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Dec. 17 2014
In the United States, there are more than 30,000 chainsaw-related injuries every year. Most occur when contractors make arbitrary cuts straight across the trunk without completely understand ...
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Dec. 16 2014
Springfield, Massachusetts, is scrambling to hire a new snow plow vendor after its longtime local contractor appears to have crumbled to tax debt. The deletion of Northeast Grounds Management ...
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Dec. 16 2014
In its 100th anniversary year, The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, saw net sales increase 6.4 percent to $2.173 billion. Net earnings for the fiscal year were up from $154.8 million i ...
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Dec. 15 2014
Husqvarna has announced the sale of Bluebird International, its turf care equipment brand, to TEC International, based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The BlueBird brand, sales and manufacturing ...
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Dec. 15 2014
The Grasshopper Company, Moundridge, Kansas, was chosen by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, as 2014 Company of the Year. Stan Guyer, Grasshopper company president, accepted ...
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Dec. 12 2014
Two Hopkins County, Texas landscape employees, Patrick Wayne McMahan and Cody Scott Shaw, were apprehended and charged with the murder of Gary Maynard, owner of Maynard Custom Tree Landscaping Serv ...
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Dec. 12 2014
A teen formerly from Tinley Park, Illinois, was charged with aggravated robbery after a landscape professional was mugged at knifepoint in broad daylight near Joliet Junior College. Accord ...
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Dec. 11 2014
Police in Albany, Georgia, say a man who broke in to a home to steal guns, a trailer, and a riding lawn mower tried to use the machine as a getaway vehicle. Not surprisingly, he didn’t get very fa ...
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Dec. 11 2014
Each customer in the Evergreen Irrigation District will be asked to pitch in $1,019, payable to the city of Casa Grande, Arizona, to cover their share of a $52,997 repair bill. The Casa Grande Ci ...
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Dec. 10 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced that it will extend the application timeframe of its Propane Mower Incentive Program through March 31, 2015, due to an overwhelming amou ...
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Dec. 10 2014
Runoff is a common and wasteful problem in the irrigation business, especially at a time when water is scarce. If a contractor does not properly calculate the amount of water he or she needs, overf ...
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Dec. 10 2014
The winter season came a little early in some parts of the country, with multiple days of below-average temperatures. While that might not sound like good news to the average layman, it is for contr ...
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Dec. 9 2014
Two men in Isle of Wright (IOW), Virginia, have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of commercial-grade lawn mowers from a local outdoor power equipment dealership. During a ...
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Dec. 8 2014
In Angola, Louisiana, men who may never get out of the state prison are getting state licenses as landscape contractors and pesticide applicators. Some also are teaching other long-term inmates and ...
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Dec. 5 2014
Brickman Group, Ltd. LLC (“Brickman”) and ValleyCrest Companies, LLC (“ValleyCrest”) today announced the future name of their combined organization as BrightView. In June 2014, Brickman and ...
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Dec. 5 2014
In Augusta, Maine, vandals ran rampant in a cemetery, setting fire to a shed, flipping benches, and destroying about 80 headstones. This cemetery is historic and dates back to the early 1800s. Th ...
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Dec. 5 2014
It’s no secret that landscaping can increase the value of a home. One expert claims that mature trees, well-formed shrubs and a well-kept lawn can increase a home’s value up to 28 percent. Trees ...
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Dec. 4 2014
The loud, disruptive noise associated with blowers is usually the topic of heavy debate when discussing outdoor power equipment. But lately, it is their potential health hazard that has people up i ...
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Dec. 4 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a suite of cost calculator mobile tools. The new application is designed for commercial landscaper contractors to estimate fuel savi ...
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Dec. 3 2014
A lawn service business owner is thankful to those who helped reunite him with his stolen equipment. His truck and trailer were returned only a day after they had been stolen. However, a riding lawn ...
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