Green Industry Roll Call: Updates from Bush Hog and Project EverGreen

The latest news and updates from the people and companies around the green industry, including Bush Hog, PBI-Gordon Corp. and Project EverGreen.

Kansas City Huron Park Green Care For Communities Project
Project EverGreen

Bush Hog Hires New Operating Company PresidentJerry Worthington And Trey JenkinsBush Hog

Bush Hog added Trey Jenkins as operating company president, reporting to Dan Samet, group VP, North American Ag, Alamo Group. He will replace Jerry Worthington who is retiring after over eleven successful years leading the organization.

“Trey brings the background and experience that will lead Bush Hog in future growth and development. The management team at Alamo Group and the staff and employees of Bush Hog look forward to working with Trey and want to thank Jerry Worthington for his service and leadership,” said Samet.

Jerry Worthington will continue with Bush Hog during the remainder of 2022.  

From Bush Hog:

  • Trey was most recently with Blue Bird Corp. in Fort Valley, Georgia as COO, having previously served that company since 2009 in several roles including Sr. VP operations, VP customer service, VP alternative fuels, and VP global supply chain.
  • Prior to that he was affiliated with Crane Energy in Houston, Texas, where he was general manager and director of operations. Earlier in his career Trey held several positions with Peterbilt and PACCAR.
  • Trey earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, engineering technology degree from Texas A&M University, and a Lean Manufacturing Certification from the University of Dayton. He also has a Six Sigma Black Belt Certification through PACCAR Quality and received a leadership certificate from the PACCAR Institute of Managerial Leadership.

Kansas City Huron Park Green Care For Communities ProjectProject EverGreen

Breathing New Life Into Wyandotte County's Huron Park

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Communities Initiative and Kansas City-based PBI-Gordon came together to revitalize Wyandotte County's Huron Park.

The volunteer project was part of PBI-Gordon’s 75th anniversary celebration and placed the spotlight on the substantial benefits green spaces provide to the environment and residents. PBI-Gordon is the manufacturer of turf and ornamental management products.

PBI-Gordon is proud to support Project EverGreen and the work it does to enhance green spaces and urban centers nationwide,” said Neil Cleveland, senior vice president and general manager of PBI-Gordon. “It’s an honor to partner with this organization and the other donors to revitalize Huron Park and help preserve this beloved gathering place.”

From the Project EverGreen:

  • Huron Park is a 7-acre park, adjacent to the well-known Huron Indian Cemetery historical landmark, that provides visitors with access to shady, cool areas to walk, picnic, play with kids and relax.
  • The park is in proximity to the KCK Public Library, Wyandotte County City Hall and the KCK Fire Department Headquarters.
  • PBI-Gordon employees worked side-by-side with the Unified Government’s Parks & Recreation Department employees and professional contractors to renovate Huron Park and provide the lift it needs.
  • Additional donors to the project include Ryan Lawn & Tree, SiteOne Landscape Supply and Grass Pad.

Improvements to the park included:

  • Edging along all sidewalks throughout the park
  • Mulching all landscape beds including the rose bushes which are a mainstay at the park
  • Planting a tree in honor of Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops initiative, which provides free lawn and landscape services for deployed military families
  • Daffodil bulb planting
  • Weed management
  • Aeration and overseeding
  • General tree and shrub pruning and cleanup

“A well-maintained vibrant park brings cooling relief to this urban downtown,” said Cindy Code, executive director of Project EverGreen. “Bringing the community’s vision to life is possible only through collaboration of individuals, businesses, and community grants. Our professional volunteers love sharing their expertise and giving back to neighborhood parks and green spaces.”