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STIHL Inc. Earns Dealer’s Choice Award at GIE+EXPO

Power Equipment Trade readers honor new STIHL HSA 65
Release Date: 11/5/2010

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – STIHL Inc. was recently recognized with a Power Equipment Trade(PET) Dealers Choice Award for the HSA 65 STIHL Lithium-Ion battery hedge trimmer. Adam Hanks, product manager, accepted the award on behalf of STIHL Inc. during GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., on October 30.

More than 230 dealers attending GIE+EXPO voted online and onsite for their favorite new products in the fourth annual Power Equipment Trade (PET) GIE+EXPO Dealers Choice Awards, which honors innovation and new technology in five product categories: wheeled, handheld, business service, powersports/recreation and accessory/attachment.

“We are pleased to be honored with this recognition from dealers,” said Hanks. “They are such an important part of our distribution strategy, and their commitment keeps STIHL a top brand in the outdoor power equipment industry.” 
The STIHL HSA 65 was also recently recognized with a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award, which celebrates the “most brilliant innovators and products of the year.”
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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 chainsaws 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 United States 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
*"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.


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