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Calling all Hort. students and professors

Hello students and professors,  Lawn & Landscape Magazine wants to get a feel for the future of the green industry, and we need your help. We’ve developed a 16 question survey to find out how the next generation of green industry employees perceives a career in the industry.    Students – please take a few moments and…


Grunder hires new office manager

MIAMISBURG, Ohio — Grunder Landscaping has hired Amber Fox to assume the position of office & human resources manager. She previously served our company as an administrative assistant from 2002 to 2011. Amber then began to pursue an interest in Human Resources and thus took a position managing payroll and benefits administration for a 250-person…


PLANET AEF announces new ambassadors

HERNDON, Va. – PLANET is pleased to announce the newest PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) Ambassadors. Each of the ambassadors recently pledged $25,000 to the Foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities:   • Designs by Sundown – Mike Hommel, Englewood,…


New routing apps to aid tracking

WALLED LAKE, Mich. – Real Green Systems has announced the addition of two new products to its software lineup. Routing Assistant – powered by ALK Maps and Fleet Assistant – a versatile and comprehensive answer to vehicle tracking.   Routing Assistant replaces Mapping Assistant, which used the now defunct MapPoint as its routing engine. Routing…


Behind the curtain

With the business world being so technology-focused, the days of keeping your back office in order with pen and paper are becoming obsolete. Many companies offer programs and software to help keep your business running smoothly, but with so many out there, use the following pages to find the best fit for your company and…


Safe service

Improved customer service and productivity, and reduced drive time for workers means money saved for Gary Kott, owner for Go Green Lawn Care, based in Walled Lake, Mich. With routing and mapping software, he’s able to do all three. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ Related Posts PLANET AEF…


The industry remembers Bob Wade

Green industry advocate Robert “Bob” Wade passed away on Feb.17 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Bob generously gave many years of service to the Irrigation Association as chair of the Government Affairs Committee. Bob was actively involved in several other affiliate organizations, including the California Landscape Contractors Association and the American Society of…


Grow smart

Gary Kott, owner of Go Green Lawn & Tree Care in Michigan, uses what he calls a day to day system to assign stops to his fleet, meaning that he routes in the morning every day. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ Related Posts PLANET AEF announces new ambassadors…


The right route

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New interactive websites launched

CAMP HILL, Pa. — The AMES Companies, an American manufacturer and a global provider of lawn and garden products and jobsite tools, is pleased to officially launch new websites for two of its core brands: AMES and Razor-Back Professional Tools. Each website translates the new visual brand language and brand promise into a clean, modern…