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  • A road map for franchising

    February 11, 2019By
    The Grounds Guys crew and equipment (Photo: The Grounds Guys)

    For contractors who want to scale their business but feel stuck in a rut, franchising may be a viable route to consider. Franchising is also an option for startup landscapers, who may need help learning how to run an effective business and understanding the ins and outs of the green industry. “The franchise system is like having a guardrail on... read more

    Honda Engines expands GX Series V-Twin model lineup

    February 6, 2019By
    Photo: Honda Engines

    The four new engine models include iGX700/iGXV700 and iGX800/iGXV800. read more

    JohnDow adds 25-gallon UL-listed steel diesel caddy to fuel handling lineup

    February 6, 2019By

    The new Diesel Caddy is tested and approved to U.L. requirements for leakage, rupture, stability, abuse and endurance. read more

    Shindaiwa USA unveils new handheld blower

    January 31, 2019By

    Shindaiwa USA released its 25.4 cc handheld blower, the EB262. “We had professional landscapers and arborists in mind when we designed this unit, and we made sure to include all of the features that they would need to maximize performance, comfort and durability,” said John Powers, director of product management. The EB262 provides 15.8 newtons of force and includes chrome... read more

    Power Equipment Systems acquires additional Kohler Engine distribution rights

    January 30, 2019By

    Power Equipment Systems (PES), Salem, Ore., has acquired distribution rights for Kohler Engines from H.G. Makelim, based in San Francisco. The transition, which goes into effect on March 1, 2019, coincides with the announced retirement of Jim Hess, president of H.G. Makelim. PES has represented Kohler Engines in the states of Washington, Oregon and northern Idaho for decades and now... read more

    NALP names 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year

    January 30, 2019By

    The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has named H. Jaclyn Ishimaru-Gachina as the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. The award recognizes a member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors and serves as a shining example to current and future female entrepreneurs. This award will be presented at... read more