Category: News

Honda Recalls Portable Generators

Thursday, March 19, 2020

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), American Honda will recall approximately 340,000 Honda EB2200i and EU2200i generators in the U.S. to inspect and repair or replace inverter units within these generators. Recall inspections and repairs begin on March 23, 2020, when repair parts will become available. In affected EB2200i and EU2200i generators,…

Briggs To Divest Turf Products

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Briggs & Stratton Corp. will divest certain assets to simplify the organization and focus on its engine applications. As a result of careful analysis of market dynamics and opportunities, the company will be repositioning to focus its businesses with expected annual sales of approximately $1 billion in the design, production and sale of Briggs &…

VP Raises Funds For Cancer Research

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. is working to help prevent cancer through its annual “Pink Jug” campaign. With an increase of over 30% in donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation (PCF) in 2019, it was announced that the push and the promotion would continue.  “At VP, we know a thing or two about research and development,”…

Hotels Open Early For GIE+EXPO 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Attendees who want to get a jumpstart on travel plans for GIE+EXPO 2020, can now make hotel reservations through Louisville’s Housing Bureau. Pre-arranged rates are listed on the show’s web site: Anyone who books through the bureau will be entered to win prizes ranging from a Louisville gift basket or personalized bourbon bottles to…

Turf Mutt Announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The TurfMutt Foundation, an organization created by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), announces The (Really) Great Outdoors Contest 2020, focused on urging kids to use their imaginations around the many uses and benefits of green space and the outdoors. Open to students in grades six to eight, each entry can be no more than…

Messick’s Light Event Raises Donations

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Major ag and lawn and garden dealership Messick’s in Pennsylvania reports the Messick’s Christmas Light Show in Elizabethtown raised a total of $42,704.56 from 4,352 cars that attended the event. The light show display ran each evening from December 1-30 with the help of volunteers who run the show and collect donations for local charities….

OPEI Planned Ownership Of GIE+EXPO

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Following the largest GIE+EXPO ever, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced that in 2022 it will move into 100% ownership of the tradeshow. The show will be held in Louisville, Ky. until at least 2024, with the signing of a renewal agreement between GIE+EXPO and the Kentucky Exposition Center.  “GIE+EXPO has had an…

Exmark Salutes Military, First Responders

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In recognition of the hard work, dedication and service of our military personnel and first responders, Exmark has launched a new Honors Program. Through the Honors Program, current and former military members and first responders are entitled to a discount of up to $1,500 on a new Exmark mower. “We salute these heroes and recognize…

Constellation Software Acquires Charter

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Charter Software Inc., the maker of the Aspen Dealer Management System, announced last week Constellation Software, based in Toronto, Canada, has acquired the company. The new company will be called Charter Software Solutions Inc. and will operate under the Perseus division of Constellation. Charter Software’s offices will remain headquartered in Littleton, Colo.  As the leading…

Kawasaki Donates Over 103,000 Meals To Feeding America

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Attendees visiting the Kawasaki Engines display at this year’s GIE+EXPO helped the company bolster its contribution to Feeding America to 15% above that achieved during the company’s initial effort at the trade gathering in 2018. Funds to provide more than 103,000 meals were generated at this year’s event. The donation marked the company’s new membership…