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Dosatron International Celebrates 40th Anniversary - CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dosatron International, Inc., the provider of wate...

1/30/2015 - Dosatron International Celebrates 40th Anniversary

CLEARWATER, Fla. - Dosatron International, Inc., the provider of water-powered dosing technology for North and Central America, joined Dosatron in Bordeaux, France, in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the original water-powered dosing pump. Dosatron is the original inventor of the water-powered dosing pump, first manufactured in 1974. Dosatron injector's can be used for everything from...


1/30/2015 - Online Reviews Can Make You or Break You

Keep a close eye on what folks are saying about your company on the Web.
Hannah Tighe
A recent report by Software Advice, a field service technology comparison site, outlines the increased impact of online reviews on consumers' attitudes when it comes to selecting service providers, such as lawn care services. The report, "Use of Online Reviews to Select Residential Service Providers IndustryView/2015," contains valuable nuggets for those of us providing green industry services. The...


Grasshopper Celebrating 50 years at National Farm Machinery Show - MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. - The Grasshopper Company, an industry...

1/29/2015 - Grasshopper Celebrating 50 years at National Farm Machinery Show

MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. - The Grasshopper Company, an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial zero-turn mowers, and its parent company, Moridge Manufacturing, will celebrate 50 years of exhibiting innovative and productive equipment for the agricultural and turf care industries at the 50th anniversary of the National Farm Machinery Show (NFMS) in Louisville, Kentucky, February 11-14. Moridge is one...


1/29/2015 - MTD Products Acquires Two Businesses

CLEVELAND, Ohio - MTD Products, the parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Columbia, Yard Machines, Remington, Arnold and other brands, has acquired two businesses to give it a bigger share in the outdoor power equipment market. Last month, MTD acquired CORE Outdoor Power (CORE), a Polson, Montana-based company that powers outdoor lawn care equipment with gasless motor technology that produces...


1/29/2015 - Nation's Largest Landscape Industry Recruiting Event to Take Place in March

HERNDON, Va. - Registration is open for companies to attend the largest recruiting event in the landscape industry. Student Career Days-the National Collegiate Landscape Competition-will take place March 12-15, 2015, at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Student Career Days brings together approximately 850 horticulture and landscape students from more than 65 schools...


1/29/2015 - Toro Recognizes California Water Agencies for Efforts in Water Conservation

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - The Toro Company, in partnership with more than 30 water districts and cities throughout the state of California, has helped water agencies reduce per capita water consumption this past year through the FreeSprinklerNozzles.com program. This consumer-oriented program, pioneered by Riverside Public Utilities and Western Municipal Water District, has now facilitated the retrofit...


1/29/2015 - Weed Man of Elgin Receives Marketing Performance Award

ELGIN, Ill. - Shane Griffith, owner of Weed Man of Elgin, a local lawn care franchise, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2014 Marketing Performance Award for the category of Net Annual Sales under $750,000 at Weed Man USA's annual convention that took place in Palm Coast, Florida, at the Hammock Beach Resort. The Marketing Performance Award recognizes the franchisee who has executed all...


1/29/2015 - MANTS Transforms Baltimore Convention Center into Garden Oasis for 45th Annual Event

BALTIMORE, Md. - The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show transformed the Baltimore Convention Center into a garden oasis again this year for their 45th annual trade show which took place from Jan. 14-16. There were 11,030 paid registrants (including exhibitors) who traveled to Baltimore for the green industry gathering to do business, network and learn about the hottest horticultural trends for 2015....


1/29/2015 - Lawn Practices Blamed for Emitting Greenhouse Gases

Research published in Journal of Environmental Management looks at N2O & CO2 emissions
Ronnie Hall/Editor-at-Large
I recently ran across a news item questioning one of the key environmental benefits that the lawn service industry attributes to well-maintained lawns. The news article references research conducted by Dr. Chauanhui Gu at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, that indicates that lawns and turfgrass systems produce more greenhouse gases than they absorb. The findings of the research...


1/28/2015 - NCNLA Honors Companies with Excellence in Landscape Awards

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Excellence in Landscape Awards. Five green industry businesses were honored earlier this month at NCNLA's annual Green & Growin' Trade Show. NCNLA's Excellence in the Landscape Awards reflect a company's commitment to promote high standards of quality landscape design, installation...


1/28/2015 - New Exmark Website Launches

BEATRICE, Neb. - With an eye toward giving customers more valuable information and easier navigation, Exmark recently launched its new website at Exmark.com. The new site provides an improved user experience, better supporting the relationship between local dealers and their customers, and offering tools to help customers make the best possible purchase decisions. The new site better highlights...


1/28/2015 - Judge Approves $1.2M TruGreen/Foreign Workers Settlement

New York, NY- In mid January, a New York federal court granted final approval to a $1.2 million deal between TruGreen Landcare LLC and foreign workers who say the company failed to pay minimum wage by not reimbursing visa and travel costs, although the court kept the attorney fee portion of the case alive. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman signed off on the settlement for class members,...


1/28/2015 - Mike Dues Takes Over as ONLA President

WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Mike Dues from Dues Nursery & Landscaping in Celina, Ohio, is the new president of The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association heading into the 2015 season. The president elect of the ONLA is Steve Maddox of Henry F. Michell Company, Canton, Ohio. Returning board members include: Annette Howard from Gilson Gardens; Josh Posey from Buckeye Resources; and Mark Reiner from...


1/26/2015 - STIHL Inc. Announces New Distribution Location

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - STIHL, Inc. is relocating the operations of Mississippi Valley STIHL of Peoria, Illinois, and Midwest STIHL, Inc., of Hayward, Wisconsin, to establish a new single distribution site in the Village of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. The new operation, known as Midwest STIHL, a division of STIHL Incorporated, will serve customers throughout the mid-northern region of the U.S. STIHL...


1/26/2015 - Mahindra Announces Fifth North American Facility

HOUSTON, Texas - Mahindra USA announces the opening of its new Midwest Authorized Distribution Center in mid-February 2015 that will serve a six-state area to meet the increasing demand for Mahindra products. This new 15-acre facility is a joint project with long-time Mahindra partner, Kansas Machine Works (KMW), located in Lyons, Kansas. This Assembly and Distribution Center will serve Iowa, Kansas,...


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