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PLANET, OSHA agree to ally for 5 years
A new five-year agreement was signed in Washington D.C. on Nov. 26 to continue the OSHA/PLANET Alliance. Check out how the renewal agreement will provide workplace safety education to members of the landscape industry. >>More
H-2B employer wins wage appeal against DOL
The H-2B community has won an appeal against the U.S. Department of Labor regarding the H-2B wage rule, PLANET reported. Find out why the Bureau of Alien Labor Certifications Appeals unanimously ruled in the plantiff’s favor. >>More
LAWN CARE NEWS
Specticle Bayer receives Agrow Award for Specticle active ingredient
Bayer Environmental Science received an Agrow Award in Amsterdam on Oct. 28 in the Best New Crop Protection Product category for Indaziflam, the active ingredient in Specticle herbicide.  >>More
>Spring Valley strengthens East Coast production
>BioWorks adds sales manager, enters turf market
MAINTENANCE NEWS
Photo courtesy of SQA SQA accredited by ANAB to issue SN 9001 certifications
Smithers Quality Assessments, based in Akron, Ohio, became the first certification body to be accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board to certify professional snow and ice management companies to the SN 9001 Quality Management Systems standard. >>More
>NJ contractor pitches in to CC Sabathia’s nonprofit
>Carson Landscape prepares for expansion
>Exmark wins ASABE award
DESIGN/BUILD NEWS
Photo courtesy of Aquascape Aquascape unveils
Aquascape Academy

Aquascape opened two new educational portals: Aquascape Academy Online, which launches Jan. 1; and Aquascape Academy Hands-On, an instructor-led classroom and training sessions held at the company headquarters in St. Charles, Ill. beginning Jan. 21. >>More
>Terex sells truck business to Volvo for $160 million
>Vista lights up Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
IRRIGATION NEWS
Irrigation Association tools IA rolls out 3 new,
free irrigation tools

The IA developed three new spreadsheets designed to assist irrigation designers and/or irrigation auditors. The tools are available for free download to all IA members. Find out more about the pipe sizing, dripline and irrigation scheduling calculators. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and Green Industry leaders
Frank Ross Tracking new leads: From generating to following up
By Frank Ross
An obvious way to stimulate profit is to generate more volume. To do this, take a hard look at the way you’re receiving and following up on the leads coming into your business. >>More
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