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News roundup: LandOpt lands its first client in Minnesota
Staff Report | January 10, 2017

By acquiring exclusive LandOpt license rights in Henning, Minnesota, Precision Landscape & Irrigation has become the first “Powered by LandOpt Contractor” in the state, according to LandOpt, which provides business systems and consulting services to landscape companies.

Precision Landscape & Irrigation services include landscape design.

As the first LandOpt contractor to sign up for LandOpt’s “Associate Program,” Precision Landscape & Irrigation will implement systems and processes intended to improve overall business performance and fuel growth. Among other services, LandOpt will introduce a web-based learning platform that also includes on-site coaching and peer networking.

Precision’s owner, Pat Morstad, has more than 33 years’ experience working in the field and holds an agronomy degree from Michigan State University with a concentration in both turf and landscaping.

Precision Landscape & Irrigation specializes in hydroseeding, according to LandOpt, and is also expert in turf and ground maintenance, shoreline restoration, boulder landscapes, paver and block projects, and drainage installation, among other services. The company serves Ottertail, Battle Lake, Perham, Vergas, Dent, Pelican Rapids, Underwood, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Becker County, as well as all of central Minnesota.

LandOpt, which works with independently owned landscape contractors across the country, focuses its services on helping clients increase profitability, cash flow and revenue.

Vectorworks expands software distribution in Mexico

Design and BIM software developer Vectorworks Inc. recently announced a new partnership with Tecnología Dinámica de México (TDM) to distribute Vectorworks software in Mexico. As part of the partnership, TDM will offer the Spanish-language versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer and Fundamentals software, as well as the complete product line in English. Vision software from Vectorworks will also be available from TDM in English.

TDM joins the Vectorworks distribution network as the sole distributor in Mexico and brings the total global network to 35 distributors, the software company said.

For more than seven years, TDM and long-term Vectorworks trainer Arquidesk have been independent dealers of Vectorworks software in the Mexican market. Previously, both dealers were under Mexican distributor Groupo CVC. Now, with the support of Vectorworks, TDM and Arquidesk are partnering to combine their areas of expertise in serving the Mexican market.

Landscape supply company adds delivery options

Select Delivery, a Colorado regional landscape supply company, will now be offering tandem trucking services. Previously, bulk sand delivery was offered only via full semi-truck.

Many locations, particularly residential properties, are too tight to be serviced by a full-scale semi-truck, according to Select Delivery. The company says that while its new tandem trucks can bring in only about half of the material per load, the deliveries can be made in much tighter locations.

With the addition of tandem trucks to the fleet, Select Delivery will now be able to service twice the population, the company says.

The company offers regular deliveries of stone, topsoil, compost, mulch and other products.

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