TAG: North Carolina

NCNLA shares resources to aid businesses affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 13, 2016By

Many green industry companies in eastern North Carolina are still reeling in the destruction and persistent flooding caused by Hurricane Matthew. Many operations remain under several feet of water, and businesses that have seen floodwater recede are dealing with catastrophic structure, crop and equipment damage. “The damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew on our members is absolutely devastating,” said North Carolina Nursery &... read more

NALP Foundation names board of directors

May 10, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) named its 2016-2017 Foundation Board of Directors. The NALP Foundation works to advance professional careers in the landscape industry through public education and other efforts, such as scholarship programs. The NALP Board of Directors also took office last week. The following members were chosen: Officers President—Mark Meister of John Deere in Cary, N.C.; President-Elect—Jerry Grossi of ArborLawn... read more

Project EverGreen renovates 2 North Carolina parks

April 18, 2016By

Project EverGreen updated parks in Greensboro and Durham, N.C. Part of the organization’s “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” initiative, the updated parks in North Carolina are three of about a dozen projects scheduled for 2016. “Parks, sports fields and recreational play areas are vital to healthy, thriving communities,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Our mission is to preserve and enhance green... read more

SiteOne acquires Carolina-based Blue Max Materials

April 6, 2016By

SiteOne Landscape Supply acquired Blue Max Materials. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquired hardscape and landscape supplier, based in Charlotte, N.C., has five locations serving North Carolina and South Carolina. “Blue Max Materials is a terrific company and an excellent fit with our existing business in North and South Carolina,” said Doug Black, CEO of SiteOne. “They are... read more

John Deere Landscapes acquires Green Resource

August 6, 2015By

John Deere Landscapes acquired Green Resource, which has five locations servicing North Carolina and South Carolina with landscape maintenance products and supplies. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. “Green Resource is an excellent fit with our existing business in the Carolinas and establishes us as the clear market leader across all of our major product lines,” said Doug... read more

State licensure: Boon or boondoggle?

March 3, 2014By

If you want to get a vigorous debate going among a group of landscape contractors, ask them how they feel about state licensure for our industry. The opinions are deeply held and wide-ranging. On the positive side, many see state licensure as a way of keeping the “trunk slammers” out of the business and providing a basic level of professionalism... read more