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Feb. 18 2015
Yet another company is exploring the idea of developing a robotic mower. IRobot, the Bedford, Massachusetts-based company well known for its popular Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, claims that t ...
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Feb. 17 2015
Officials in Tempe, Arizona, have started a landscape initiative to lower costs of lawn maintenance for residents. The initiative is called the “Tempe Landscape Referral” and it uses bulk buying ...
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Feb. 17 2015
An overhaul of current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) regulations may help maintain the warranties for landscape equipment. Specifically, proposed changes will place a cap on ethanol requirements at ...
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Feb. 16 2015
Landscape contractors are becoming a common sight for residents in Hartford, Connecticut this winter. As the snow continues to fall at a heavy rate, one landscape company describes their average win ...
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Feb. 16 2015
Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, recently completed a transaction closing on the purchase of IPS Corporation. The company was purchased from Calera Capital, another private equity firm ...
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Feb. 13 2015
When business is slow, perhaps you should buy a lottery ticket. While it might seem like a joke, it is actually sage advice, considering landscape contractor Jose Beltran’s recent $50,000 win. ...
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Feb. 13 2015
A family that owned a landscape business located in Yulee, Florida, lost their entire livelihood while on vacation. The truck and trailer for their company, “It’s A Beautiful Lawn” was stored ...
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Feb. 12 2015
A landscape contractor who had worked for the New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a long time is claiming that NHCS has unreasonably manipulated their bid process to ...
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Feb. 12 2015
A bill that aims to rehabilitate deteriorating public water systems is under a lot of heat. The Water Infrastructure Protection Act (WIPA), recently signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, fas ...
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Feb. 11 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being accused of making a federal “power grab” for all the water in the nation. Under the draft of their proposed regulation, the “waters of the Un ...
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Feb. 11 2015
Briggs & Stratton, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has developed a lawn mower engine that never needs its oil changed. While this new design is the result of consumer research, collected by the company ...
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Feb. 10 2015
Many children dream of becoming firefighters and police officers, the type of careers that are traditionally associated with being a ‘hero.’ For one long-ago child, being a hero meant helping wi ...
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Feb. 10 2015
In Garland, Texas, FieldTurf USA is suing the Garland Independent School District (GISD) over a project to install seven athletic fields. FieldTurf is upset because it was the lowest bidder among fi ...
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Feb. 9 2015
The Sports Turf Managers Associations (STMA) in Lawrence, Kansas, has announced its board of directors for 2015. Allen Johnson, Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM) and fields manager for the Gree ...
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Feb. 9 2015
As the state of California enters its fourth year of historic drought conditions, the existing water supply can’t seem to catch a break. New discoveries in an Associated Press report reveal that u ...
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Feb. 6 2015
Through the years 2007 and 2012, Nicholas Vene stole $100,000 in water from the New Jersey Municipal Utilities Authority in Holmdel. He was sentenced in to five years’ probation and 500 hours of c ...
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Feb. 6 2015
Last year, an employee of Martin’s Landscaping in Bellefontaine, Ohio, decided to celebrate Mother’s Day in an unusual way. David Botner opened the doors to his boss’ warehouse and sold off co ...
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Feb. 5 2015
In light of these eco-efficient times, landscape design for energy conservation just makes sense. Research by the Oklahoma State University shows that energy savings to the homeowner can be big with ...
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Feb. 5 2015
The tragic death of employee Bradley Hogue will cost Washington-based Pacific Topsoils $199,000; sixteen safety violations were found. This accident highlights the importance of having a good safety ...
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Feb. 4 2015
Residents of Bloomfield Township, Michigan, are suing DTE Energy Company and Kent, Ohio-based Davey Tree Service for $54 million over the utility’s “Ground to Sky” program, which cuts down tre ...
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