Companies in the news: Updates from Exmark, Volvo CE and more

Exmark held a groundbreaking ceremony at its new Beatrice Industrial Park, Beatrice, Neb. (Photo: Exmark).

After nearly two years of waiting, Exmark hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its new headquarters in Beatrice Industrial Park, Beatrice, Neb. The installation was completed at the end of 2019; however, the public celebration was held recently in conjunction with Exmark’s 40th anniversary.

“Exmark was incorporated 40 years ago in May, so it seems fitting that we unveil our new facility today,” said Exmark Vice President Daryn Walters. “To see how this company has grown from a handful of innovators with a dream in 1982 to the incredible organization we have today is a beautiful thing.”

The event hosted several local and state leaders, including Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Nebraska District 30 State Senator Myron Dorn and Beatrice Mayor Stan Wirth. The Toro Company Chairman and CEO Rick Olson also spoke at the event, as did Matt Hills, Vice President of Construction for the Ryan Enterprisesthe construction contractor for the new facility.

Exmark has also launched a new series of videos designed to shine a light on the landscape maintenance professionals who rely on the company’s mowers every day. Each episode of the Exmark Signature Series offers insight into some of the top lawn care professionals across the country.

Watch each of the new Exmark Signature Stories videos on the Exmark Backyard Life website. There you can also see additional content from Backyard Life, including Backyard Smart, Done-In-A-Weekend Projects, Dream Yards, Living Rural, and Prime Cuts.

Volvo CE opens new technician training center

Volvo CE has inaugurated its new North American technician training center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (Photo: Volvo CE).

Volvo CE has inaugurated its new North American technician training center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania (Photo: Volvo CE).

Volvo construction equipment opened a new $6.4 million technician training facility at the company’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania on April 6. Opening scheduled for early 2023; the facility will host in-person and virtual training courses for heavy equipment technicians.

“Technicians are essential to the success of contractors, supporting their productivity and availability and it is well known that the construction industry needs more skilled technicians,” said Stephen Roy, president of Volvo’s North America region. THIS. “Our investment in this facility shows our commitment to supporting our dealers and customers, and the future of the industry.”

The training center will be an extension of the 40-acre Volvo CE Customer Center and will include new machine bays, classrooms and a virtual lab with video, augmented reality and other technology.

Training opportunities will be primarily aimed at Volvo dealership technicians and will include technical courses on equipment, technology and services such as machine control systems and advanced telematics. There will also be training and demonstrations on electrical machinery, automation and connectivity.

NJLCA partners with I Want To Mow Your Lawn

the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA) announced a partnership with I want to mow your lawn (IWTMYL).

“The NJLCA and our Board of Directors were so impressed with what the IWTMYL organization does and the fact that it was born in the great state of New Jersey, we knew we had to work with Brian Schwartz to help expand the reach of this endeavor,” said Richard Goldstein, president of the NJLCA. “NJLCA believes it is important to partner with IWTMYL because Brian and his organization are a true reflection of the people who make up our industry, who give back and care for the communities for and in which they work.”

As part of the partnership, NJLCA members will receive a badge on their roster, which indicates that they are members of the organization.

Vanguard organizes specialized training sessions for Spanish-speaking technicians

Recently, Avant-garde hosted a Spanish version of its Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) service training. Hispanic and Latino individuals represent one of the largest and fastest growing groups within the professional landscape and adjacent industries. To better serve this audience, Briggs & Stratton prioritizes training and continuing education opportunities that are accessible and inclusive through sessions such as EFI Spanish Service Training.

The course, taught by Briggs & Stratton Global Bilingual Product Service Trainer Flavio Miranda, provided hands-on training focused on circuit troubleshooting, sensor theory and testing, system component testing, use of diagnostic tools as well as an overview of laptop software and a troubleshooting lab. EFI technology is an important feature for landscape fleet managers looking to maximize fuel efficiency in the face of rising fuel costs and tight margins.

Davey Tree teams up with the Cleveland Guardians

The Cleveland Guardians have teamed up with The Davey Tree Expert Co. for a new community initiative to restore the tree canopy in Cleveland, Ohio. As part of the “Swing for the Trees” program, the two northeast Ohio-based organizations have agreed to plant a tree in the Cleveland area for every home run hit by a Guardians player at Progressive Field. during the 2022 season.

Davey Tree employees and Guardians players and officials will come together at planting events next spring to plant the trees in the community. The tree planting locations will be announced at the end of the summer.

ManageMowed Announces Franchise Agreement

ManageTondé signed a new franchise agreement in McKinney, Texas, which will serve commercial and commercial properties in the northern suburbs of Dallas.

“We are excited to expand our presence in Texas with this latest signed deal at McKinney and to serve the broader North Dallas community. The McKinney team will provide essential solutions to preserve and protect the landscaping of local businesses and commercial properties,” said Peter Roberts, co-founder of ManageMowed. “This is an important milestone for us as we continue to expand our mission to provide quality, professional landscape maintenance in existing markets and brings us closer to our goal of expanding across the country in the years to come. to come.

ManageMowed is present in California, Colorado, Oregon, Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Missouri and Washington.

Premium Lawn & Landscapes buys the head office

According to the Northern Nevada Business Weekly, High-end lawn and landscapes reached an agreement to acquire its headquarters in Sparks, Nevada.

“We are proud of the success and growth of the business, which now employs 40 people, and buying our own property in Sparks is a big step for us,” said Frank Torres, owner of Premium Lawn & Landscapes. “Our focus on quality, creativity and craftsmanship has helped us build customer loyalty, and this purchase will allow us to serve our customers even more effectively.

Stihl Announces New Made in America Campaign

Stihl harnesses America’s sense of patriotism and unity in a new national advertising campaign, with the message “Made in America: Three Words Not Everyone Can Say”, the campaign reinforces the company’s continued support and its investment in American manufacturing while reinforcing that a majority of STIHL products sold in the United States are made in America from American and foreign materials.

“The STIHL name has always been synonymous with quality and performance around the world,” said Ken Waldron, Stihl’s National Marketing Manager. “However, we also want our customers to know that although we started producing only one model of chainsaw in America in 1974, we now proudly manufacture many of our products right here at our Virginia Beach factory.”