Today’s Green Industry News

Ewing Irrigation restructures education program

December 5, 2017By

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply has restructured its education program to run during a regular calendar year. In addition, Ewing will offer more classes and include custom training options for organizations in 2018. Jeffrey Knight, Ewing’s director of learning and development, said the changes will provide more options year-round for contractors who are trying to obtain continuing education credits or... read more

Four in 10 Americans with yards hired pros this year, NALP survey shows

November 30, 2017By

Americans appear to believe it’s important to make the investment to take care of their yards, with 40 percent of those with a lawn or landscape hiring a professional in the last year. According to an online survey commissioned by the National Association of Landscape Professional’s (NALP’s) Industry Growth Initiative and conducted by Harris Poll in September and October, the... read more

People on the Move: Davey promotes McCabe to vp position; Aspire hires 2; Arborjet hires product marketing manager

November 30, 2017By

Davey Resource Group (DRG), a division of The Davey Tree Expert Co., promoted Jack McCabe to vice president and general manager of DRG Utility Vegetation Management. McCabe joined the company in 1999 as a senior consulting utility forester on Davey’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. account. In 2006 he was promoted to western production manager for DRG, and then again... read more

Consultant Scott to host workshop on effective CEO/COO partnerships

November 21, 2017By

Jeffrey Scott will host a one-day workshop, “Effective CEO/COO Partnerships: The Power of Collaborative Leadership,” in Chicago on Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owners who attend will learn how to hand off responsibilities and grow into the role of visionary and hyper-effective CEO, while key leaders who attend will learn where to improve themselves and how to master... read more

Companies in the News: BrightView teams up with community to build memorial; U.S. Lawns team lends helping hand to Central Florida food bank; Case Construction Equipment extends warranties

November 21, 2017By

BrightView teamed up with community organizations in Florida to design and install a memorial park for veterans and first responders. The park features a flag representing each branch of the military, paver walks, a memorial wall, a commemorative plaque, new landscaping and a first responders’ fire pit area. The memorial was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on... read more

Harvest Group establishes virtual peer group

November 21, 2017By

The Harvest Group introduced a new peer group called the Harvesters’ Virtual Peer Group. The group, meeting monthly via phone, provides business owners the opportunity to talk with peers in similar-sized companies about the everyday challenges of running a company. Lead by Fred Haskett, The Harvesters’ Virtual Peer Group brings together groups of eight to 12 fellow contractor-related businesses from different... read more