Oct. 29 2016
A wild week of burglary, clown masks, and manhunts over state lines landed a landscape worker in court this week. Todd R. Keith, who works for Bourne 2 Mow in Ypsilanti, Michigan, had his criminal ram ...
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Oct. 28 2016
Buckthorn is one of the most frustrating invasive trees in the Midwest. Cutting it only results in more sprouts from the roots. Uprooting is only possible with very small trees, and many people are wa ...
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Oct. 27 2016
Worried that you’re undercharging for services or not being paid enough? There’s an app for that. Glassdoor, a job-seeking website, has recently released a special feature on their website and mob ...
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Oct. 27 2016
Haralson County, Georgia, recently declared a local state of emergency due to the drought. Water levels have dropped so low that the water intake of the county system is high and dry. Haralson is righ ...
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Oct. 26 2016
David Bell owns Advant-Edge Decorative Curbing and Landscaping in Peoria, Illinois, and likes to keep a fairly low profile. But beneath his quiet exterior, he has a heart of gold. Bell’s no strange ...
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Oct. 26 2016
A teenager in Cleveland, Ohio, has become a viral video star thanks to his innovative way of transporting landscaping equipment. Fifteen-year-old Daron Taylor, who owns D’s Lawn Care, created a bike ...
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Oct. 25 2016
Six landscape workers are suing four joint employers for failing to pay proper overtime and minimum wage. They say that FMWB, Inc., La La Enterprises LLC, NS and Sons LLC, Norberto Flores and Shawn Sl ...
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Oct. 24 2016
As pressure to implement a national paid family and medical leave program increases, small businesses around the country are beginning to worry about the potential negative impact this program may hav ...
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Oct. 24 2016
Company mergers have come under more scrutiny from anti-trust regulators in recent years, and the round of consolidations in the agrochemical market is not exempt. DuPont Company, based in Wilmington ...
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Oct. 22 2016
A father shot his son in the head at their landscape company in Franklin, North Carolina. David Finn, 71, and his son, Ryan Finn, 36, have both been arrested after a verbal altercation at the property ...
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Oct. 21 2016
Tensions are rising in Atlanta, Georgia, as an already-suspicious mowing contract has left workers without pay. Workers report not receiving a penny of the $15 million given to contract-winner Neal Ho ...
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Oct. 20 2016
The 18th largest landscape company in the nation is in hot water, after allegedly being part of an extensive money laundering fraud. David Mazanowski, CEO of Mainscape, Inc. has been charged with cons ...
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Oct. 20 2016
Tech-based startup companies aren’t just for social media and smartphones anymore. Kevin Forestell, a landscape contractor from Guelph, Ontario, had very little technological know-how when he came u ...
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Oct. 19 2016
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the brother of Oscar Portillo, one of two victims killed in a landscape-related cave-in. Their employer, Bednar Landscape Services Inc. of Boontown Township ...
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Oct. 19 2016
Despite relaxed drought rates and restrictions, thousands of Californians are still going to sewer plants to stock up on free effluent. City planners aren’t sure if it’s a sign that California is ...
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Oct. 18 2016
As the baby boomer generation declines, landscape companies are facing less ongoing work in yard renovations. While there’s no threat of landscaping being rendered obsolete as a business in the near ...
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Oct. 18 2016
Paying employees a higher minimum wage could mean a higher return for small businesses. At least, that’s what Russ Henry, owner of Giving Tree Gardens, a full-service organic landscaping company, su ...
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Oct. 17 2016
The green industry in eastern North Carolina has been hit exceptionally hard by Hurricane Matthew. While some businesses remain underwater, others that have seen the flooding recede can now assess the ...
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Oct. 17 2016
Yamaha has taken its first step entering the green industry. It has partnered with the Ariens Company to market their new engine, the MXV V-Twin EFI. This engine was specifically built for zero-turn m ...
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Oct. 15 2016
Castleton Lawn Care of Fishers, Indiana, has filed 69 lawsuits against their former customers. The company accuses their clients of not paying their bills. Many customers have responded to the accusat ...
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2015 STATUS REPORT

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