Companies consolidate under Vopak 

The Van Waters & Rogers (VW&R) and Ellis & Everard (E&E) brands consolidated under the Vopak name in April. The name changes to Vopak USA Inc. and Vopak...

Big dreams net three a trip to U.S. Open for the Toro Championship Tournament Training Program 

Knowing where they want to be in ten years netted three Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) members slots on the maintenance team...

EETC appoints executive director 

New Page 1 The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) has appointed Jim Roche as executive director. Roche has worked in the power equipment industry...

Mangum resigns GCSAA director position 

Tommy Witt, CGCS accepted the resignation of Ken Mangum, CGCS from the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America (GCSAA) board of directors...

Mowers recalled 

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports the recall of about 40,000 Ariens, Scotts, and Husqvarna lawnmowers. Several reported incidents involved...

Tyler announces Global Information Service 

Tyler Enterprises (Elwood, Ill.) has announced the introduction of a highly sophisticated global information service for the golf course and public grounds...

Northwestern awarded College Football Field of the Year 

New Page 1 Northwestern University’s Ryan Field was named football field of the year in the college/university category at the 12th annual Sports Turf...

Wisconsin Nursery Association announces Plants of the Year for 2001 

Wisconsin Nursery Association has made its selections for Plants of the Year. They choose the Dwarf Korean Lilac as the woody Plant of the Year, and the...

Chipco sponsors turfgrass disease seminar 

The Chipco Professional Products Group of Aventis recently sponsored its eighth annual Turfgrass Disease Seminar March 13-15 in Key Largo, Fla. More than...

Name change for McGinnis Farms, Inc. 

McGinnis Farms, Inc. has changed its name to John Deere Landscapes. Deere & Company recently acquired the wholly-owned subsidiary, headquartered in Alpharetta,...

Name change for McGinnis Farms, Inc. 

McGinnis Farms, Inc. has changed its name to John Deere Landscapes. Deere & Company recently acquired the wholly-owned subsidiary, headquartered in Alpharetta,...

Cebeco International Seeds, Inc., announces Steve Johnson as director of research 

Steve Johnson, a senior research scientist with Cebeco International Seeds has been awarded a promotion to director of research, according to Cebeco International...

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Bayer Professional Care changing name and reorganizing 

Although it is still early in the year, 2001 has already brought major changes to the Professional Care business unit of Bayer Corporation. Perhaps the...

NEW HOME SALES REMAIN STRONG 

NEW HOME SALES REMAIN STRONG March new home sales climbed 4.2% to a 1.02 million annualized pace, the strongest month on record. To put that into context,...

U.S. Lawns expands into Illinois 

U.S. Lawns announced today the addition of its 80th franchise: U.S. Lawns of Springfield/Jacksonville, Ill. The owner of the franchise is Jeff Lansaw,...

Consumer Confidence Dips 

The Consumer Confidence Index fell nearly eight points in April, after rebounding somewhat in March. The Index now stands at 109.2 (1985=100), down from...

Otterbine Barebo announces new president 

Otterbine Barebo Inc., manufacturer of fountains, aerators and other pond and lake management products, recently appointed Chris Barebo as Otterbine’s...

New Pruning Video Series Available 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NEW PRUNING VIDEO SERIES San Luis Video Publishing announces the release of three superb new pruning videos.  Through beautiful...

A contractor's guide to working with nurseries 

New homes and commercial developments are popping up everywhere. Where there’s new construction, there’s a need for landscaping. Filling that need are...

New dry flowable fungicide 

Griffin L.L.C. has received registration for a dry flowable formulation of its chlorothalonil fungicide, utilizing spray-dried technology. The new product,...

Bayer reports sales increases 

Bayer Corporation’s sales increased 13.6 percent in 2000 and topped the $10 billion mark for the first time. Bayer’s sales were $10.1 billion in 2000,...

Benefits of outdoor power equipment air on PBS 

Coming soon to PBS stations across the country is a five-minute industry image segment sponsored by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI). Bill...

Texas bans morning use of outdoor power equipment 

Down in Texas, homeowners and all non-commercial operators of gasoline powered outdoor power equipment will be exempt from a ban on morning use of this...

Valent.com named top manufacturing website 

Valent U.S.A. Corporation’s website, www.Valent.com, was cited as the 2000 “Best Manufacturing Site” by the Web Marketing Association. The site was one...

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