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AUGUST 20, 2020
 
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Turf Care Supply to distribute Koch Turf and Ornamental fertilizers
 
Select Koch Turf and Ornamental fertilizers will be distributed by Turf Care Supply under an exclusive licensing agreement between the two companies.
 
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Herring Group, Aspire Software host data and forecasting webinar
 
Kevin Kehoe, founder of Aspire Software, and Greg Herring, CEO of the Herring Group, will host “Gathering Data to Create a Better Future (and Better Forecasts),” part one of a two-part webinar series on how forecasting can benefit your business. Find out how to register.
 
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Sperber Landscape Cos. selects Aspire Software as its business management platform
 
“The platform's scalability combined with the company's dedication to the success of its users made it clear that Aspire is best suited to help us attain our goals,” said Ron Cammarata, CFO of the Calabasas, Calif.-based Sperber Landscape Cos. Learn more about the decision.
 
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Silver Creek Supply joins Heritage Landscape Supply Group
 
Heritage Landscape Supply Group acquired Silver Creek Supply in Boise, Idaho. Read on for more about the deal.
 
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United Rentals shares safety playbook for equipment rentals
 
Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Rentals implemented new measures for the safety of its employees and customers. Find out more about the company's key safety protocols.
 
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People on the Move
 
Hirings and promotions from:

→ Solitude Lake Management

→ Harvest Landscape Enterprises

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  INDUSTRY NEWS
 
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Arborjet awards scholarships to future green industry professionals
 
Arborjet's Taking Root Scholarships offer up to $10,000 to students to pursue full-time studies in forestry, plant sciences, horticulture, entomology or a related major.
 
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Makita debuts new brushless string trimmer
 
Makita's XRU17 brushless motor delivers power equivalent to a 30-cc gas string trimmer, according to the company. Learn more about this new trimmer.
 
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ASV introduces Max Series loaders, skid-steers
 
The new compact track loaders and skid-steers from ASV Holdings offer 360-degree visibility as well as new safety features.
 
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2 irrigation companies make Inc. 5000
 
Conserva Irrigation ranked No. 633, and Sunrise Irrigation and Sprinklers ranked No. 1078 on Inc. Magazine's list of fastest-growing companies.
 
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ICYMI: OPEI CEO Kris Kiser discusses cancellation of 2020 GIE+EXPO
 
LM's Seth Jones spoke with Kris Kiser, CEO of OPEI, and discussed the decision to postpone this year's GIE+EXPO to 2021, if a virtual show was considered and more.
 
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High Performance: Toss the annual review
 
Phil Harwood explains why annual performance reviews should be a thing of the past and offers an alternative approach for evaluating employees.
 
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Winning workers: Innovative ways to approach hiring, training
 
Jason New, principal at green industry consultancy McFarlin Stanford, shares some innovative ways companies are approaching hiring and training.
 
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The Big One: A moving memorial
 
The details behind Landscape Workshop's maintenance project at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.
 
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