Today’s Green Industry News

SavATree completes Los Angeles County tree canopy assessment

May 22, 2019By

SavATree’s Consulting Group has recently completed a tree canopy and green infrastructure analysis of Los Angeles County. The goal of this project was to give the county actionable intelligence on the state of its tree canopy that can be used to identify areas for improvement and preservation, according to the company. Trees have been shown to improve water quality, reduce... read more

Companies in the News: Husqvarna receives environmental awards; Stihl celebrates 60th anniversary of Contra chainsaw; SiteOne partners with Bassmaster Elite Series

May 22, 2019By

The Husqvarna Group received the 2019 Arkansas Environmental Technology Award for its manufacturing plant in Nashville, Ark. In 2015, the manufacturer launched “Sustainovate,” an innovation-based initiative to make sustainability a real competitive advantage and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one-third before the end of 2035. As a result, in 2017, Husqvarna installed a 1.4-megawatt solar array at the Nashville... read more

Managed exits and BrightView results

May 15, 2019By

Greg Herring reviews BrightView's latest financial records and shares why managed exits are so important for landscape companies. read more

People on the Move: Donnelly inducted into Green Industry Hall of Fame; Buyers Products names new district sales manager; Davey makes three appointments, promotions

May 15, 2019By

Tom C. Donnelly, ASLA, president of BrightView Landscape Development, was inducted into Green Industry Hall of Fame, a California-based landscape organization. With the mission to honor and preserve green contributions, the annual Green Industry Awards honor exceptional individuals who have worked in, invented and changed the industry. The Green industry Awards are held yearly and honor inductees from many different... read more

Companies in the News: Briggs & Stratton wins a manufacturer of the year award; Hunter recognized with energy leadership award; and more from CenterSquare Advisory, Kubota Tractor Corp. and Stepstone

May 8, 2019By

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp named Briggs & Stratton Corp. the winner of the 2019 Manufacturer of the Year award in the category of medium manufacturer with 151 to 500 employees. Briggs & Stratton earned the honor based on a range of criteria, including its economic impact, community involvement and corporate responsibility and commitment to workforce development and excellence. The company has... read more

DHS, DOL release 30,000 additional H-2B visas

May 7, 2019By

The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor will publish a joint rule making an additional 30,000 H-2B visas available. read more