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Equity Firm Buys Landscape Company


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Private equity firm SB Capital Partners has acquired Aerations Only Inc., a landscape company based out of San Diego, California. SB Capital wants to expand the contractor’s services and its line    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Contractor Cleans Up for Fraternity


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A landscape contractor found a unique source of revenue by taking on a college fraternity as a client. Over the past year, Clark Landscaping and Lawn Care, Indianapolis, Indiana, was hired by the I   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Company Settles Over Illegal Calls


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TruGreen Inc. has agreed to pay $4.45 million due to allegedly illegal calls made to people’s cellphones. Faustino Chapa, the plaintiff of a class-action lawsuit against the Memphis, Tennessee-bas   More
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Propane Mower Incentives Double


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You can now save twice the money on propane mowers. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), a checkoff organization funded by the propane industry, has doubled the amount of money it’   More
 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New Headquarters for Avant Tecno


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 Avant Tecno USA, the North American division of the Finland-based manufacturer, has announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters to Arlington Heights, Illinois, from Elk Grove Villag   More
 
Monday, October 6, 2014

Billy Goat Industries Acquires Plugr


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Manufacturer of turf equipment Billy Goat Industries of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, announced that it has acquired the Plugr brand of aerators. The purchase of Plugr brand will compliment the 201   More
 
Monday, October 6, 2014

JDL Acquires BISCO


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John Deere Landscapes, LLC, announced recently that it has acquired Boston Irrigation Supply Company, Inc. (BISCO). BISCO has five locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and New York   More
 
Monday, October 6, 2014

Sudden Oak Death Outbreak Weakened


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Sudden oak death disease has killed more than three million oak trees in California. Since identifying the origin, scientists have known that the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum survives in warm    More
 
Friday, October 3, 2014

Persistent Burglars Get Through Gates


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Gated communities are considered more desirable due to the added security factor, but it didn’t help one unlucky landscape company owner. Burglars bypassed the gates and stole chainsaws, trimmers,   More
 
Friday, October 3, 2014

Governor Signs Landscape Bills


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California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a pair of bills that protect residents who would like to replace their water guzzling lawns with plants that can tolerate drought conditions. Turf wat   More
 
Thursday, October 2, 2014