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Companies in the News: Stihl hosts student manufacturing camp; BioSafe expands; more from Toro, Morbark

August 17, 2016 -  By

Stihl partnered with Dream It. Do It. Virginia” to host the fifth annual Stihl Manufacturing Technology Summer Camp at its U.S. headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va. The four-day camp promotes modern manufacturing careers through technology-based projects. Selected by an essay application process, 35 high school students worked in teams to build “Escape Bots,” obstacle avoiding robots equipped with infrared sensors. Each member of the winning team received a scholarship of $1,000 from the Virginia Industry Foundation.

BioSafe Systems, a manufacturer of disease and pest control solutions, added a new production site in Coldwater, Mich. This location will also allow the company to manufacture, house and ship all of its peroxyacetic acid chemistries, according to BioSafe. The facility will open in 2017 and serve as a hub for the pick up and distribution of bulk peroxyacetic acid deliveries within the East and West North Central Divisions.

Toro sponsored the Wyland Foundation’s fourth annual Wyland National Art & Mural Challenge. Children grades K through 12 created and submitted original artwork depicting the conservation of the planet for a chance to win assorted prizes. Each year since partnering with Wyland in 2014, Toro has assembled calendars featuring the winning artwork. The calendars are used as a fundraising opportunity with all proceeds going toward enhancing the school’s water conservation activities and education. The release of the 2016-2017 calendar coincided with the Irrigation Association’s Smart Irrigation Month.

Chippers Southeast is now the exclusive Morbark tree care products dealer for Western North Carolina and nearly all of South Carolina. “We are excited to add Chippers Southeast to our dealer network,” said Casey Gross, Morbark Tree Care Products business unit director. “Their dedication to their customers, as well as their experience and local knowledge, will greatly benefit our customers.”


Boxermanufactured by Morbarkadded five new companies to its distributor network: Advantage Rental and Sales in Seaville, N.J., and Marmora, N.J.; Barton Tractor in Butler, Pa.; Capitol Equipment in Sherwood, Ark.; Project Equipment LTD in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and Wando Power Equipment Co. in Charleston, S.C.

About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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