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8/28/2014 - PERC Appoints New Director of Agriculture Business Development

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council announced the appointment of Cinch Munson as its new director of agriculture business development. Munson will lead PERC's product development efforts in the agricultural market, which have already resulted in a number of new technologies that help farmers cut fuel costs and improve the efficiency of their operations. Examples include...


8/28/2014 - Holganix Ranks 186 on Inc. Magazine's 500 List

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Inc. magazine ranked Holganix as No. 186 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies. This represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs. Other companies who gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500 list include Dell, LinkedIn,...


8/27/2014 - Weed Man USA Reports Record Year

Longtime industry participant Dan Carrouthers to run newest and largest franchise
Nicole Wisniewski
Weed Man USA is celebrating its best year ever in franchise development. Jennifer Lemcke, Weed Man USA's COO, says the company should finish the year at more than $75 million with a net growth of $12 million from the previous year. The company budgeted for 56 additional territories this year and, as of August 27, was already at 77 territories, exceeding its budget by 21 territories. Contributing...


RISE Names 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award Recipient - TUCSON, Ariz. - During its 24th annual meeting, RISE (Responsible ...

8/27/2014 - RISE Names 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award Recipient

TUCSON, Ariz. - During its 24th annual meeting, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) recognized Mark Schlossberg, president of Pro-Lawn-Plus, with the 2014 Grassroots Excellence Award for his work on the front line in Maryland's legislature and his advocacy for the industry on the local, state and federal levels. As this year's honoree, he's been the catalyst for grassroots in Montgomery...


Macro-Sorb Technologies Introduces Sister Company, SMS Additive Solutions - MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Macro-Sorb Technologies LLC...

8/27/2014 - Macro-Sorb Technologies Introduces Sister Company, SMS Additive Solutions

MT. LAUREL, N.J. - Macro-Sorb Technologies LLC introduces its sister company, SMS Additive Solutions LLC, a New Jersey-based company offering a wide variety of soil surfactants, spray adjuvants and tank-mix additives. Both Macro-Sorb and SMS Additive Solutions are owned by Lance Seeton, who for 16 years owned and operated Seeton Turf Warehouse, an independent mid-Atlantic turf and ornamental distributor....


8/26/2014 - RISE Announces New Governing Board Members and Officers

TUCSON, Ariz. - During its 24th annual meeting, RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) announced new officers and members elected to the 2014 Governing Board. Dan Stahl of OHP, Inc., was elected to a new two-year term as chairman, and John Johnson of PROKoZ will take over as vice chair. Darren Horst of Central Garden & Pet will serve as the treasurer. Four companies began new three-year...


24 Hours on a Mower Seat - Dixie Chopper's Eli Kean breaks world record for endurance mowing - As far as records go, the o...

8/26/2014 - 24 Hours on a Mower Seat

Dixie Chopper's Eli Kean breaks world record for endurance mowing
by Ron Hall
As far as records go, the one set August 20 by Eli Kean in southwest Ohio was more of the endurance rather than the spectacular nature. Kean, the 26-year-old marketing manager for Dixie Chopper, mowed for 24 straight hours (taking time for just a few short breaks), making him, as far as anyone knows, the first person to do so. Kean and Dixie Chopper, the Coatesville, Indiana-based mower manufacturer,...


8/25/2014 - Akehurst Landscape Announces New President, CEO

JOPPA, Md. - The Board of Directors of Akehurst Landscape Service, Inc. announced today the appointment of John C. Akehurst to president of the firm effective immediately. He succeeds the late Brian E. Akehurst who held the position for nine years. Akehurst's appointment comes in the 138th consecutive year of the Akehurst family horticultural business. John Akehurst has been involved with the...


8/22/2014 - Davey Tree Expands Presence in Florida

KENT, OHIO - The Davey Tree Expert Company, based here, recently acquired Lawn Logic Landscaping, LLC, in Davie, Florida. This brings the company's total number of acquisitions this year to five, following Maier Forest and Tree in Rochester, Minn., Superior NW Tree & Shrub Care, Inc., in Seattle, Wash., Cortese Tree Specialists in Knoxville, Tenn., and Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc., in...


8/22/2014 - Toro Reports Record Third Quarter Results

Retail demand for both professional and residential products drives sales
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.- The Toro Company (NYSE:TTC) Aug. 21 reported net earnings of $50 million, or $0.87 per share, on a net sales increase of 11.3 percent to $567.5 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. In the comparable fiscal 2013 quarter, the company delivered net earnings of $40.1 million, or $0.68 per share, on net sales of $509.9 million. For the first nine months, Toro reported net...


8/21/2014 - TrynEx Hires 12 in Madison Heights

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. - TrynEx got its start in 1977 as a lawn care and snow removal company. It evolved into making lawn care and snow removal equipment in the mid-1990s before it was acquired by Douglas Dynamics last year. Since becoming a division of Douglas Dynamics the company has hired staff and improved its facility in Madison Heights. It has hired a dozen people over the last year for...


8/21/2014 - New Seeded Seashore Paspalum Blend Available

Developed by Pure Seed and distributed by Atlas Turf International, Pure Dynasty turfgrass offers an improved seeded paspalum product for golf courses and sports fields. As a seeded paspalum blend, Pure Dynasty offers fast establishment, tight density, excellent disease resistance and attractive spring green-up. Because Platinum TE is one of its genetic parents, Pure Dynasty offers the benefits...


8/21/2014 - Patten Seed's Ben Copeland Selected for Georgia Ag Hall of Fame

LAKELAND, Ga. - Ben Copeland, president of the Patten Seed Company, will be inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame during a ceremony Sept. 19 at the Classic Center in Athens. The hall of fame is a program of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. At the young age of 14, Copeland worked in the tobacco fields for the company he now leads. As...


8/20/2014 - Hyundai Construction Partners with Werk-Brau Attachments

NORCROSS, Ga. - Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. has partnered with Werk-Brau to provide a wider array of attachment options to their customers. Werk-Brau offers a complete line of reliable O.E.M. and replacement attachments for construction equipment, including heavy-duty excavator and mini-excavator buckets, ditch cleaning and draining buckets, hydraulic and mechanical quick couplers...


Propane Industry Unveils New Brand and Tagline - WASHINGTON, D.C.  - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) a...

8/20/2014 - Propane Industry Unveils New Brand and Tagline

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announces the launch of a new logo and brand identity for propane, PROPANE Clean American Energy. The logo, anchored by the iconic image of an American bald eagle, highlights propane as an increasingly American-made alternative fuel at a time when U.S. propane production from natural gas liquids is at record levels. According...


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