TAG: National Hispanic Landscape Alliance

NHLA to host seminar for dealers, contractors at GIE+EXPO

August 13, 2018By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) will host a seminar program during this year’s GIE+EXPO, with sessions for dealers and contractors. With sessions in English and Spanish, the program is designed for dealers seeking to increase sales to area Hispanic contractors; Hispanic contractors looking for greater success; and non-Hispanics wishing to better engage Hispanic employees, according to NHLA. New this... read more

NHLA’s 2018 Train the Trainer program

February 4, 2018By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), will be offering its Train the Trainer program entirely in Spanish for the first time. The program will take place from Feb. 4-7 in Waldorf, Md., and will be taught by NHLA president, Pam Berrios. Through the program, participants will gain new awareness, skills and knowledge of how to engage others in the learning... read more

Registration opens for NHLA’s 2018 Train the Trainer program

January 17, 2018By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), will be offering its Train the Trainer program entirely in Spanish for the first time. The program will take place from Feb. 4-7 in Waldorf, Md., and will be taught by Pam Berrios, president of NHLA. Through the program, participants will gain new awareness, skills and knowledge of how to engage others in the... read more

NHLA campaign encourages “green-collared” pride

November 21, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) launched a campaign to encourage landscape professionals to proclaim their pride in being “green collared.” “It’s time to celebrate landscape industry professionals across the country,” said Pam Berrios, president of NHLA.  “They combine a passion for the outdoors, a commitment to environmental stewardship, an eye for natural beauty and the knowledge and knack for... read more

People on the Move: NHLA selects new board of directors; Central Turf & Irrigation appoints new vp; and more from Aspire, Davey, LandCare and Mirimichi Green

September 20, 2017By

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance selected its new board of directors for the 2017-2019 term. New to the board are Ray Rueda of Nature’s Dream Landscape, in Pinecrest, Fla., and Alejandro Romo of Green & Clean Landscaping in Greensboro, N.C. Also elected to new two-year terms are returning directors Mari Medrano, CoCal Landscaping in Denver; Raul Berrios of Rulyscapes in... read more

Why some companies are turning to Puerto Rico for labor

April 21, 2017By
Landscape workers. Photo: ©istock.com/WoodenDinosaur

Why—and how—some landscape companies are recruiting workers from Puerto Rico. Late last year, William Merkler was on vacation in Puerto Rico, thinking about how he would reconcile his landscape firm’s contracts with the new prevailing wage the Department of Labor told him he must pay his H-2B guest workers this year—a 17 percent increase. “We contacted our clients and told... read more