Today’s Green Industry News

ICE arrests 100-plus at Ohio greenhouse, landscape company

June 6, 2018By

More than 100 workers were arrested June 5 when about 200 federal officers raided two Corso’s Flower & Garden Center locations in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, The Associated Press reports. It was one of the largest workplace immigration raids in recent years. Corso’s is a family-owned company founded in 1941 with a greenhouse, flower shop, garden center, landscape department and... read more

Project EverGreen to celebrate National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week June 10-16

June 6, 2018By

To raise awareness of the ongoing need for basic lawn care and landscape services for families of deployed military personnel and post 9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities, Project EverGreen recognizes June 10-16 as GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week. The program, which marks its 12th year in 2018, has seen more than 11,000 military families and veterans register to receive an... read more

People on the Move: Davey vp takes on editor role; LandCare hires new branch manager; and more from Massey, BNSE and Fockele Garden Co.

June 6, 2018By

Dan Herms, vice president of research and development for The Davey Tree Expert Co., has been named associate editor of Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, a publication of The International Society of Arboriculture Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, formerly the Journal of Arboriculture, is a bimonthly journal devoted to the dissemination of knowledge in the science and art of planting and caring... read more

The Grounds Guys parent company acquired

June 5, 2018By

Harvest Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, acquired Dwyer Franchising (Dwyer Group), the parent company of The Grounds Guys. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We are thrilled to partner with the Dwyer Group management team,” said Steve Eisenstein, partner at Harvest Partners. “They have built an excellent company, and we look forward to providing additional financial and strategic... read more

GIE+EXPO workshops, hardscape demos schedule unveiled for 2018 event

June 5, 2018By

New for the 2018 GIE+EXPO—set for Oct. 17-19 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky.—contractors are invited to attend an opening keynote by explorer Dr. Robert Ballard on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Immediately following the keynote at 3:00 p.m., the show floor will open to the entire industry. The GIE+EXPO workshops, set for Thursday and Friday, will cover a... read more

NALP launches “Why I Landscape” campaign

June 5, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) launched “Why I Landscape,” a national workforce campaign to promote the landscape profession and encourage students and career seekers to consider opportunities within the industry. Introduced by NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative, “Why I Landscape” builds off the success of NALP’s career website, which showcases various career paths professionals can take within the industry and connects... read more

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