Companies in the News: PremierPro sod used at national park, Pattie Group wins local award, JCB donates equipment for hurricane cleanup and more from Kubota, Senske, Ariens

December 1, 2016 -  By
PremierPro's sod is being used at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

PremierPro Bermudagrass sod is being used at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

The National Parks Service installed 11,000 square feet of PremierPro Bermudagrass, a Sod Production Services brand of bermudagrass sod, at the Washington, D.C., National World War II Memorial. The grass, which was grown at Central Sod Farms of Maryland in Centreville, Md., a licensed producer of PremierPro Bermudagrass, is part of a trial of turfgrass varieties across a number of national parks.

The Pattie Group, a landscape development firm in Greater Cleveland, was named to the Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50, which honors companies and individuals in Ohio’s Lake and Geauga counties that have shown growth and positive change. Recipients of the award were honored at an awards celebration Nov. 3 in Mentor, Ohio.

Ariens Co. renovated the Ariens Co. Museum to include a new display dedicated to the Gravely brand in honor of the 100th anniversary of the original “Gravely Motor Plow” patent, awarded in 1916. The 3,000-square-foot display features refurbished vintage equipment, a wall of murals and memorabilia from the company’s history. The entrance of the display is a replica of the red-brick entryway to the original 1922 Gravely factory in Dunbar, W.V., giving visitors the feeling of walking into the original plant.

JCB North America donated $300,000 of equipment to assist with the cleanup in Savannah, Ga., which sustained nearly $100 million in property damage during Hurricane Matthew. The donated equipment included a 3CX backhoe loader and a 437 wheel loader, which help clear and haul tree and building debris from roads and driveways.

Kubota Tractor Corp. broke ground on a $16-million dollar expansion of its National Distribution Center in Jefferson, Ga. Slated for completion in July, the expansion will add 617,865 square-feet and triple the existing facility. In January, Kubota Manufacturing of America will also start production at a new plant in nearby Gainesville-Hall County, Ga., where it will produce the RTV-series UTV line.

Senske Services, in partnership with 2nd Harvest Food Bankwill host its 14th annual Charity Holiday Light Show and Open House Dec. 9-10. The animated display showcases more than 500,000 holiday lights and will remain up throughout December for those who can’t attend the open house. During the open house, food and cash donations will be accepted, and photos with Santa can be taken in exchange for a donation. Proceeds will benefit the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. Last year, the company raised enough money and food to provide 3,500 meals. Watch last year’s presentation below:

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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