Feb. 15 2017
At the end of last year, I spent my New Year’s Eve where most of us do, at a party. After the year turned, one of my friends pulled out his guitar and led us all in a rendition of the classic Bob ...
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April 15 2016
If you're an action-movie fan, you may have heard a character - perhaps a superhero - boasting: “I have the strength of ten men!” As a landscape or irrigation contractor, you probably have ...
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March 16 2016
When you hear the phrase “low-volume irrigation,” what picture pops into your head? Small spray heads, staked over plantings? Rotating heads, putting out multiple streams of water? Burbling ...
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June 9 2015
To honor the legacy of David M. Lilly, The Toro Company’s fourth president and former dean of what now is the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, The Toro Company has establi
March 16 2015
There are a good number of second-generation companies in our business, and quite a few even third-generation, but how about five generations? Meet the Reinders family and Reinders, Inc., their family-owned, ...
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Dec. 15 2014
The very competitive commercial mower industry just had its equivalent of Detroit’s Auto Show. It’s called GIE+EXPO, and it’s held every October in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s where ...
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Nov. 17 2014
The late comedian Rodney Dangerfield had a catchphrase: “I don’t get no respect— no respect at all.” For a long time, the same thing could be said of water. Certainly, we knew ...
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Sept. 15 2014
Irrigation equipment companies today have their heads in “the cloud.” And that’s not a criticism. The same technological explosion that’s affecting all of our electronic devices ...
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Aug. 15 2014
It's all about family. To most of us, it has always been about family. Many of us were fortunate to be born into families that gave us unconditional love, which we later passed along to our own families. ...
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June 24 2014
However, the United State’s entry into World War I in 1917 meant that manufacturers had to do their part, and Toro got busy making steering mechanisms for merchant supply ships. By 1918, the war ...
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Oct. 14 2013
Talk about a woman in a man’s world, Judy Altmaier is the epitome of that. It’s one thing for women to hold executive positions, and more are reaching the top rung, but you won’t find ...
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Feb. 15 2013
The last five years have been no piece of cake, but you’ve successfully stayed afloat by running a tight ship. That includes watching your pennies and trimming the fat. The bright side is that things ...
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April 21 2008
In the winter of 1979/80, mild weather and lack of snow caused the Toro Company warehouses to pile up with snow blowers ...
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April 21 2008
For me, it was a golden time: to represent an exciting new company that an entire industry was watching, and to help roll out a truly innovative product, Chuck Huston exclaims ...
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Dec. 13 2012
Once upon a time, there was little need for smart irrigation. Water was plentiful, falling from the sky at regular intervals. Oh, there might be a dry spell once in awhile, but soon enough, the rain ...
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March 1 1999
“It’s hard to find good help nowadays . . .” Yes, is an old, tired phrase, but nonetheless true. On a landscaping project, especially, its tough to amass the skilled manpower necessary ...
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March 1 2007
Despite the variety of landscape contracting companies that exist, the mower is a universal element for almost all of them. Even many companies that now focus exclusively on design/build projects were ...
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April 1 2007
What are they? Theyre the versatile fleet of compact utility equipment available for todays green industry professionals ...
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May 1 2007
Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his ...
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April 1 2008
One of the greatest summer pleasures is catching a professional baseball game. There’s something thrilling about watching a pro throw a shutout or leap for a line drive. As it turns out, baseball ...
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