Barebo Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Barebo, Inc. celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2010. Chuck and Terry Barebo purchased the Otterbine aerator from Rodale Resources and incorporated their company in 1980. To learn more about the company’s history, visit www.otterbine.com/our_history.

Workers put down sod at Crenshaw High School.

ServiceMaster Sponsors Mayor’s Day of Service

Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., held his 2010 Mayor’s Day of Service at four Los Angeles schools with the help of ServiceMaster. The company was the prime corporate sponsor and provided overall funding, as well as volunteer work and in-kind contributions, at two of the schools, Crenshaw High School and Berendo Middle School. This was the second year of the company’s participation in the event.

Kioti Hosts Dealer Meeting

Kioti Tractor held its annual dealer meeting in Raleigh, N.C., with over 200 representatives from 115 dealerships in attendance. The three-day event featured a welcome reception, sales training, product announcements and opportunities to provide feedback.

Kioti announced its 2009 Million Dollar Dealers during the meeting. They were A&R Payeur; Équipements G. Gagon, Inc.; Gary Sales & Service, Inc.; Hoover Tractor, Inc.; Little Tractor & Equipment, Inc.; Lynch Equipment Co. LLC; Paige Tractors, Inc.; Riverside Chainsaw Ltd.; Tri-County Supply, Inc.; and West Kent Auto. Kioti also presented the Most Improved Dealer of 2009 award to Dickson Tractor, Inc.

CNH Appoints Vice President

CNH appointed Henrik Starup to the position of vice president of Construction Equipment Europe. Starup comes to CNH from IVECO and has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing. He will be responsible for further developing and strengthening the positioning of the Case Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction brands in the marketplace.

Terry VanConant, left, Terex Utilities marketing communications and promotions coordinator, and Steve Carey, National Truck Equipment Association senior director of operations.

Terex Wins Green Award, Launches Used Equipment Web Site

Terex Utilities won the Green Award for its HyPower Hybrid system at the Work Truck Show 2010. A panel of trade media editors selected the system from among 21 entries as the best new product displayed at the show that advances fuel utilization. The HyPower Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system that allows utility truck operators to save up to 1.5 gallons of fuel per hour.

Terex launched a dedicated used equipment Web site at www.terex.com/used. It allows contractors to access spec information, photos and MSRP on used equipment for sale through Terex.

Cleary Appoints COO

Bill Bewlay, vice president of operations, was appointed to the position of chief operating officer by the W.A. Cleary Corp. board of directors. As COO, he assumes responsibility for day-to-day business operations for Cleary Chemical Corp., headquartered in Dayton, N.J.

Ewing Joins PLANET Day of Service

Ewing Irrigation Products participated in the Professional Landcare Network’s Day of Service by giving a water-efficient landscape makeover to the Guynn family of Surprise, Ariz. Ewing led a team of volunteers and partners in the transformation of the Guynn’s backyard, which was equipped with some of the latest water-saving irrigation products.

Pierre Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Pierre Sprinkler & Landscape partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity in the landscaping of a multiunit complex. The project is located in Monrovia, Calif., and consists of four single-family homes. Pierre Sprinkler & Landscape contributed estimating and installation services.