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Companies in the News: Updates from CLCA, Stihl and more

February 11, 2020 -  By
Award-winning landscape project (Photo: California Landscape Contractors Association)

Confidence Landscaping received both the Special Effects Award and Stuart J. Sperber Memorial Sweepstakes Award for its work on the Perry/Bjedov Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area. (Photo provided by the California Landscape Contractors Association)

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), a nonprofit trade organization of licensed and landscape-related contractors, presented Trophy Awards to California landscape contractors during its annual convention.

“The CLCA is thrilled to recognize all the landscapers and award-wining projects. Our association’s core goal is to support and encourage our very talented members to create beautiful landscapes that positively impact those around them,” said Sandra Giarde, CLCA executive director. “It is a great honor to present these Trophy Awards because of how recognizable the talent is and how the hard work shines through each project. We are proud to be a part of such community and look to inspire future entries for years to come to continue to grow.”

Below are the year’s top winners.

  • Van Slyke Landscape received the Jon R. Alsdorf Memorial Award for its work on the Tuomi Residence in San Diego County.
  • Korotkin Associates received the Excelsior Award for its work on the Filmore Heritage Center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Confidence Landscaping received both the Special Effects Award and Stuart J. Sperber Memorial Sweepstakes Award for its work on the Perry/Bjedov Residence in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Jensen Landscape Contractors received the Herb Frank Memorial Award for its work on the Moffett Towers II in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Alpine Landscapes received the John Redmond Memorial Award for its work on the Sakata Seed America project in the central Coast.
  • Creative Environments received the Gary Vallen Memorial Award for its work on the Reed-George Residence in the north Coast.

The following received the Nelson Colvin Humanitarian Award:

  • The San Diego Chapter of CLCA received First Place for its work on the Teri Outdoor Teaching Garden.
  • The Los Angeles/San Gabriel Valley Chapter of CLCA received two Outstanding Achievement Awards for its work on the 22nd Street Park Chapter Project and the Wilmington Dog Park project.

Stihl hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia, the Hampton Roads Chamber and local business leaders on Feb. 3 for a roundtable discussion highlighting workforce development and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

“We have about 7 million vacant jobs and about 6 million people looking for them,” Scalia said. “This is a request to businesses to pledge to create job training and education opportunities for workers as Stihl has done by joining the 430 companies across the country that have signed on to the Pledge to America’s Workers.”

As part of the visit, Secretary Scalia toured the Virginia Beach, Va.-based Stihl manufacturing facility to see modern manufacturing in action and to learn about workforce development initiatives like the Stihl apprenticeship program.

Performance Truck relocated to a newly constructed $7 million facility in the Bryan-College station area in Texas.

The 53,000-square-foot building features a 24-bay service department that provides truck diagnosis within two hours through Kenworth PremierCare. The dealership’s 15,500-square-foot warehouse and mezzanine space is dedicated to parts storage to support the needs of local fleets and truck operators traveling through the area. The facility also features a 6,000-square-foot visual parts and merchandising display.

“With a new and larger facility, we will offer better service and accommodate for the growing demands of our customer base and those passing through the greater Bryan-College Station area,” said Dayne Yeager, Performance Truck CEO. “We look forward to the opportunity to offer an enhanced customer experience.”

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized SynLawn as the 2019 Colorado Supplier of the Year by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

SynLawn Colorado earned this award by meeting the ASLA’s standards of excellence in the field of landscape architecture, based on dependability, diligence and communication.

“We feel honored to receive this award from ASLA and look forward to continued collaboration,” said Colby Gingles, outside sales manager at SynLawn Colorado. “Strong relationships with the architectural community are a top priority for us to best serve our clients and to build public and private spaces that are resilient, sustainable and safe.”

SynLawn Colorado has given back to the architectural community in several ways including:

  • Donating artificial turf to a local architectural firm;
  • Working with Denver architects to help raise awareness at the Greater Greener Conference;
  • Educating the public about the benefits of landscape design with creative turf installations and parklets during ASLA’s (Park)ing Day campaign; and
  • Hosting lunch and learn sessions for local landscape architects.
Sarah Webb

About the Author:

Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's managing editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor. She can be reached at swebb@northcoastmedia.net.

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