New leadership roles at Wright Service Corp.

Randy Owen, president and CEO of Owen Tree Service, Inc., an accredited, 31-year TCIA member company based in Attica, Michigan, in December formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for the company. “The plan has several objectives,” Owen says. “First, to provide ownership of the company to those who built, and will continue to build, […]

Owen Tree transitions to employee ownership

Randy Owen, president and CEO of Owen Tree Service, Inc., an accredited, 31-year TCIA member company based in Attica, Michigan, in December formed an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) for the company. “The plan has several objectives,” Owen says. “First, to provide ownership of the company to those who built, and will continue to build, […]

Davey Tree buys residential division of Lucas Tree

The Davey Tree Expert Company in January 2022 purchased the residential division of Lucas Tree Experts Co. of Portland, Maine. Lucas Tree Experts is a third-generation family business founded in 1926 in Bangor, Maine. It is a utility-contractor accredited, 42-year TCIA member company currently headquartered in Falmouth, Maine, and employs 550 people across all of […]

INTREN Acquires Shade Tree

Specialty Contractor INTREN recently announced its purchase of Shade Tree Service Company, A TCIA member based in Fenton, Missouri. With the acquisition, INTREN will apply their expertise in specialty construction to enhance Shade Tree’s vegetation management services. “This is an exceptional opportunity for INTREN to blend the people, processes, and technology of two highly respected companies to further enhance […]

Accident Briefs for November 2021

The first item describes an incident that was not reported in TCI Magazine’s “Accident Briefs” when it occurred in 2020. Two injured when rope feeds into chipper Two tree workers were injured when a climbing or rigging rope was accidentally fed into a chipper during or prior to November 2020 in Easton, Maryland. A man […]

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