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  • The ultimate mission

    November 26, 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

    Natural Paving USA debuts new jumbo pavers

    November 19, 2018By

    Natural Paving USA unveiled its new Jumbo Pavers. The pavers come in two sizes: 6- by 3-foot and 4- by 3-foot options, both with a thickness of 2 inches. The 6- by 3-foot pavers are available in Harvest and Promenade, and the 4- by 3-foot pavers are available in Harvest. Ideal for pool decks, patios and matching counter tops, the... read more

    John Deere intros new scrap and rock grapple buckets

    November 14, 2018By

    John Deere added the GS66B, GS72B, GS78B and GS84B scrap grapple buckets and GR72B and GR84B rock grapple buckets to its line of Worksite Pro Attachments. The scrap grapple buckets are ideal for scrap handling, recycling center use, disaster cleanup and job site cleanup applications where grappling power is needed to handle material, and the rock grapple buckets are designed... read more

    Blue Thumb acquires Bacti-Twist

    November 9, 2018By

    Blue Thumb, a water feature supplier headquartered in Saginaw, Mich., acquired Bacti-Twist, 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

    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