PERC to support GreenCare for Troops at GIE+EXPO


Logo: Propane Education & Research CouncilContractors who visit the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) booth (No. 7094) at GIE+EXPO and enter to win the council’s equipment trailer giveaway will have $5 donated on their behalf to the Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program.

It’s all part of PERC’s “United We Fuel” booth theme.

“Propane is an all-American fuel, with the majority of the United States’ supply produced on American soil, and with much of the propane industry made up of family-run, small businesses for whom supporting service members and veterans is important,” said Jeremy Wishart, director of off-road business development. “We felt these goals really aligned with Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program, which is highly regarded in the lawn care community.”

GreenCare for Troops, to be located at booth No. 584, connects families of active-duty deployed service members with professional lawn, landscape and snow removal volunteers in all 50 states. Volunteers provide free services to eligible families in their area for the length of their deployment, typically nine to 12 months.

To enter the trailer giveaway and grow PERC’s donation to GreenCare for Troops, contractors can sign up for The Cut e-newsletter in PERC’s booth at any time during the expo hours or sign up online in advance of the trade show. To be eligible to win, contractors must be present in the booth at 4:00 p.m. on Oct. 17, when the drawing takes place.

In addition to the 16-foot Big Tex Trailer, the winning contractor will take home the following tools and accessories:

  • An Exmark Lazer S-Series propane mower;
  • A Spartan RTHD 61-inch propane mower with a 896cc Vanguard engine;
  • A Stihl cordless blower;
  • A Stihl cordless trimmer;
  • A water cooler;
  • 25 safety vests; and
  • 25 pairs of work gloves.

As another part of its “United We Fuel” theme, PERC’s booth will showcase how propane is a domestic fuel that can help landscape contractors support American jobs and businesses. For example, more than 90 percent of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the U.S. Propane also helps landscape contractors reduce emissions and help to improve local environments by eliminating harmful gasoline and diesel fuel spills, according to PERC.

The booth will feature propane-powered mowers from manufacturers such as John Deere and Bob-Cat. Two Kohler engines and a Briggs and Stratton engine will also be displayed, as well as a propane autogas vehicle.

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