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People on the Move: Takeuchi-US hires vp; ASIC names award winners; Davey promotes district manager; and Aspire adds account manager

February 21, 2018 -  By
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Takeuchi-US hired Jeff Stewart as vice president and general manager, effective immediately. In the newly created role at the company, Stewart will oversee parts, service, IT, facilities and non-machine related warehouse operations. While Stewart is a new hire, he has previously been employed in various roles with Takeuchi, spending 13 years with the organization. The... read more


TCIA reports 129 tree care-related incidents in 2017

February 21, 2018 -  By
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The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) learned of 129 tree care-related occupational incidents* in the calendar year of 2017. Seventy-two of them were fatal. The TCIA report provides what is known about these incidents from media accounts. Comparing 2017 with previous years, TCIA reported 81, 92 and 92 occupational fatalities in 2014, 2015 and 2016,... read more


SiteOne acquires East Coast distributor

February 14, 2018 -  By
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SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired Atlantic Irrigation, a distributor of irrigation, lighting, drainage and landscaping equipment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Started in 1976, Atlantic has 33 locations across 13 states in the Eastern U.S. and two provinces in eastern Canada. “Atlantic significantly expands the scale of our irrigation and lighting business in the... read more


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GPS Insight: GPS fleet tracking software

February 23, 2018 -  By
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Case Study: A matter of health

February 22, 2018 -  By
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After Gachina Landscape Management Founder and President John Gachina died from prostate cancer in 2015, men’s health became a greater focus for the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company. Company leaders launched a multipronged effort to encourage the company’s employees (94 percent of which are male) to be proactive with their health care. There have been several women’s health efforts as well.... read more


Web Extra: Fit Turf’s production and sales comp plans

February 22, 2018 -  By
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With a goal of being a people-centric business, the leadership team at Fit Turf believes in a robust compensation and bonus structure for sales and production personnel. The company is based in Centennial, Colo. Here’s how it works. Production compensation Base weekly salary. Overbill bonus, which adds 7 percent of all produced production to weekly income (after technicians meet their... read more