Today’s Green Industry News

GIE+EXPO has increased attendance, larger footprint

November 1, 2019By

GIE+EXPO had its sixth consecutive record-breaking year, with more than 26,500 people in attendance. The show, one of the largest in the U.S., covered 24,000 net square feet more than last year, including both the indoor and outdoor exhibit areas. The lawn care attendee category increased by 18 percent, while the servicing dealer registrants increased by 8 percent. Thirty-four percent... read more

Kentucky lawn care company pays $100,000 in back wages, damages and penalties following U.S. DOL investigation

October 30, 2019By

After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Michael Osbourn, the owner of Mike Osbourn Lawn Care, will pay $76,067 in back wages and liquidated damages to 69 employees. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky issued a consent judgment against the Shepherdsville, Ky.-based employer for violating the minimum wage,... read more

People on the Move: Promotions and appointments from LandscapeHub, PBI-Gordon, Walker and more

October 30, 2019By

LandscapeHub welcomed Josh Chapman as the company’s first COO. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, Chapman brings valuable influence to LandscapeHub’s executive team during a period of rapid growth. As COO, Chapman will lead operations, growth, marketing and direct the company’s finance and accounting functions. Before joining LandscapeHub, Chapman was the COO and treasurer at Matter, a Chicago-based... read more

New software, educational offerings with LMN

October 29, 2019By

LMN, a provider of B2B landscape business management software, announced the release of LMN 19.10 at GIE+EXPO. The new software features: A new customer relationship management (CRM) app; Updated time-tracking to LMN Time, including a new version of the app; and Faster scheduling options. The updated CRM app will enable users to manage customer data anywhere. Users are able to... read more

Herring Group accepting applications for Landscape Peer Benchmark Report

October 25, 2019By

The Herring Group is accepting applications for participation in the 6th annual Landscape Peer Benchmark Report, sponsored this year by Aspire Software Co. now through Nov. 14.  The annual report gives growing landscape companies the opportunity to see how their business stacks up against their peers in the industry. Participants submit their income statement and balance sheet directly to a... read more

Companies in the News: Updates from Gachina, PERC, Case, Stihl and Takeuchi

October 23, 2019By

On Oct. 6, Gachina Landscape Management partnered with Family Connections and the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL) to clean up its new neighbor, Open Mind School in Menlo Park, Calif. Five Gachina volunteers, including associate Peninsula Branch Manager Sam Anderson and Production Supervisor Rafael Avila, joined 100-plus passionate citizens to give the school a much-needed face lift, Gachina said. Gachina’s... read more