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LM150: Our top 25
Take a look at our 2021 LM150 list, sorted by client mix and profit center top performers. See who topped each category.
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Former seed manager sentenced for wire fraud, money laundering
Christopher Claypool of Spokane, Wash., was sentenced to three years in federal prison and three years’ supervised release for conspiring to commit wire fraud and money laundering as part of multiple schemes to defraud Jacklin’s former owner, the J.R. Simplot Co., and its customers.
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Green Group adds Lawn Tech, enters Dallas market
Green Group recently extended the Green Group platform to North Texas with the addition of Lawn Tech to its family of brands. Get the scoop here.
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Briggs acquires equity in Accelerated Systems
Briggs & Stratton has acquired a minority stake in Accelerated Systems, which develops complete traction and control systems for vehicles.
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Putting out the fire (ants)
Experts from Quali-Pro and FMC Professional Solutions explain how lawn care operators can effectively control fire ants in turf.
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mowing+maintenance ↴    
John Deere’s JDLink now available without subscription
Users with active JDLink connectivity will no longer need to renew subscriptions to the platform, according to the company. Learn more.
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Virtual landscape lighting conference planned
The Irrigation Association and the Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals will co-host a virtual Landscape Lighting Conference Aug. 23. Find out how to register.
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Titan International intros HK 458 hybrid wheel loader tire
Titan International's dual-rated bias tire is designed for aggressive traction and self-cleaning in the most extreme conditions.
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irrigation+water management ↴    
SiteOne named exclusive landscape sponsor of IA University
SiteOne Landscape Supply will serve as the exclusive landscape sponsor of “IA University” held during the Irrigation Association's Education Week Dec. 6-10.
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Chenmark's James Higgins discusses the green industry and making the LM150 list
In this video, LM Editor-in-Chief Seth Jones is joined by Chenmark Partner James Higgins. The pair discuss the LM150, our annual list of the 150 largest revenue-generating companies in the industry. Chenmark landed at No. 43 on the list with a revenue of $50 million. Higgins also discusses how the company broke into the green industry.
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How Grunder Landscaping Co. chooses its training topics
In this blog, Marty Grunder explains how Grunder Landscaping Co. sets the topics for the company's employee training sessions.
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Mower faceoff: Pick the best stand-on, ride-on, robotic, walk-behind
Stand-on, ride-on, robotic, walk-behind — learn which type of mower is best for your landscape management business.
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The secret to a $3M account manager
Kevin Kehoe shows why account managers can and should handle $3 million worth of business.
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How to make money and keep customers happy during a labor shortage

Date: July 29
Sponsored by: Slingshot

Landscape business owners are faced with an unprecedented labor shortage at a time when work is pouring in. In this webinar hosted by Landscape Management columnist and industry consultant Jeffrey Scott, we dive into ways owners can operate more effectively, smoothly and profitably, while maintaining the high level of service customers expect.

  • Jeffrey Scott, president, Jeffrey Scott Consulting
  • Taylor Olson, executive chairman, Slingshot by Workwave
  • Chris Vedrani, president, Planted Earth Landscaping
  • Ted Lucia, president, Lucia Landscaping

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The Grow Group’s Fall Field Trip
Aug. 18-19
Grunder Landscaping Co.
Dayton, Ohio

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Jeffrey Scott’s Summer Growth Summit
Aug. 31-Sept. 1
St. Louis, Mo.

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