Category: News

Briggs Names Distributor of the Year

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Briggs & Stratton Corp. recently awarded “Distributor of the Year” to Central Power Systems, based out of Columbus, Oh. Bill Reitman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Service for Briggs & Stratton, presented the award to Mike Finn, President of Central Power Systems. Doug Dougherty, Director of Distributor Support for Briggs & Stratton, stated, “This…


Husqvarna Relocates Outdoor Division

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Husqvarna is closing its Husqvarna Outdoor Products division offices in Augusta, Ga. as part of an ongoing global company reorganization that will consolidate operations into five business units:  Supply Chain, Products & Marketing, Sales and Service in Europe and Asia/Pacific, Sales and Service in North and Latin America, and Construction Products. The reorganization was announced…


KYMCO Names Winners of Sales Contest

Thursday, August 27, 2009

From May 1 through July 31, KYMCO challenged its dealers to a sales shoot-out that would determine the brand’s top producers for the summer season. After three months, the two top sales producers were determined. The winner in the two-wheel market segment was Robbie DeMeulenaere of K&W Cycle in Utica, Mich. He sold the most…


Maruyama Holds Distributor Training

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

With  additions to the company’s family of distributor partners, Maruyama U.S., Inc. is organizing training programs designed to successfully introduce the company’s people, products, and programs. Recently, Chris Martin (Regional Sales Manager) and Jay Larsen (Technical Sales Support Manager) conducted a two-day training meeting for employees at Smiths South-Central Sales Co. in Springhill, La. In…


U.S. Army Orders More Polaris ATVs

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Polaris Industries Inc. today announced the company received orders from the U.S. Army to provide additional vehicles, parts and accessories of the company’s highly successful militarized ATV, the MV700, for operations in Afghanistan. The MV700 already has proven to be a very versatile vehicle in supporting a wide variety of missions conducted in urban, rural,…


Washington Dealer Offers 'Cash 4 Junkers'

Monday, August 24, 2009

A Kennewick, Wash. lawn mower business, Farmers Exchange, recently announced its “Cash 4 Junkers” program, a trade-in program for old mowers. Farmers Exchange modeled “Cash 4 Junkers” on the government auto rebate program, Cash for Clunkers. Toro Co. will head the program, and rebates will be between $40 and $2,000. This program offers new mowers…


Ideal Provides Service Pavilion BMS

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ideal Computer Systems has been invited by Bob Clements Intl. to be the official software provider for the new High-Performance Service Department pavilion at this year’s GIE+EXPO.  The expo takes place October 29-31, in Louisville, Ky. The High-Performance Service Department will serve as a how-to pavilion, simulating how a highly efficient service department operates.  Ideal…


Polaris Hit By ATV, UTV Recalls

Monday, August 10, 2009

Polaris Industries has had a tough two months, recalling 4,700 ATVs in July, then recalling 3,800 UTVs in early August in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The July recall involved nine different models of Polaris’ Sportsman XP 850 ATV due to a valve assembly that can fail in freezing temperatures and allow…


Stihl Joins Arlington Renewal Day

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) held its 13th annual Day of Renewal and Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery this month. Hundreds of green industry professionals helped complete several projects outlined by cemetery officials. More than 300 companies shut down their businesses for a weekend to spend the day mulching, caring for and cabling trees, installing…


Emak USA Signs New Distributors

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Emak USA recently signed AES Lawn Parts and Scotsco, Inc. as new distributors for Efco power equipment. AES Lawn Parts is located in Olathe, Kansas and will represent the entire Efco line in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri. Scotsco is located in Milwaukie, Oregon and will cover the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,…