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National Hispanic Landscape Alliance Becomes Part of NALP

In 2011, six contractor companies and five manufacturers, who served as supporting members, formed the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), with the goal to empower the more than 500,000 Hispanic-Americans employed in the landscape industry in the United States and provide them a voice in advocating for their interests. Likewise, for decades the National Association […]

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Coronavirus Webinar for Landscape & Lawn Care Companies

To help companies deal with the business and operational ramifications of the Coronavirus, the National Association of Landscape Professionals will host the free webinar, “Dealing with the Coronavirus in Your Landscape or Lawn Care Business,” on Wednesday, March 18, from 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm ET. The webinar is limited to 500 registrants. Presenters include: […]

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5 Coronavirus Preparedness Tips for Your Landscape Company

Worried about flu and other illnesses like the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading at your company? Think you should have a plan in place to encourage healthy habits and discourage the spread of the illness? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some coronavirus preparedness tips for employers. Since COVID-19 is a new disease and there […]

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NALP Members in the News: Sperber Landscape, STIHL, Vectorworks, Landscape Workshop & Project EverGreen

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. NALP Member Sperber Landscape Cos. Enters Florida Market With Top Cut Partnership Sperber Landscape Cos. enters the Florida marketplace with its partnership with Top Cut Lawn Services, headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida. The Top Cut addition is the third partnership for the newly […]

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Talking Industry and Retirement with Ken Taylor from John Deere

With 43 years in the industry, Ken Taylor, CLP, sales manager, corporate business division, John Deere, has seen the industry evolve in some very exciting ways. Though he got his start with Outboard Marine Corporation—a multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 company that manufactured boat motors—Taylor says his future was actually on land and not “on water” as […]

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The Latest News from NALP Members: Kohler, Southern Landscape Group, The Harvest Group, FuelCred

Check out the latest news from NALP members. Latest News from NALP Members: NALP Member Southern Landscape Group Promotes Callan Dudley to General Manager Southern Landscape Group Inc., Central Virginia’s provider of landscape, hardscape and construction services, announced the promotion of Callan Dudley to general manager. Due to continual growth in their business, this senior […]

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Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program

Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician Program Goes Online

The Landscape Industry Certified Exterior Technician certification program is NALP’s flagship program. Landscape professionals consider it an essential credential. Currently, 15 state licensee partners deliver a written exam and a hands-on test. But beginning in early 2020, as a recommendation by the NALP board, the certification test will change and only be given online, removing […]

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Why Should a Landscape Pro Consider an Apprenticeship Program?

For many industries, apprenticeship programs are creating viable workforce solutions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 5 million people will be trained through apprenticeships in 1,000 industries over the next five years. Today, with the formalization of NALP’s Landscape Management Apprenticeship Program, registered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the green industry […]

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Landscape Industry TED Talk: Robot Mowers

Does the landscape industry have a labor shortage? No doubt. Can robot mowers help? Phil Allen, professor at Brigham-Young University in Provo, Utah, discussed just that on Thursday morning during the TED Talks session at LANDSCAPES. Autonomous, e.g. robotic, lawn mowers offer a number of sustainability and labor-reducing benefits. Despite increasing popularity through Europe, robotic […]

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The Latest Job Costing Trends Revealed! How Much Better Could Your Estimating Be?

Companies encounter no shortage of challenges when determining job costing and project profitability. A survey commissioned by QuickBooks captured some of those pain points among seven industries, including landscaping. Let’s take a look. Two to five bad estimates could put nearly 50% of companies out of business 24% of businesses say two to three bad […]

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