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LM Industry Pulse: Pulse Point
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Industry Pulse Eighty-nine percent of landscape companies are optimistic about 2015. 10 percent are uncertain and only 1 percent are pessimistic. >>More
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When it comes to the design/build sales, Dan Pestretto, founder of Salespeople-On-Demand, adds a unique step to improve the process.
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HEADLINES
PLANET SCD PLANET Student Career Days to descend on NCSU
Registration is open for landscaping companies to attend Student Career Days (SCD), scheduled for March 12–15 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. Learn more about this career-building event. >>More
New England Grows New England Grows schedules earlier dates for annual conference
New England Grows, in response to exhibitor and attendee feedback, scheduled its next annual conference and green industry exposition for Dec. 2-4. Find out more about the conference. >>More
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ORNAMENTAL
Scotts Lawn Service Scotts slows pest
control acquisitions

Scotts LawnService (SLS), a business unit of Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., is rethinking its strategy to acquire pest control companies. Check out why the company is taking a step back from the pest industry. >>More
>Residex hires 7 managers for Florida, Georgia
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GPS Insight Landscape company uses fleet tracking to save thousands and gain valuable insight
Singing Hills Landscape suspected that its crews were wasting fuel, taking inefficient routes to jobsites, losing productivity and more. GPS Insight helped the business save thousands of dollars while gaining fleet intelligence.
Learn more about GPS Insight's fleet tracking software here.
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Ryan Lawn & Tree Ryan Lawn & Tree gets into retail, acquires Stihl dealer
Ryan Lawn & Tree, located in Overland Park, Kan., acquired Maisch Small Engine, a Lenexa, Kan.-based Stihl dealer that has serviced the landscaping industry for three years. See the details of the transaction. >>More
>CLIP Software CEO authors book on piecework
>Exmark intros new UTVs
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Photo: Drafix Drafix releases PRO Landscape Version 21
Drafix Software released its PRO Landscape Version 21. Find out why Drafix President Pete Lord says this product will help customers design more efficiently and close more sales. >>More
>Case rolls out line of skid steers, CTLs
>Walpole launches new line of outdoor pavilions
IRRIGATION+
WATER MANAGEMENT
John Deere John Deere inks Florida distribution deal
with Rain Bird

Effective March 1, John Deere Green Tech, a technology solutions group within John Deere Landscapes, will become an authorized distributor of Rain Bird Corp.’s “Maxicom” and “Site Control” central control products in Florida. >>More
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and Green Industry leaders
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60 days and dwindling

Phil Harwood of Pro-Motion Consulting offers some of the best tips for preparing your landscaping company for spring in a matter of 60 days. >>More
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