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Work commences on one of Phoenix's first Cool Corridors.
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Heat Officers Utilize Landscaping to Help Cool Cities

Cities have been warming at twice the global average due to the urban heat island effect, which is caused by buildings and pavement trapping heat. In response to this issue, several cities have created the position of ‘chief heat officer’ to be responsible for developing heat mitigation strategies. Phoenix, Los Angeles and Miami-Dade County are […]

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Team Building: Creating a Talent Acquisition Team

You’ve probably heard the slogan ‘Always be recruiting’ before. But how do you make that motto a reality? For Brilar, based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, they decide to create a dedicated talent acquisition team six months ago. There are five people on the team currently, with two talent acquisition specialists, one talent acquisition associate, a […]

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NALP Members in the News: RC Mowers, Ruppert Landscape, Davey Tree and LandOpt

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. RC Mowers Adds Slate of New Hires RC Mowers hired several new employees as the demand for their remote-controlled robotic mowers has grown. The company has also added dealers throughout the country. Along with several new production, operations, purchasing and marketing team members, RC […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating an Oasis at the EXO Apartments

The EXO at Excelsior Parc is a 16-story residential development located in Reston, Virginia, that includes 457 apartments accompanied by 646 parking spaces. The project intended to provide residents with a well-appointed oasis amidst the lively urban environment Reston presents. Ruppert Landscape, based in Laytonsville, Maryland, was employed to take on this project. The project […]

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Managing to Win Despite Challenges

Life will always challenge you in different ways. What matters is how you deal with the challenge of change. If you want to learn how to manage to win despite the circumstances, don’t miss the closing general session at ELEVATE on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. Entrepreneur, former Super-Bowl winning NFL quarterback, and NFL analyst Joe […]

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LandCare Creates Scholarship Program for First-Generation College Attendees

LandCare, based in Frederick, Maryland, has launched the new LandCare Scholarship Program, under its non-profit LEAF (LandCare Education Assistance Foundation). This program will provide financial assistance for tuition, books and other related expenses of post-secondary education for the children of team members who will be the first generation in their family to attend college. First-generation […]

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REPLAY: The Twists and Turns of Finding Your Dream Job with Macey Robinson

In this replay episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Miles Kuperus, system architect at Include Software, and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talk with Macey Robinson, a branch manager for LandCare in Dallas, Texas. Robinson has been with LandCare since 2017 when she came […]

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New National High School Landscape Competition Launched

In its first year participating, the NALP Foundation held a demonstration for a high school landscape competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 21-24. SkillsUSA is a nonprofit education association, serving middle-school, high-school and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. More than […]

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Don’t Miss the Awards of Excellence Celebration at ELEVATE

Have you entered in this year’s Awards of Excellence? These awards recognize outstanding projects in commercial and residential lawn care and landscape contracting, management and design. Projects range in size and scope from less than $25K to more than $1M. “We find the NALP Awards of Excellence are an excellent way to share the depth […]

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Lessons Learned from Field Trip at R.P. Marzilli & Company

The sixth annual NALP Field Trip took place at R.P. Marzilli & Company’s headquarters in Medway, Massachusetts, on June 23-24. This $53 million-dollar company specializes in high-end, high-quality residential work. More than 250 landscape and lawn care professionals assembled for an in-person tour of their facility. Over the two days, hosts Marty Grunder and Frank […]

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