Category: News

Walker Mfg. Opens Walker Distributing

Friday, October 26, 2018

Walker Manufacturing Co. of Fort Collins, Colo. has announced the formation of a new distribution entity for its brand. Effective October 1, 2018, Walker Distributing Co. began formal operation as the territory distributor for the majority of Texas, Kansas, Tennessee, all of Kentucky and the Oklahoma panhandle. The new company will be the first stage…

Stihl Distributor Bryan Equipment Building New Facility

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Bryan Equipment Sales, Inc., a Stihl distributor in Loveland, Oh., is planning to relocate to a new facility in 2019. The new, larger facility in Goshen, Oh. will contain state of the art warehouse technologies and enhanced training capabilities preparing Bryan Equipment Sales and their customers for continued growth and success. “We are absolutely looking…

GIE+EXPO’s 2018 Dealer Day

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Dealer Resource Center, adjacent to the show floor, will be the hub for dealer education during the day. Dealership guru Bob Clements will host the “People, Process, Profit, Dealer Boot Camp” on Dealer Day, as well as other sessions on Thursday and Friday. In addition, dealers looking to take their business to the next…

Contest Gives Dealers Shot At $25,000 Prize Package

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Independent We Stand invites both the public and business owners to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of “buying local” through the eighth 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 valued at $25,000. Getting involved…

Husqvarna Supports Men Against Breast Cancer

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Husqvarna is once again partnering with Men Against Breast Cancer this fall for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to drive awareness for the non-profit and its mission as a supporting organization for men whose families are affected by breast cancer. Husqvarna plans to donate $10,000 to their cause. Says Michelle Sordi, Senior Marketing Director North America…

Industry Veteran Brandon Martin Joins OPEI

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has added Brandon Martin to its staff as Director of Battery and Electric Products & Industry Relations. “We’re excited to have Brandon join the staff here at OPEI,” says Kris Kiser, OPEI President and CEO. “His experience in product development, channel support and marketing will make him a key…

Husqvarna Launches “Just Ask Alexa!”

Monday, September 17, 2018

Husqvarna has announced that Automower robotic mowers are now compatible with the cloud-based voice service Alexa. The integration enables homeowners with Husqvarna Automower to start, stop, park and ask about status from their mower simply by asking Alexa. The first version is available in English for the many thousands of connected Husqvarna robotic mowers in…

Honda Launching New Online Merchandise Store

Monday, September 10, 2018

Honda Power Equipment has partnered with Powertex Group to launch Honda Power Gear. With a unique offering of Honda Power Equipment-branded men’s and women’s apparel, hats and accessories, the new online merchandise store provides hobbyists and professionals with comfortable, stylish gear to wear for both work and play. After completion of design and development by…

Mutt Madness At GIE+EXPO

Friday, September 7, 2018

If you spend five minutes with Kris Kiser, President of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), you’ll learn he’s passionate about four things: OPEI, the industry’s GIE+EXPO, dog rescue and adoption, and his own rescue pooch, Lucky the TurfMutt. His beloved dog is the inspiration for OPEI’s environmental education and stewardship program, TurfMutt, Backyard Superhero….

Kawasaki Launches Well Oiled Rebate Program

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Kawasaki Engines Division has launched its largest-ever national promotion targeted at increasing consumer traffic against its proprietary line of KTECH 4- and 2-cycle engine oils. The Well Oiled Rebate promotion is effective through October 20, 2018 offering consumers up to $20 back with a qualified retail purchase. The promotion is designed to generate sales of…