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Bulldog GPS Tracking releases antitheft device

<![CDATA[ Bulldog GPS Tracking has announced its latest app driven AntiTheft device for the landscaping industry.    Theft of expensive equipment like commercial mowers has always been a big problem for the green industry. Bulldog GPS Tracking has a new, very affordable, waterproof AntiTheft device that makes monitoring equipment 24/7 as easy as opening an…

Vista updates vPRO product

<![CDATA[ SIMI VALLEY, Calif. – Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting is building upon the success of its vPRO product by introducing the new vPRO 2.  “vPRO 2 offers enhanced features and functionality,” said Cruz Pérez, vice president of marketing for Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. “While the original vPRO was successful, we wanted to take it to…

M&A tips from Davey president

<![CDATA[ After making 20 acquisitions between 2010 and 2014, Davey Treey took a breath in 2015 and 2016, but will again be looking to grow through M&A in 2017.  “We had to take a step back and make sure everything was functioning correctly,” says Pat Covey, president and COO of the company, which ranks third…

Quality control

<![CDATA[ Matt Brooks and Mark Black both worked for a large lawn care maintenance company in Illinois’ Metro East area outside of St. Louis. When a national chain acquired the company, the revenue-centered structure presented a dilemma of whose interests to serve: customers or shareholders? With the goal of putting customers first, Brooks started Country…

The July issue is now live

<![CDATA[ July is Smart Irrigation Month, and because of that, the July issue of Lawn & Landscape is the annual Water Issue. This year, we look at how John Taylor makes sure the water used for his irrigation jobs always hits the target. Click here to read the cover story.   We also give you…

Angie’s list offers free membership nationwide

<![CDATA[ INDIANAPOLIS – Angie’s List has announce that access to all the reviews on its website is free-of-charge. In addition, two new premium membership tiers are now available, offering guarantees and value-added services beyond those reviews.   Each membership level is packed with value and builds on the other(s): Green: free-of-charge nationwide access to companies…

The shrinking of the American lawn

<![CDATA[ The American house is growing. These days, the average new home encompasses 2,500 square feet, about 50 percent more area than the average house in the late 1970s, according to Census data. Compared to the typical house of 40 years ago, today’s likely has another bathroom and an extra bedroom, making it about the…

Takeuchi promotes national product manager

<![CDATA[ ATLANTA, Ga – Takeuchi-US has appointed David Caldwell to national product manager, effective immediately. Caldwell has been the product and training manager for Takeuchi for nearly six years, and has over seventeen years of industry experience. In his new role, Caldwell is responsible for all new and current Takeuchi products available in the North…

OPEI shares concerns with EPA

<![CDATA[ ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the Renewable fuel standard program: Standards for 2017 and biomass-based diesel volume for 2018. In a letter sent to the EPA, OPEI expresses significant concerns about the expansion of E15 in the marketplace without a…

A family affair

<![CDATA[ Going to Arlington National Cemetery is like coming home for the landscape professionals who volunteer each year at Renewal and Remembrance. Now in its 20th year, the National Association of Landscape Professionals event has evolved into a family reunion of sorts, where people from all across the industry come to pay their respects, donate…