COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ken Fisher, AmericanHort President and Chief Executive Officer, announced at the Sunday Keynote presentation that exciting changes are coming to Cultivate’17.
WEST BEND, Wis. – Manitou Group will be present at this year's Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 19 to Thursday, July 21. Specials include; Register to WIN "Free Use" of a Gehl R190 for three months or 150 hours, whichever comes first, discounted Ag unit pricing, and competitive trade deals. Entries for the Gehl R190 giveaway are only accepted at the Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Gehl Booth. Visitors will also have the first opportunity to vote on the top five selected names for the newly engineered Gehl and Mustang fold-up Track Loader door, from the "name that door" campaign.
Look up, way up, in downtown Louisville. Check out the rooftops of historic buildings that house local eateries and distilleries. If there’s greenery growing up there, you can bet Fransen Group is responsible.
The design/build firm Alex Fransen started in 2014, after growing an 18-year career in the green industry is pretty much the only game in town when it comes to installing green roofs. Those projects include vegetative rooftops, plazas and other types of gardens in the sky.
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. – In celebration of Smart Irrigation Month, Rain Bird Corporation is unveiling the CLC Landscape Renovation Project, a charitable partnership that showcases irrigation products and smart watering practices from 25 Ways to Save, an initiative Rain Bird launched in 2015. Working alongside a coalition of partners and volunteers, a community church and preschool have been transformed into a model of water-efficiency and sustainable landscaping that will bring natural beauty and tremendous water savings to the community for years to come.
Where do you find top talent – people willing to work hard in challenging conditions? Alex Fransen says labor pains are the biggest obstacle the company faces as it grows. “We could grow so much this year, but we are not going to over-promise and under-deliver, and finding employees is our biggest hurdle,” he says.
Fransen knows he’s not alone in this struggle. So far, word of mouth has been the most successful recruiting method. “We have gained a lot of respect from our customers, and they go out of their way to tell friends and family about our services, so that helps us hire people,” he says.