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07 Jun 2019
This Summer, Work Smarter, Not Harder 1

This Summer, Work Smarter, Not Harder

Most bosses would be less than pleased with an employee who hangs out at the zoo in a lawn chair all day, posting on social media. But that’s exactly what the higher-ups at Husqvarna are looking for in their new summer employees.

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As part of Husqvarna’s Smartest Summer Job campaign, the company will select two college students to serve as Managers of Chilling to showcase how easy it is to get a perfectly mowed lawn with its Automower® robotic lawn mower. For $15 an hour, these students will sit in a lawn chair at Zoo Miami and watch the robotic mower do all the work to keep the zoo’s lawns perfectly trimmed. They’ll also act as brand representatives and engage with passersby and on social media to share the key benefits of Automower, such as a better lawn and more free time.

“For Smartest Summer Job, we are looking for candidates who know how to work smarter, not harder,” says Michelle Sordi, Senior Director of Marketing for Husqvarna North America. “Automower is already keeping more than 1.5 million lawns around the world perfectly mowed at all times, and we’re excited to show people exactly what it can do. We’re offering candidates the chance to become experts in robotics so they can share this message while they hang out with Automower.”

The Managers of Chilling will be responsible for supervising the Automower for 10 days, documenting its progress via their personal social media channels and Husqvarna’s social media channels. Smartest Summer Job will run from July 15 to July 24, 2019, which includes travel days to and from Zoo Miami…

Interested? Read more at FacilityExecutive.com.

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07 Jun 2019
June 9-15 Is National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week 2

June 9-15 Is National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week

Military families face many challenges when a loved one is deployed. Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops was founded to ease the burden on the families of deployed military personnel by providing complimentary lawn and landscape services during the length of deployment.

The nationwide program recognizes June 9-15, 2019 as National GreenCare for Troops Awareness Week, and issues a call for volunteers to register to help meet the growing number of military families requesting services. It also hopes to raise awareness with military families, and encourages eligible personnel to register to receive services.free services for military

GreenCare for Troops marks its 13th year in 2019 and has seen more than 11,000 military families register to receive an estimated $8 million in donated lawn care and landscape services from more than 6,000 green industry professionals.

“GreenCare for Troops is more than a program that checks a box and takes care of a necessary service, it has become a transformative experience for both volunteers and recipients,” says Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Not only do our volunteers provide a valued service and relieves a burden, but they are also allowing military families to benefit from two powerful forces — their families and nature.”

What does GreenCare for Troops mean to a military family? Here is one recipient’s words of appreciation:
“Thank you for caring for the troops and their families. There are no words to say how much of a weight is lifted off our shoulders not having to worry about lawn care and being able to focus on my family.”
– Emily S., military spouse and GreenCare for Troops service recipient.

Nufarm is the presenting partner for GreenCare for Troops. Platinum partners include The Toro Company, and SiteOne Landscape Supply. Arborjet/Ecologel Solutions is a silver partner.

Project EverGreen also offers a SnowCare for Troops program that provides complimentary snow and ice removal services for families of deployed military personnel. The national awareness week for SnowCare for Troops will be recognized January 19-25, 2020.

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, Project EverGreen is a national non-profit committed to bringing people together to make a difference in how yards, parks and communities create a greener, healthier, cooler Earth. Project EverGreen also supports military families through the GreenCare and SnowCare for Troops™ initiatives and communities and children with the Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.™ program.

Watch this video below to learn more about GreenCare for Troops. And for more information on how to register to become a GreenCare for Troops volunteer, call 888-611-2955 or visit the Project EverGreen website.

 

 

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05 Jun 2019
Health and Wellness: Breaking The Cycle 3

Health and Wellness: Breaking The Cycle

Courtesy of the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA)

Winter can be vicious to snow and ice removal teams. Long hours, tough climate conditions and the perceived snow warrior mentality to power through can literally be a danger to your health.

It is tough to consider attention to health and wellness when snow is flying, customers are complaining and there is no end in sight. But if you don’t, your crews can get locked into a cycle of poor nutrition, sleep deprivation and fatigue — all of which have been scientifically proven to have negative physical and cognitive consequences. Not only are there physical ramifications, but damages and injuries related to fatigued driving and poor self-care can be costly.

Identify the major risks and seek better ways to mitigate them — break the cycle before it breaks you.health and wellness

Nutrition and hydration

Stopping for meals may not be an option during a snowstorm, so many rely on fast food and energy drinks to keep going. Poor nutrition can lead to increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other long-term health issues. Plan in advance some time for your team to stop for short breaks to refresh, grab a healthy snack and stretch.

Require your teams to drink plenty of fluids to help sustain energy and stave off fatigue. Mild dehydration can drain energy and fatigue you. Your body depends on water to flush toxins out of your vital organs, carry nutrients to your cells and provide a moist environment for ear, nose and throat issues. Hand labor crews are likely in need of more fluids than equipment operators given their increased level of activity.

Fatigue

Fatigue is a safety hazard, affecting the ability to think clearly, slowing reaction time, and decreasing attention, vigilance, short-term memory, judgment and other functions.

Given the uncertainty of and frequency of storms, it’s easy for snow fighters to get knocked off their natural body clock and start to accumulate sleep debt. Although sleep loss plays a primary role in fatigue, other contributing factors include stress, and the physical and monotonous demands of the tasks at hand (e.g., shoveling).

According to the National Safety Council, fatigue can affect an employee on multiple levels.

Cognitive performance declines, resulting in decreased vigilance, attention, memory and concentration — not good for a snow removal team member sitting behind the wheel of a piece of heavy equipment.

Microsleeps (nodding off, heavy eyelids, etc.) puts your team at serious risk to their personal safety, as well as that of the public your company has been hired to protect.

Combine those two and you could be headed for disaster.

As you plan your storm response, make sure you’re building in rest for your team (e.g., provide comfortable areas in your shop, schedule shifts that allow teams to go home or reserve hotel rooms closer to routes). Rest breaks — even 10- to 20-minute naps — have been shown to reduce fatigue and offer a reset to alertness.

Germs are sickening

During a storm, you may not have access to facilities to wash your hands. Prior to or after a storm event, when servicing trucks and equipment, use antibacterial wipes as a part of the cleaning process. Wipe down steering wheels, plow and equipment controls, door handles and all other items in the cab that crews may touch. Antibacterial wipes and lotion are inexpensive relative to the benefit and can be made readily available to your crews to encourage their use when soap and water are not available.

Maintaining safe working conditions is challenging when you consider the risks inherent with providing snow services. Our responsibility to the public begins with ensuring that we take care of ourselves first. The first rule any emergency responder learns is to not become a victim as well.

Learn more about how to implement health and wellness into your snow company culture. SIMA members can listen to the “For the Health of It” webinar that was featured during Snow Safety Week for free at www.sima.org/resources.

  • Exhaustion & Sleep Deprivation
  • Mental Fatigue & Stress
  • Snow Professional Challenges
  • Long Hours
  • Physical fatigue & poor nutrition
  • Sleep Deficit

Tear & Teach Pullout: Check out tips for healthy snacking in the field and how to avoid the dangers of fatigue and distracted driving in the field. All Tear & Teach resources can be downloaded at https://www.sima.org/snow-business/magazine-tear-teach.

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04 Jun 2019
PBI-Gordon Hires Channel Marketing Manager 4

PBI-Gordon Hires Channel Marketing Manager








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Steve Tomac
Channel Marketing Manager
PBI-Gordon

The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon announced that Steve Tomac has joined the company as channel marketing manager. In his newly created role at PBI-Gordon, Tomac will work with the company’s marketing and sales teams to maximize market opportunities at a customer level. The position is instrumental in implementing a new level of channel focus as PBI-Gordon executes its strategic growth initiatives. With a line of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products, PBI-Gordon Corporation is a national leader in the professional turf and ornamental management industry. Bird/Pest Control; Doors/Locks; Flooring/Carpet; Ceilings/Acoustics. Based in the Kansas City metro area, PBI-Gordon has been in business since 1947, and is 100 percent employee-owned.

Tomac brings 21 years of industry and marketing experience to PBI-Gordon. Prior to joining the company, he was with John Deere, where he worked in various marketing and development positions.

A Michigan native, Tomac holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Indiana University, a Master of Science in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Agri-Business Management, and Ag and Natural Resources Communications from Michigan State University. He is active in the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA), serving as a foundation board member and past chapter president.

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04 Jun 2019
Nanobubble generator to control algae in lakes and ponds of all sizes 5

Nanobubble generator to control algae in lakes and ponds of all sizes

Clear™ from Moleaer Inc., manufacturer of industrial-scale nanobubble generators, is an alternative to chemistry and traditional aeration to improve water quality. It is an all-natural, chemical-free method to control algae in lakes and ponds of all sizes by saturating the water with dissolved oxygen (DO).control algae

The Clear nanobubble generator is a gas-injection system that converts air into trillions of nanobubbles, ~100nm in size, dissolving oxygen with greater than 90% efficiency. Negatively charged, neutrally buoyant nanobubbles deliver oxygen to the entire body of water, irrespective of depth, and penetrate the muck layer. Sustaining DO levels throughout the water column helps mitigate algae growth by reducing the nutrient recycling rate from the sediment.

“We are excited to announce the Clear nanobubble generator,” said Nicholas Dyner, CEO of Moleaer. “The Clear is designed to improve pond and lake water quality. Nanobubbles provide a level of treatment that other aeration technologies cannot achieve without the addition of chemicals. With Moleaer’s nanobubble generators, aquatic management companies can offer their customers a superior alternative treatment method to control algae blooms.”

SOLitude Lake Management, Moleaer’s launch customer for the Clear, deployed the nanobubble generator at a Florida-pond plagued with blue-green and filamentous algae.

“Florida’s warm climate makes treatment of harmful algae blooms challenging,” said Bo Burns, Market Development Manager, for SOLitude Lake Management. “We had tried several other solutions with ineffective results before turning to nanobubbles. After three weeks, Moleaer’s nanobubble generator increased the DO to over 7 ppm at all depths and points across the pond. We observed a reduction of the muck layer and exposed a sand bottom along the edge of the pond, effectively treating the algal biomass, and eliminating the presence of algae.”

Clear is available in three models—Clear 50, Clear 50 (230V), and Clear 150—with 50 gpm and 150 gpm flow rates. The durable product for algae control is less than 65 dB and is easy to install, operate, and maintain.

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