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The 8th (mini) Wonder of the World


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If you think back to ancient times, we’ve all seen photographs of the pyramids, aqueducts, and old buildings and marveled at their shapes and designs. Even more interesting, we’ve wondered how humans managed to build those structures more than five thousand years ago.   More
 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Jason Gibby

Empower Your Company With Power Tools


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According to ancient legend, the Norse God of Thunder, Thor, could shake the earth itself with his enchanted hammer. But you do not need to be a Viking legend to have the same type of impact on your workload. Power tools can impact the modern professional’s workload, just like Thor’s magic hammer shook the earth.   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Grinding for Dollars


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As long as there have been politicians running for office, there have been stump speeches. That is, that species of campaigning where the candidate ascends a real or virtual tree stump to address—or harangue!—a crowd of onlookers.   More
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Power Attachments


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Not everywhere can be like Florida or california, where the grass grows green all year round. so in the history of landscape maintenance, winter has been known to cause hard times for contractors. some had turned to prayers to survive. some collected unemployment, saved money, signed up for an equal payment plan with customers, or took a vacation.   More
 
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Woman Faces Up to 93½ Years in Prison for Fraud


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Facing charges that she allegedly bilked a New Berlin, Wisconsin landscape company, 37-year-old former secretary Robbin R. Hoeppner was charged with one count of theft of more than $2,500, and 1   More
 
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mini Skid Steers: Sometimes Less is More


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You've heard it all before: the landscape business is changing in a way that favors efficiency, speed and volume. As revenues shrink and customers continue to expect more for less, landscape contractors need to find innovative solutions that allow them to complete complex jobs with fewer personnel.   More
 
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Alternative Fuels


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Seldom has an industry movement gained importance so quickly. Take the test yourself. Type the phrase “eco-green” into your favorite search engine. Twenty years ago, that search might have drawn a blank. Today, it will return upwards of three million hits.   More
 
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Increase Productivity with Attachments


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Mowing lawns and controlling weeds are only part of the responsibilities of a landscape professional. To succeed in this highly competitive and versatile industry, you must offer a wide variety of services to your clients.   More
 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Igin Staff

Good Help May Not Be So Hard to Find

Compact utility loaders contribute to the bottom line through la


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Landscape construction is an industry that calls for tough labor willing to work 15-hour days in some of the most extreme conditions. Although some contractors will take what they can get, it’s not enough to simply find bodies to fill these positions.    More
 
Thursday, April 14, 2011 NEIL BORENSTEIN

Alternative Fuels


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IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY, when the very first enginepowered lawn mowers were introduced, the only fuel needed to run them was gasoline.    More
 
Thursday, February 17, 2011 ROBIN WESTMILLER