Category: News

VP RACING FUELS JOINS MOVIE OPENING

Friday, August 9, 2019

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. announced they are joining forces with Santikos Entertainment to create a movie opening festival weekend at Santikos’ newest entertainment center in Cibolo, Texas. The companies will be celebrating the opening of The Art of Racing in The Rain. “Our brand’s worldwide growth has allowed us to work directly with studios and…


John Deere Announces New Registered Apprenticeship

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

John Deere has received approval from the U.S. Department of Labor for its new Registered Apprenticeship Program and is making it available to its ag & turf and construction & forestry dealers. The program will help address a widespread shortage of service technicians, especially in rural areas across the country, by providing dealers with a…


Altoz, Western Equipment Financing Partner

Monday, August 5, 2019

Altoz, Inc. has finalized a retail financing program with Western Equipment Financing, a full-service commercial equipment finance company that provides both conventional financing for commercial customers and lease-purchase options for municipalities and government entities. Western Equipment Financing offers credit decisions less than 60 minutes with fast, hassle-free customer service and streamlined documentation.  “Altoz consumers deserve…


EDA Webinar: Managing UCC Risks In Retail Financing Transactions

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Assn. (EDA) will host Lance Formwalt of Seigfried Bingham Tuesday, August 6, 1:00 p.m. EST as part of their ongoing webinar series.  Retail “non-recourse” finance contracts can become the dealer’s liability when a customer can’t pay the lender. This situation happens fairly frequently and tends to increase when customers are facing tough…


Propane Mowers In Action

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) released a new online video featuring footage captured by GoPro cameras shot from the equipment operator’s point of view to show what it’s really like to use a propane commercial mower. “We were looking for a fun way to show equipment fleet managers, department directors, and professional landscapers…


Stihl Enters ‘Green’ Alliance

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The American Green Zone Alliance (AGZA) recently announced collaboration with Stihl Inc. to support an independent nationwide campaign promoting the benefits of battery-electric equipment in professional applications. The new effort pairs commercial grade Stihl battery tools with AGZA’s groundbreaking AGZA Green Zone education and certification programs for sustainable grounds maintenance. For a decade as the global…


Ariens Wins German Award

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Earlier this summer, the Ariens Hydro Pro RapidTrak 28 EFI Sno-Thro was awarded a silver medal for technical innovation at the 2019 Demopark Expo in Eisenach, Germany. The machine was represented at the exposition on Ariens Co.’s behalf by Hochfilzer, a long-time Austrian distributor of Ariens products, and was acknowledged by judges from five German…


New Altoz, Wells Fargo Floor Plan Program

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Officials with Altoz, Inc. recently finalized an inventory financing program with Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance to offer floor plan financing to their expanding network of outdoor power equipment dealers. “The new relationship creates opportunities for Altoz due to Wells Fargo’s vast reach with outdoor power equipment dealers,” said Karl Bjorkman, Sales and Marketing Director…


OPEI Meeting Focuses On Future Business Changes

Monday, July 15, 2019

During its recent annual meeting in Park City, Utah, Outdoor Power Equipment Institute officials and attendees from its many member companies and organizations enjoyed presentations from a wide variety of authors, business consultants, economic advisers, “influencers” and others who brought a message: inescapable business changes are coming that will impact everyone, and successful businesses will…


New Rotary Sales Manager

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rotary Corp. has appointed Brad McCullough territory manager for west North Carolina, east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, according to an announcement by Mark Smith, chief sales officer. McCullough was previously a national account manager for another parts supplier and has served as a sales representative in North Carolina and Tennessee for many years. In his…