STIHL Sponsors Green Industry Excellence Awards Presented GIE+EXPO

Winners announced at the Green Industry’s premier event
Release Date: 11/9/2010

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.– The winners of the annual Dealers in Excellence and Pros in Excellence Awards were announced October 29 at the GIE+EXPO in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Louisville, <st1:state w:st="on">KY, the Green Industry’s premier event. The awards are sponsored by Ariens Company, STIHL Inc., Yard & Garden magazine, Green Industry PRO magazine and GIE+EXPO.

This year’s Dealers in Excellence winners are:

- Brunswick Home & Garden Shop in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Brunswick, <st1:state w:st="on">ME

- Arn’s Equipment in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Calgary, <st1:state w:st="on">Alberta<st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region>

This year’s Pros in Excellence winners are:

- The Yard Barbours in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Elizabethtown, <st1:state w:st="on">IN

- Complete Landscaping Systems in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:city w:st="on">Wichita, <st1:state w:st="on">KS

Check out the video of the ceremony here: 2010 Green Industry Excellence Awards.

“The awards are designed to recognize some of the industry’s top lawn equipment dealers and landscape contractors who achieve the highest level of service and professionalism,” said Gregg Wartgow, editor-in-chief of Yard & Garden and Green Industry PRO magazine.

“With their knowledge of business best practices, these companies deserve recognition for their positive contribution to the Green Industry and their communities,” said Roger Phelps, promotional communications manager for STIHL Inc. “We at STIHL are proud to help honor such distinguished professionals.”

For a closer look at this year’s Green Industry Excellence Award winners, along with each of the runners-up, visit Dealers in Excellence and Pros in Excellence.

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 <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">United States</st1:country-region> only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at www.stihlusa.com .
 
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2009 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 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.