Today’s Green Industry News

Companies in the News: Nufarm continues support of GreenCare for Troops program and Honda Power Equipment rolls out new merchandise

September 5, 2018By

Nufarm’s National Leadership team voted to continue support for Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program as presenting sponsor with another $150,000 contribution. During fiscal year 2018, Nufarm pledged to support the organization’s efforts by becoming the first significant sponsor of the nationwide program. “Last year’s decision to be presenting sponsor for the GreenCare for Troops program was driven by the... read more

Kubota releases RTV-XG850 Sidekick utility vehicles that go up to 40 mph

August 29, 2018By

Kubota Tractor Corp. gave the media a chance to demo its “fastest utility vehicle yet” Aug. 22-24 in Buford, Ga. The Sidekick X-perience event coincided with Kubota’s new RTV-XG850 Sidekick utility vehicles making their way to dealerships nationwide. Media also toured Kubota’s manufacturing operations in Gainesville, Ga., where zero-turn mowers, sub-compact tractors and utility vehicles are produced. These vehicles feature... read more

People on the Move: John Cowles to become next TruGreen president and CEO; Bill Walters promoted at ArtisTree; and more from Unique Lighting and NALP

August 29, 2018By

TruGreen appointed John Cowles its new president and CEO. The change will be effective Sept. 17. Prior to joining TruGreen, Cowles was President and CEO at FXI, a foam producer for the home, health care, electronics, industrial, personal care and transportation markets. Cowles is a 30-year business veteran who has held senior leadership positions at Touchstone Wireless, Kraft Foods, Campbell... read more

Project EverGreen names Clinton, N.C., Parks & Rec winner of ‘green spaces’ contest

August 28, 2018By

When the Parks & Recreation Department of Clinton, N.C., was named the winner of the “Our Winning Green Spaces” contest, officials knew they would receive an Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower package to help maintain the city’s parks and recreation facilities. What they didn’t expect to receive was a transformation. Clinton’s Royal Lane Park was the recipient of the park... read more

Project EverGreen’s second annual Band Blitz fundraiser set for Sept. 3

August 23, 2018By

Band Blitz II, a fundraiser benefiting Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops and Delano American Legion, is set for Sept. 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. The benefit will feature live music, food, drink and raffle drawings. It will take place at the Delano American Legion parking lot in Delano, Minn. Dick Jonckowski, long-time PA announcer for the University of Minnesota... read more

LIC Technician-Exterior test to be available online in January 2020

August 23, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2020, the Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) Technician-Exterior test will be available online, enabling anyone to access it from anywhere. It’s the only one of the seven LIC designations that doesn’t offer online testing. Currently, the LIC Technician-Exterior test is given via a written and hands-on testing that’s delivered by... read more