Today’s Green Industry News

EPA, Army release new definition for Waters of the US

January 28, 2020By

EPA and the Army Corps announced a new definition for “waters of the United States,” commonly known as “WOTUS.” This is the final 2020 Clean Water Rule, known as the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and the second step in a two-step process to review and revise the definition of “waters of the United States.” The Navigable Waters Protection Rule highlights... read more

Companies in the News: Updates from Milwaukee Tool, Honda Power Equipment and more

January 27, 2020By

Milwaukee Tool will expand its footprint in the U.S. with a new vertically integrated manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wis. Located 20 minutes from Milwaukee Tool’s global headquarters, the facility will manufacture new-to-market hand tools for professional electricians and utility linemen. “As we continue with that strategy, we are thrilled to invest in state-of-the-art technology and equipment and a skilled... read more

Team Turf acquires Pennsylvania company’s lawn care division

January 27, 2020By

Team Turf, an Erie, Pa.-based pest and lawn care company, purchased the lawn care portion of Matteo & Sons in New Castle, Pa. This is the company’s first acquisition. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “We’re in a mode to grow and wanted to continue to grow and just so happened to run across this opportunity to buy out... read more

Conserva Irrigation expands with 7 new territories

January 27, 2020By

Conserva Irrigation added seven new territories this month. The company welcomed three new franchisees and will open territories in: Pasadena, Calif. Burbank/Glendale, Calif. North Indianapolis, Ind. Central Indianapolis, Ind. North Charleston, S.C. South Charleston/Hilton Head, S.C. West Charleston, S.C. With these additions, Conserva Irrigation said the company has now grown to 91 territories in markets throughout the country. Last year,... read more

People on the Move: Promotions and hirings from Davey, Greenworks and more

January 22, 2020By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted Scott Carlin to vice president and general manager, Davey Resource Group (DRG), asset management services. Carlin joined Davey in 2004 as project developer on the DRG geographic information systems team. In 2006, he transitioned to sales and marketing for DRG project development and in 2009, was named market manager for the division. In 2012,... read more

SiteOne acquires Long Island-based supplier

January 22, 2020By

SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired The Garden Dept., a distributor of nursery and landscape supplies to landscape professionals in the greater Long Island, N.Y. market. “The Garden Dept. is an excellent fit with SiteOne as they significantly strengthen our market leading nursery and landscape supply position in the Long Island market,” said Doug Black, chairman and CEO of SiteOne. “This addition... read more