INDUSTRY NEWS & EVENTS

New Web App OPE Dealer Hub Announces Launch Scheduled For July 13

       OPE Dealer Hub is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative web application on July 13, set to transform the power equipment dealership industry. This app uniquely connects dealers with each other and with inventory through its Dealer Forums, Used...

OPEI Hosts 2024 Annual Meeting, Announces Executive Committee Transition

       Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of power equipment, small engines, battery power systems, portable generators, utility and personal transport vehicles, and golf cars, named...

What the New Overtime Rule Means for Workers

       By Jessica Looman, U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division One of the basic principles of the American workplace is that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Simply put, every worker’s time has value. A cornerstone of that promise is the Fair...

New From Echo: PB-5810 Blower

       Echo, Inc. has launched the PB-5810, the second gas-powered backpack blower Echo has released within the past year. The PB-5810 is offered with either a hip or tube-mounted throttle, allowing users to choose the option that best suits their preference. Designed...
What the New Overtime Rule Means for Workers

What the New Overtime Rule Means for Workers

       By Jessica Looman, U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division One of the basic principles of the American workplace is that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. Simply put,...

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New From Echo: PB-5810 Blower

New From Echo: PB-5810 Blower

       Echo, Inc. has launched the PB-5810, the second gas-powered backpack blower Echo has released within the past year. The PB-5810 is offered with either a hip or tube-mounted throttle, allowing...

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NAEDA Announces Four Elected Regional Directors

NAEDA Announces Four Elected Regional Directors

The North American Equipment Dealers Assn. (NAEDA), a non-profit trade organization representing retail dealers extensively engaged in the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment, is pleased to announce the newly elected and re-elected directors for the Great Lakes, MSEDA, North Central, and Pacific Northwest regions.

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Karnes Enterprise Distributes Archer, TsuMura

Karnes Enterprise Distributes Archer, TsuMura

Minor Karnes, formerly with Tilton Equipment Co., with the help of his two sons Jason and Michael has taken his experience and knowledge to establish his own importing and distributing company Karnes Enterprise in 2016. With over 40 years in the Chainsaw Industry, Karnes Enterprise is a leading distributor specializing in chainsaw chains, guide bars, sprockets, sharpening tools and much more. Offering products from some of the most popular brand names in the industry. Over the years Minor has developed great long-term relationships with the families and people behind the Archer, Tecomec and TsuMura brands.

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INDUSTRY EVENTS

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Outdoor Power Equipment Institute annual meeting

JUNE 24-26, 2024 – Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Call 703-549-7600; visit opei.org

Equip Expo

OCTOBER 16-18, 2024 – Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky. Call 812-949-9200; visit equipexposition.com

National Hardware Show

MARCH 18-20, 2025 – Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Call 203-840-5622; visit nationalhardwareshow.com