Michigan landscape companies are having trouble filling seasonal positions, despite operating in the state with the nation’s highest jobless rate, The Detroit News reports.
- Ariens lawn products: Select Ariens models including Zoom XL and Max Zoom zero-turn mowers, 21-inch walk-behind mowers, power brushes and log splitters.
- Ariens Sno-Thro products: Select Ariens Sno-Thro units including two models from each series (Compact, Deluxe and Pro).
- EverRide lawn products: zero-turn mowers, stand-on mowers and pro-walk mowers.
- Parker debris maintenance products: Litter vacuums and a turf sweeper model which have been in the Grainger catalog previously.
San Diego-based Hydro-Scape, an irrigation an landscape product supplier, has earned the gold standard certification as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). WBENC certification is a tool for expanding the company's value and influence in major government projects, as well as servicing more than 700 corporations and non-profit organizations. Now known as a certified WBE [Women’s Business Enterprise], Hydro-Scape has been recognized for its business excellence and diversification in its workforce.
CEO Elaine Tiglio commented on the certification, calling it a valuable asset in a growing industry. “We are proud to be certified as a Women's Business Enterprise and appreciate the opportunities and recognition that the WBENC affords. This gives our company and our customers a real competitive advantage with partners that practice supplier diversity in their projects.”
By using women-owned businesses as suppliers, corporations and government organizations show a commitment to diversity and business development. “Companies that diversify their supply chains benefit from a range of new ideas, technologies, and products,” said Tiglio. “As a result of this certification, Hydro-Scape now stands out in our industry by offering the unparalleled care and service of a professionally family-run and woman-owned business supported by a national certification program.”
Ruppert Landscape is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Kilmore to branch manager for the Frederick Landscape Management Branch. Director of Landscape Management Operations Phil Key says, “The growth of Ruppert Landscape’s landscape management division, and our anticipation of continued growth, has both necessitated and allowed us to expand. Additionally, it has given us the opportunity to promote from the talented pool of people who work at Ruppert.”