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City Terminates Snow Plow Vendor


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Springfield, Massachusetts, is scrambling to hire a new snow plow vendor after its longtime local contractor appears to have crumbled to tax debt. The deletion of Northeast Grounds Management    More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Toro Company sees Double Digit Growth


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In its 100th anniversary year, The Toro Company, Bloomington, Minnesota, saw net sales increase 6.4 percent to $2.173 billion. Net earnings for the fiscal year were up from $154.8 million i   More
 
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Husqvarna Sells Off Turf Care Equipment Brand


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Husqvarna has announced the sale of Bluebird International, its turf care equipment brand, to TEC International, based out of Auburn Hills, Michigan. The BlueBird brand, sales and manufacturing   More
 
Monday, December 15, 2014

Grasshopper Named 2014 Company of the Year


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The Grasshopper Company, Moundridge, Kansas, was chosen by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Chapter 52, as 2014 Company of the Year. Stan Guyer, Grasshopper company president, accepted    More
 
Monday, December 15, 2014

Landscapers Charged with Murder


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Two Hopkins County, Texas landscape employees, Patrick Wayne McMahan and Cody Scott Shaw, were apprehended and charged with the murder of Gary Maynard, owner of Maynard Custom Tree Landscaping Serv   More
 
Friday, December 12, 2014

Landscaper Robbed at Knifepoint


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A teen formerly from Tinley Park, Illinois, was charged with aggravated robbery after a landscape professional was mugged at knifepoint in broad daylight near Joliet Junior College.  Accord   More
 
Friday, December 12, 2014

Lawn Mower as Getaway Vehicle


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Police in Albany, Georgia, say a man who broke in to a home to steal guns, a trailer, and a riding lawn mower tried to use the machine as a getaway vehicle. Not surprisingly, he didn’t get very fa   More
 
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Customers Asked to Split Costs of Irrigation Repairs


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Each customer in the Evergreen Irrigation District will be asked to pitch in $1,019, payable to the city of Casa Grande, Arizona, to cover their share of a $52,997 repair bill. The Casa Grande Ci   More
 
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Incentive Program Extended


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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced that it will extend the application timeframe of its Propane Mower Incentive Program through March 31, 2015, due to an overwhelming amou   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Porous Pavement Helps Reduce Water Waste


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Runoff is a common and wasteful problem in the irrigation business, especially at a time when water is scarce. If a contractor does not properly calculate the amount of water he or she needs, overf   More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014