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Today’s Green Industry News

Book about Walker Mowers history released

June 17, 2021By

The Walker Way, a detailed history of how the family got started in the mower business, is penned by founder Walker Mowers chairman, Bob Walker. read more

SiteOne offering green industry training in Spanish

June 15, 2021By
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SiteOne Landscape Supply plans to offer a series of bilingual initiatives to support the green industry, starting with four Spanish-taught courses during the July 20, 2021, virtual SiteOne University.  read more

NALP supports H-2B visa expansion bill

June 15, 2021By
Lawmakers introduced bills easing caps on H-2B visas.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) is praising a bipartisan group of lawmakers for legislation that would permanently relieve caps on H-2B visas, making it easier to bring workers into the country. read more

People on the Move: Promotions and hirings from Bartlett Tree Experts, Nufarm and more

June 14, 2021By

Bartlett Tree Experts added Gamal Maklad as its incoming chief information officer (CIO). He will succeed David Andry, who plans to retire in early 2022 after 42 years with the company. In his role, Maklad will develop and execute Bartlett’s technology strategy to drive digital business innovation for Bartlett’s customers, partners and employees. Maklad joins Bartlett after leading business transformation... read more

NALP’s Landscapes 2021 conference registration opens

June 14, 2021By
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Set to run concurrently with the GIE+EXPO in Louisville from Oct. 19-22, registration for the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Landscapes 2021 conference is open. The event will take place at the Omni Louisville Hotel and Kentucky Expo Center.  The education lineup includes nearly 30 sessions from industry experts to remove the guesswork from running landscape maintenance, design/build, lawn care... read more

Horizon adds sales centers in California, Florida

June 11, 2021By

Horizon Distributors Inc. opened sales centers in Visalia, Calif., and Melbourne, Fla., extending Horizon’s presence in two of the largest irrigation and landscape product markets. Horizon President Jeffrey Clay said, “The Melbourne sales center complements our expanded footprint in Florida following our December 2020 acquisition of TWC Distributors Inc. while the Visalia sales center enhances our ability to serve central... read more