June 18 2016
Exciting new technology is bringing advances in all areas of manufacturing. Now, we can add extreme slope mowing to that list. Summit Mowers, a New Albany, Mississippi company that manufactures ...
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June 17 2016
It was mid-morning when the phone at the Church Hill Fire Department began blinking and ringing off the hook. A local residence was ablaze. In no time at all, a crew was dispatched in response t ...
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June 16 2016
Selling drugs and stolen lawn mowers has landed an East Tennessee businessman in hot water. The charges he’s facing include criminal conspiracy to commit theft, several counts of delivery and posses ...
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June 16 2016
A landscape contractor was recenlty rushed to the hospital after incurring severe burns from a gasoline fire recently. He was working on a jobsite in Franklin, Massachusetts, when the fire ignited. F ...
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June 15 2016
Briggs & Stratton recently received a patent for integrating a single-belt transmission drive system with suspension technology. This new system utilizes rigid control system linkages, which resul ...
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June 15 2016
SMS Assist is a company that provides a cost-effective way for service providers and property managers to monitor the progress of their ongoing projects. The company utilizes an innovative cloud-based ...
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June 14 2016
Ashley Black of Omaha, Nebraska, has been mowing lawns this summer to raise money to go to a national swimming championship in Missouri next month. When her lawn mower broke down, Ashley tried to fix ...
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June 14 2016
Five years ago, David Williams was working for TruGreen when his company truck rolled over. He suffered a fractured spinal cord in the accident, and was rendered quadriplegic. Williams sued, and the r ...
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June 13 2016
Steven Camarota, of the Center for Immigration Studies, recently told the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest that we don’t need to import worker to meet employers’ demand ...
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June 13 2016
Petulama, California-based HydroPoint Data Systems recently announced its acquisition of Baseline, Inc. in Boise, Idaho. Baseline will continue to operate as an independent company in Boise, and Hydro ...
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June 11 2016
When the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) purchased two remote-controlled mowers, it was with safety in mind. The idea was that crews would be able to clear hard-to-reach ar ...
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June 10 2016
In many parts of the country, the needs and preferences of property owners aren’t always clear to their landscape contractor. Are potential clients in your area more enticed by the prospect of nativ ...
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June 9 2016
Rogers Park is one of a handful of city parks where staff is painstakingly and artistically differentiating between long-grass areas and mowed areas, with short grass outlining areas of long grass aro ...
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June 9 2016
A little bug, tinier than a flea, is threatening hemlocks in parts of New England. It’s an invasive pest from Asia called the hemlock woolly adelgid, and it has the potential to devastate forests in ...
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June 8 2016
The emerald ash borer (EAB) has reached Texas. Federal and state officials confirmed that the invasive Asian beetle which has killed tens of millions of ash trees all over the country has added state ...
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June 8 2016
Thomas Vieira realized, as he got into his truck for his morning commute, that he’d forgotten something. Leaving the keys in the ignition, Vieira walked back into his home and grabbed his coffee. Wh ...
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June 7 2016
Concerns about drought and fertilizer runoff back in 2012 caused some officials in Alachua County, Florida, to revamp the rules governing landscape irrigation. North Florida was in a drought at the ti ...
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June 7 2016
The next time you feel like junking an old riding lawnmower, consider sending it off to Inglewood, New Zealand, instead. A man there will turn it into a beautiful, working, miniature car. Retir ...
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June 6 2016
The lines between digital marketing and social media have been getting blurrier over the past few years, and the trend is continuing with the latest announcement from Instagram. The company, which all ...
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June 6 2016
A 22-year-old member of a landscape company’s crew is back at work, following a run-in with a snake that he won’t soon forget. Mitch Hattersley was clearing debris from a children’s play area at ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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