TAG: U.S. military

John Deere launches military discount program

March 10, 2015By

John Deere added another layer to its GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program, with the creation of a military discount program that provides current and former service members a free, two-year Platinum membership. Along with equipment discounts, Platinum members receive special financing options, workshop products discounts and other exclusive members-only benefits. Typically, a customer must purchase two pieces of qualifying equipment within... read more

Hiring heroes

November 6, 2013By

From aiding in the destruction of bombs as a radio field operator in the U.S. Marine Corps to destroying weeds, among other tasks, at The Grounds Guys of Greater Little Rock, Ark., Andrew Wagner’s transition to the civilian sector—primarily the Green Industry—was somewhat seamless. Then again, his stake in landscaping started awhile ago. When he was 10 years old, his... read more

Closing the gap

November 6, 2013By

The U.S. military discharges about a quarter million service members annually and about 10 percent of post-9/11 veterans are unemployed. Those figures—and the landscape industry’s dire labor needs—make it encouraging to see, as laid out in this month’s cover story, at least a few landscape firms are recruiting skilled leaders from the armed forces. Because the number of service members... read more