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RISE Names 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award Recipient - TUCSON, Ariz. - During its 24th annual meeting, RISE (Responsible ...

8/27/2014 - RISE Names 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award Recipient

TUCSON, Ariz. - During its 24th annual meeting, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) recognized Mark Schlossberg, president of Pro-Lawn-Plus, with the 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award for his work on the front line in Maryland's legislature and his advocacy for the industry on the local, state and federal levels. As this year's honoree, he's been the catalyst for grassroots in Montgomery...


Macro-Sorb Technologies Introduces Sister Company, SMS Additive Solutions - MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Macro-Sorb Technologies LLC...

8/27/2014 - Macro-Sorb Technologies Introduces Sister Company, SMS Additive Solutions

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Macro-Sorb Technologies LLC introduces its sister company, SMS Additive Solutions LLC, a New Jersey-based company offering a wide variety of soil surfactants, spray adjuvants and tank-mix additives. Both Macro-Sorb and SMS Additive Solutions are owned by Lance Seeton, who for 16 years owned and operated Seeton Turf Warehouse, an independent mid-Atlantic turf and ornamental distributor....


8/26/2014 - RISE Announces New Governing Board Members and Officers

TUCSON, Ariz. - During its 24th annual meeting, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) announced new officers and members elected to the 2014 Governing Board. Dan Stahl of OHP, Inc., was elected to a new two-year term as chairman, and John Johnson of PROKoZ will take over as vice chair. Darren Horst of Central Garden & Pet will serve as the treasurer. Four companies began new three-year...


24 Hours on a Mower Seat - Dixie Chopper's Eli Kean breaks world record for endurance mowing - As far as records go, the o...

8/26/2014 - 24 Hours on a Mower Seat

Dixie Chopper's Eli Kean breaks world record for endurance mowing
by Ron Hall
As far as records go, the one set August 20 by Eli Kean in southwest Ohio was more of the endurance rather than the spectacular nature. Kean, the 26-year-old marketing manager for Dixie Chopper, mowed for 24 straight hours (taking time for just a few short breaks), making him, as far as anyone knows, the first person to do so. Kean and Dixie Chopper, the Coatesville, Indiana-based mower manufacturer,...


8/25/2014 - Akehurst Landscape Announces New President, CEO

JOPPA, Md. - The Board of Directors of Akehurst Landscape Service, Inc. announced today the appointment of John C. Akehurst to president of the firm effective immediately. He succeeds the late Brian E. Akehurst who held the position for nine years. Akehurst's appointment comes in the 138th consecutive year of the Akehurst family horticultural business. John Akehurst has been involved with the...


8/22/2014 - Davey Tree Expands Presence in Florida

KENT, OHIO - The Davey Tree Expert Company, based here, recently acquired Lawn Logic Landscaping, LLC, in Davie, Florida. This brings the company's total number of acquisitions this year to five, following Maier Forest and Tree in Rochester, Minn., Superior NW Tree & Shrub Care, Inc., in Seattle, Wash., Cortese Tree Specialists in Knoxville, Tenn., and Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., in...


8/22/2014 - Toro Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Retail demand for both professional and residential products drives sales
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.- The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) Aug. 21 reported net earnings of $50 million, or $0.87 per share, on a net sales increase of 11.3 percent to $567.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. In the comparable fiscal 2013 quarter, the company delivered net earnings of $40.1 million, or $0.68 per share, on net sales of $509.9 million. For the first nine months, Toro reported net...


8/21/2014 - TrynEx Hires 12 in Madison Heights

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - TrynEx got its start in 1977 as a lawn care and snow removal company. It evolved into making lawn care and snow removal equipment in the mid-1990s before it was acquired by Douglas Dynamics last year. Since becoming a division of Douglas Dynamics the company has hired staff and improved its facility in Madison Heights. It has hired a dozen people over the last year for...


8/21/2014 - New Seeded Seashore Paspalum Blend Available

Developed by Pure Seed and distributed by Atlas Turf International, Pure Dynasty turfgrass offers an improved seeded paspalum product for golf courses and sports fields. As a seeded paspalum blend, Pure Dynasty offers fast establishment, tight density, excellent disease resistance and attractive spring green-up. Because Platinum TE is one of its genetic parents, Pure Dynasty offers the benefits...


8/21/2014 - Patten Seed's Ben Copeland Selected for Georgia Ag Hall of Fame

LAKELAND, Ga. - Ben Copeland, president of the Patten Seed Company, will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sept. 19 at the Classic Center in Athens. The hall of fame is a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. At the young age of 14, Copeland worked in the tobacco fields for the company he now leads. As...


8/20/2014 - Hyundai Construction Partners with Werk-Brau Attachments

NORCROSS, Ga. - Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has partnered with Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to their customers. Werk-Brau offers a complete line of reliable O.E.M. and replacement attachments for construction equipment, including heavy-duty excavator and mini-excavator buckets, ditch cleaning and draining buckets, hydraulic and mechanical quick couplers...


Propane Industry Unveils New Brand and Tagline - WASHINGTON, D.C.  - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) a...

8/20/2014 - Propane Industry Unveils New Brand and Tagline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announces the launch of a new logo and brand identity for propane, PROPANE Clean American Energy. The logo, anchored by the iconic image of an American bald eagle, highlights propane as an increasingly American-made alternative fuel at a time when U.S. propane production from natural gas liquids is at record levels. According...


8/20/2014 - KSU Researcher Wins Netafim Award

FRESNO, Calif. - In recognition of more than a quarter-century spent on the development and adaptation of subsurface drip irrigation through field research, education and support of the microirrigation community of scientists, Freddie R. Lamm, P.E., has been named recipient of the first Netafim Award for Advancement in Microirrigation. The award, presented by the American Society of Agricultural...


8/19/2014 - The Riverside Group Acquires The Dwyer Group . . .Again

WACO, Texas-The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world's largest franchising companies of trades service brands, has been acquired for the second time by The Riverside Company, a private equity fund with locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The Dwyer Group, based here, serves as a holding company for seven residential and commercial franchise service brands, including The Grounds Guys. The...


Ruppert Landscape Names New CIO - LAYTONSVILLE, Md. - Ruppert Landscape has hired Sheila Schanck as chief information offi...

8/19/2014 - Ruppert Landscape Names New CIO

LAYTONSVILLE, Md. - Ruppert Landscape has hired Sheila Schanck as chief information officer. Schanck comes to Ruppert Landscape with over 25 years of experience in building high-performing technology organizations as well as experience in technology innovation and leadership across multiple industries. Most recently, she led the commercial launch of electronic radio ratings measurements with...


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