New Holland Helps Renew Arlington Nat’l Cemetery

8/3/2013 7:00 AM

ARLINGTON, Va. — New Holland Construction joined with hundreds of landscape and grounds maintenance companies from across the nation on July 22 for the Professional Landcare Network, or PLANET, Renewal & Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery.

New Holland Construction was a platinum sponsor of this year’s event, which marked the 17th year PLANET has sponsored this service project.

More than 100 companies brought crews to the cemetery to spend the day mulching, pruning, planting and performing other landscape maintenance.

Abe Hughes, vice president of New Holland in North America, headed the seven-member New Holland contingent, which was among a workforce of 500 volunteers.

In addition, Gaithersburg Equipment, a New Holland dealership in Gaithersburg, Md., donated the use of two New Holland Construction skid steers and a New Holland Rustler utility vehicle to aid in the work.

“By contributing equipment and manpower to enhance the beauty of this solemn and sacred place, it’s one of the ways we can pay tribute to our nation’s veterans and leaders,” Hughes said.

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