Gordon Kauffman Joins Grigg Brothers 

Grigg Brothers announces the hiring of Gordon L. Kauffman III, Ph.D. Kauffman will serve dual roles. He will coordinate university and independent research trials and new product development primarily in the Northeastern United States. ...

PGMS Announces the Passing of E. Earl Wilson 

The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) mourns the death of E. Earl Wilson, past president of the society, who passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2006. Wilson was instrumental in forming an alliance between PGMS, Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCCA) and Associated Landscape Contractors of America ...

Irrigation Association Expands Reach of Education 

In order to bring Irrigation Association quality education programs to more irrigation professionals, the IA is taking the first steps in a major change in the way it delivers training. The new direction for Irrigation Association Education comes in three parts: offering clusters of classes at more industry trade shows, allowing outside providers to teach IA courses, and providing IA training online. ...

Textron Sells Jacobsen Commercial Grounds Care Product Lines 

Textron Inc. recently announced that the Jacobsen business unit has sold its commercial grounds care product lines to Commercial Grounds Care, Inc., an affiliate of Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc., located in Southampton, Pa. The sale includes the Jacobsen Johnson Creek, Wis.-manufacturing facility, a leased service parts facility in Dalton, Ohio and products branded BOB-CAT, Bunton, Ryan, Steiner and Brouwer...

Michigan State University Hosts PLANET Student Career Days 

The Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET) 31st annual Student Career Days (SCD) will be held March 29–April 1, 2007, at Michigan State University, in Lansing, Mich. SCD is an annual three-day competitive event among students enrolled in horticulture programs from colleges and universities across the country. ...

Toro Teams Up With Ireland’s K Club for the 2006 Ryder Cup 

The 2006 Ryder Cup will be heading to Ireland this September with the eyes of the golfing world focusing on The K Club’s Palmer Course—one of Europe’s finest golf courses, equipped with Toro’s irrigation systems and turf equipment technologies...

Business Professionals Partner to Renovate Athletic Field 

Students returning to school in the Molalla School District, located just south of Portland, Ore., will be greeted with a completely renovated athletic field. The renovation came as a result of generous donations—both time and materials—provided by business professionals throughout Oregon. ...

Project EverGreen Survey Rates Consumer Perceptions of Green Industry 

What’s the value of green space in to the American consumer? Results of Project EverGreen’s consumer survey revealed conflicting attitudes and misconceptions about the value of green spaces and green industry products and services...

John Deere Construction & Forestry Company Teams Up With QUALCOMM 

John Deere Construction & Forestry Company and QUALCOMM Incorporated, a provider of business-to-business wireless enterprise platforms, applications and services, recently announced an alliance to create an equipment and machine monitoring and information delivery system that will be sold across North America by certified John Deere construction and forestry dealers...

Kangaroos at Milwaukee Zoo Benefit from New Turf 

The Milwaukee County Zoo and BlueYellow, LLC, recently partnered to revitalize the kangaroo habitat that was overgrazed and severely eroded. BlueYellow, an all-in-one lawn establishment system, was the focus of the renovation and was installed on the 20,000 square foot space...

Housing Starts Drop 5.3 Percent in June 

Total housing starts dropped 5.3 percent in June to a seasonably adjusted annual rate of 1.850 million units, according to figures released by the Commerce Department. This was 11 percent below the pace of a year ago....

PLANET Member Receives OSHA-Sharp Designation 

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) recently announced that Willamette Landscape Services, Inc., a PLANET member company, is the first landscape company in the nation to achieve OSHA’s ...

Championship Course at Medinah Uses Penn Varieties 

Tee-2-Green revealed that the grass varieties on the greens of Course No. 3 at Medinah Country Club are a 50/50 blend of Penn A-1 and Penn A-4 bentgrasses. The course is home to the 2006 PGA Championship, held Aug. 17-20....

Clark and Pro-Am Team Win at Deere Run 

PGA TOUR professional Michael Clark II recently led his team to victory at the John Deere One Source Superintendent Pro-Am at Deere Run, with a combined score of 54. The five-person winning lineup included ...

Joe Schuh Joins BASF Specialty Products Division as Technical Manager 

BASF recently announced that Joe Schuh, Ph.D., has been named the new technical manager for the BASF Specialty Products Division (SPD). This is a promotion for Schuh, who most recently served as the regional technical service manager for BASF’s Diversified Crops Region....

Panelists Examine Global Conservation Initiatives at Rain Bird’s Intelligent Use of Water Summit 

Rain Bird Corporation recently announced its panel of experts for The Intelligent Use of Water (IUOW) Summit III, Global Conservation Initiatives and Strategies: The Desert and Beyond, which will be held on Aug. 31 at the University of Arizona in Tucson...

Bayer Supports Arbor Industry as Tour de Trees Silver Leaf Sponsor 

Bayer Environmental Science recently donated $3,000 to sponsor the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund’s Tour de Trees. An annual seven-day cycling event covering more than 500 miles, the Tour de Trees...

Project EverGreen Awards First 'Because Green Matter' Scholarship 

Project EverGreen has awarded its first Because Green Matters scholarships to Amy Hegwood and Tao Fan. Both will receive $2,500 awards to assist in preparing for careers in the green industry....

Pro-Tech Manufacturing & Distribution Earns Federal GSA Contract  

Pro-Tech Manufacturing and Distribution, manufacturers of the Sno Pusher, recently announced that it has successfully been awarded a GSA Contract under the Federal Supply Service...

AEM Updates Skid Steer Safety Manual 

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its skid steer safety manual and now also offers the manual in a convenient bilingual Spanish-English version. ...

New EPA Facility Flashes Green, Wins Gold 

More than 1,600 EPA employees are moving into two "green" buildings full of state-of-the-science technologies that reflect the agency's core mission: to protect human health and the environment. ...

TYCROP Launches New Web Site 

TYCROP Manufacturing is proud to announce the launch of its new Web site designed for turf maintenance professionals: www.TYCROPTURF.com. Part of a corporate branding strategy that includes a revised logo and new marketing collateral...

Aquascape Designs Launches New Consumer Web Site 

In an effort to dispel myths and keep a steady flow of correct information streaming to the consumer, Aquascape Designs, Inc. recently launched a new Web site. The Web site, www.pondlifestyles.com features water gardening information that can be enjoyed by hobbyists and industry professionals alike...

TDI International Becomes GCBAA Charter Member 

GCBAA recently granted Charter Member status to TDI International, Inc., a certified general contractor specializing in golf construction. Charter membership is reserved for GCBAA members who demonstrate a strong interest in the continuing success and growth of the organization and express ...

Jorge Lazo Promoted to New Senior VP Post at Shindaiwa 

Shindaiwa Inc., outdoor power equipment manufacturer, has elevated long-time executive Jorge Lazo to the new position of senior vice president of sales and technical services. Effective immediately, Lazo will be responsible for expanding the company’s ...

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