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10/30/2014 - TruGreen LandCare Appoints Michael Bogan CEO

IJAMSVILLE, Md. - TruGreen LandCare has appointed Michael Bogan as CEO, effective Nov. 3, 2014. Bogan will succeed Vidu Kulkarni, who is stepping down following a successful three-year term at the helm of the company. Kulkarni will remain on the company's board. ...


10/30/2014 - Minnesota Ag Department Considering Neonicotinoids Ban

In-depth review of the popular pest controls could take six months
MINNEAPOLIS -The Minnesota Department of Agriculture revealed it is considering banning the use of neonicotinoids in the State, reported the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper Oct. 29. A revised outline revealed by the Ag Dept. published this week states that the range of state action could include "restrictions on or cancellation of products." The in-depth review will take more than...


Kubota Builds Brand Awareness Across U.S. Markets - KTC unveils Kawasaki powered zero-turns at "historic" national dealer ...

10/30/2014 - Kubota Builds Brand Awareness Across U.S. Markets

KTC unveils Kawasaki powered zero-turns at "historic" national dealer event
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
NASHVILLE, TENN. - Think of the brands that you recognize in a flash - Coca Cola, McDonalds, Apple. Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) promised its 1100 dealers that it is making the commitment and investing heavily to occupy similar mind space with U.S. consumers when it comes to power equipment. Top KTC executives made the promise at its recent "A New Era" National Dealer Meeting at the...


10/29/2014 - McCloud Aquatics Has New Owner

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. - Pest control guru Phil McCloud has purchased McCloud Aquatics, based here, from his brother Chris McCloud. McCloud Aquatics, with President Lyle Erikson and his veteran staff, manages over 1,200 ponds and lakes in the northern Illinois market. McCloud believes that all ponds and lakes, whether man-made or natural, deserve to be treated as living organisms, with as much right...


10/29/2014 - Dixie Chopper Selects Briggs & Stratton Commercial Turf Engine

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Dixie Chopper chose to power its Zee 2 zero-turn mower with a 23 gross hp Briggs & Stratton commercial turf engine. The Briggs and Stratton Commercial Turf engines are purpose-built to meet the harsh working environments zero-turn mowers are expected to work in every day. The engine line features a patented integrated cyclonic air filtration system that offers five steps of...


10/28/2014 - Keep an Eye on the Neonic Issue in Canada

Is rhetoric drowning out intelligent discussion yet again?
By Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
How do we ignore what's happening in the second largest country in the world, which also happens to be our biggest trading partner and the country with which we share the longest international border in the world? It should be obvious I am writing about Canada. We can't ignore Canada, of course. What happens in Canada should interest us for a lot of reasons. One of the most important reasons for...


TBEI Announces New VP, Engineering and Quality - LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn. - Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. has ...

10/28/2014 - TBEI Announces New VP, Engineering and Quality

LAKE CRYSTAL, Minn. - Truck Bodies and Equipment International, Inc. has promoted James"Archie" England to the newly created position of TBEI vice president, engineering and quality. England previously served as TBEI's director of engineering. Prior to joining TBEI, England has held leadership positions in engineering, quality, customer service and product support through over 20 years of experience...


10/28/2014 - Simplot Partners Expands Its Operations

BOISE, Idaho - Simplot Partners is proud to announce the opening of a new retail location in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The new location will support growing markets in Oklahoma and Kansas. From its base in the western United States, this expansion is an opportunity for Simplot Partners to expand its footprint. Industry sales veterans Kevin Hays, Dwight Abbey, Ken Carlton and Mike Halvorson have...


10/28/2014 - Kubota to Expand Headquarters in Georgia

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Kubota Manufacturing of America has announced plans to expand its headquarters, located here, creating an additional 650 jobs. The Georgia governor's office announced the expansion on Monday, saying Kubota will purchase 180 acres in Hall County's Gateway Industrial Centre, which will add to its current operations. With the expansion, officials say the company will employ more...


10/28/2014 - Enviroscapes to Hold Second Annual Growing Day

LOUISVILLE, Ohio - Enviroscapes to host second annual "Growing Day" on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. The company-wide Growing Day event will bring together the Akron, Canton, Columbus, Louisville and Youngstown Enviroscapes branches at the corporate headquarters located here. The event is hosted by Enviroscapes CEO Todd Pugh and will feature several exciting guest speakers including: Dave...


10/28/2014 - Summit Holdings Announces "Summit Certified" Used Truck Program

Summit Holdings announced its Summit Certified process to offer enhanced services to used trucks. The Summit Certified process includes a 180-point inspection, DPF cleaning, PM service, DOT inspection and detail. Necessary repairs will be made to the trucks during certification. Summit Certification takes place at the Summit Truck Group reconditioning center in Joplin, Missouri. All trucks...


10/28/2014 - U.S. Manufacturers Showcase Innovative Propane Technologies in New Video Series

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council has released video interviews with leading U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. to capture footage of cutting-edge propane technologies...


10/28/2014 - The Toro Company to Acquire BOSS Professional Snow and Ice Management Business

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Toro Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the BOSS professional snow and ice management business of privately-held Northern Star Industries, Inc. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals, and currently is expected to close during Toro's fiscal 2015 first quarter. Based in Iron Mountain, Michigan, BOSS...


10/27/2014 - New Web, Mobile Apps Estimate Cost Savings with Propane

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council released a suite of cost-calculator tools for customers in three of the industry's fastest-growing markets: agriculture, commercial landscape and on-road fleets. The calculators estimate potential fuel savings and ROI with clean, American-made propane when compared with conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel. The PERC cost calculator...


10/27/2014 - ECHO Supports National Hispanic Landscape Alliance

CHICAGO, Ill. - ECHO, Inc. is now a supporting member of the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA). Formed in 2011, the NHLA's unique mission is to develop and provide a better understanding of Hispanics in the landscape industry and draw them in greater numbers into the broader community of landscaper industry leaders; to facilitate greater professionalism and transferrable business success...


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