Aug. 3 2016
The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced its 2016-2017 officers and board of directors. They were elected during the OPEI annual meeting, which was held June 21-23 in Asheville, Nort ...
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Aug. 3 2016
Kenny Medina is a resident of Simsbury, Connecticut, a family man, a detective for the Hartford Police Department, and he’s currently on his second deployment in Afghanistan. “He is a nurse in a f ...
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Aug. 2 2016
SiteOne Landscape Supply, LLC has announced the acquisition of both Bissett Nursery and Bissett Equipment Companies (collectively “Bissett”). Bissett, started in 1963, has three locations on ...
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Aug. 2 2016
When Barbara Wilson sent her son Travis, his two brothers, and their cousin out to mow their neighbors lawns in Louisville, Kentucky, for free, it was intended as a punishment. What she didn’t expec ...
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Aug. 1 2016
The Illinois Professional Lawn Care Association (IPLCA) has announced that it will dissolve the organization, effective September 12, 2016. Recently, growth has been harder to come by, and the IPLCA i ...
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Aug. 1 2016
In a surprise move, Andrew Kerin, CEO of BrightView, has been replaced by Pat Velasco. Velasco has been named interim CEO, according to the company’s website. A press release from BrightView a few d ...
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July 30 2016
A Woodbridge, New Jersey man says thieves took $70,000 worth of his landscape equipment. Apparently, they made off with his truck and loaded trailer during the night. "They stole my entire business ...
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July 29 2016
A single mother in Cahokia, Illinois, now has an August court date, following her failure to clean up her lawn. Last month, a code enforcement officer told Ebony Conner, single mother of five, that sh ...
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July 28 2016
Fred Smith may not have a place to live or a car, but he’s building a landscape maintenance business in Safety Harbor, Florida. He was trying to pull himself up by his bootstraps when his electric m ...
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July 28 2016
Just a day after members from the National Association of Landscape Professionals gathered for the annual Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery, the site’s Twitter feed had ...
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July 27 2016
There’s been one problem that’s kept hydrogen fuel from becoming widely adopted as an alternative, eco-green fuel source. Ironically, though hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, it ...
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July 27 2016
In Albemarle County, Virginia, local contractors are going to be paying yet another fee. The County Board of Supervisors recently voted to expand their $50 license fee to contractors making between $2 ...
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July 26 2016
Business innovations often start with the observation that there has to be a better way. That’s how GreenPal started, according to Gene Caballero, one of the company’s four founders. Started in Na ...
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July 26 2016
In St. Charles, Illinois, Aquascape Inc. was recently named as one of the 154 healthiest companies in America by Interactive Health. Qualification for the award was based on participation rates ...
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July 25 2016
The Toro Company has announced that its board of directors has elected Richard M. Olson to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2016. Olson, a 30-year veteran o ...
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July 25 2016
Two dozen landscape crew members staged a quiet protest at Arlington National Cemetery recently, joined by representatives from the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA). The protes ...
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July 23 2016
New Jersey may soon join New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire in banning the cultivation, sale or use of certain plants commonly found in residential landsca ...
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July 22 2016
A planned $10 million worth of landscape design for the new Veterans Affairs hospital in Aurora, Colorado, has been reduced to $2 million. The Army Corps of Engineers is overseeing the budget cuts aft ...
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July 21 2016
The city of Morgan Hill, California, is having trouble finding contractors to maintain its landscaped areas. City administrator Anthony Eulo thinks part of the problem is that potential contractors ca ...
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July 21 2016
Edwina von Gal, a landscape architect in the Hamptons, Long Island, New York, predicts that a lawn containing a diversity of plants, taller grasses and a gentler, undulating appearance could soon repl ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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