TAG: Missouri

Columbia LandCare acquires cross-town competitor

November 2, 2016By

Columbia LandCare—a year-round, full-service landscape company in Columbia, Mo.—acquired Creative Surroundings, a 34-year-old landscape business across town, according to Columbia Daily Tribune.  Columbia LandCare owner and CEO Jed Taylor told the newspaper that he expects the acquisition to help his company reach or surpass $6 million in sales in 2017. Taylor had been in negotiations with former Creative Surroundings owner Gloria Gaus for about... read more

OSHA issues citations to Missouri company

December 21, 2015By

A Missouri landscape company owner was fined after an employee was injured on the job The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued three citations to Cherry Landscape Services, a landscape design, construction and maintenance company based in Columbia, Mo., ABC17 News reports. Nick Murphy said he was working for Cherry Landscape when he fell while trimming... read more

Briggs & Stratton acquires Billy Goat Industries

May 20, 2015By

Briggs & Stratton Corp. acquired Billy Goat Industries, a Missouri-based manufacturer of specialty turf equipment. Its products include aerators, sod cutters, overseeders, power rakes, brush cutters, walk behind blowers, lawn vacuums and debris loaders. “Billy Goat Industries helps us to further our strategic initiative of focusing on higher margin commercial products,” said Todd Teske, chairman, president and CEO of Briggs... read more