Today’s Green Industry News

People on the Move: Davey’s Bastian honored; US Lawns inducts Harrell into HOF; and more from AmericanHort, FMC

August 16, 2017By

Rex Bastian, Ph.D., technical advisor for The Davey Tree Expert Co., recently received a 2017 Award of Distinction from The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The Awards of Distinction were presented during the opening ceremony of the ISA’s 93rd Annual International Conference and Trade Show. Bastian was honored with ISA’s 2017 Award of Merit, the ISA’s highest honor for outstanding service... read more

Landscapers’ labor woes net news coverage

August 16, 2017By

Two companies on the LM150 list of the largest landscape companies are in the news this month, getting coverage from their local media outlets about their labor challenges. The Greenery was featured in a story on WSAV about its struggle to hire in the resort town of Hilton Head Island, S.C. Limited affordable housing in this area has prompted the... read more

Companies in the News: Deere facility celebrates 20 years; Davey eyes expansion; and more from Kioti, Green Pest Solutions

August 9, 2017By

John Deere recently commemorated the 20-year anniversary of its Turf Care manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, N.C., with its employees, their families and the local community on the Turf Care Facility grounds. The company also honored 19 employees who have worked at the facility since the doors opened in 1997. “Over the past 20 years, we’ve cultivated a team of professionals... read more

Ewing gears up for company restructuring

August 9, 2017By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply unveiled plans for organizational changes to better position the company for future growth, while improving ongoing support for its more than 200 locations, the company said. To support these efforts, Ewing implemented five strategic transitions to provide greater and more focused support to its stores and employees. These transitions include redefining and aligning Ewing’s geographic... read more

SiteOne acquires South Coast Supply

August 8, 2017By

SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired South Coast Supply, which has two locations serving the Orange County, Calif., market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Started in 1981, South Coast Supply is a distributor of hardscape, natural stone and related products to landscape professionals. “South Coast Supply is a terrific fit with SiteOne as they add depth to our existing hardscape... read more

Montgomery County, Md., pesticide ban struck down

August 3, 2017By

The Montgomery County, Md., Circuit Court struck down the county’s ban on lawn and garden pesticide use on private property, deeming it unlawful and preempted by Maryland law. Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) said it is pleased with the court’s decision. “We are gratified that the court agreed that the county’s ban on the use of State- and... read more