N.C. - In its continuing efforts to build and develop industry relationships, Jacobsen, a Textron Company, recently added Chris Makowski as territory sales manager. Makowski comes to Jacobsen from Toro distributor Grassland Equipment and Irrigation in Rochester, New York, where he spent 13 years as a sales representative. Prior to his tenure at Grassland Equipment, Makowski spent...


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