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9/2/2014 - Belgard Hardscapes Launches Sweepstakes

With mouthwatering aromas from the grill and the gorgeous colors of the changing leaves, this fall the perfect tailgate isn't at the game-it's in your own backyard. From now until Oct. 31, 2014, homeowners can enter to win a $6,000 Elements grill station from Belgard Hardscapes so they can plan a backyard tailgate. The Belgard Backyard Tailgate Sweepstakes invites homeowners to learn their tailgating...


9/2/2014 - Express Blower Enters Into Long-Term Contract with Rexius

FAIRFIELD, Ohio - Express Blower, Inc., with locations in Fairfield, Ohio, and Eugene, Oregon, has entered into a long-term agreement with Rexius Forest By-Products, Inc. (Rexius) and its subsidiary Conveyor Applications Systems, LLC (CAS), also of Eugene, Oregon, to jointly market, sell and produce Express Blower equipment for the erosion control, green roofs, landscaping and other related industries. As...


FINN Announces Dealer of the Year - FAIRFIELD, Ohio - FINN Corporation held its annual Dealer Sales & Executives Confe...

9/2/2014 - FINN Announces Dealer of the Year

FAIRFIELD, Ohio - FINN Corporation held its annual Dealer Sales & Executives Conference earlier this month in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area. Participants were treated to nearly two days of FINN equipment and consumables sales education, corporate strategies, equipment demonstrations and hydrodeo contest, plus a great amount of Dealer-to-Dealer and Dealer-to-FINN networking. As part of the conference,...


9/2/2014 - TPI Announces Officers and New Trustees

EAST DUNDEE, Ill. - Turfgrass Producers International announced the appointment of officers and new trustees during their Annual Business Meeting on July 30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In one of his final honors as TPI's president, Bob Weerts of Blue Valley Sod, Winnebago, Minnesota, had the pleasure of confirming TPI's newly appointed officers and elected trustees for 2014-2015. Among those...


9/2/2014 - Use LinkedIn's Advanced Search for Lead Generation

Hannah Tighe
I recently chatted with Dan Pestretto, sales director at Salespeople On Demand, "a new school" sales consulting agency. Their no-results, no-fee program is turning the sales consulting industry on its head, consistently increasing sales and taking their clients business to the next level. Dan and his team are doing amazing things for their landscaping clients using his proprietary...


8/28/2014 - PERC Appoints New Director of Agriculture Business Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council announced the appointment of Cinch Munson as its new director of agriculture business development. Munson will lead PERC's product development efforts in the agricultural market, which have already resulted in a number of new technologies that help farmers cut fuel costs and improve the efficiency of their operations. Examples include...


8/28/2014 - Holganix Ranks 186 on Inc. Magazine's 500 List

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Inc. magazine ranked Holganix as No. 186 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies. This represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs. Other companies who gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500 list include Dell, LinkedIn,...


8/27/2014 - Weed Man USA Reports Record Year

Longtime industry participant Dan Carrouthers to run newest and largest franchise
Nicole Wisniewski
Weed Man USA is celebrating its best year ever in franchise development. Jennifer Lemcke, Weed Man USA's COO, says the company should finish the year at more than $75 million with a net growth of $12 million from the previous year. The company budgeted for 56 additional territories this year and, as of August 27, was already at 77 territories, exceeding its budget by 21 territories. Contributing...


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...


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