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Drew & Matthew Thomas


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As a young kid, Drew Thomas followed his father around the northeast region of Indiana. His father was playing industrial baseball and Drew was the bat boy. Thomas’ father had played professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns in the late 1930s and early ’40s until he joined the Army in World War II.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Edwin J. Hunter (A remembrance)

Hunter Industries


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For almost half a century Ed Hunter had a major impact on the irrigation industry. He passed on in January of this year and we miss him. His contributions will stand as a monument to his ingenuity.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Eric Bescoby


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"I sometimes think I’ve accomplished as much as I can because I’m a mechanical engineer who can talk,” jokes Eric Bescoby, 57, CEO of IPS Corporation in Gardena, California. His unusual path to the leadership of IPS wound through the cheese, irrigation, lighting, and grocery businesses   More
 
Friday, June 15, 2012

Francisco Peccorini


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In this business, certain words come together that `sing so well`, you wonder who first thought of them. Take, for instance: Landscape Management.    More
 
Thursday, June 16, 2011 DAVID MACNEAL

Gary Horton


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Horton grew up in the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles, California, where he attended Cal State University, Northridge. His major was accounting. Once in school, he realized that he needed to get a job to help pay for his tuition, and he found one with a landscape contractor.   More
 
Monday, October 17, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

GARY MORGAN


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At the tender age of 14, Gary Morgan entered the business world when he started a lawn mowing service. Ironically, today he is back in the “mowing” business as president of Dixie Chopper. Along the way, he accumulated a wealth of experience in wholesale and retail business.   More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Gary Thornton - Slice Technologies


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You might say that the green industry has been a part of Gary Thornton for most of his life, so changing professions midstream was not exactly what Thornton thought hed be doing.    More
 
Tuesday, March 1, 2005 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

George Burtch

Irrigation Station


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In 1957, a young man left Toronto, Canada, to find his way in the world. His desire to study civil engineering was thwarted by a lack of funds, so he headed for Los Angeles.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

George Kinkead

Turfco


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The defining moment that would set the stage for the Kinkead family legacy came in the European countryside during World War I, when Robert Kinkead took note of the sickle mowers being used to manage tall grass.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Glenn Jacobsen


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When his school day was finished and on Saturdays, young Glenn Jacobsen would work with his father. Jacobsen senior worked at an electric company and in a tree care business on a part-time basis. “As a young lad, I grew up climbing trees and later cutting down trees,” said Jacobsen. “It’s a tough business, and I get my work ethic from my dad, who is a hard worker.” In addition to going to high school and helping his father, Jacobsen was mowing lawns in the neighborhood. He was 15 years old.   More
 
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN