Lakeshore Celebrates Growth, Success

Lakeshore Environmental, Inc., a full-service environmental consulting firm founded in 1993 and headquartered in Grand Haven, Mich., has expanded its presence in the Midwest by adding new staff to the Hudson, Ohio, and Grand Haven, Mich., offices. These professionals will assist in engineering, water resources and sustainable development.  

Lakeshore has also assisted the city of Grand Haven in obtaining a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant to develop a Clean Water Legacy Plan for northwest Ottawa County. The project is funded in part by the MDEQ’s Coastal Zone Management Program. Jennifer Jermalowicz-Jones, water resources director for Lakeshore, presented the components and goals of the project at public meetings in December 2008. An action plan is now being developed to prioritize community goals related to water quality in the county.

Deere Redesigns Used Equipment Web Site

John Deere has overhauled and redesigned its Machine-Finder Web site, The used equipment Web site now features an enhanced search and browsing system, built-in shipping integration and the ability to save searches. The changes make it easier to find and review pre-owned agricultural, construction, forestry, commercial and residential equipment from the company’s network of authorized dealers. Additional features include Google Maps to view equipment location and obtain driving directions, detailed gallery views for equipment photos and comprehensive equipment information.  

Potato Council Elects Schneider as 2009 President

Ed Schneider, a potato grower from Pasco, Wash., has been elected to lead the National Potato Council. Schneider served on the Washington State Potato Commission from 1996 to 2005, serving on all its committees and as chairman from 2001 to 2002. In 2006, he was elected to serve on the NPC Executive Committee as vice president of legislative and government affairs, a position he held until the recent election. During his one-year term as president, Schneider will be working to get a chemical use and data collection project underway.  The finalization of the NPC Sustainability Document is also a top priority for the coming year.