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LM 2014 Industry Pulse report
Industry Pulse The results are in: The LM Industry Pulse report reveals 2014 was a win—with strong profits and an average growth rate of 17 percent. Check out an industry overview, including labor, costs and customer reports.
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Landscape Live! logo Ep. 110: Today’s snow and ice manager
Robert Smart of Smart Scapes, Rich Arlington & Associates and SIMA discusses why snow plowing is now referred to as risk management. Listen now!
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TakeEasy TaskEasy provides mowing jobs via mobile platform
TaskEasy joined the landscaping industry using mobile technology. Find out how the company hires contractors and ensures customer satisfaction. >>More
Face to Face Face to Face takeaways from 2014
With the 2014 Face to Face series drawn to a close, JP Horizons President Jim Paluch pulled together Smart Company participants for a teleconference Dec. 12. Check out what the sponsors say were big talking points in 2014. >>More
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Lawn Doctor LLCP recapitalizes Lawn Doctor
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, completed a recapitalization of Lawn Doctor. See how the transaction affected the companies. >>More
>Moss Melt receives EPA registration
>Arborjet’s insecticide receives OMRI listing
>Nutri-Lawn doles out 2014 franchise awards
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Husqvarna Husqvarna transfers BlueBird brand to TEC
Husqvarna Professional Products sold BlueBird International to TEC International. Learn why Husqvarna decided to sell the brand, and see how it affects the company's strategic business plan. >>More
>Bobcat intros 3400, 3400XL utility vehicles
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Rubber tracks 12 tips for maintaining rubber tracks
With a surge of interest in rubber tracks for compact construction equipment, tracks and tire manufacturer McLaren Industries offered a dozen pointers for prolonging rubber track life. Read each tip. >>More
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Photo: Underhill Underhill to open new offices in California
Underhill International is opening new offices in Mission Viejo, Calif., in January. Find out how the location will allow Underhill to better serve its customers. >>More
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Photo: ClearSpan ClearSpan adds hybrid building to HD solution line
ClearSpan Fabric Structures introduced its hybrid building to its HD building solutions line. See why the company says the building has the ability to reduce energy costs. >>More
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Jeffrey Scott Video: Right people, right positions
Your success is based on putting the right people in the right positions, supported by the right processes, says Jeffrey Scott. Watch to learn the six steps to having a successful year for your company. >>More
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