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Certification testing tests limits Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 05:00 AM
Certification testing

With changes coming to the Landscape Industry Certified Technician test in 2020, ALCC’s Colorado certification testing committee has worked to present hands-on testing opportunities for those aiming to be certified by the end of 2019. Staff and volunteers faced a number of challenges leading up to and during the June 8 test date but rose above them to complete the day.

Industry professionals come together to present certification testing Email
Written by Administrator   
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 04:45 AM
Landscape Industry CertificationIt takes a lot of time, effort, and generosity from the green industry to present hands-on testing for Landscape Industry Certification. For the June 8, 2019 hands-on test in Colorado, a "skeleton crew" of volunteers still consisted of nearly 40 individuals in order to test more than 75 candidates.
How Jake's Designs cut employee turnover Email
Written by Lyn Dean   
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 04:30 AM

Jake Harris, Jake's DesignsWhat if prospective employees sought out your company? Could that even be a possibility? Five years ago, Jake Harris, owner at Jake’s Designs, Colorado Springs was struggling to attract and keep good people—a common challenge within the industry. He wondered how he could make his company the best place to work in Colorado Springs and attract and retain good people.

Review top OSHA citations during National Safety Month Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 03:00 AM

Safety firstJune is National Safety Month, according to the National Safety Council. It is a good time for landscape companies to review their safety plans and reinforce the importance of work site safety. In conducting the safety review, it’s a good idea to take a look at OSHA’s top ten most frequently cited violations.

Changes on the horizon for Welby Gardens Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 02:03 AM

Hardy Boy PlantWelby Gardens Co., a veteran business of the Colorado green industry, recently announced that their headquarters would be moving from the Denver location to its Arvada greenhouse location 

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