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Herbi-Systems’ Owner Kenny Crenshaw Heads for D.C.: Will Lead 300 Volunteers in Arlington Renewal Project

Memphis, Tenn. (June 18, 2012)… Local business owner Kenny D. Crenshaw, president of Herbi-Systems, Inc., is gearing up for a trip to the nation’s capital.  There, he will serve as a “champion” or leader in the Arlington National Cemetery Renewal and Remembrance project in Washington, DC.  He leaves on July 6 and will take a couple of employees with him.  The volunteer effort, which involves 500 other landscape professionals across the nation, is scheduled for July 9.

For nearly a decade, Crenshaw has participated in the Renewal and Remembrance project, which involves mulching, cabling of trees, pruning, planting and aerating of the grounds in the historic cemetery.  Crenshaw organizes and directs 300 volunteers.  His team applies crushed limestone pellets to raise soil pH for healthier grass. The labor of love occurs each July and is collectively valued at more than $200,000.

“I do it because it gives us a chance to give back to people who have served our country,” Crenshaw said.  He also has a kinship with the project.  His Uncle Ken Kruger, who served in the U.S.Navy, is buried at Arlington.

U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Tim Price is also a returning volunteer.  Price, a territory manager for Lawn Care at Herbi-Systems, served as a staff sergeant in an Iuka, Miss.-based Army National Guard unit sent to Najaf in 2005.  Jason Pope, a territory manager for Industrial Weed Control at Herbi-Systems, will be joining Price and Crenshaw for the first time this year in D.C.

In his own community, Crenshaw also is recognized for his initiative. The Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce named him the 2012 “Entrepreneur of the Year,” citing leadership and contribution to the local economy.

Herbi-Systems is the largest privately owned lawn care provider in the Greater Memphis Area serving nearly 8,000 homeowners as well as industrial, governmental and commercial industries.  The company specializes in weed control and fertilization of turf and ornamentals, as well as industrial and right-of-way weed and brush control.

For more information on Herbi-Systems, call 382-5296 or visit www.herbi-systems.com.

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