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LC/DBM January 2013: People in the News

Jerith Manufacturing Company, a producer of aluminum ornamental fences, acquired Delgard Premier Aluminum Fencing from Delair LLC on October 26, 2012. "Delgard offers Jerith several designs that we do not currently offer, along with a network of dealers that are used to selling high quality aluminum fence products," said Bruce Schwartz, president of Jerith. "The Aero and the American Series lines will expand our product offerings by adding new designs that are unique in the fence industry. We couldn't be happier about adding Delgard's customers and products to the Jerith line." Because of the close proximity of the two fence manufacturer's operations, Delgard's 300,000 square foot plant will be consolidated into the Jerith facility. Jerith currently has a 444,000 square foot building on 36 acres in northeast Philadelphia with three automated powder coating lines.

Wright Manufacturing has appointed Judith Ross as Northeast regional sales and marketing manager. She will work with distributors and dealers in New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to increase commercial lawnmower sales. Ross has 20 years of outdoor power equipment sales experience, most recently as Northern New England territory representative for EDM Distributors in Suffield, Conn. Wright Manufacturing is an industry leader in the manufacture and marketing of commercial lawnmowers.

Profile Products has announced the hiring of Tracey Hawkins as the company's market development manager of sports fields for its western United States region. As market development manager, Hawkins will be responsible for driving increased use of the Turface Athletics(TM) brand of sports field products by working with end-users and specifiers. Her focus will include the construction, renovation, and maintenance of baseball, softball, soccer and football fields.

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association in partnership with numerous local and regional industry leaders, recently announced the awarding of $24,400 in scholarships. The scholarship program, operated by the TNLA Education and Research Foundation, provides scholarships to students who are seeking a degree in horticulture or agriculture. Michael Cook, a Horticulture student at Texas A&M University, received the Bernard (Barney) Grimm Scholarship, Grady L. Wadsworth-Greenleaf Scholarship, Harry's Greenhouse Scholarship, Mortellaro's Nursery Scholarship, and North Central Texas Region V Scholarship. Kaitlin Tyler, a Texas A&M University student, received the TNLA Region IV Opportunity Award Scholarship. Mallory Haas, a Texas A&M University agriculture science student, received the Sterling & Margaret Cornelius Scholarship. Robert Bever, a Tarrant County College Horticulture student, received the Jim Perry/ Harvest Supply Scholarship. Kevin Evenson, a Texas Tech University horticulture science student, received the Joe Burks Scholarship. Kyle Giannette, a Stephen F. Austin State University horticulture student received the Central Garden and Pet- In Honor of Ray Haynes Scholarship. Jacob Gosschalk, a Texas Tech University horticulture student, received the Calloway's Nursery Scholarship. Raul Peraza, a Blinn College student, received the Bernard A. (Barney) Grimm Memorial Scholarship.

NICOR Lighting added Kristean Alcocer to the position of Eastern Regional Sales Manager. Alcocer is a former member of the Navy's submarine force and University of New Mexico alumni. He comes to NICOR with extensive experience in lighting, electronics manufacturing, distribution, and sales. Kristean brings with him a passion for customer service and a commitment to the selling process that NICOR believes will heighten customer confidence and build successful business partnerships. NICOR has been supplying quality lighting solutions since the early 1980's. They are committed to being the LED lighting solutions provider of choice for electrical distributors.

Project EverGreen has hired a new program manager to oversee its breadth of programs benefitting the green industry. Dan Jacobs filled the role for the national nonprofit organization that recently moved to its new Cleveland-area headquarters. Jacobs comes to Project Evergreen having worked for more than 20 years as a journalist writing for a variety of publications. During his career, Jacobs has won numerous awards including several from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association -- including the prestigious Gardner Award -- the Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Cleveland.
The hiring of Jacobs comes on the heels of Project EverGreen moving its offices to Mentor, Ohio. From its new location, Project EverGreen will launch a new consumer fundraising initiative beginning in 2013.

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