January 2018

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Pro-Power acquires Wright distribution rights

Pro-Power Canada has reached an agreement with Wright Manufacturing to distribute its equipment in eastern Canada.

Canadian gardens feted by AAS

In 2017, All-America Selections (AAS) challenged AAS Display Gardens to create designs based on the theme “Foodscaping — Interspersing Edibles in the Ornamental Garden.

Ottawa looks forward to GreenTrade Expo

With over 1,400 green professional attendees and 120 industry exhibitors, GreenTrade Expo 2018 is the buying, idea-gathering and networking event of the year for the horticultural and landscape sector in Eastern Ontario.

Bobcat donates equipment to Conestoga College

Bobcat North America has donated equipment to four regional vocational schools for their service technician training programs, including Conestoga College’s Guelph, Ont., campus.

MBNLA hosts green industry at Grow18

The Manitoba Nursery Landscape Association is set to host Grow18, the province’s premier green industry show and conference Feb. 15, 2018 at the Canad Inns Destination Centre in Winnipeg, Man.

Blue Jays nix natural turf

Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro recently made clear the ball club is not moving forward with plans to install natural turf at the Roger’s Centre.

JCB honoured by AEM

JCB was honoured with a Pillar of the Industry award by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), reflecting the Savannah-based company’s work throughout the past year to improve the business environment for the equipment manufacturing industry.

Sarnia council quashes tree removal bylaw

Sarnia, Ont., city council voted down a proposed bylaw that would have slapped fees and a permit requirement on tree removals on private property.

Briggs and Stratton moves production to U.S.

Briggs and Stratton announced it will move production of its V-Twin Vanguard engines from a joint venture partnership in Japan to its manufacturing facilities in Statesboro, Ga. and Auburn, Ala.

Caterpillar enters UTV market

Caterpillar announced plans to enter the utility vehicle market by entering into a manufacturing and supply agreement with Textron Specialized Vehicles.

New turf technology director at Toro

The Toro Company named Edric Funk director of its Center for Advanced Turf Technology (CATT).

Pest reference guide receives update

Knowing and recognizing, Koppert’s renewed reference book on pests and their biological solutions was launched at the ABIM in Basel, Switzerland, Oct. 23.