Today’s Green Industry News

People on the Move: PBI-Gordon adds 2 sales managers; Aspire expands team; and more from Davey and Sipcam

October 10, 2018By

John Wiblishauser has joined PBI-Gordon as sales manager in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. “John is a great addition to the PBI-Gordon sales team,” said Doug Obermann, PBI-Gordon vice president of professional and agricultural sales. “His deep knowledge and experience will serve our customers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey well now and in the future.” Wiblishauser is responsible for PBI-Gordon product sales... read more

Turftenders joins Greenscape in Raleigh, N.C.

October 9, 2018By

Greenscape, a full-service landscape firm based in Holly Springs, N.C., merged with Turftenders, based in Raleigh, N.C. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Turftenders is a good fit strategically, logistically and culturally with our current business and helps move us towards our vision for the future,” said Daniel Currin, president of Greenscape. Turftenders will add approximately 35 employees and $2.5... read more

Project EverGreen to sponsor thank-you note initiative

October 8, 2018By

Project EverGreen will sponsor a thank-you card writing initiative at this year’s GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 17-19 to say “thank you” to U.S. military personnel. “Sometimes the simplest gestures mean the most and taking a few minutes to write a note of appreciation is a way all members of the green industry can thank our military personnel for their... read more

Companies in the News: Dwyer Group changes name; Ariens celebrates milestone; Monster Tree Service expands into Colorado; SnowEx names contest winner

October 3, 2018By

Dwyer Franchising (Dwyer Group) changed its corporate name to Neighborly, effective immediately. The decision follows the rapid success of the consumer-facing Neighborly platform, developed a little more than a year ago to unite all of its service franchise brands under one umbrella. The new trade name supports the community of home service experts’ approach for providing an easier way for... read more

Destination Companies unite at Nashville event

October 3, 2018By

One landscaper shared his experience of running a debt-free company. One discussed his company’s initiative to hire veterans in response to the troublesome labor issue. Another brought up her company’s decision to hire a bilingual HR specialist to serve as the go-between for Hispanic employees. Despite the differences, all these companies had one thing in common: the desire to become... read more

Hundreds attend fundraiser for Project EverGreen

October 1, 2018By

Music and laughter filled the American Legion parking lot in Delano, Minn., as hundreds of people attended Band Blitz II, a fundraiser supporting Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops (GCFT). “Thriving lawns, trees and landscapes go beyond the aesthetics; they are an integral part of the social fabric of a community, and provide a safe yard for kids to play and... read more