Category: News

Rotary Announces National Sales Awards

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rotary Corp. recognized several team members for outstanding performance in sales and leadership during the company’s national sales meeting in July at Lake Oconee, Ga. The Duke Award, named in honor of the company’s late founder, Duke Harvey, was presented to Bill Parker. Parker was recognized for consistently displaying “competitive and positive efforts” to ensure…


SkillsUSA Returns To GIE+EXPO

Thursday, August 15, 2019

For the second year in a row SkillsUSA will be showcasing “Tomorrow’s Technicians Today” in Louisville, Kentucky during GIE+EXPO October 16-18, 2019. The Gold, silver and bronze medalists in both high school and postsecondary schools from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held in June, have been invited to showcase their talents during the…


OPEI Weighs In On New Tariffs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 1 The White House announced its intent to move forward with the imposition of a 10% tariff on approximately $300 billion worth of imports from China, as a continuation of on-going U.S. trade actions under Section 301 to combat Chinese infractions of intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, currency manipulation and counterfeiting. This…


VP RACING FUELS JOINS MOVIE OPENING

Friday, August 9, 2019

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. announced they are joining forces with Santikos Entertainment to create a movie opening festival weekend at Santikos’ newest entertainment center in Cibolo, Texas. The companies will be celebrating the opening of The Art of Racing in The Rain. “Our brand’s worldwide growth has allowed us to work directly with studios and…


John Deere Announces New Registered Apprenticeship

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

John Deere has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor for its new Registered Apprenticeship Program and is making it available to its ag & turf and construction & forestry dealers. The program will help address a widespread shortage of service technicians, especially in rural areas across the country, by providing dealers with a…


Altoz, Western Equipment Financing Partner

Monday, August 5, 2019

Altoz, Inc. has finalized a retail financing program with Western Equipment Financing, a full-service commercial equipment finance company that provides both conventional financing for commercial customers and lease-purchase options for municipalities and government entities. Western Equipment Financing offers credit decisions less than 60 minutes with fast, hassle-free customer service and streamlined documentation.  “Altoz consumers deserve…


EDA Webinar: Managing UCC Risks In Retail Financing Transactions

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) will host Lance Formwalt of Seigfried Bingham Tuesday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. EST as part of their ongoing webinar series.  Retail “non-recourse” finance contracts can become the dealer’s liability when a customer can’t pay the lender. This situation happens fairly frequently and tends to increase when customers are facing tough…


Propane Mowers In Action

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a new online video featuring footage captured by GoPro cameras shot from the equipment operator’s point of view to show what it’s really like to use a propane commercial mower. “We were looking for a fun way to show equipment fleet managers, department directors, and professional landscapers…


Stihl Enters ‘Green’ Alliance

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) recently announced collaboration with Stihl Inc. to support an independent nationwide campaign promoting the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs commercial grade Stihl battery tools with AGZA’s groundbreaking AGZA Green Zone education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance. For a decade as the global…


Ariens Wins German Award

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Ariens Hydro Pro RapidTrak 28 EFI Sno-Thro was awarded a silver medal for technical innovation at the 2019 Demopark Expo in Eisenach, Germany. The machine was represented at the exposition on Ariens Co.’s behalf by Hochfilzer, a long-time Austrian distributor of Ariens products, and was acknowledged by judges from five German…