Category: Editor’s Blog

Bob Clements Announces Regional Boot Camps

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Working in conjunction with the Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA), the Bob Clements International team will be holding 1-day management boot camps in six cities: Minneapolis, Minn., Lancaster, Pa., Detroit, Mich., Houston, Tex., Atlanta, Ga. and Nashville, Tenn. Each one-day event, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., will offer training on the processes every dealership should…


EDA Endorses OPOC.us For Benefit Needs

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) announced the selection of OPOC.us to assist EDA members and participating regions with their health insurance and other employee benefit needs. OPOC.us optimizes health insurance coverage to provide cost savings to both the employer and the employee, and includes their unique Care Center support. EDA joins regional associations United Equipment…


Webinar: Parts Inventory Management & Control

Friday, April 5, 2019

Profitably managing a parts department takes skill and discipline. Join Rex Collins, HBK’s Dealership Industry Group Director, as he leads a live webinar Thursday, April 18, from 11:00 a.m. to noon EST, covering a variety of parts inventory management and control topics, including: Stock order performance versus performance efficiency…which metrics matter most? Measuring demand to…


Ready, Set, Pet

Friday, January 25, 2019

As we prepare for (hopefully) warmer weather in the near future, you may be considering a new addition to the family. In your planning for a new pet there are several things that should be considered including a safe and healthy green space. In their quest to spread the word about pet-friendly green spaces, the…


College Football Meets Mowers

Monday, January 15, 2018

Written By: Jessica Johnson While college football bowl season may be over, reactions from the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in Florida will live on forever thanks to Twitter. The USA Today online sports page For The Win covered the commentary—most from announcers and other sports analysts that have no idea what to make of…


Ethanol Producers Survive 2017, Now Want More

Friday, January 12, 2018

Written By: Dan Shell Little more than a decade after the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007 was signed into law that December establishing the first Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and mandate to blend ethanol into transportation fuel, and one year after the Trump administration assumed power, ethanol industry leaders are happy to…


‘Man Of Stihl’ Fred Whyte Dead At 70

Friday, July 14, 2017

Written By: Jessica Johnson Earlier this week the power equipment industry learned of the loss one of our prominent and beloved leaders, Fred Whyte, former president of Stihl Inc. after a fight with an aggressive form of cancer. Whyte was 70 years old. Whyte began his career with Stihl in 1971, moving up the ranks…


Prep For Spring With LookB4UPump

Friday, January 13, 2017

Written By: Jessica Johnson As many dealerships begin preparations for the spring busy season, one of the most important things to consider is educating your customers on the dangers of misfueling power equipment. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) launched the Look Before You Pump campaign in 2014, aiming to educate consumers about the dangers…


Passing Along Holiday Goodwill

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Written By: Dan Shell Clicking on the digital version of the Northeast Dealer Association’s December newsletter, we couldn’t help but notice the Holiday Greetings column from NEDA Field Director Tim Wentz, who passes along holiday greetings and also looks ahead to next year. Noting the recent election and potential changes ahead in 2017, Wentz says…


PET’s ‘Selfie Safari’

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Written By: Dan Shell After a misplaced Power Equipment Trade camera at GIE+EXPO 2016 prompted the following question, “So what are you gonna do, cover the show with selfies from your phone?” PET editors sprang into action with the 2016 GIE+EXPO “Selfie Safari.” Part show coverage and part cheesy social media promotion, the PET Selfie…