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7/25/2014 - STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - STIHL, Inc. recently held the STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp on July 16-19, 2014. The camp, which promotes careers in modern manufacturing, gives high school students the unique opportunity to design and build unique products such as wireless speakers from STIHL parts. Students were taught how to utilize technical skill sets and test and use CNC machines to find...


7/24/2014 - Excel's Paul Mullet is OPEI Chairman for 2014-2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Officers for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) for the 2014-2015 year include: OPEI Chairman Paul Mullet, President, Excel Industries; OPEI Vice Chair Lee Sowell, President, Outdoor Products at Techtronic Industries, N.A., Incorporated; and OPEI Secretary/Treasurer Tim Merrett, Vice President of A & T Global Platform and Turf & Utility, Deere & Company. Immediate...


7/24/2014 - Lawn Care Requires Proper Spray Applicator Calibration

Kay Ledbetter
DALLAS - Maintaining a healthy landscape often requires application of plant health products. The key to these applications is a properly calibrated sprayer, said Dr. Casey Reynolds, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service state turfgrass specialist in College Station. "It's not uncommon when you are managing grasses that you get impacted by weeds, diseases or insects," said Reynolds,...


7/24/2014 - Executive Promotions at Kawasaki's Engine Division

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Engine Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. has promoted four members of its management team. Leading the group announcement is Rodger Howe, who becomes vice president. He is joined by Karen Howard, senior manager, national sales-dealer and select distributor channels, Tom Moskwa, senior manager, engineering & technical services, and Lorraine Lauer, who becomes...


Engage Agro USA Signs Agreement with TAMINCO US - Engage Agro USA has signed a distribution agreement with TAMINCO US, INC...

7/24/2014 - Engage Agro USA Signs Agreement with TAMINCO US

Engage Agro USA has signed a distribution agreement with TAMINCO US, INC. to be the exclusive distributor of Defiant (75 percent WDG Thiram turf fungicide & animal repellent) in the USA. Defiant is a unique, economical, water dispersible granular formulation. It is ideal for the prevention of dollar spot, brown patch and fusarium patch in the summer season and pink snow mold in the winter....


7/24/2014 - Dow AgroSciences Reports Record Second-Quarter Sales

Dow AgroSciences LLC reported record sales of $1.9 billion in the second quarter, an increase of 3 percent over last year's second period. The subsidiary of Midland, Michigan-based Dow Chemical Co. reported quarterly earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, or EBITDA, of $281 million, down $9 million from a year ago. Meanwhile, the parent company posted second-quarter...


7/22/2014 - Time for Your Mid-Year Blog Audit

Wendy Komancheck
How do you know that your blog is reaching your prospects? You check the numbers. Even though we're at the end of July, it's still not too late to complete a mid-year audit. Here are five things you can do to see if your blog is successful: Ask your Web developer or Internet marketer (or you can do this by yourself) to download your Google analytics. What are the graphs showing? What months...


Bayer CropScience Appoints Darrin Batisky as Area Sales Manager - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Environmental Science, a ...

7/22/2014 - Bayer CropScience Appoints Darrin Batisky as Area Sales Manager

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience has appointed Darrin Batisky as the newest area sales manager for the North American turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In his new role serving the Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Central and Southern Ohio markets, Batisky is responsible for the growth and maintenance of user relationships and initiating buyer...


7/21/2014 - Arborjet's Growth Continues With Two New Additions to the Team

WOBURN, Mass. - Arborjet has added two new team members. Emmett Muennink, who has joined as southwestern regional technical manager, and Dawn Sherman, who will serve as midwest regional technical manager, will support the company's continued growth in the invasive pest management and plant health business in these two key regions. Both will also serve as members of Arborjet's Urban Forest Tech...


7/21/2014 - California Implements Historic Water Restrictions

California's State Water Resources Control Board has approved an emergency regulation to address the use of water under continuing extreme and exceptional drought conditions. Under the new regulation, which is expected to go into effect on or about August 1, "all Californians will be expected to stop washing down driveways and sidewalks; watering of outdoor landscapes that cause excess runoff;...


7/21/2014 - LCIS, Harvest Group Form Partnership

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA - Landscape Contractors Insurance Services, Inc. has formed a business partnership with The Harvest Group. The alliance will provide LCIS customers with in-depth business training and customized consulting. LCIS specializes in insuring landscape contractors in some 22 states. The Harvest Group is an international business consultancy, based on more than 80 years of combined...


7/21/2014 - To Be a Pro, You Must Look Like a Pro

Ron Hall/Editor-in-Chief
Sitting in a Burger King sipping on an ice coffee early one recent morning I watched two young men working on the property at a small family-owned restaurant across the way. The site contained some greenery apart from the asphalt parking that typically dominates such properties. Six or seven shrubs (just shrubs) populated the front of the restaurant, several on either side of its entrance. A narrow...


7/18/2014 - HNA Accepting Entries for Annual Hardscape Project Awards

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Hardscape North America is now accepting entries for the 7th Annual HNA Hardscape Project Awards to be presented during HNA 2014 Awards Breakfast being held on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Fifteen award categories include residential and commercial applications using a variety of products including concrete pavers, clay pavers and segmental retaining walls and projects of different...


7/18/2014 - STIHL Summer Camp Gives Teens Cutting-Edge Training

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Nearly 40 area high school students attending the fourth annual STIHL Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp have a job to fulfill on an assembly line this week. Teams will manufacture the speakers out of an array of parts, and members of the team that creates the best process win $1,000 scholarships to study STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - subjects after high...


7/17/2014 - Green Way Pavements Donates to Children's Discovery Center

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Can children play checkers or chess and learn how to protect the environment at the same time? Many of you would say "Absolutely!" and Green Way Pavements of Binghamton, New York, has helped make it possible. Since the Children's Museum and Discovery Center of Binghamton, New York, had a deteriorated concrete driveway, Zeljka Roksandic, owner of Green Way Pavements,...


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