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August 21, 2012


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Article 2 Going Permeable
Compared to non-porous hardscapes, the porous surfacing niche is expanding. Permeable surfacing, which can come in a number of sub-groups (ranging from porous to permeable and pervious), is becoming ...
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Article 2 Permeable Patio
The homeowners of this Glen Ellyn, Illinois project approached Grant and Power Landscaping for a small permeable patio addition, as well as to fix huge drainage issues after the owners learned they were in a ...
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LC/DBM August Columns

Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement: Capitalizing on a Green Opportunity
Contractors looking for a break from the sluggish economy should explore the prospects provided by permeable ...
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A Look Ahead. . .
I went to a ''Meet the Builder'' event on July 12, produced by the Southern California Building Industry Association (BIA). At the meeting, attended by about 200 service and product suppliers, there was ...
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HO-HO-KU OUTDOOR CLASSROOM
On April 20, New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association members, staff and friends came together at the Ho-Ho-Kus Public School located in Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, ...
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Economic Indicator:
- Today's LCSI: $1,932.18

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Article 6 Paver Industry News
Similar programs already exist in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County. These programs are just as popular with the public as they are with policy works. DC's RiverSmart Homes program ...
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Article 6 Green Roofs Growing
State and federal governments are also taking an interest in this landscaping niche. ''Government investment in green roofs for their storm-water, air quality, green space and city cooling benefits largely ...
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Article 6 South Carolina E-Verify
New employees must be verified through the system within three business days of being hired. "There is no free bite at the apple after July 1," said Jim Knight, who oversees immigration ...
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Article 6 Stink Bug Crisis
The brown marmorated stink bug crisis that has killed plants on the East Coast has now reached 38 states and the West Coast, prompting Congress to push the Agriculture Department to speed up the search ...
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Article 6 Prevailing Wage Part Of H-2B
The federal law requires employers to pay H-2B workers the prevailing wage, something like the minimum wage for a particular industry, said LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi. The prevailing ...
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Article 6 EPA Grants $950,000 For Local Stormwater Management
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in July that it is providing $950,000 to 17 communities across the U.S. to expand green infrastructure use to improve water quality ...
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Article 6 Equipment Trends
Homeowners view professional equipment as investments they can pay off over time, said president and chief executive officer of Ariens Co., Daniel Ariens. The company makes mowers and snow blowers. ...
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Article 6 Manufacturing Quiet in July
After reaching a three-year low in June, an important manufacturing index in July showed little improvement, and a low 'new orders' reading could keep growth at a minimum for the foreseeable future. ...
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Article 6 Home Prices Up for Fourth Month
Prices for single-family homes rose in May for the fourth straight month, adding strength to the advance of the housing market this year. The S&P/Case Shiller composite ...
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Article 6 Leasing Equipment Rises
''Capital financing is really cheap right now, companies can borrow money and get a high rate of return,'' said Bill Choi, vice president of research and industry services at the Equipment Leasing and ...
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Article 6 $363M in Federal Transportation Grants Allocated
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced more than $363 million in federal grants for state infrastructure and building projects in all ...
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Article 6 Drought Intensifies Ethanol Mandate Debate
Members of both houses of Congress are urging the Environmental Protection Agency to lower or eliminate the mandate for grain-based ethanol as the worst drought in ...
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