KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Representatives of PBI-Gordon Corporation recently traveled to the nation's capital to participate in two events coordinated by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), the national trade association for landscape industry professionals. The outreach included the annual Renewal & Remembrance volunteer cleanup and maintenance event at Arlington National Cemetery and a Legislative Day on Capitol Hill.
On July 22, 2013, PBI-Gordon's Product Sales Specialist Jim Goodrich, Sales Representatives Scott Wanzor (Georgia) and Ray Funkhouser (Virginia), and Eastern Regional Manager Doug Obermann joined hundreds of landscape and lawn care professionals from across the nation for Renewal & Remembrance. The volunteers spent the day mulching, upgrading sprinklers, cabling and installing lightning protection for trees, pruning, applying lime to 150 acres, planting and aerating the soil throughout the cemetery.
The day began at Arlington National Cemetery with a ceremony featuring a joint color guard and speaker presentations to dedicate the day of work helping to maintain the hallowed grounds.
Many PLANET members have special connections at the cemetery, either through relatives and friends who are buried there or through their own military service.
On July 23, 2013, the four PBI-Gordon representatives and hundreds of other PLANET members converged on Capitol Hill to meet with their local officials and discuss a wide array of issues impacting the landscape industry, including H-2B, over-regulation and Lyme disease related legislation.