Category: News

Charter Software Donates To Disaster Relief Fund

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Charter Software Inc. announced they will donate $1,000 to the Equipment Dealers Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund as part of a matching fund campaign started by the Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealer’s Association (INEDA). INEDA set up the matching donation program to address the recent flooding due to rain and snow melt affecting dealers and residents in Iowa…

VP Racing Fuels Opens First Marina

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

VP Racing Fuels, long recognized as the fuel behind winning racers and championships, announced the opening of their first-ever branded marina and c-store location, located on Lake LBJ in Kingsland, Texas. “This is a very big moment for the VP brand,” says Karen Madden, Vice President, VP Branded Retail. “The VP name is known around…

GIE+EXPO Announces Concert Headliners

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Sponsored by Stihl and Mercedes-Benz Vans, 2019 attendees to GIE+EXPO, October 16-18, in Louisville, Ky., will have the chance to see well-known country artists Easton Corbin and Cassadee Pope free at Fourth Street Live. The after-show-hours entertainment in downtown Louisville will kick off on Tuesday, Oct. 16 with popular party rock band The Crashers. On…

Outdoor Power Equipment Institute Testifies

Friday, April 12, 2019

Staff from the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) testified at a hearing regarding a proposed EPA rule change that would allow year-round sales of E15 fuel. Staff testified that the industry is deeply concerned about the potential misuse of E15 in small-engine powered equipment if made widely available in summer months when equipment use is…

Dealer Groups Pledge Midwest Flood Relief

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In response to devastating flooding in Nebraska that began last week, the Equipment Dealers Foundation (EDF), Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) and Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA) have released a call to action for their members and the entire industry. The groups are urging anyone who can to make a donation to EDF’s Disaster Relief Fund….

OPEI Board of Directors Appoints New Leadership

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Board of Directors of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) met with staff recently at the association’s headquarters building to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead for the power equipment industry. During the meeting, the Board appointed Rob Moll, CEO of MTD, as a director, and named Tom Duncan, President and CEO of Positec,…

EPA Drafts E15 Rule, Sends To Budget Office For Review

Thursday, March 21, 2019

In early March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sent a draft of its proposed rule allowing year-round sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline to the White House Office of Budget for review. The rule expanding sales of E15 was promised by President Donald Trump late last year as a way to help corn farmers,…

Equipment Dealers Association Presented Legislative Leadership Award

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) presented its third annual Legislative Leadership Award to Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa in Washington D.C. as part of a joint legislative fly-in hosted by EDA and the Iowa Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association (INEDA). Over 40 agriculture and construction equipment dealers from around the country attended the Fly-In. One of…

Equipment & Engine Training Council Launches Non-Proctored Exams

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

The Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) stepped up its efforts to address the critical shortage of qualified service technicians in the power equipment industry by introducing an online, non-proctored, 4-stroke engine certification exam. The new exam has received recognition from Briggs & Stratton Corp. “The EETC has really improved its exam technology, making it…

Stihl Hits Major Manufacturing Milestone In Virginia

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Stihl Inc. announced the production of its 75 millionth powerhead at the company’s headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.—a milestone that coincides with the company’s 45th year of manufacturing operations in Virginia. Stihl established its American operations in Virginia Beach in 1974, and Stihl Inc. has evolved from assembling a single model of chain saw to…