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TREE-äge Receives FIFRA Section 3 Registration

Arborjet has received a FIFRA Section 3 registration for TREE-äge insecticide for control of emerald ash borer (EAB) and other pests on ash trees. TREE-äge, which contains the active ingredient emamectin benzoate, is formulated for use with the Arborjet micro-infusion system, and is labeled for two years of control for emerald ash borer.

Research studies demonstrate that TREE-äge is the only product tested to date that controls EAB for more than one year with a single application. TREE-äge insecticide is being used in two large Midwestern cities, Chicago and Milwaukee, in over 115,000 boulevard trees.

TREE-äge is a Restricted Use Pesticide and may only be sold to and used by a state certified applicator or by persons under their direct supervision. TREE-äge is not registered for use in all states. Please check with your state or local extension service prior to buying or using this product.

Stihl Announces New Positions

Jim Kneeland accepted the position of sales manager for Stihl, Inc.’s Intermountain Stihl branch. He began his career with Pacific Stihl in 2006 as a territory manager. In his new position, Kneeland will be responsible for Colorado, North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah.

Left, Thomas Palumbo presents the 2010 World Trader of the Year award to Casey Gross and Felipe Tamayo. Right, Leslie Equipment sales staff with Bandit representative Travis Lint during Bandit factory sales training.

Larry Blamer has accepted the position of sales and marketing manager for Stihl Northwest. Blamer has worked with Stihl for 19 years, most recently as the sales manager for Intermountain Stihl. He will serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska.

Bandit Named Trader of the Year, Adds Leslie as Dealer

Bandit Industries, Inc. was selected as the 2010 World Trader of the Year by the West Michigan World Trade Association in recognition of its global success and strategy. Casey Gross, sales manager, and Felipe Tamayo, international sales manager, traveled to Grand Rapids, Mich., to accept the award, presented by Thomas Palumbo, WMWTA board member.

Bandit signed on Leslie Equipment Co. as a new dealer in the southern U.S. Leslie has 10 locations throughout West Virginia, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky.

Vermeer launched a new global Web site.

Vermeer Introduces New Global Web Site

Vermeer Corp. has launched a new multilingual and multimedia Web site at www.vermeer.com, designed to provide easy access to product and market-specific industry information. Content is available in six languages, and the site offers 360-degree views of select models, videos of products working in the field, model comparison tools and software downloads. It also provides information on market trends, equipment maintenance, operational tips and customer case studies, as well as a dealer locator.

Arborists Spruce Up Medfield Cemetery

Vine Lake Cemetery in Medfield, Mass., got about $30,000 of free improvements during an "Arbor Day of Service." Members of the Massachusetts Arborists Association donated professional arboriculture services to 65 sites around the state, including the cemetery. Two Medfield tree companies, Lueders Tree & Landscape and LaPlante’s Landscaping & Tree Service, participated in the event.

Zenith Introduces New Global Director of Marketing

Zenith Cutter Co. announced the appointment of Thomas Parsons to the position of director of marketing. Previously, Parsons was a sales manager for Ipsen, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin.

Vermeer launched a new global Web site.

Bruce Co. Helps Plant Tree in Capitol Park

A large red oak was planted in Capitol Park in Madison, Wis., to commemorate Arbor Day. Kathy Swingen of The Bruce Co. organized the tree planting on behalf of the Wisconsin Nursery Association, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry.

OPEI Takes on Management of OPEAA

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute announced that it has taken on the management of the Outdoor Power Equipment After-market Association. While still maintaining separate identities, OPEI will manage activity related to OPEAA annual meetings, board meetings, trade shows and communications. In addition, OPEAA will be privy to policy and legislative updates as they become known to OPEI.

Husqvarna Sponsors Student Career Days

Husqvarna teamed with the Professional Landcare Network to again sponsor the organization’s annual Student Career Days. Students spend three days competing in events that are directly related to the skills necessary for a career in the green industry and attending a career fair. This year’s event was hosted by the Chattahoochee Technical College in Atlanta, Ga.