FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Schaumann
Contact: Heather Finney
PLANET RELEASES THREE NEW INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS ON PRICING AND SAFETY
HERNDON, Va., November 19, 2012 —PLANET, the national trade association for landscape professionals, is pleased to announce the release of three new publications that help landscape companies run more profitable and safer businesses. They include Pricing for the Green Industry, Operating Cost Study for the Green Industry, and the Safety Benchmark Report.
Pricing for the Green Industry, in its 3rd edition, is written by Frank Ross, one of the nation’s most highly regarded green industry consultants. This popular publication features hands-on explanations, how-to examples and formats, and insight into how to deal with today’s competition. It includes information about packaging your prices, valid pricing methods, as well additional tools that companies need to price successfully.
The long awaited Operating Cost Study for the Green Industry report allows companies to compare their financial performance with other lawn and landscape companies in the same geographic area. More than 133 companies in the U.S. and from Canada contributed data to the report from their 2011 income statements, balance sheets, and operating costs. The report also contains information about industry trends.
The 2012 Safety Benchmark Report analyzes safety data from 2009 to 2011. It provides analysis of the safety practices of PLANET members, STARS safe company members, and other industry companies. Results are presented in tables and graphs, designed to provide a comprehensive guide for analyzing profitability as well as highlighting areas that need improvement.
For more information about these new PLANET publications or to purchase them, visit PLANET’s bookstore or contact the PLANET office at 800-395-2522.
PLANET is the national trade association representing more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, who create and maintain healthy, green living spaces for communities across America. PLANET members are committed to the highest standards in industry education, best practices and business professionalism. Many of PLANET’s professionals have attained the status of becoming Landscape Industry Certified, achieving the greatest level of industry expertise and knowledge. Visit PLANET at www.landcarenetwork.org.