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STIHL Inc. Earns Dealers’ Choice Award at GIE+EXPO for Lithium-Ion Chainsaw

Power Equipment Trade readers honor new STIHL MSA 160 C-BQ
Release Date: 10/31/2011
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Anita Gambill
Marv Mathwig, product manager for STIHL Inc. and Dan Shell of Power Equipment Trade


VIRGINIA BEACH , Va. STIHL Inc. was recognized with a Power Equipment Trade (PET) Dealers’ Choice Award for the MSA 160 C-BQ Lithium-Ion battery chainsaw. Marv Mathwig, product manager for STIHL Inc., accepted the award during GIE+EXPO in St. Louisville, Ky.


More than 400 dealers attending GIE+EXPO voted online and onsite for their favorite new products in the sixth 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 honored to be recognized by servicing dealers for one of the latest products off the lithium-ion line,” said Mathwig. “We are committed to providing our dealers and customers with cutting edge technology starting with the R&D in Germany and continuing our dedication to production here at STIHL Inc. Our dealers are essential to our success and are the reason we remain on top of the industry.”  

STIHL has won a Dealers’ Choice award five of the six times since the awards began in 2006.  

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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 2009-2011 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
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