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Toro to acquire The Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch

February 15, 2019 -  By
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The Toro Co. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Charles Machine Works — an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other leading brands in the underground construction market — for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement. The transaction is... read more


Davey Tree acquires Houston-based LMS

February 14, 2019 -  By
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Davey Tree acquired LMS, a landscape firm in Houston. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. read more


Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply merges with Kenney Outdoor Solutions

February 13, 2019 -  By
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Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply merged with three Kenney Outdoor Solutions sprinkler locations, further extending Ewing’s footprint in the Midwest. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kenney Outdoor Solutions has served the green industry since 1906 and is a multi-generational, family-owned business. “Growing with Kenney Outdoor Solutions is a great opportunity for Ewing as... read more


NALP creates apprenticeship program

February 13, 2019 -  By
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The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) created the Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program. The program, which is registered by the U.S. Department of Labor, offers job seekers a path to a new career in the industry through a paid apprenticeship with a professional landscape company. “Apprenticeship programs are the golden ticket to recruiting and retaining... read more


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Marty Grunder shares the four things his company will be focusing on this winter to get ready for a successful year.

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CASE: TV450 Compact Track Loader

February 15, 2019 -  By
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The CASE TV450 is an all-new 10,610-lbs. vertical-lift machine with a rated operating capacity of 4,500 lbs. The newest and largest CASE CTL ever built features an industry-leading 9,188 lbs. of breakout force, and optional high-flow (3,450 psi at 39.5 gpm) and enhanced high-flow (4,000 psi at 35 gpm) hydraulics for high-power attachments. CASE has also made a number of... read more


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Compete by knowing your strengths

February 11, 2019 -  By
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If you’re trying to compete with the big boys in commercial or residential, the following guidelines will help you. Commercial For commercial work, you need to be sensitive to how the large commercial management firms operate. They have a sophisticated approach to decision making. It’s different from an owner/operator of a strip mall. You need to find out: At what level... read more


Get your own copy of ‘Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business’

February 5, 2019 -  By
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For LM readers who didn’t join us at this year’s Growth Summit, we’re giving away copies of “Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business.” How? We’ll be having several giveaways throughout the next few months to give out copies of Gino Wickman’s book. The schedule will be as follows: Feb. 15 – Keep an eye on our Instagram page. March... read more