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Kerin 1. BrightView CEO
Kerin steps down

In July, Andrew Kerin was succeeded on an interim basis by Pat Velasco. >>More

Flash forward to November 2016: BrightView appointed Andrew Masterman as president and CEO
BrightView 2. BrightView
rebranding begins

More than a year after Brickman and ValleyCrest decided on their new name, BrightView began rolling out its new look in March. Learn more about the new brand and the inspiration behind it. >>More
3. OSHA cites The Grounds
Guys for workplace injuries

In response to the safety and health violations, The Ground Guys faced a $42,000 penalty in February. Learn more about the events that led to OSHA’s involvement. >>More
4. One OSHA region, three
fatal mower accidents

Three landscapers died in Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas in mower accidents in April, which was equal to total deaths in the previous six years. Avoid similar accidents by following these tips. >>More
GPS Insight NEW: 2017 Landscape Fleet Manager’s Almanac
Telematics is certainly a major growth area for landscape fleet management. But so are fleet management topics like vehicle acquisition, fuel management, and safety. Here’s your guide to stay on top of these four important aspects to fleet and the latest trends moving into 2017.
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Monarch Landscape Holdings 5. Jensen, NLS join Monarch Landscape Holdings
In April, Jensen Landscape and Northwest Landscape Services became part of the private equity-backed company that entered the market May 2015 with the acquisition of Signature Landscape Services. >>More
6. Exec pleads guilty to cheating
staff out of pay, falsifying documents

In January, an executive of a Rhode Island-based landscape and nursery company pleaded guilty in federal court for orchestrating a scheme to avoid paying union benefits and falsifying unemployment documents. >>More
TruGreen 7. TruGreen: ‘Milestone merger’ is complete
TruGreen completed its merger with Scotts LawnService, a former subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., in April. >>More
  >TruGreen to build on momentum, CEO Alexander reports
Vander Kooi 8. Consultant
Vander Kooi dies

Construction and landscape industry consultant Charles Vander Kooi died in March at the age of 68. See how colleagues and industry members paid their respects. >>More
9. SiteOne acquires Hydro-Scape
In January, SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired Hydro-Scape Products, an irrigation sprinkler store and landscape supplier with 17 locations in Southern California. >>More
  >SiteOne acquires Carolina-based Blue Max Materials
10. Senate fails to override Obama veto
Also in January, President Obama vetoed the resolution passed by Congress that would overturn the EPA’s Clean Water Rule. >>More
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Trump What impact will the Trump presidency have on the landscape industry?
Following the election, Gregg Robertson discussed several areas where Trump’s policy pronouncements during the campaign, if implemented, might affect your business. >>More

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