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The Vondal Legacy

December 8, 2021

It is a rare occasion to hear of someone working at the same company for their entire career, but for Doug Vondal that is exactly the case and has been for 43 years. Doug started with Wright Tree Service (WTS) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa at just 18 years of age and only seven weeks out […]

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David Craddock Promoted to Division Manager for Wright Tree Service

December 31, 2021

David Craddock has been promoted to division manager for Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management. Craddock, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist, has been in the utility vegetation management industry for 22 years and the utility industry for 32 years. He joined WTS in 2021 as a […]

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Wright Tree Service Promotes Ever Acosta to Division Manager Over New Division

December 28, 2021

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, promoted Ever Acosta to division manager in a newly created division for the company. Acosta, who started his career with WTS in 2004, began as a groundsperson before being promoted to a foreperson, general foreperson, project manager, division supervisor, and division manager […]

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Wright Tree Service Appoints Wade Myers as President

October 25, 2021

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (October 25, 2021) – Wright Tree Service today announced that its board of directors has appointed 34 -year industry leader Wade Myers as president. Promoted from the position of senior vice president of operations, Myers will continue to focus on the company’s mission of safety and operational excellence while bringing a […]

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Will Nutter

Wright Service Corp. Announces Passing of Wright Tree Service President and COO Will Nutter

September 17, 2021

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (September 17, 2021) – The Wright Service Corp. Board of Directors and executive leadership are deeply saddened to announce today that its Senior Vice President and COO Will Nutter died late Thursday as a result of a motorcycle accident. Chairman and CEO Scott Packard said, “It is with great sadness that […]

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Wright Service Corp. Announces Nonprofit to Further Efforts Toward Carbon Neutrality

April 20, 2021

Wright Service Corp. launched a nonprofit organization in December 2020 called Wright Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation (WFSI). The nonprofit aims to foster innovative sustainability initiatives that make a positive impact on the planet by reducing carbon emissions and promoting carbon positive practices. WFSI will run independently from Wright Service Corp. and its family of […]

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Nick Fox

Wright Tree Service Names Fox Vice President of Operations

April 15, 2021

Wright Tree Service (WTS), an employee owned company specializing in utility vegetation management, recently named Nick Fox as vice president of operations. Fox has over 20 years of experience working in the utility vegetation management industry. He is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. He […]

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Removing Barriers: Facilitating access to opportunities for some of the most productive members of our industry.

March 8, 2021

I estimate that 40% or more of the total members of our industry in the U.S. are first- or second-generation immigrants, primarily native Spanish speakers from Mexico and Central America. Within this group, a marked majority struggle with what we sometimes call the language barrier, or in plain terms, the lack of English language skills.

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SiltSoxx in a field.

Turning a Waste Source into a Resource

December 16, 2020

By Shannon Lux, Sustainable Environmental Consultants Operations Manager and Greg Williams, WTS Regional Manager  After a vegetation management service trims a tree, the trimmings can either be recycled or dumped in a landfill. There are various ways that wood chips can be given a second life. WTS donates wood chips for use in communities throughout […]

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Storm Response Across the Company

November 14, 2020

2020 is proving to be a record year for the frequency of extreme storms and natural disasters in North America. So far, over five million acres have burned in California, Washington and Oregon due to wildfires; 11 hurricanes have made landfall in the United States and a rare Derecho storm unexpectedly hit the Midwest. When […]

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