JDL acquired by private equity firm

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by phasthound, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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  2. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    I got an email this am.

    They need to do something with their pricing. Not competitive at all.
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  3. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
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    same here and ditto.
     
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    What if the same company owns Tru Green and Lesco JDL?
    Does that mean TG gets a discount--and none one else can buy at the same price?
    Preferential treatment?
     
  5. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    really? we are making truck payments off their savings.
     
  6. WestGaPineStraw

    WestGaPineStraw LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes we saved $6 a bag on fert. We also bought $70k worth of material in 2012 and were getting shafted. I suggest you shop around.
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  7. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
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    just sounds like even more fingers in the pot to me, cant believe this will benefit there end-user at all
     
  8. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
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    When you compare apples to apples there is better pricing then JDL.
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  9. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Actually JDL has super low Prices CONSIDERING.

    JDL/Lesco runs a 7/11 Convenience store marketing approach in the fact they have branches in almost every town. They also will spent time educating all customers including Harry Homeowner.

    Of course having a JDL/Lesco store just a few miles away from me is luxury I enjoy and I am willing to pay for that convenience. However I buy the bulk of my material from a warehouse type operation that is 50 miles away and deliveries to all of South Florida at warehouse prices. They also deliver to the Golf Course down the street from me and a number of Citrus groves up road from me at the same time. Sorry no Harry Homeowner are buying from them.

    PS. You don't have to be in this business very long to realize, Chemical companies are bought and sold like changing underwear.

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  10. Efficiency

    Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    such as........
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