Category: News

Independent We Stand 2019 Voting Now Open

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Independent We Stand, an initiative sponsored by Stihl, invites both the public and business owners to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of “buying local” through the 9th annual Indie Award. The contest provides a chance for the winning independent business to reinvest in themselves through a branding, advertising and public relations makeover…


EDA Announces Webinar With EPA

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Equipment Dealers Association’s (EDA) free webinar series for its members is back September 19 with the EPA. Starting at 12noon CST, the webinar will be tailored for North American equipment dealers on the issues surrounding illegal engine tampering and best practices to ensure dealerships avoid violations of the Clean Air Act. Created for dealership…


Stihl Donates Battery Equipment to The Fuller Center for Housing

Friday, August 30, 2019

Stihl Inc. is supplying battery-powered mowers and accessories valued at $72,000 to support The Fuller Center for Housing’s promise to provide adequate shelter for people in need worldwide following a donation in 2016 of Stihl battery-powered products. The Fuller Center for Housing is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to eradicate poverty housing by partnering…


John Deere Releases Augmented Reality Experience

Thursday, August 29, 2019

John Deere recently unveiled an augmented reality experience that allows Apple iPhone or iPad users to interact with a virtual Z994R Diesel ZTrak zero-turn mower and explore its physical features. With the new feature, customers can use their iPhone to drop the mower into their surroundings, whether it be their yard, or in unexpected places…


Rotary Announces National Sales Awards

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Rotary Corp. recognized several team members for outstanding performance in sales and leadership during the company’s national sales meeting in July at Lake Oconee, Ga. The Duke Award, named in honor of the company’s late founder, Duke Harvey, was presented to Bill Parker. Parker was recognized for consistently displaying “competitive and positive efforts” to ensure…


SkillsUSA Returns To GIE+EXPO

Thursday, August 15, 2019

For the second year in a row SkillsUSA will be showcasing “Tomorrow’s Technicians Today” in Louisville, Kentucky during GIE+EXPO October 16-18, 2019. The Gold, silver and bronze medalists in both high school and postsecondary schools from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held in June, have been invited to showcase their talents during the…


OPEI Weighs In On New Tariffs

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

On August 1 The White House announced its intent to move forward with the imposition of a 10% tariff on approximately $300 billion worth of imports from China, as a continuation of on-going U.S. trade actions under Section 301 to combat Chinese infractions of intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, currency manipulation and counterfeiting. This…


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…