TAG: Wisconsin

CASE auctions skid-steer to benefit United Way

January 21, 2014By

As part of its sponsorship of the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby, CASE Construction Equipment is auctioning off a new SR175 skid-steer loader. Proceeds will benefit the United Way. The skid-steer is autographed by Derby champions dating back to the first event in 1964, won by Stan Hayes when he was 13 years old. The blind auction begins noon CST... read more

Ariens acquires 3 direct marketing brands

December 2, 2013By

Ariens Co. signed a definitive agreement to acquire select assets of three specialty direct marketing brands from W. W. Grainger: Gempler’s, Ben Meadows and AW Direct. The companies will become part of Ariens Jan. 1, when the agreement is scheduled to close. No further terms of the agreement have been disclosed. The brands will be operated as a single entity... read more

Ariens celebrates 80th anniversary, generations of employees

September 17, 2013By

Ariens Co., based in Brillion, Wis., hosted a jubilee of generations Friday in celebration of its 80th anniversary and in commemoration of 16 families that have worked for the company for three or more generations. “To find a nice little area like a small town in Wisconsin where we have hard-working people interested in what they’re doing, they bring their... read more

1-Minute Mentor: David Frank

September 1, 2013By

Meet David Frank, president and CEO, David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Germantown, Wis. Who’s your mentor? I’ve had many mentors at different periods of my career. When I was starting out at age 10, many of my clients became wonderful mentors, significantly because of my young age. At that time, I was fortunate to have some of Milwaukee’s leading industrialists... read more

Combined conference aimed at garden center, landscape professionals

November 13, 2012By

WAUKESHA, WIS.—Two long-standing educational venues familiar to upper-Midwest Green Industry businesses are hosting a collaborative program in 2013. The Garden Center Symposium (48-year history) and the Midwest Perennial Conference (24-year history) will offer a joint educational opportunity for Garden Center and Landscape Operations on Jan. 23 and 24, 2013 at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Waukesha, Wis. “We’re all... read more

Wisconsin phosphorus fertilizer ban goes into effect

April 2, 2010By

MADISON, WI — Beginning April 1, 2010, fertilizer that is labeled as containing phosphorus or available phosphate cannot be applied to lawns or turf in Wisconsin unless the fertilizer application qualifies under certain exemptions. Governor Doyle in April 2009, signed the law, 2009 Wisconsin Act 9, which modified Chapter 94, Wisconsin Statutes. The intent of the law is to provide... read more