Sept. 19 2012
When Crystal Alington came into this world, times were tough. Her father worked on a dairy farm in Erie, Pennsylvania, and to augment his income, he also worked in a nursery and as a truck driver ...
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April 15 2014
“A ll I ever wanted to do was manufacture something that I could sell, and to see it say, ‘Made in U.S.A.,’” said Dan Cunado, president of Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. ...
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Sept. 1 2005
Family and business values are the basic foundation upon which the Ariens Company was built, but it was Dan Ariens who took it to the next level. Ariens grew up in the family business, as did his father, ...
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Oct. 1 2004
When Dan Benner started his company, Hydro Environmental, Inc., in January 1993, he was already a seasoned veteran at a very young age ...
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May 1 2004
Entrepreneurs come in many shapes and forms, but they all have at least one trait in common -- a driving passion to make a success of their business. Dan Cunado, is a prime example of a person that was ...
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July 1 2005
Since his teenage days Dan Foley had a strong desire to be in business for himself and, early on, he began preparing himself to fulfill this desire ...
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Feb. 1 2005
It takes more than luck to double the size of an established company in less than two years; it takes special skills, dedication and commitment. That?s what Dave Abrams brought with him when he joined ...
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Feb. 17 2011
Pond products and fish farming? Dave Ouwinga would be the first to admit that while he was growing up in the small town of Grant, Michigan ...
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April 16 2009
The irrigation industry was completely different than what it is now when David D. Pagano designed his first system in 1957. Smart controllers were years away from being invented, as were sensing devices. ...
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July 15 2014
Dave Wesolowski grew up in Southern California, where his father was a landscape contractor; he installed irrigation systems and did tree work. "Before I started high school, I was cleaning trenches ...
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Sept. 16 2013
Many young people graduating from high school don't have a clue as to what to be when they 'grow up'. David Katz, founder and president of Elite Landscaping in Poughkeepsie, New York, was not one of them. ...
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July 13 2010
DAVID SNODGRASS WAS HARDLY old enough to stay up late by the time he earned his first paycheck. As a third-generation employee in the family’s landscape business ...
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April 21 2008
Within five years, David Werning had his passport stamped at least fifty times in Japan, twenty-five times throughout Europe, and twenty times in Latin America, traveling as director of International Operations ...
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March 16 2016
With the exception of his teenage years, you could say David Withers has spent his entire career in the lawn mower/power equipment business. Passionate and driven, Withers is the epitome of the phrase, ...
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Sept. 1 2004
In any industry, it takes a certain type of person to make things happen. When talking with these people you?ll find they share one ingredient that makes them successful-- they have a passion for what ...
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Nov. 16 2015
When Deborah Hamlin accepted the position of executive director of the Irrigation Association (IA) in 2006, little did she realize the challenges that lay ahead. But the association soon found out that ...
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Feb. 19 2015
With $200 in her pocket, a 1970 station wagon which she used as a truck, and a small, ragtag crew, Deborah Turner started Ram-T Corporation, a landscape company specializing in erosion control and hardscapes. ...
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Dec. 1 2004
It was during Kujawas term as president that this occurred. Debra is the consummate professional. I think she?ll be missed more than anybody thinks ...
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Jan. 16 2012
Noecker grew up in the Northeast. Born in New York City, she was a year old when her family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. After completing high school ...
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Oct. 18 2007
If you’re in the lawn mower business, you’ve probably heard of Tegtmeier, one of the most respected names in the business, and rightly so. Both Dick and his son Doug Tegtmeier learned the lawn ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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