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Companies in the News: PBI-Gordon celebrates anniversary; Husqvarna teams up with Men Against Breast Cancer; Deere sends aid to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

October 12, 2017By

PBI-Gordon is celebrating its 70th anniversary this month. Initially named Private Brands Inc. (PBI) on Oct. 8, 1947, the company was founded by John Mueller and his son Robert Mueller, John Mathias and Roy Boxmeyer. Then in 1956, PBI acquired customer and fellow Kansas City company Gordon Chemical. The combined entity changed its name to PBI-Gordon Corp. in 1970. Throughout... read more

John Deere produces 250,000th backhoe

March 1, 2013By

DUBUQUE, IOWA—On March 1, the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division marked a production milestone with the completion of its 250,000th backhoe loader at the Dubuque Works factory. The model 310SK backhoe loader was purchased by Phoenix-based NPL Construction Co., which took delivery of the machine at a special ceremony at the Dubuque Works facility. “Backhoes have been our bread... read more

CoCal chooses propane-fueled mowers

September 12, 2012By

DENVER—CoCal Landscape, which ranked No. 112 on this year’s LM 150 with $11,350,000 in 2011 revenue, has purchased 84 propane-fueled lawn mowers—replacing nearly 90% of its entire gasoline mower fleet. CoCal chose propane-powered mowers because the domestic-fuel reduces emissions compared with gasoline-fueled mowers. Compared with gasoline, propane offers a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, cuts carbon monoxide by more than 80%,... read more