New Holland Construction Sponsoring Extreme Dream 2011 Contest

New Holland Construction is sponsoring the Extreme Dream 2011 contest, and the winning entry will be provided with a free L218 skid steer loader. Simply tell us about your biggest, best and/or most challenging landscape project, and three winners will be selected to receive a trip to the GIE+EXPO trade show in Louisville, Ky., where the grand prize winner will be announced in the New Holland Construction booth. Enter your project today at

SWT Receives Awards

SWT Design, St. Louis, Mo., received three awards from the Central States Conference of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The company received honor awards for its work on Des Peres Park Lake and the SWT Design Campus in St. Louis, and a merit award for Indian Creek Lodge in Branson, Mo.

New Hires for Residex

Residex Turfgrass has added Ron Calhoun as Midwest regional manager. Previously, he spent 15 years as part of the Michigan State University Turf Team, most recently as turfgrass extension specialist. His doctorate research focused on the biology and ecology of annual bluegrass.

Steve Loveday was hired as product development manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in crop and soil science from Michigan State University and has over 20 years of turf experience. He has worked for country clubs and Great Lakes Turf LLC.

Water in Motion Receives Award

Water in Motion, Inc. received a WaterSmart Partner award from the Toro Co. Water in Motion is one of only nine consulting firms to receive the award. The award was presented in a surprise ceremony at the firm’s new office in Minneapolis, Minn.

JP Carlton Announces New Dealership

JP Carlton announced a new addition to its dealer network. Southeastern Equipment will now carry the entire Carlton stump cutter and wood chipper lines. Southeastern, headquartered in Cambridge, Ohio, has branch locations throughout Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky and offers a highly trained staff of service technicians.

Western Makes Top Workplaces List

For the second consecutive year, the Western Products division of Douglas Dynamics, LLC, was among Milwaukee-area employers named to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Top Workplaces list. The company was ranked as the number one midsize (150 to 499 employees) manufacturer.

News from VAST

VAST Enterprises, LLC received an inaugural Leadership in Sustainability Award from the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Minnesota chapter. VAST was honored for Best Green Market Development.

VAST announced that Firestone SkyPaver composite roof pavers, which the company manufactures for Firestone Building Products Co., LLC, have been selected for rooftop projects. These include Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, Ill., Westroads Mall, Omaha, Neb., and the United Way building, Cleveland, Ohio.