Companies in the News: Husqvarna receives environmental awards; Stihl celebrates 60th anniversary of Contra chainsaw; SiteOne partners with Bassmaster Elite Series

May 22, 2019 -  By

The Husqvarna Group received the 2019 Arkansas Environmental Technology Award for its manufacturing plant in Nashville, Ark.

In 2015, the manufacturer launched “Sustainovate,” an innovation-based initiative to make sustainability a real competitive advantage and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by one-third before the end of 2035.

As a result, in 2017, Husqvarna installed a 1.4-megawatt solar array at the Nashville facility. The array, estimated to have a full twenty-year life benefit, generates approximately 30 percent of the facility’s annual electricity, saving $137,762 over the last twelve-month period and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 33,189 metric tons per year.

Stihl celebrated the 60th anniversary of its Stihl Contra chainsaw.

In 1959, the Stihl Contra hit the market 30 years after the first Stihl two-man gasoline-powered chainsaw. Equipped with a chipper-tooth chain and a diaphragm carburetor capable of working in any position, the chainsaw offered unlimited flexibility without having to manually change settings. The Contra weighed in at just 12 kilograms, with engine performance of 6 hp and a maximum speed of 7,000 rotations per minute.

SiteOne Landscape Supply has signed on to become an elite partner of the Bassmaster Elite Series and title sponsor of the SiteOne Bassmaster Elite at Cayuga Lake, N.Y.

“We are excited to partner with the B.A.S.S. organization to help strengthen our connection with our customers,” said Greg Kirksey, director of brand marketing for SiteOne. “We know that many professionals in the landscape industry are also avid anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Giving our customers a chance to fish alongside Elite Series pros is truly a once in a lifetime experience and something we’re thrilled to be able to deliver together with B.A.S.S.”

Also under the agreement, SiteOne has become a Hospitality Partner of B.A.S.S., which will provide special events for SiteOne guests in conjunction with the 2019 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship at Lake St. Clair, Mich.

Sarah Webb

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Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's associate editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

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