Help NALP celebrate these recent members in the news.
Concrete Paver Sales Up
Gross sales for concrete paver contractors in the U.S. and Canada increased by 8% during 2018, according to a recent survey by NALP association member the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI).
While experiencing growth, four of of every five contractors still reported difficulty in recruiting and hiring quality employees, the survey said.
Other key findings:
- The residential market represents 72.7% of sales, while commercial/government projects comprised 27.3% of sales.
- 75.6% of survey respondents require crewmembers to review and participate in a formal, documented safety program.
- A 5.4% average wage/salary increase occurred in 2018, while a similar 5.2% average rise is forecasted for 2019.
Grunder Landscaping Celebrates 35 Years
NALP member company Grunder Landscaping Co., Miamisburg, Ohio, is celebrating its 35th year in business and was in The Dayton Business Journal. CEO Marty Grunder also owns consulting company The Grow Group. The company provides coaching, leads peer groups and delivers programming to help business owners and their teams.
Twenty for 2019 New Product Awards Announced
Landscape Business announces its “Twenty for 2019” New Product Awards, and some NALP supplier members are in the story. The Landscape Business Twenty for 2019 New Product Awards recognize products for the commercial landscape and irrigation markets. Judges came from EPG Media and Specialty Information editorial staff. Judging was based on innovation, marketability and application within the market. Check out the winners here.
STIHL Collaborates with American Green Zone Alliance on Benefits of Battery-Electric Equipment
NALP supplier member company STIHL is collaborating with the American Green Zone Alliance. Their goal: To support the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. AGZA has been advocating for and supporting the transiton from gas to electric operations at schools, universities, sports facilities, hospitals, hotels and entire cities. AGZA Green Zones are a scalable model. It is said to slash hourly operational costs, reduce noise levels and eliminate smog-forming emissions, toxic particulate matter and greenhouse gasses from grounds maintenance.