Category: News

Messick’s Light Event Raises Donations

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Major ag and lawn and garden dealership Messick’s in Pennsylvania reports the Messick’s Christmas Light Show in Elizabethtown raised a total of $42,704.56 from 4,352 cars that attended the event. The light show display ran each evening from December 1-30 with the help of volunteers who run the show and collect donations for local charities….

OPEI Planned Ownership Of GIE+EXPO

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Following the largest GIE+EXPO ever, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced that in 2022 it will move into 100% ownership of the tradeshow. The show will be held in Louisville, Ky. until at least 2024, with the signing of a renewal agreement between GIE+EXPO and the Kentucky Exposition Center.  “GIE+EXPO has had an…

Exmark Salutes Military, First Responders

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In recognition of the hard work, dedication and service of our military personnel and first responders, Exmark has launched a new Honors Program. Through the Honors Program, current and former military members and first responders are entitled to a discount of up to $1,500 on a new Exmark mower. “We salute these heroes and recognize…

Constellation Software Acquires Charter

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Charter Software Inc., the maker of the Aspen Dealer Management System, announced last week Constellation Software, based in Toronto, Canada, has acquired the company. The new company will be called Charter Software Solutions Inc. and will operate under the Perseus division of Constellation. Charter Software’s offices will remain headquartered in Littleton, Colo.  As the leading…

Kawasaki Donates Over 103,000 Meals To Feeding America

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Attendees visiting the Kawasaki Engines display at this year’s GIE+EXPO helped the company bolster its contribution to Feeding America to 15% above that achieved during the company’s initial effort at the trade gathering in 2018. Funds to provide more than 103,000 meals were generated at this year’s event. The donation marked the company’s new membership…

Mean Green Granted Patent For Debris Blower

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

After a lengthy process, requiring proof of invention, documentation and studies on commercial viability, Mean Green Mowers has been granted a patent for the Orv-Blast vehicle-mounted battery-powered debris blower. Mean Green’s Orv-Blast commercial battery-powered debris blower solves serious problems, while ensuring you get the job done right. The vehicle-mounted debris blower features patented technology and…

OSHA Increases Inspections, Safety Training Sessions in 2019

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) fiscal year 2019 final statistics show a significant increase in the number of inspections and a record amount of compliance assistance to further the mission of ensuring that employers provide workplaces free of hazards. OSHA’s enforcement activities reflect the department’s continued focus on worker…

Kioti Donates Custom K9 UTV

Monday, December 2, 2019

It was a crystal-clear morning on Oct. 9, 2010 as U.S. 101st Airborne Infantry Division Recon Scout Squad Leader J.D. Williams was on a recon mission in the mountains of Afghanistan. As Williams maneuvered up a trail, he suddenly came upon six Taliban fighters—he was ambushed. Before he could raise his rifle to engage, an…

Maruyama Announces Award Winners

Monday, November 25, 2019

During the 2019 GIE+EXPO Maruyama gathered distributors, dealers and customers for a dinner to present awards to those that have shown excellence.  Maruyama’s President, Masaharu Uchiyama, presented the 2018-2019 Executive Choice award to distributor, Steven Purdy, President of Oscar Wilson Parts & Equipment—honoring Oscar Wilson for many, many years of dedicated distribution, sales and support…

Husqvarna Announces Virtual Boundary Technology

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Husqvarna, which has pioneered and shaped the robotic mowing segment with reliable, high performing, silent and direct emission-free robotic mowers designed to help landscapers maintain healthy lawns and increase productivity, celebrates its 25th year in the mowing industry in 2020. In 2019, Husqvarna introduced its first All Wheel Drive (AWD) robotic mowers, allowing residential and…