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In a surprise move, Andrew Kerin, CEO of BrightView, has been replaced by Pat Velasco.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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July 20 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 of the company, has served as Toro’s president ...
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July 20 2016
Changes to the contracting methods used by the General Services Administration (GSA) may be a hindrance to small businesses, according to members of the House Small Business Committee. A letter by Com ...
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July 20 2016
The whitefly species has now been reported on plants in retail nurseries as well as in homeowners’ yards in Florida. In April, the whitefly was found for the first time outside local greenhouses and ...
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July 19 2016
Chestnut Ridge Associates, a developer, and the village of Chestnut Ridge, conspired with government officials and tried to use the zoning board to do away with Steve’s Lawns, a landscaping business ...
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July 19 2016
Mississippi State Senator Chris Massey (R) has been charged with aggravated assault after his involvement in a fight with two landscape professionals. The landscape contractor said Massey and his fat ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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