Category: News

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…

Independent We Stand Supports Businesses

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

As the country works to stem the spread of COVID-19, Independent We Stand is supporting the local businesses that keep our Main Streets alive and directly affect the economies of our communities by providing advice and free social media assets. These recent blogs posted on the Independent We Stand website shares some advice for small businesses…

Bad Boy Mowers Expands Product Line

Monday, March 30, 2020

Bad Boy Mowers has announced that its high performance product line will include compact tractors, expected to hit dealers by 2021. In partnership with Kukje Machinery CO, the company will now sell sub-compact and compact tractors at Bad Boy Mowers dealerships throughout the country. “Our partnership with Kukje Machinery Co. is a strategic partnership that…

Kawasaki New Customer Care Department

Thursday, March 26, 2020

As the Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. Engines Division has continued its growth, the company has built much of its reputation on the level of responsiveness it has shown to its customers. Dealers will soon see an expanded concentration of support as Kawasaki’s existing Order Services Department becomes the Customer Care Department, effective April 1. More than…