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OPEI Foundation and Discovery Education Launch TurfMutt’s “Paw it Forward” Sweepstakes

From February 18 – March 11, you can enter the TurfMutt sweepstakes to win a $250 donation to your local animal shelter and help dogs (cats and other critters) find a forever family.  Two winners receive a $250 donation and an eco-friendly TurfMutt backpack with school supplies. To enter, go to TurfMutt’s facebook page.   […]

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    Partnerships pay dividends for everyone

    As many of you already know, PLANET and PGMS have extended their contracts (and partnerships) with OPEI/GIE+EXPO through 2018. Yes, we enjoy working with both OPEI and PGMS, but that in and of itself would never be reason enough to commit to several more years in Louisville. Instead, the move happens to be a very […]

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      We're in a good place

      If you’re looking for signs that the industry is moving toward recovery, look no further than this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville. The mood was definitely positive and numbers were up nearly across the board. A ramped up GIE+EXPO trade show with the addition of Hardscape North America exhibitors kept both the indoor […]

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        Five years later … time to celebrate!

        It’s been five years since the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) merged to form the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Mergers are never easy. They often present unique challenges that take time to overcome. Looking back five years, we’ve been through all the pain of change. […]

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          Saving the Planet – One Yard at a Time

            OPEI is proud to announce a new educational program launched this past September.  Developed with Weekly Reader, the leader in educational publishing since 1902, OPEI’s Education and Research Foundation introduced a science-based curriculum to 3rd-5th graders with TurfMutt, the Yard Dog, as the mascot.  Pulling in scientific data on the value of turf, this […]

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