STIHL Inc. Joins Forces with City of Virginia Beach to Improve Local Park
Volunteers give back to community as part of PLANET Day of Service
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“At STIHL Inc., we believe it is our responsibility as citizens of Virginia Beach to give back to our community in every way possible,” said Roger Phelps, promotional communications manager for STIHL Inc. and PLANET board member, “We are proud to be a part of PLANET Day of Service and partner with the Parks and Recreation department to improve one of our city’s great parks.”
Volunteers from STIHL Inc. and their families, K&D Round’s Landscape Services, and city-trained personnel all participated in Saturday’s event at
“This is the third year that we have worked with STIHL Inc. to revitalize our local parks,” said Shawn Hopson, City of
STIHL Inc. is a supporting sponsor of PLANET Day of Service and is one of many companies performing a variety of volunteer lawn and landscape projects to give back to their communities across the country. The event was organized to demonstrate the importance of maintaining green spaces in recognition of Earth Day. More than 3,100 people in 43 states took part in the 2011 PLANET Day of Service and completed 190 service projects.
About STIHL Inc.
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
STIHL is pleased to support the work of Independent We Stand , the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund) , International Society of Arboriculture (ISA ), the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) , National FFA , Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) , the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) , and the National Association of State Park Directors .
PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, is an international association serving lawn care professionals, landscape management contractors, design/build/installation professionals, and interior plantscapers. PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across