Category: News

MacKissic Selects Boettcher Supply

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MacKissic, Inc. of Parker Ford, PA, manufacturer of the Mighty Mac line of power equipment and Merry Tiller Mid-Tine tillers, has announced that Boettcher Supply is now representing these products to the lawn and garden industry.  Their territory will include Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Colorado.


PET Dealers, This Means You…

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here’s an interesting item in a recent Herman Trend Alert, written by Joyce Gioia, a strategic business futurist, Certified Management Consultant, author and professional speaker: “Previous Herman Trend Alerts have stated that most job creation occurred in small- and medium-size businesses. While we have witnessed recent widespread job losses, historically small business’ net job creation…


Honda New Talladega Speedway Sponsor

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Honda Power Equipment officials recently announced a new sponsorship agreement with Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama.  Honda’s series of portable generators has been named the track’s “Official Generator,” joining a distinguished list of products offered by select sponsors of the facility. As an official sponsor, Honda Generators will host an interactive display in the souvenir/display area…


Deere Not Responsible for Accident

Monday, July 20, 2009

According to news reports, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled 4-2 that Deere & Co. is not responsible for the injury of a two-year-old boy in a 2004 riding lawnmower accident. The boy’s father was mowing his yard when he accidentally cut off his son’s feet after putting the John Deere lawnmower in reverse. Justice…


Kawasaki Names Haw. Distributor

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Engines and Power Products Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp. has appointed Honolulu’s Aloha Power Equipment to become the distributor of its products in the state of Hawaii and U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, including Guam.  Aloha will have responsibility for distribution, sales, servicing, and technical support for replacement engines, hand held power products,…


AES to Distribute Tanaka in Midwest

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tanaka Power Equipment, a brand within the Hitachi Power Tools Group, announced that it has selected AES LawnParts to become the new Tanaka wholesale distributor for Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico, and Southern Illinois.  Located in the Kansas City metro area, AES has years of industry experience and has received multiple Shindaiwa Samurai Sword…


Walker Begins 6 Week Shutdown

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Walker Manufacturing began a six-week shutdown in early July, three weeks longer than the company’s usual summer shutdown thanks to the ongoing economic recession. More than 140 employees are affected. This follows a three-week shutdown this past April that included Walker laying off 10% of its work force. The company has also implemented a hiring…


Stihl Names Mfg. Engineering Manager

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Stihl Inc. has announced the appointment of Matthias Wolf to the position of manager of manufacturing engineering. In his new role, Wolf will be responsible for providing and implementing manufacturing methodology, controlling tool and equipment designs and specifications, and estimating and relating engineering data to achieve the most economical manufacture of parts and products. Wolf…


ARI Now Carrying Tecumseh Info

Monday, July 6, 2009

Certified Parts Corp. (CPC), Janesville, WI and ARI recently  reached a formal agreement under which TecumsehPowe’s small engine product line will be available on ARI’s popular PartSmart parts lookup system. Certified Parts Corp. acquired the rights to the TecumsehPower Co.’s engine business in February, 2009. Under the new agreement, CPC will provide ARI with the…


Christmas Decor Joins Project EverGreen

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Christmas Decor’s “Decorated Family Program” and Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program are teaming up this year in a joint effort to raise money and create awareness for the “Buck it Up” program. “Buck it Up” is a fundraising initiative which creates scholarships for military family members seeking a career in the horticulture industry, increases…