Category: News

Yanmar Disinfects Brazilian City For COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Yanmar South America has teamed up with John Deere and the local government of Indaiatuba, Brazil, an important center of industry in the state of Sao Paulo, in an effort to disinfect the streets of the city of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), to make them safer for citizens. The City of Indaiatuba carried out the…

Changes To GIE+EXPO

Friday, May 15, 2020

Despite uncertainty in the world, organizers of GIE+EXPO say that the show will go on as planned, October 21-23, 2020 in Louisville, Ky. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), which owns and operates GIE+EXPO, is putting measures in place to make the show as safe as possible this year, following necessary guidelines and protocols established…

EDA Announces Women In Industry Initiative

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In an effort to encourage and attract more women to the equipment dealer industry, the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), announced the launch of its newest workforce development resource, the EDA Women in Industry initiative. The mission of the EDA Women in Industry initiative is to encourage and attract women to the equipment dealer industry by…

Country Clipper Hero Program Expands

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Country Clipper has expanded its “Hero Program,” available since 2018, which provides up to $300 in discounts off of Country Clipper zero-turn mowers to active and retired military and first responders. As the country continues to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic, Country Clipper is honored to expand this program to include authorized medical personnel who…

Husqvarna Celebrates 25 Years Of Automower

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Since 1995, Husqvarna has pioneered and shaped the robotic mowing industry with Automower, a high-performing, silent and emission-free robotic mower designed to achieve the perfect lawn, but most importantly give consumers the one most valuable item in life back—their time. In honor of 25 years of Automower, Husqvarna has produced a special 315X Gold Edition…

OPEI Recruiting Stakeholders For Mower Standards

Thursday, April 16, 2020

OPEI is seeking consensus body participants in all interest categories—including “users,” consumers, distributors, retailers, dealers and commercial landscapers—to review proposed new American National Standards for powered lawnmowers. The OPEI lawnmower standard committees are planning to propose a national adoption of the current three-part international standard (ISO 5395) as a globally harmonized ANSI standard of state-of-art…

EETC Opens Online Practice Tests

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) is now offering online practice tests to provide technicians and students with an excellent way to gauge their EETC certification test readiness. The EETC Practice Tests, delivered exclusively online at, will help technicians and students prepare for their next EETC certification exam by trying out questions of similar…

Stihl’s Lorraine Amesbury Holder Honored

Thursday, April 16, 2020

The Manufacturing Institute, the workforce and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), announced the recipients for the 2020 STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead awards, which honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers across all levels of the manufacturing industry, from the factory floor to the C-suite….

Deere Produces PPE For Healthcare Workers

Thursday, April 9, 2020

John Deere, in collaboration with the United Auto Workers (UAW), the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and the Illinois Manufacturers’ Assn., announced it is producing protective face shields at John Deere Seeding Group in Moline, Ill. Deere employees will initially produce 25,000 face shields to meet the immediate needs of healthcare workers in several of its…

Honda NC Facility Shuts Down Temporarily

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Honda Power Equipment Mfg., Inc. (HPE) announced on March 25 that it is adjusting production at its plant in Swepsonville, NC due to parts supply issues related to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. HPE suspended production for seven days on Thursday, March 26, with current plans to return to production on Monday, April 6. HPE makes…