Vermeer Corp. has acquired a minority stake in MultiOne, a leading manufacturer of articulated skid steer loaders.
This investment comes one year after Vermeer entered into a distribution agreement with MultiOne to supply Vermeer brand loaders, which are sold, serviced and serviced exclusively through Vermeer dealers in North America and the Caribbean.
Building on the early success of last year’s agreement, sales of the Vermeer brand loaders manufactured by MultiOne will now be expanded to Vermeer dealers worldwide starting this year. MultiOne will continue to sell MultiOne-branded blue loaders through its existing distributors outside of North America.
MultiOne will continue under the leadership of Fiorenza Carraro and Stefano Zanini, with the global holding company Lifco taking the majority stake. The company’s headquarters and production will remain in Vicenza, Italy.
The Cleveland Cavaliers and The Davey Tree Expert Co. have teamed up for a new multi-year agreement highlighted by a powerful community initiative to make northeast Ohio greener.
As part of the league-wide “Trees for Threes” program of the NBA, the two organizations based in northeast Ohio have committed to planting a tree for every three-point in their home region in the coming 2021/22 season.
Davey Tree employees, Cavs leaders and Legends, as well as other dignitaries and community leaders, will gather for the tree-planting ceremony in the coming months. The exact location of the event as well as further details on the distribution of the trees will be announced later.
More than 2,100 trees have been planted in northeast Ohio by the Cavaliers and their associate partners, including Davey Tree, since the Trees for Threes program began in 2015. That number will grow exponentially this season and over the course of the new season, perennial partnership between the Cavs and Davey.
“Davey Tree employees know that trees make a difference in our lives, in our neighborhood and in our world, and we are thrilled to be part of this initiative that is bringing more trees to areas in northeast Ohio,” said Sandra Reid, vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning administration at Davey Tree. “This season we hope the Cavs get a lot of threes so we can plant a lot of trees.”
Field routes, a cloud-based and mobile SaaS provider for field service companies, was recognized in both Inc. 5000, which ranks the fastest growing private companies in the country, and Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of America’s Best Startup Employers.
FieldRoutes, formerly PestRoutes and Lobster Marketing, is ranked 1,273 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list and was recognized for the second year in a row by Forbes Magazine and was ranked 336 in their annual ranking of the best startup employers in the country.
“Recognition from such widely respected publications is a great accomplishment for our growing business,” said William Chaney, CEO of FieldRoutes. “Our continued growth is not an easy task and would not be possible without the loyalty and support of our customers, who are achieving impressive business growth, and the tireless efforts of all of our employees. In the past year we invested heavily in our organization. In particular, we have been fortunate to have many talented new employees, mostly on our development team, who continue to be instrumental in developing innovative new technology solutions that help field service companies grow faster and scale effectively. “
FieldRoutes has grown 377 percent in three years, which has allowed the company to invest in its technology and people and officially expand its offering in September 2021 to support the lawn care market. In fact, at the same time last year, the company announced employee growth of more than 50 percent. Over the course of 2020 and through 2021, despite the difficulties so many faced during the exceptional COVID-19 situation, the company has continued to expand its team by over 4 percent and is actively seeking positions across the company.
ManageMowed, a commercial landscaping franchise company, signed new franchise agreements in Rancho Cucamonga, California and St. Louis, Missouri.
ManageMowed Rancho Cucamonga will serve businesses and properties throughout San Bernardino County, California and plans to begin operations in early November. ManageMowed in St. Charles County will operate under the local owners of Trip and Christine Lobrano, serving businesses and properties in O’Fallon, St. Peters, Cottleville, Wentzville and more, and will continue rolling out services this fall.
This is the first time ManageMowed has established a presence in California and Missouri. The brand currently has offices in Colorado, Oregon, Texas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Washington and is well positioned for groundbreaking growth as it aims to get 30 new territories by the end of 2021.
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Production of the highly anticipated F-Series trucks began in 2022.
The new F-series is powered by the proven Cummins B6.7 diesel engine and offers models in both class 6 and – new for Isuzu – in class 7.
The F-Series trucks are the first product to come out of the Isuzu Cummins Powertrain Partnership between Isuzu Motors Limited and Cummins Inc. These F-Series trucks are assembled in Charlotte, Michigan.
Yanmar compact devices has expanded its network to include four new dealers and a total of 15 new locations.
New dealers are: Mid Country Machinery with a location in Syracuse, NY; Woodco Machinery, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, with three locations in Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island; Alta Equipment Co., based in Livonia, Michigan, with three locations in Michigan and three in South Florida; and Quality Equipment and Parts with a location in Lake City, Florida. An existing dealer partner, ROMCO Equipment Co., based in Carrollton, Texas, has also added three new locations in Texas.
The new dealers will offer Yanmar’s lines of powerful, reliable and efficient mini excavators, tracked vehicles and wheel loaders. The new dealers will also offer the company’s articulated wheel loaders with world-class performance and versatility in a compact, manoeuvrable package that allows easy navigation in tight spaces. Powered by powerful yet fuel efficient Tier 4 final diesel engines, they lift and move heavy loads with ease. In addition, Yanmar Compact Equipment dealers offer the company’s tracked truck range.
ASV stocks expanded its dealer network with four new dealers and 16 new dealer locations.
As a new dealer partner are Mid Country Machinery with a location in Syracuse, NY; Woodco Machinery, based in Woburn, Massachusetts, with three locations in Massachusetts and one in Rhode Island; Alta Equipment Co., based in Livonia, Michigan, with six locations in Michigan and three in South Florida; and Quality Equipment and Parts with a location in Lake City, Florida. Existing dealer partner ROMCO Equipment Co. has also added a new location in Texas.
Dealers will offer ASV’s full line of Posi-Track compact track loaders, which will allow customers to do more in more places with world-class rated operating capacities, cooling systems and hydraulic efficiency. Dealers will offer the recently launched MAX Series Compact Track Loaders and Skid Steer Loaders, including the RT-65, VT-70 High Output, RT-75 and RT-75 Heavy-Duty.
LandCare welcomed more than 120 management shareholders from across the company along with their significant others in San Diego last September.
The event was the first of its kind for LandCare, the nationwide commercial landscaping company that operates in 23 states. The celebration was intended to recognize the hard work of team members across the company to rebuild the company after LandCare realigned and renamed under new leadership in 2015. The company had previously fought as an amalgamation of different companies and cultures.
Since purchasing the company, LandCare has expanded to four additional states in the Midwest; Introduction of the Women’s Initiative Network to promote the advancement of women in companies; created the Tangerine Employee Relief Fund, an internally funded aid program; launched the LandCare Education Assistance Fund, which provides grants to first generation college goers who are children of staff; and is committed to ongoing company-wide professional and personal development programs.
Kawasaki engines opens a new manufacturing facility in Boonville, Missouri.
The announcement was made by officials from Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., United States (KMM) during an opening ceremony at the facility, which was attended by other Kawasaki executives, officials from the governor’s office and other local government agencies. The Boonville facility is the company’s second Missouri location and joins the Maryville facility founded in 1989.
This will bring the total number of employees nationwide to nearly 1,200 at the Maryville facility, which makes 18 different engine models ranging from 14.5hp to 38.5hp. Production is scheduled to begin in summer 2022, the Boonville plant is currently being upgraded and will initially employ around 250 people.
OTR International Hoosier Wheel acquired.
Hoosier Wheel, based in Evansville, Indiana, is a manufacturer of standard and custom wheel assemblies for off-road applications including lawn and garden, agriculture, and material handling. The company offers a full range of pneumatic and semi-pneumatic wheels, including steel and plastic constructions, as well as a diverse range of tire profiles and sizes.
The takeover expands OTR’s current portfolio of innovative off-road mobility solutions that are supplied to well-known OEMs and the aftermarket and includes over 1,700 tire models and 300 different tread patterns as well as a wide range of rims and wheels. It also creates opportunities in the aftermarket and overseas while expanding OTR’s US manufacturing footprint to support key customer location initiatives. OTR International is majority owned by a subsidiary of the private investment firm Owner Resource Group.