Today’s Green Industry News

People on the Move: TruGreen names new CFO; Ewing names new vp of business development; LM bids farewell to associate editor

August 3, 2017By

TruGreen named Brian Hamm as its new CFO. As CFO at TruGreen, Hamm will be responsible for ensuring the finance organization can enable the company to continue to grow. Hamm joins TruGreen from Energizer Holdings, where he served as executive vice president and CFO, leading the finance, controllership, internal audit, investor relations, tax and treasury functions. David Martin, TruGreen’s current CFO,... read more

Ewing completes merger with Upstart

August 1, 2017By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply merged with Upstart Products. “Upstart, and its unique golf agronomic product range, provides a complementary offering to Ewing’s golf customers,” Ewing President and CEO Douglas W. York said. “And Ewing’s and Upstart’s shared dedication to industry professionals creates more sustainable and profitable solutions for our customers.” In addition to bolstering Ewing’s product offerings in the... read more

Three takeaways from Memphis newspaper’s TruGreen report

July 26, 2017By

The Commercial Appeal, a daily newspaper in Memphis, Tenn., published a profile of TruGreen, which is headquartered in Memphis. The article details the series of events that revitalized a slumping TruGreen into the thriving company that acquired Scotts LawnService last year. The newspaper interviewed TruGreen CEO David Alexander, who took over in 2012 and was previously chief executive for CitiTrends, an apparel... read more

Companies in the News: Ditch Witch, Grasshopper, Caterpillar visit White House for product showcase; Case CE donates skid-steer to garden initiative

July 26, 2017By

Three green industry manufacturers participated in the Made in America Product Showcase at the White House July 17. The event was designed to celebrate American-made products and encourage other companies to manufacture their products in the U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence joined members of Congress and cabinet secretaries in attending the event. Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine... read more

NALP goes to Washington

July 19, 2017By

About 450 members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) visited Washington, D.C., July 16-18 for its annual Legislative Days on the Hill. The event was a chance for industry members to learn how to become a more effective voice in the legislative and regulatory process and visit with members of Congress. But first, the event kicked off with the... read more

Jeffrey Scott to host free webinar series

July 19, 2017By

Landscape Industry Consultant Jeffrey Scott will host a free, six-part webinar series titled, “Breakthrough Ideas for High Achievers.” In this series, Scott will lay out what is most important for high-achieving professionals to focus on, with concrete ideas and techniques for every size company. These webinars build on each other to help attendees find new ways of thinking, growing and... read more