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JANUARY 28, 2021
Echo partners with NALP’s Latino Landscape Network
The exclusive partnership will support the more than 500,000 Latino landscape professionals in the U.S. through mentoring, networking, training and more.
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Bobcat invests in AI startup
Doosan Bobcat North America invests in Ainstein AI, a startup radar technology company, to further develop sensor innovation for compact equipment to advance productivity on construction job sites.
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Kristen Spotz
RISE hires senior director of regulatory affairs
Kristen Spotz joins Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment (RISE) as its senior director of regulatory affairs. She comes with a strong regulatory and technical background, along with product manufacturing experience from her time at the Food and Drug Administration. Find out how Spotz will lead RISE in her new role.
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Logo: SnowCare for Troops
Project EverGreen highlights SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week
Project EverGreen’s awareness week recognizes the importance of snow and ice removal services to military families and health care professionals.
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Horizon Distributors launches Bonus Bucks program
Starting next month, Horizon Distributors will roll out its Bonus Bucks program where customers can earn marketing dollars based on 2020 purchases to use on truck wraps, yard signs, mailers and more.
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Wolf Creek acquired by Heritage Landscape Supply
The Trotwood, Ohio-based Wolf Creek Co. runs seven branches across Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania and will continue to operate under the Wolf Creek banner.
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Companies in the News
Updates from:

→ AriensCo.

→ Spring-Green Lawn Care

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Photo: Z Turf Equipment
Truck + sprayer productivity tips
Lawn care equipment and truck experts discuss trends in the lawn care industry and offer up their tips for productivity in 2021.
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Photo: Makita
Makita releases new brushless couple shaft power head
Makita’s XUX02 18V LXT Brushless Couple Shaft Power Head offers users versatility for use with a variety of attachments. Get the scoop on this new power head.
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Unilock offers online educational series
Unilock’s Boots Online is a hardscaping educational series to teach contractors techniques, installation best practices and more. Find out more about the sessions.
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Irrigation Association names newly elected directors
The Irrigation Association appointed four new members to its board of directors, including representatives from Munro Cos., Rain Bird Corp. and The Toro Co. Learn more about the new directors.
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snow+ice management ↴    
Photo: Winter Equipment
Winter Equipment unveils new system to protect plow and curb
Winter Equipment’s new V-Plow system features two 5/8-inch steel cutting edge sections, two nose and two curb PlowGuards and hardware.
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Image: Marty Grunder
Grow with Grunder: Fast forward to December 2021
What does success look like for your business at the end of this year? Marty Grunder offers three steps for reaching your goals.
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Insights from LM's editors and landscape industry leaders
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Seth's Cut: New year, same old me
While he admits that he's the "same old" Seth Jones, the LM Editor-in-Chief describes what he would like to see happen in 2021.
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SafetyWatch: Winter pruning wisdom
Manny Nassar, technical adviser for the Davey Institute, offers up safety advice for landscape professionals performing winter tree pruning.
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Be prepared for anything 2021 brings
Landscape Management columnist Marty Grunder explains how landscapers can be prepared for anything the year 2021 throws at them.
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January 2021 Cover (Photo: Grasshopper)