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Grow with Grunder: Are your crews wasting valuable time and money in the morning?

August 19, 2019 - By

Marty Grunder explains how a more efficient morning of clocking in and getting crews to the job site without any pit stops can save valuable time and money. read more

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High Performance: Jumping in the pool

August 12, 2019 - By

C’mon. Jump in. It will be fine. Or not. Too often in our industry, new hires are expected to jump into the pool to see if they will sink or swim. Some figure it out. Others don’t. With a severe labor shortage, this approach to new hire onboarding and training is surprisingly commonplace. There is a better way. I understand... read more

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Government Affairs: We’ve made progress, but work-related injuries still too high

August 6, 2019 - By

In the early 2000s, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a list of seven target industries on which to concentrate its compliance and enforcement efforts. At the top of that list were landscape contractors. OSHA chose these seven target industries based upon their high incidence of severe work-related injuries and workdays lost due to those injuries. Industry... read more

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Grow with Grunder: How do you train new hires for success?

July 22, 2019 - By

Not everyone you hire will have experience. Marty Grunder discusses the three steps Grunder Landscaping Co. takes to train new hires for success. read more

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Profit Power: 3 predictions for the future of the landscape industry

July 16, 2019 - By

Here are three predictions from Jeffrey Scott for the future of the landscape industry. Prediction 1: Company owners will increasingly sell to their employees. As the baby boomers head toward retirement, there is an unprecedented need for transitioning ownership of landscape and related green industry businesses. While this has given rise to outside money buying up landscape businesses, it will... read more

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High Performance: Managing the daily disaster

July 10, 2019 - By

In our industry, something bad happens almost every day. Someone is going to make a bad decision. Some machine is going to fail. Some customer is going to lose their mind. Some vendor is going to let you down. Someone is not going to show up for work. Disaster may be too strong of a word but is there ever... read more

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