BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Toro Company was recognized by The Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) with the Gold Medal Award, which is given to an individual or company in recognition of their outstanding and long-term achievements and/or contributions to the green industry. 

This honor was presented to Paula Sliefert, senior marketing manager for Toro, during the Society’s annual awards and induction dinner held on Friday, Oct. 24, in conjunction with the 2014 School of Grounds Management & GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.

Toro was recognized for their long-term support of the overall green industry and PGMS as they have been a Platinum Partner in Professionalism for the past few years. In August of this year, Toro hosted PGMS for their Summer Regional Seminar and Site Visit event, providing attendees with a dynamic, behind-the-scenes tour of their global headquarters in Bloomington, Minn., as well as highly informative educational sessions. Additionally, Toro was honored for the innovative products and services they have given to the industry for the past 100 years.