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Real Green Systems Solutions 2020 Conference
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[January 13-16]
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1. BrightView acquires Benchmark Landscapes
Benchmark Landscapes, a commercial landscaping company headquartered in Austin, Texas, was acquired earlier this year by BrightView. Learn more about the transaction. >>More
More 2019 BrightView acquisitions:
January BrightView acquires California Bay Area company
May BrightView purchases Florida, Arizona companies
July BrightView launches property maintenance interface
August BrightView acquires Pro Scapes
November BrightView buys Heaviland, Clean Cut Lawns
Photo: Greg Herring 2. Managed exits and BrightView results
Armed with his experience as a CFO of both public and private companies, Greg Herring broke down BrightView's 2019 Q1 financial results and explained how companies should manage the exits of unprofitable customers. >>More
Additional analysis from Herring:
February Finance expert Herring on BrightView's first stumbling block.
August How BrightView is using technology to plan for growth
Photo: PERC How to earn up to $25,000 for new mowers
With the Propane Mower Incentive Program, you could earn up to $1,000 for a new propane mower, or $500 for a converted mower. The incentive may be used on up to 25 mowers for a total of up to $25,000, so get your application in soon. Available for a limited time only.
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3. Sperber Landscape Cos. acquires Kujawa Enterprises
The Sperber Landscape Cos., formed in April 2019 by former ValleyCrest CEO and chairman Richard Sperber, completed its first acquisition, Wis.-based Kujawa Enterprises, less than a month later. Learn more about the deal. >>More
Photo: Jack Harrell Jr. 4. Harrell’s explains its move to discontinue distribution of glyphosate products
Take a look at the letter Harrell's CEO Jack Harrell Jr. wrote regarding the company’s decision to discontinue distribution of glyphosate products. >>More
Video still: LM Staff Quali-Pro keeps it simple
“Ease of use and taking the guesswork out of things is very important,” says Ian Rodriguez, technical services manager for Quali-Pro, manufacturer of combination chemistry products like Negate and Fahrenheit herbicides. Learn more about these products.
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5. Unveiling GIE+EXPO’s next big thing
The next big idea can get sparked at GIE+EXPO — something landscapers and exhibitors bank on every October in Louisville, Ky. In a preview to the 2019 GIE+EXPO, Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones detailed what to look forward to while attending the show. >>More
Photo: 6. Government Affairs: EPA cancels registrations of 12 neonic pesticides
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cancelled the registration of 12 neonic pesticides as a result of a lawsuit settlement between the EPA and several environmental groups. Learn more about the cancellation from earlier this year. >>More
Image: NALP Join NALP for as little as $32 a month
The National Association of Landscape Professionals now offers monthly dues payments! Be part of something bigger and access all the benefits of joining your national association.
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7. One landscape company’s climb back to the top
Find out how Todd’s Services battled back from personal tragedy during the Great Recession of 2008 to reach its peak in its 40th year. >>More
8. Aurora Resurgence sells LandCare to management group
Aurora Resurgence sold LandCare to the company's management group and a small group of investors led by Scott Brickman, former CEO of the Brickman Group. Read LM's exclusive interview with Mike Bogan, CEO and executive vice president of LandCare. >>More
Photo: Phil Harmon 9. Lethal lawn virus spreads in Florida
Parts of Florida are experiencing an outbreak of a new virus that is killing Floratam, a variety of St. Augustinegrass in central and South Florida. The virus has no cure. Get more information here. >>More
10. Toro acquires The Charles Machine Works, parent company of Ditch Witch
The Toro Co. entered a definitive agreement and acquired privately held Charles Machine Works for $700 million cash. Check out the full story to learn more. >>More
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>Editor's note: Reflecting on 2019

>Editorial Advisory Board: December 2019

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