TAG: Michigan

Boxwood blight reported in Michigan

December 12, 2018By

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reported that boxwood blight was detected for the first time in Michigan. Three separate locations in Oakland County located the disease, including a landscape firm, a homeowner’s yard and in holiday wreaths being sold at a retail store. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) also alerted MDARD that... read more

Companies in the News: Stihl hosts student manufacturing camp; BioSafe expands; more from Toro, Morbark

August 17, 2016By

Stihl partnered with “Dream It. Do It. Virginia” to host the fifth annual Stihl Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at its U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The four-day camp promotes modern manufacturing careers through technology-based projects. Selected by an essay application process, 35 high school students worked in teams to build “Escape Bots,” obstacle avoiding robots equipped with infrared sensors. Each member... read more

Michigan company pays $38K in back wages, damages

June 1, 2016By

A U.S. Department of Labor investigation found a Laketon, Mich.-based landscape company and its owner in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, M Live reports. H&H Lawn Service & Snowplowing violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay overtime and properly keep records, according to the Department of Labor. A court ruled that the company and its owner, Darrell Hinken, must pay... read more

Another Uber-style lawn service launches

June 19, 2015By

Detroit-based LawnGuru has launched, throwing its hat in the ring with other Uber-style, on-demand lawn maintenance start ups like Mowz, LawnStarter and GreenPal. Currently, the app has 500 users and services nine Michigan cities. Users request a cut from the app by entering the property’s address and calculating the area that needs mowed. Based on time, location and size of... read more

Terex enters into track loader supply agreement with Vermeer

September 30, 2013By

Terex Construction entered into a private label agreement with Vermeer Corp. Sept. 25, designing a forestry compact track loader specifically for Vermeer’s applications. Terex’s Grand Rapids, Mich., facility manufactures a full line of Terex compact track loaders and skid steer loaders. “This agreement represents a good opportunity for incremental volume to better leverage our manufacturing operations in Grand Rapids, Minn.,... read more