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Engineering News-Record: ENR 2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractors
The strength of the construction market can be seen in the results of this year’s "ENR" Top 600 Specialty Contractors list. The revenue generated from the entire list went up 10 percent in 2017, from $112.72 billion to $124.04 billion. In fact, the Top 600 revenue has continued to grow for seven consecutive years.
The Wall Street Journal: Signs of a Strong Economy
The tight labor market and visa shortage are hurting all kinds of industries that rely on seasonal workers, from Maryland’s crab-picking industry to New England restaurants. The $82-billion landscaping industry is the largest user of the visa program, which allows employers to bring workers from abroad for temporary positions, accounting for 50 percent of all such visas certified by the government in 2018.
Barron's: A Sunny Outlook for the Nation’s Landscaper
BrightView had barely been public for a month when it delivered its first earnings report in early August. The debut quarter didn’t go well for the country’s only publicly traded landscaping specialist, partly because the East Coast of the U.S. had been hit with its largest April snowstorm in decades.
Sports Turf Managers Association Members Prepare Field for Second Little League Classic
BrightView’s Development and Sports Turf teams are preparing Bowman Field for the second Little League Classic game by putting down new conditioner products on the infield skin, painting logos, perfecting edges in the infield and warning track and ensuring the home plate area and pitcher’s mound are at major league standards.
Mexico’s Estadio Monterrey Baseball Stadium Undergoes Renovation for MLB Games
Major League Baseball returned to Mexico for a regular season game for the first time in 19 years with a three-game series between the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. To prepare, Estadio Monterrey underwent a renovation to bring the field and stadium up to MLB specifications.
The Wall Street Journal: Businesses Beg for More Low-Skill Visas, Putting White House in a Bind
Businesses filed requests for 81,000 H-2B visas on the first day possible for the 2018 year, far exceeding the 33,000 allotted for the summer season, with more being filed since that day. For the first time, the Department of Homeland Security used a lottery system to decide which applications were accepted.
Anaheim Park Renovated with New Landscaping, Playground
Hundreds of volunteers spent a Saturday in February renovating Pearson Park in Anaheim to give children a new playground. A team of BrightView volunteers showed those in attendance how to properly install the plants and shrubs while also assisting in the new landscape.