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  • Blue Thumb acquires Bacti-Twist

    November 9, 2018By

    Blue Thumb, a water feature supplier headquartered in Saginaw, Mich., acquired BactiTwist, a manufacturer of filtration media supplying the water garden and aquaculture industries in Frankfort, Ky. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bacti-Twist introduced its products more than 25 years ago. “We’ve been purchasing Bacti-Twist products for many years now, and when Rick contacted me about the possibility... read more

    HNA welcomes 50 new exhibitors, sees increased participation

    November 9, 2018By

    Hardscape North America (HNA), held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 17-19, welcomed 50 new exhibitors in 2018. The co-location with GIE+EXPO added up to an additional 1,000 exhibits and provided HNA exhibitors exposure to more than 12,000 landscape and hardscape professionals. The total participation in HNA and GIE+EXPO was 24,796—a 3 percent increase over 2017. “In speaking to many of the... read more

    The ultimate mission

    November 8, 2018By
    Loving's crews (Photo: Loving)

    When Mike Haynes began mowing his neighbors’ lawns in middle school for extra spending money, he didn’t exactly have a passion for cutting grass. But fast-forward 20 years and Haynes will tell you that, today, passion is the main driver behind nearly every aspect of his landscape company. Even its name, Loving, was inspired by the care, commitment and joy... read more

    International Truck launches new class 4/5 truck

    November 7, 2018By

    International Truck, a subsidiary of Navistar, launched its International CV Series, a Class 4/5 truck that is designed, distributed and supported by a manufacturer specializing in commercial vehicles. “When a startup business moves to the scale-up stage, the International CV Series provides a truck that will take their business to the next level,” said Michael Cancelliere, Navistar’s president for truck... read more

    FX Luminaire reveals new Luxor controller

    November 6, 2018By

    FX Luminaire unveiled its new Luxor controller. In addition to incorporating zoning, dimming and color into a single controller, Luxor can now create up to 40 distinct themes and comes preset with calendar-based programming, timed sunrise and sunset offsets and dual 15-volt outputs. “Luxor is the most advanced and flexible low-voltage landscape lighting controller on the market,” said James Cervantes,... read more

    ASV intros RT-25 Posi-Track CTL

    October 31, 2018By

    ASV Holdings introduced the RT-25 Posi-Track compact track loader at 2018 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky. Featuring similar dimensions as ASV’s more powerful RT-40, the RT-25 is ideal for working in tight spaces. “Despite its small size, the RT-25 is no toy. It includes many of the features that define ASV CTLs and make them productivity-boosting powerhouses, all in an incredibly... read more