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Snow Brings Big Business for Landscape Companies


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Landscape contractors are becoming a common sight for residents in Hartford, Connecticut this winter. As the snow continues to fall at a heavy rate, one landscape company describes their average win   More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015

IPS, Weld-On, SciGrip Sold to PE Firm


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Nautic Partners, a private equity firm, recently completed a transaction closing on the purchase of IPS Corporation. The company was purchased from Calera Capital, another private equity firm.    More
 
Monday, February 16, 2015

Contractor Buys Lottery Ticket and Wins


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When business is slow, perhaps you should buy a lottery ticket. While it might seem like a joke, it is actually sage advice, considering landscape contractor Jose Beltran’s recent $50,000 win.    More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Small Landscape Business Loses Everything


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A family that owned a landscape business located in Yulee, Florida, lost their entire livelihood while on vacation. The truck and trailer for their company, “It’s A Beautiful Lawn” was stored    More
 
Friday, February 13, 2015

Contractor Calls School Bidding Process Corrupt


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A landscape contractor who had worked for the New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) in Wilmington, North Carolina, for a long time is claiming that NHCS has unreasonably manipulated their bid process to   More
 
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Bill Streamlines Privatization of Public Water Systems


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A bill that aims to rehabilitate deteriorating public water systems is under a lot of heat. The Water Infrastructure Protection Act (WIPA), recently signed by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, fas   More
 
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Proposed EPA Water Rule Strives For Broad Control of Irrigation


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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being accused of making a federal “power grab” for all the water in the nation. Under the draft of their proposed regulation, the “waters of the Un   More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Say Goodbye to Oil Changes


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Briggs & Stratton, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has developed a lawn mower engine that never needs its oil changed. While this new design is the result of consumer research, collected by the company,    More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Landscape Contractor Redefines the Term ‘Hero’


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Many children dream of becoming firefighters and police officers, the type of careers that are traditionally associated with being a ‘hero.’ For one long-ago child, being a hero meant helping wi   More
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Turf Firm Sues School District


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In Garland, Texas, FieldTurf USA is suing the Garland Independent School District (GISD) over a project to install seven athletic fields. FieldTurf is upset because it was the lowest bidder among fi   More
 
Tuesday, February 10, 2015