TAG: Professional Grounds Management Society

2017 GIE+EXPO breaks records

November 6, 2017By

The 2017 GIE+EXPO on Oct. 18-20, at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., was another record-breaking event. “GIE+EXPO continues to grow in size as well as in its reputation as the industry’s gathering place,” said Kris Kiser, president and CEO of OPEI. The annual industry event draws all segments of the outdoor power equipment and lawn & garden industry.... read more

People on the Move: LandOpt CEO steps down, Fisher’s longest tenured employee retires and more personnel changes from Performance Nutrition, Swingle, CNH Industries, LaurelRock

August 3, 2016By

LandOpt CEO Tim Smith stepped down after 12 years with the national network of landscape contractors. Smith, who had served as CEO for the past eight years, will continue to serve the company at the board level. A search committee has been assembled to find Smith’s successor. He will continue to fill the role of CEO until a replacement is found to ensure continuity and... read more

Toro receives PGMS Gold Medal Award

November 12, 2014By

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) bestowed a Gold Medal Award to The Toro Co. The award, given to an individual or company in recognition of its outstanding and long-term achievements and/or contributions to the green industry, was presented to Paula Sliefert. Senior marketing manager for Toro, Sliefert was recognized during the PGMS’s annual awards and induction dinner on Oct.... read more

Maryland county faces proposed pesticide ban

October 30, 2014By

George Leventhal, county council VP of Montgomery County, Md., introduced a bill to restrict pesticides used on lawns in the county, according to Bethesda Magazine.  The ban targets pesticides linked to possible health concerns. It requires the county to assemble a pest management plan to assess the damage caused by pests to determine the necessity of using pesticides on them. “There are... read more

NPR’s Liasson to speak at PLANET Legislative Day on the Hill

June 6, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), based in Herndon, Va., has lined up Mara Liasson, award winning reporter and political analyst for the Fox News Channel and National Public Radio, to deliver the keynote speech at its annual Legislative Day on the Hill event. The three-day event, July 27-29, includes legislative training and briefings, a state association legislative meeting to discuss... read more

Throwback Thursday: June 2004

November 14, 2013By

Writing from the Landscape Management Lawn Care Forum at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla., I can’t help but think one of the attendees may be more critical of the grounds than most: keynote speaker Anthony Williams. In opportune fashion, this week’s Throwback Thursday post, from the June 2004 issue of LM, features Williams, then director of grounds for Renaissance PineIsle... read more