April 13 2016
A landscape contractor from North Andover, Massachusetts, is worried about meeting springtime demand after $4,000 worth of equipment was stolen from his company trailers. While police are studying the ...
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April 13 2016
In many states, licensed landscape contractors are required to pay a surety bond as a form of insurance. This bond provides some protection for clients, contractors and ultimately, the industry, by se ...
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April 12 2016
The H-2B Workforce Coalition, a conglomerate of advocates for seasonal industries which includes the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), recently urged the government to speed up t ...
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April 12 2016
Steven Miller, a Canadian landscape contractor under public scrutiny for allegations of tax fraud, has spoken out in his own defense. He’s been publicly silent during months of investigation from Re ...
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April 11 2016
Atlantic Irrigation Specialties, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Acu-Therm Supply Company, Inc. The company is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, which is a suburb of Atlantic City. Ac ...
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April 11 2016
The Southern Oregon Landscape Association (SOLA) not only serves its members, it also serves the communities where its members work and live. SOLA believes in giving back to those communities. Their ...
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April 9 2016
In an under-served neighborhood of Cully in Portland, Oregon, a local non-profit called Verde is helping a community rebuild itself through landscape work. Verde’s mission is to serve communities by ...
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April 8 2016
AAA Landscape is the latest landscape company to be burglarized in a San Antonio, Texas business plaza that has seen several thefts since last year. Office manager Wendy Green said the thieves cut the ...
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April 7 2016
For landscape professionals, ours is a business that’s both rewarding and easy to get into. For a young man, the appeal of a low-overhead moneymaking operation to call his own can be irresistible. I ...
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April 7 2016
In light of drought conditions across the country, state and local governments are looking for ways to save water. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published a rep ...
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April 6 2016
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced recently that Bruno M. Amaral, the owner of Green Paradise Landscaping in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, would have to compensate his workers. The o ...
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April 6 2016
Council members in Montgomery County, Maryland, have called on the county executive Ike Leggett to test public artificial turf fields for substances that are cancerous or harmful to children ...
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April 5 2016
A door-to-door contractor has been going around selling everything from fence repair, carpet installation, tile installation and tree trimming--all in addition to lawn care--in Topeka, Kansas. Such a ...
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April 5 2016
A door-to-door contractor has been going around selling everything from fence repair, carpet installation, tile installation and tree trimming--all in addition to lawn care--in Topeka, Kansas. Such a ...
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April 5 2016
In the midst of the New York State budget process, lawmakers are considering a measure that would mandate 12 weeks of paid family leave and raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2018 for all employees in t ...
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April 4 2016
A landscape contractor in Spearfish, South Dakota, became the centerpiece of a federal crime investigation after discovering that one of his clients was running a cross-country drug operation. He has ...
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April 4 2016
Horizon Distributors Inc. has announced its expansion in the Texas market with the acquisition of Metro Irrigation Supply Co. Metro operates eight sales centers, with locations in North and South Texa ...
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April 2 2016
The Park Board in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is considering two new measures intended to make their landscape management more eco-friendly. One puts an end to the use of glyphosate in pesticide applicati ...
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April 1 2016
The advent of suburbs after World War II fundamentally changed the nature of the American landscape, both literally and figuratively. Now the classic beauty of the 1950s lawn is getting an in-depth ex ...
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March 31 2016
The General Services Administration (GSA) has launched an online database directed at small businesses interested in securing contracts with the federal government. The GSA calls it the Forecast of Co ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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