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Keeping Boerner Botanical Gardens Beautiful

by Tyler hauser 27. September 2012 09:17

Boerner Botanical Gardens is an internationally renowned horticultural showplace in the Milwaukee County Parks System with an existing irrigation system that was old and in need of major repairs. Because it was a labor intensive manual irrigation system, it was costly to operate. It also was inadequate in the level of coverage it provided.

R.A. Smith National provided expert irrigation consultation and design services to evaluate the existing irrigation system and water source. We provided design solutions for a new and complete automatic irrigation system including new irrigation pumps, pump system controls, sprinklers and related materials utilizing advanced irrigation technology.

The technology proved not only cost effective, but the total labor cost and expense was decreased, even though the amount of area covered was increased.

The gardeners are now able to spend more of their time tending to the plantings and improvements to the botanical gardens. Their productivity has greatly increased, and they are better able to meet the goals and objectives of the park director.

Boerner Botanical Garden


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R.A. Smith National Hosts Sustainable Brookfield Business Day September 25, 2012

by Karen Wiesneski 19. September 2012 09:50

Sustainable Brookfield Business Day
R.A. Smith National's offices - 16745 W. Bluemound Road, Brookfield, Wisconsin
September 25, 2012

R.A. Smith National will host the Third Annual Sustainable Brookfield Business Day on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at their corporate headquarters in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The event is put together by the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce with support from the Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC) and the City and Town of Brookfield.

Several companies have submitted an application for recognition at this year's event based on various sustainable business practices in which they have engaged. R.A. Smith National was recognized at last year's event for the installation of a wind turbine and an 84-panel solar array on the roof of their corporate headquarters, among other energy-saving initiatives.

The event is open to anyone wanting to learn more about sustainable business practices. Advance registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce at 262-786-1886 or, subject line "sustainable."

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