Dealers, landscapers and others who attended the 2008 GIE+EXPO had the opportunity to brush up on key handheld power equipment topics at the “Handheld Power University” Jointly sponsored by Shindaiwa, Oregon Cutting Systems, and the Equipment and Engine and Training Council (EETC). The Handheld Power University presented easy-to-digest, 15 minute presentations that were applicable to all brands of equipment. Some of the topics covered were “Handheld Product Safety”, and “Saw Chain Anatomy and Basic Maintenance.”
Landscapers walked away with practical information that they could immediately apply to their business. “We had standing room only for most of the sessions,” noted Pete Fernald, Shindaiwa Technical Services Manager, who presented Low Emission Engines: Fuel & Oil Concerns. “Our goal was to provide an opportunity for landscapers at the show to receive some practical knowledge for their businesses in addition to all the new product information. In tough economic times it’s important to get as much value as possible when attending trade shows or other events.”
Landscapers also walked away with the opportunity to enter Shindaiwa’s GIE+EXPO “Power Passport” promotion. Everyone who attended a seminar at Handheld Power University and stopped by both of Shindaiwa’s indoor and outdoor booths, qualified to enter a drawing for their choice of the newly released Shindaiwa products including the EB802 and EB8520 backpack blowers and T282 string trimmer.
On Saturday afternoon, Shindaiwa drew the Power Passport winners. Not only did they depart the 2008 GIE+EXPO a little smarter about handheld power equipment but they also left with some brand new Shindaiwa equipment:
Grand Prize Winner – Carlos M. of St. Louis, Moi., winner of EB802, EB8520, and AH242 articulating hedge trimmer
1st Runner up – William T. of Nashville, Tenn., winner of EB802, T282, and $250 gas card
2nd Runner up – Michael T. of Louisville, Ga., winner of EB8520 and a $100 gas card