January 2019

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Continent-wide salt shortage expected

Salt shortages are expected across Canada and the United States throughout the 2018-19 winter, due in part to strikes at the Goderich, Ont.-based Compass Minerals facility.

GreenTrade Expo coming to Ottawa

Delegates from the Ontario/Quebec border area are looking forward to GreenTrade Expo, coming to Ottawa’s EY Centre on Feb. 13.

New chapter for Landscape Trades sales manager Moyer

After 25 years of service, publication sales manager Steve Moyer is stepping down from sales for Landscape Trades and Landscape Ontario magazines.

A.M.A. Plastics rebrands to A.M.A. Horticulture

A.M.A. Plastics has changed its corporate name to A.M.A. Horticulture. The Kingsville, Ont.-based company manufactures products for the horticulture industry and has been in business since 1982.

New funding for ornamental research

The Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance (COHA) announced Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) has committed funding for a five year research project, “Accelerating Green Plant Innovation for Environmental and Economic Benefit.”

Canada Blooms hires head of horticulture

Canada Blooms hired Derrick Hawley as the new head of horticulture for the annual Toronto, Ont.-based festival.

Emerald ash borer confirmed in Ontario

After five years of trapping and testing, government officials confirmed the presence of emerald ash borers in Owen Sound, Ont.

AriensCo expands operations

AriensCo completed the purchase of the former Brillion Iron Works (BIW) property through the formation of a new company, Brillion Works LLC, focused on the redevelopment of the 140-acre property located in the city of Brillion, Wisc.

Quebec gardens recognized by AAS

Two Quebec gardens were among the winners of All-America Selections (AAS) 2018 Landscape Design Challenge.

Bailey Nurseries acquires Carlton Plants

Minneapolis, Minn.-based Bailey Nurseries purchased Dayton, Ore.-based Carlton Plants, a 128-year-old grower of bare root trees, shrubs and rootstocks.

Winter Equipment enters contractor market, adds staff

Winter Equipment, the Willoughby, Ohio-based winter maintenance equipment manufacturer, recently added and promoted several key personnel, as the company expands into the contractor market and continues to experience steady growth.

Bobcat researches artificial intelligence

Doosan Bobcat North America has partnered with SafeAI, a startup company located in Silicon Valley, to research how advanced artificial intelligence technologies could be incorporated into Bobcat equipment.

Milwaukee Tool acquires Imperial Blades

Milwaukee Tool, a Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries, announced the acquisition of the Imperial Blades business, based in Sun Prairie, Wis.

Hanington Innovations partners with Optronics

Optronics International, a Tulsa, Okla.-based manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty LED vehicle lighting, has been named master distributor for Connect-to-Protect Brand Trailer Harness Plug Protectors.