April 2018

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Green professionals sharpen skills at Grow18

The Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association (MBNLA) brought landscape professionals and suppliers together in Winnipeg for networking and education this past February.

Stanley Black & Decker buys Irwin and Lenox

Stanley Black & Decker has acquired tool and accessory companies Irwin and Lenox.

Brookland Treeland Nurseries founder Paul Olsen passes

Paul Olsen, founder of Schomberg, Ont.-based Brookdale Teeland Nurseries, died March 3, 2018.

New England Grows disbands

After 25 years, horticultural trade show New England Grows announced it is discontinuing operation.

Sellick Equipment completes new manufacturing facility

Sellick Equipment recently cut the ribbon on a new $21 million manufacturing facility in Harrow, Ont.

Newfoundland loses Cle Newhook

Cle Newhook, dedicated industry volunteer and advocate, has passed away after a short battle with cancer.

Charlottetown council extends pesticide ban exemption

Charlottetown, P.E.I., city council rejected a motion in February that would have banned pesticide use by professional lawn care companies where there is evidence of infestation.

Milwaukee Tool expands headquarters

With a planned total investment of $32 million, Milwaukee Tool is proposing another major expansion at their global new product development centre in Brookfield, Wis.

Environmental group fights for pesticide ban in Vernon, B.C.

Professional lawn care companies are pushing back after an environmental group lobbied to have a sweeping pesticide ban put on the council table in Vernon, B.C.

Ice storms damage lower mainland B.C. parks

Winter storms blanketed the Fraser Valley in ice in spells through December and February, racking up thousands of dollars in damages, reports the Times Colonist newspaper.

Canada Post launches flower stamp

Canada Post introduces the annual flower stamp issue, featuring the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) and the sacred lotus.

Takeuchi adds new VP

Takeuchi-US has hired Jeff Stewart as vice president and general manager. In the newly created role, Stewart will oversee parts, service, IT, facilities and non-machine related warehouse operations.