Supplier News


STIHL Offers Limited-Time Rebate on Battery-KombiSystem

STIHL has announced a rebate offer for customers purchasing a STIHL Lithium-ion battery and battery-powered unit. For a limited time, customers can get $100 back when purchasing both items together, or up to $1,000 back when buying 10.

The mail-in rebate is available at participating STIHL dealers with registered purchase of STIHL Li-Ion battery and a STIHL Battery Kombi unit until Sept. 30.

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Justin Gibson

Ruppert Acquires Eco Scapes, Promotes Gibson

Ruppert Landscape, Inc. acquired selected assets from Eco Scapes, Inc., Raleigh, N.C., which provides commercial grounds management services. The transaction includes the purchase of selected commercial landscape management contracts, trucks and equipment, and the hiring of several employees. The commercial clients are primarily based in Wake, Orange and Durham counties.

Ruppert promoted Justin Gibson to the role of branch manager in the Gainesville, Va., landscape maintenance branch. Gibson has over eight years of industry experience and has been with the company for seven years, serving in the roles of field manager and area manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture from Ohio State University.

OPEI Announces Officers and Directors

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute announced its 2012-2013 officers and board of directors during its 60th annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. Officers include Daniel Ariens, chairman; Todd Teske, vice chairman; and Paul Mullet, secretary/treasurer. Continuing their service on the OPEI board are immediate past chairman Jean Hlay, Steven Bly, Ed Cohen, Michael Hoffman, Michael Jones and Fred Whyte. New to the board this year are Marc Dufour, Peter Hampton and Lee Sowell.