NALP Members in the News: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., Hoffman Landscapes, Grunder Landscaping Co. - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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NALP Members in the News: Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., Hoffman Landscapes, Grunder Landscaping Co.

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Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. announces strategic shift for U.S. and Canadian markets

As a result of a re-evaluation by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), it has decided to shift to a service-focused operation in the United States and Canada markets and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. (MFTA) will discontinue new truck sales.

MFTA will readjust to product development and sales activities in these markets. It will re-align its organizational focus toward service operations and will work with its dealer partners to transition sales dealerships into parts and service-dedicated locations. At this time, MFTA plans to maintain its headquarters in Logan Township, New Jersey.

Fuso customers in the U.S. and Canada will remain supported through an authorized FUSO service network for warranty repairs, maintenance services, and replacement parts until 2028.

MFTA will continue to support the eCanter all-electric trucks that are in operation in the U.S. under the terms of each customer’s respective special lease. The intention is to have present Fuso dealerships in the U.S. and Canada remain operational, and for new vehicle sales locations to have the option of continuing to retail available truck stock for a period of time. Customers should contact their Fuso dealership for further information.

“MFTA is fully dedicated to making this transition a smooth one for our customers, and we remain committed in supporting a parts and service network for many years to come,” says Justin Palmer, president and CEO of MFTA.

Hoffman Landscapes Acquires Kent Greenhouse & Gardens

Hoffman Landscapes, based in Wilton, Connecticut, has announced it acquired Kent Greenhouse & Gardens this month. Kent Greenhouse & Gardens will continue to operate out of their location in Kent and all of their employees will be retained.

The nursery and design/build firm has been a staple of Kent since 1973 and its garden center location on Route 7 has made it a popular destination for year-long residents, weekenders and visitors alike.

“The team at Hoffman Landscapes is very excited about this new venture,” says Mike Hoffman, president of Hoffman Landscapes.  “We look forward to continuing Kent Greenhouse & Gardens commitment to providing beautiful plant materials from annual flowers to mature trees, creative landscape design and installation, and exceptional customer experiences. We’re eager to expand the services currently offered by Kent Greenhouse by introducing comprehensive property care programs – including weekly mowing, spring and fall clean-ups, irrigation, lawn care, plant health care, and more.

Hoffman Landscapes has been searching for a home closer to its Litchfield County customers and has found it with Kent Greenhouse & Gardens.

“The talented and knowledgeable staff at Kent Greenhouse are a perfect complement to our existing team, and I am thrilled to join with them in their commitment to their loyal customers,” Hoffman says.

Grunder Landscaping Co. promotes Seth Pflum to COO

Grunder Landscaping Co., based in Miamisburg, Ohio, has promoted Seth Pflum to Chief Operating Officer.

Pflum has extensive managerial experience and has held positions at GLC as a landscape designer, group leader and general manager.

 “Seth is a talented leader with a keen eye for systems,” says Marty Grunder, president and CEO. “His talent for combining and leveraging technology, systems, and people is setting us up for success at Grunder Landscaping Co. and putting us on a path to grow! We think the future of landscaping companies is bright and we wish to be one of the leaders.”

Jill Odom

Jill Odom is the senior content manager for NALP.