Category: News

Dealer Groups Pledge Midwest Flood Relief

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In response to devastating flooding in Nebraska that began last week, the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF), Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA) have released a call to action for their members and the entire industry. The groups are urging anyone who can to make a donation to EDF’s Disaster Relief Fund….

OPEI Board of Directors Appoints New Leadership

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) met with staff recently at the association’s headquarters building to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the power equipment industry. During the meeting, the Board appointed Rob Moll, CEO of MTD, as a director, and named Tom Duncan, President and CEO of Positec,…

EPA Drafts E15 Rule, Sends To Budget Office For Review

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In early March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a draft of its proposed rule allowing year-round sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline to the White House Office of Budget for review. The rule expanding sales of E15 was promised by President Donald Trump late last year as a way to help corn farmers,…

Equipment Dealers Association Presented Legislative Leadership Award

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) presented its third annual Legislative Leadership Award to Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa in Washington D.C. as part of a joint legislative fly-in hosted by EDA and the Iowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA). Over 40 agriculture and construction equipment dealers from around the country attended the Fly-In. One of…

Equipment & Engine Training Council Launches Non-Proctored Exams

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) stepped up its efforts to address the critical shortage of qualified service technicians in the power equipment industry by introducing an online, non-proctored, 4-stroke engine certification exam. The new exam has received recognition from Briggs & Stratton Corp. “The EETC has really improved its exam technology, making it…

Stihl Hits Major Manufacturing Milestone In Virginia

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Stihl Inc. announced the production of its 75 millionth powerhead at the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.—a milestone that coincides with the company’s 45th year of manufacturing operations in Virginia. Stihl established its American operations in Virginia Beach in 1974, and Stihl Inc. has evolved from assembling a single model of chain saw to…

EPA Opts For Single E15 Rule

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a single draft rule to expand sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline and curb biofuel credit speculation, after having contemplated separating the measures. Under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard, oil refiners have to blend increasing volumes of biofuels into the nation’s gasoline and diesel each year, or purchase…

VP Racing Fuels Acquires Tennessee Industrial Site

Monday, February 18, 2019

VP Racing Fuels, Inc., acquired a new property and facility in Huntingdon, Tenn., citing a favorable atmosphere for business growth and development. With all that the location has to offer, VP feels it is ideal for their vision of the future. “VP was founded over forty years ago in San Antonio,” Alan Cerwick, President and…

Case Donates to Operation Wind River

Friday, February 8, 2019

CASE Construction Equipment and Sonsray Machinery donated the use of a CX80C excavator to Team Rubicon for Operation Wind River, a response to the wildfires that burned more than 23,000 acres between Orange and Riverside counties in California. Operation Wind River assisted residents in the Robin Hood Oaks community, located in Lake Elsinore, Calif. After…

Excel Breaks Ground On Expansion

Thursday, February 7, 2019

In mid-December 2018, Excel Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on a multi-million-dollar facility expansion, following the selection of Conco Construction to be the prime contractor. The expansion will provide additional manufacturing space to support new product introductions as well as an upgrade to the existing paint system. The project is slated to…