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Faces of the Industry: Jason Chang

After serving in the Army for four years, Jason Chang was looking for a refreshing career he was passionate about. He had worked for local landscapers when he was a teenager, and Green Lawn Fertilizing was right down the road from one of his previous employers. Chang says it was the fact that the business […]

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Faces of the Industry: Brian McGrady

Brian McGrady served in the Marine Corps for 20 years before retiring at the rank of gunnery sergeant. A fellow Marine introduced him to the landscape industry, and he has been in the industry for roughly five years now. “We have always had similar goals and values,” McGrady says. “He knew that this would be […]

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Setting Veterans Up for Success at Your Landscape Company

The transition from military service to the civilian workforce can be a significant challenge for veterans. However, the landscape industry provides the opportunity for them to have a new mission-driven purpose along with camaraderie. “We simply need to learn how to translate and bridge our industry to what comes natural to our veterans,” says Tim […]

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Is Your Company Veteran-Ready?

How much do the landscape industry and the military have in common? More than you might think. While installing and caring for beautiful properties isn’t a life-or-death situation, it is still a mission to complete with a team and something that can resonate with many veterans as they transition to the private sector. Veterans bring […]

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NALP Launches Veterans in Landscape Network

Connecting with industry peers can result in new ideas, opportunities and good old-fashioned friendships. That is why NALP is pleased to announce that it has added the Veterans in Landscape Network to its offerings of free special interest networks. “Over the past several months, representatives of NALP’s senior staff have been spending time visiting members,” […]

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