Category: News

GIE+EXPO Organizers Postpone 2020 Show

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and continued regulatory uncertainty, the ownership of GIE+EXPO (GIE/OPEI, LLC) announced that the 2020 show will be postponed until next year. Working closely with state and local authorities to put on the safest show possible, while also monitoring the situation closely, it was determined that the unpredictable nature of the…


Briggs & Stratton Plant Closing Brings Layoffs

Thursday, July 16, 2020

As part of an earlier announcement to move certain production work from the Briggs & Stratton plant in Wisconsin to New York, in early July the company cut more than 200 jobs. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Briggs filed notice with the Wisconsin state Department of Workforce Development, saying 208 layoffs will take place…


BNSE Announces 2020 Recipients

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Bill Nelson Scholarship Endowment (BNSE) is pleased to announce it has awarded four scholarships totaling $8,000 to its 2020 class of recipients. Recipients for the 2020 awards are: William Carlson, Byron, Ill.; Shubhan Mathur, Charlotte, N.C; Natalie Parra, Hurricane, West Va.; and Hannah Williams, Happy Valley, Ore.  The BNSE is an educational charity designed to…


Rotary Produces Over 250 Million Mower Blades In Georgia

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Rotary Corp. has announced the production of its 250 millionth mower blade at the company’s manufacturing division in Glennville, Ga. “If we could place all the blades that we have ever manufactured from end-to-end, they would circle the earth nearly three times,” comments Dennis Lamb, Rotary’s chief manufacturing officer. “That’s certainly a lot of mower…


Four-Star Navy Admiral To Deliver GIE+EXPO Keynote

Monday, June 29, 2020

Retired U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral James Stavridis will present the 2020 keynote address on Wednesday, October 21, at GIE+EXPO. During the session, set for 2:00-3:00 p.m., Stavridis will give attendees insights on “Leadership and a New World Order: The Need for Resilience.” Admission to the keynote, which is sponsored by John Deere and the Outdoor…


CPSC To Hold Webinar On Website Improvements

Thursday, June 25, 2020

On July 1 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) will hold a public webinar on its upgrades to the www.saferproducts.gov website, an agency-sponsored online forum where consumers can post information on consumer products. The site also affords manufacturers and public stakeholders at-large to reply to consumer submissions and/or request the posting of additional information. The website…


GIE+EXPO Demo Area Gets Facelift

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

The Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) has an improvement project underway that will positively impact GIE+EXPO. Lot C, which becomes GIE+EXPO’s 20-acre Outdoor Demonstration Area, is undergoing a $1.3 million overhaul. More than 126,000 cubic yards of dirt (over 1 million wheelbarrows full!) is being relocated to Lot C and steps are being taken to improve…


Husqvarna Launches New App For Consumers

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

New from Husqvarna, the Husqvarna Connect application connects users to their Husqvarna power equipment and provides immediate access to information about their tools, making outdoor projects more productive and easier to manage by keeping users updated on their power equipment from the convenience of their mobile devices. The app shows technical specifications, parts and accessories lists, maintenance…


Rotary Expands Sales Force

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Rotary Corp. has expanded its sales division with the appointment of two territory managers, Thomas Hackenberg and Tom Rasche. Hackenberg is Rotary’s new territory manager for eastern Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, and has prior sales experience with Arrowhead Engineered Products. Rasche, who previously served as president of a family-owned power equipment distributorship. He serves as…


Bob Clements International 2020 Boot Camps

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Bob Clements International (BCI), the leader in dealership training and development, has announced the locations and dates for its 2020 Regional 1-Day Management Boot Camps. Working in conjunction with the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), Bob and his team will be holding 1-day management boot camps in 4 cities, which include Lancaster, Penn., November 4; Charlotte,…