Industry news

REVISED: UAC Coronavirus Business Impact Survey

March 24, 2020

Thank you to all who have already completed the survey. We have made a revision to more accurately collect your responses. Please use this link to complete the survey: REVISED: How is coronavirus impacting your landscape business? If you have already completed the survey, you do have the option of redoing…

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Athens-Clarke County is the first mandatory Stay at Home Order in Georgia

March 20, 2020

To all Georgia landscape industry business owners, vendors, suppliers: Athens-Clarke County is the first mandatory Stay at Home Order in Georgia, effective today. We communicated with Mayor Kelly Girtz (UAC letter to Athens/Clarke) yesterday regarding our industry’s services and products, and he has confirmed that the following can continue working, with the instruction to maintain safe distances.…

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GA Dept. of Agriculture releases statement

March 19, 2020

GA Dept of Ag Commissioner Gary Black has issued a statement, where he specifically mentions landscape and green industries: “Georgia is blessed to have an incredibly diverse agricultural sector that includes everything from food producers and processors to landscape and green industries,” Black said. “We encourage local governments and decision…

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Georgia Receives SBA Statewide Disaster Declaration, Applications for Small Business Emergency Loans Now Open

March 19, 2020

Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Georgia has received an official statewide disaster declaration from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This declaration will provide assistance in the form of SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans to impacted small businesses in all 159 counties in Georgia. Loans are available for small…

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UAC Coronavirus impact on landscape business survey

March 16, 2020

To all Georgia landscape industry business owners, vendors, suppliers: The Covid-19 coronavirus has brought sudden changes to our personal and business lives and world. We have created a quick 10-question survey asking for your input regarding business practices, services, postponements or cancellations and labor needs. Please take a few minutes…

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has adopted an emergency Rule 300-2-4-0.5 Partial Claims, effective March 16, 2020.

March 16, 2020

The rule mandates all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation…

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Senate Study Committee on Workforce Access – Final Report

February 25, 2020

The Senate Study Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Landscape Workforce Access (Committee) was created with the adoption of Senate Resolution 460 during the 2019 Legislative Session. The Committee was charged with exploring new employment initiatives in technical schools, youth career development programs, coordination among state agencies, and other such efforts…

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Landscape Alert: Keeping turf hydrated

March 25, 2019

Turfgrass Spring Blog #1: 2019 Edition Clint Waltz, Ph.D., University of Georgia Turfgrass Specialist   Considering the amount of rain Georgia has received over the past 6 months it is difficult to suggest irrigating dormant warm-season grasses. But it is something worth considering, especially lawns that were dormant sodded. Up until…

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2016 GALA Award Winning Projects

March 29, 2017

Congratulations to these award winning UAC members for their 2016 GALA Entries! GALAWinners2016 View the Award Winning Projects here: 2016GALA_presentation

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CALL TO ACTION: Landscape equipment theft crisis – help needed!

March 4, 2016

Many UAC member companies have reported an increase in equipment theft, both at worksites and at their offices/storage facilities. The thieves are becoming bolder, and there is growing concern about the safety of employees.  We need your help. It is extremely important to quantify the equipment losses. Please click here for the…

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