Companies in the News: BrightView teams up with community to build memorial; U.S. Lawns team lends helping hand to Central Florida food bank; Case Construction Equipment extends warranties

November 21, 2017 -  By

BrightView donated the design, irrigation, hardscape installation and landscape installation for the memorial park. Photo: BrightView

BrightView teamed up with community organizations in Florida to design and install a memorial park for veterans and first responders.

The park features a flag representing each branch of the military, paver walks, a memorial wall, a commemorative plaque, new landscaping and a first responders’ fire pit area.

The memorial was officially opened during a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on Veterans Day weekend where team members from BrightView and Forest Lake Estates were joined by more than 600 Forest Lake community members, including 75 veterans and first responders, to dedicate a new memorial park.

Forest Lake Estates in Zephyrhills, Fla., reserved the scenic lakeside location for the park, and BrightView donated the design, irrigation, hardscape installation and landscape installation and coordinated efforts with local and national vendors to receive all materials at no cost.

“This all began when we were asked to relocate some flag poles and it has snowballed into an amazing project,” said Keith Wilson, vice president and regional sales leader at BrightView. “There are a lot of service members and first responders in Forest Lake Estates and the Zephyrhills area and our team is proud to give back to those who served.”

The park will serve as a place of remembrance to honor the many veterans and first responders who reside in the Forest Lake Estates community and beyond.

U.S. Lawns‘ home office team and local franchisees volunteered to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. In one Saturday afternoon, U.S. Lawns, along with other volunteers, organized and boxed up 8,138 pounds of food for a total of 6,782 meals.

“Our brand position as a franchisor is to Improve Your Community. Improve Your Life,” said U.S. Lawns President Ken Hutcheson. “There’s no greater cause than providing food for families, seniors and others who may otherwise not receive what they need. That’s why we chose to help out Second Harvest. And Second Harvest’s culinary training provides hope and courage to people to help them transform their future.”

Case Construction Equipment has extended its standard, full-machine warranty on all skid-steers and compact track loaders to two years, 2,000 hours (up from one year, 1,000 hours). The new full-machine warranty applies to all models in both product lines, with skid-steers ranging in operating capacity from 1,300 pounds up to 3,400 pounds, and compact track loaders rated from 2,700 pounds up to 3,800 pounds.

“The new standard warranty reflects several enhancements made to the product line to improve performance and reliability,” said John Dotto, brand marketing manager, Case Construction Equipment, “It signals our commitment to quality as we continue to evolve both product lines.”

Photo: BrightView

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