Working Closely with Affiliates to Keep The Highest Standards
Working closely with the Michigan Green Industry Association & National Association of Landscape Professionals, we keep the highest standards in the industry. Working with these Michigan environmental organizations helps us develop our entire staff to deliver high-quality service and professional delivery.
MICHIGAN GREEN INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
The Michigan Green Industry Association (M.G.I.A.) develops educational programs for the Green Industry and serves as the voice of Michigan’s landscape industry. M.G.I.A. offers seminars, the Annual Trade Show & Convention, a statewide publication entitled the Landsculptor Magazine, an Environmental Awards Program, and public awareness campaigns. M.G.I.A. was recently given the distinction by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) as the official association for the State of Michigan to administer their international Certified Landscape Technician Program. For more information, visit www.landscape.org.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS
The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals, and interior plant-scapers. NALP provides its members with a good business foundation to help them evaluate, plan, and better manage their companies. Member firms have direct access to marketing tools, industry-specific business publications, updates on legislative issues, and networking opportunities that can assist them in becoming more profitable. NALP emerged on January 1, 2005, when the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) joined forces to become a more encompassing network of green industry professionals. NALP develops and maintains active programs for approximately 4,000 member firms in the areas of business management, government affairs, public relations, technical assistance, safety and insurance, education, and inter-industry relationships with other facets of the green industry. For more information, click the following link: www.landcarenetwork.org.
MICHIGAN NURSERY & LANDSCAPE ASSOCIATION (MNLA)
The Michigan Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA), is the largest and oldest Michigan Green Industry trade association. Their mission is to be “United to advocate professionalism, integrity, and growth for Michigan’s green industry.” The MNLA represents a wide range of Michigan Green Industry businesses on legislative and regulatory issues, education and events, certification programs, marketing, and promotion.
INTERLOCKING CONCRETE PAVEMENT INSTITUTE (ICPI)
The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), sets the standards for the interlocking concrete pavement industry in North America. The knowledge installers gain while earning certification sets them apart from the competition while meeting the expectations of customers and designers. Certification reassures prospective customers that installers know required industry construction guidelines.