Dow AgroSciences Names New Senior Sales Specialist 

Dow AgroSciences announces the appointment of Tom Linnen as senior sales specialist for the Mid-America Specialties Group, which includes Turf and Ornamental...

Compass Label Amended for Dollar Spot 

A label amendment was recently granted by the EPA for Compass Fungicide, stating the product suppresses dollar spot (Sclerotinia) on bentgrass golf course...

Japan Dealers Visit Shindaiwa, Inc. 

Fifteen outdoor power equipment dealers from Japan toured the Shindaiwa, Inc. campus in Tualatin, Ore., and later enjoyed sight-seeing trips around Portland...

Toro Recognizes Championship Effort 

Life for the Curtis family of Mill Creek Golf Club has very hectic since Ben Curtis' win at the 132nd British Open. The Toro Company along with its distributor,...

AED Releases Construction Marketplace Study 

Associated Equipment Distributors last week released an all-new research project to define the construction equipment marketplace and capture the buying...

Free Seminars at EXPO 2003 Give Landscape Professionals the Edge 

Lawn and landscape professionals have a free opportunity to gain valuable knowledge from top professionals in their field at the International Lawn, Garden...

Cummins Power Generation Network Responds to Blackouts 

The Power Generation business of Columbus, Ind.-based Cummins Inc. and the distributor network responded recently to the emergency power generation needs...

Home Depot’s 2Q Profits Up 9.9 Percent 

Atlanta-based Home Depot last week said that sales of such items as John Deere tractors and pressure washers helped the company turn around losses at...

Turf Managers Reap Professional Rewards with Expanded Accolades Program 

Lawn and landscape professionals and golf course superintendents now can focus more on business with the new selection of rewards offered by the Accolades...

Dodger Stadium, Edison Field Chosen as Top Playing Fields 

Results of a poll in the July 7 issue of Sports Illustrated showed that 23.2 percent of the players who responded chose Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles...

Surveys Indicate Golf Course Superintendent Profession is Advancing 

Two recently-conducted surveys reveal the golf course superintendent profession has strengthened its position in the marketplace. Earlier this year, the...

John Deere Landscapes Opens Second Branch in Southern California 

John Deere Landscapes announced the opening of a new branch in San Juan Capistrano. This is the second branch opening in southern California in 30 days—a...

HSS RentX Provides Equipment for TV Series 

Denver-based national rental chain HSS RentX is providing equipment for a BBC television series called Ground Force America. In each segment, the Ground...

Caterpillar Faces Two Harassment Lawsuits 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week filed two lawsuits against Caterpillar Inc., accusing the company of permitting sexual and...

Bachman Elected ANLA President 

Dale Bachman, president of Bachman’s, Inc., was recently elected as the American Nursery & Landscape Association’s (ANLA) 2003-2004 president during the...

Dixie Chopper Expands Manufacturing Capabilities to Meet Growing Demand 

To help meet an increasing demand, Dixie Chopper has begun construction on a new 16,000-square-foot assembly facility at its manufacturing complex in...

Husqvarna Promotion Reaches New Heights 

Husqvarna’s current “Feel The Power” marketing campaign has reached new heights —literally—as a promotional banner was unfurled on top of 20,320-foot...

Johnston Elected President of American Society of Golf Course Architects 

Clyde Johnston of Hilton Head, S.C., was elected president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects at the organization’s 57th annual meeting...

Hellebuyck Named Tanaka Sales Manager 

Tanaka announced that Douglas Hellebuyck has been promoted to national sales manager. Hellebuyck, who has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience...

Mower Recall 

In cooperation with the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Toro Co. is voluntarily recalling 400 units of the 2003 TimeCutter Z Zero Radius...

June Wetter and Cooler Than Average in Much of Nation; 

The eastern two-thirds of the nation was cooler than average and much of the eastern and southern United States was wetter than average in June, according...

June Construction Starts Jump 9 Percent 

New construction starts increased 9 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $529.5 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge,...

Appellate Court Affirms Kubota's Win in Patent Case 

On July 17, 2003, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) affirmed a jury verdict and judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Central...

FNATS Filled with Fresh Ideas 

The Florida Nursery and Allied Trades Show (FNATS), scheduled for September 25-27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will premier...

Unemployment on the Rise 

The number of unemployed persons increased by 360,000 in June to 9.4 million, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.1 to 6.4 percent. Since March, unemployment...

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