Today’s Green Industry News

People on the Move: PBI-Gordon adds to research team, Davey hires new manager of technical services and more from Spring-Green Lawn Care, K-Rain, Holganix and Altoz

June 21, 2018By

Chris Williamson has joined PBI-Gordon’s research team. Based in Defiance, Ohio, Williamson will be responsible for coordinating all research protocols, technical assistance to cooperators and product support for end users in Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin. Williamson holds a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of... read more

AmericanHort announces recipients of its HortScholars program

June 20, 2018By

AmericanHort announced the recipients of its 2018 HortScholars program. The HortScholars program aims to identify future leaders and give them a platform to network, grow and work at the North America horticulture event, Cultivate ’18. The program chooses six applicants each year and offers a beyond-the-classroom experience, according to AmericanHort. “AmericanHort received an unprecedented number of applicants from across the... read more

BrightView takes next step in public filing, reveals prices for shares

June 19, 2018By

BrightView—which once again ranked No. 1 on the LM150 list of the industry’s top 150 revenue-generating firms—announced the launch of its initial public offering of 21,300,000 shares of its common stock. According to a report on StreetInsider, the initial public offering price is expected to be between $22 and $25 per share. “It’s a fabulous valuation for our industry,” said... read more

Industry consultant Jeffrey Scott to host 6-part webinar series

June 18, 2018By

Jeffrey Scott will host a free six-part live webinar series from July to December 2018. For each presentation, Scott will interview thought leaders in the landscaping industry on various business topics. The webinars include: July 24, 1 p.m. EDT: “Giving Back is Good for Businesses” with Ed Castro, CEO, Ed Castro Landscapes, Atlanta, Ga. Aug. 14, 1 p.m. EDT: “Marketing Strategies... read more

Spring Touch rep throws out first pitch at Minnesota Twins game in support of GreenCare for Troops

June 14, 2018By

Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control, based in St. Peter, Minn., threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Minnesota Twins game at Target Field on June 2 in support of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops. Project EverGreen recognizes this week—June 10-16—as GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week. GreenCare for Troops provides military families and post-9/11 veterans with a service-connected disability with... read more

Companies in the News: Case helps clean up Colorado fire damage; Kubota purchases new land; and more from Cherrylake, Greenworks and Monster Tree Services

June 14, 2018By

Case Construction Equipment and heavy equipment dealers, Titan Machinery and Sonsray Machinery, donated the use of skid-steers, a compact track loader and an excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Big Iron—a veteran-led disaster cleanup operation in response to the “Tinder Fire,” which swept across more than 500 acres in Coconino County, Ariz. Team Rubicon volunteers provided heavy equipment operations, debris removal... read more

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