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North Carolina contractor grows 80 percent with ProfitLion
Before ProfitLion software, business owner Forth Heffner struggled to integrate critical data. He lacked a comprehensive system and a clear picture of how the business was performing. ProfitLion unified customer management, labor and materials management, and forecasting. The result was 80 percent business growth and a clear eye on the bottom line.
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December cover >Industry Pulse: Another great year

>Breaking down the benefits of battery-powered equipment

Colorado company pays $550K for underpaying foreign workers
Parkside Landscaping, located in Littleton, Colo., has to shell out $524,063 in back wages to 53 employees and $26,104 in penalties to resolve violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and H-2B nonagricultural visa program provisions. Check out the full story to learn more. >>More
Landscape Workshop Landscape Workshop expands into Kentucky
Landscape Workshop, which came in at 55 on the 2017 LM150 rankings, acquired Lexington, Ky.-based Henkel Denmark. >>More
Harvest Group unveils monthly webinar lineup
Hosted by members of the Harvest Group—including Bill Arman; Ed Laflamme; Steve Cesare, Ph.D.; Fred Haskett; Alison Hoffman and Cindy Code—the webinars will feature easy-to-apply management and growth strategies learned from years managing and growing landscape businesses. >>More
Registration opens for NHLA’s
2018 Train the Trainer program

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance will be offering its Train the Trainer program entirely in Spanish for the first time. >>More
Rotolo Consultants acquires
company in Louisiana

In other acquisition news, Rotolo Consultants acquired Massengale Grounds Management, a commercial landscape maintenance company based in Baton Rouge, La. >>More
>Companies in the News: Greenscapes owner wins All-Star game package; Lush Lawn & Safari Tree expands; and Clean Air Lawn Care celebrates 10 years
Engage Agro USA becomes Belchim Crop Protection USA
The buyout of Engage Agro USA in May provided a platform toward global expansion of Belchim Crop Protection’s agrochemical and bio-based product portfolio and corporate brand, the company said. >>More
Cub Cadet Steer with confidence
Stability on hillsides is in your hands with the Cub Cadet PRO Z™ Series. The first-of-its-kind steering wheel zero-turn technology provides more control and virtually eliminates turf damage. It allows you to comfortably mow a straight line on up to a 20 percent grade incline.
Learn more and explore the lineup at
Oregon Oregon unveils
new saw chain

The new model, the PowerCut 70-Series EXL, is an evolution of the LGX 3/8-inch professional saw chain for 50-100cc chainsaws. Check out more product features. >>More
GPS Insight Lower Your Costs On Labor, Fuel and Maintenance
The top three fleet related concerns for service businesses are labor costs, fuel costs, and vehicle maintenance. This article explores these top three challenges and identifies how service businesses, like yours, are overcoming them to maximize overall efficiency.
Click to learn how.
Case Case adds hydraulic pallet forks with nursery sleeves
The forks transition easily between standard and nursery fork configurations, making them ideal for those who deal with both palletized materials and live nursery stock. >>More
Kubota rolls out 6 new UTV models
The RTV-X1120 models of UTVs feature a three-cylinder, 24.8-gross-hp diesel engine, a digital dashboard display, fully hydraulic power steering, large under-seat storage compartments and three-point safety belts. >>More
Featured Image Pavestone, Tremron unveil new product designs
Pavestone introduced four new pavers to its CityStone series, while Tremron, a manufacturer of hardscape products in the Southeast, released Visage, its two-piece wall system. >>More
Kawasaki Kawasaki FT Engine—A Higher Cut Above
The new FT730V-EFI engine combines the latest in EFI technology with Vortical air filtration for superior debris management. Kawasaki's newest engine is purpose-built for commercial use. Two things define this engine: proven EFI, featuring our own integrated eGov system, and Vortical air filtration for cleaner, longer lasting and more consistent power.
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FX Luminaire Irrigreen offers rundown on sprinkler technology
Irrigreen's Sales and Marketing Director Ray Lamovec talks with us about how the company is working to change the way we water the world. >>Watch the video
ON THE RECORD Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
High Performance Enhancing the customer experience
In this month's blog post, Phil Harwood explains why asking your customers a simple question opens the door to enhancing the customer experience. >>More