TAG: anniversary

Stihl marks 40 years of U.S. manufacturing

October 17, 2014By

Stihl recognized its 40th anniversary of manufacturing in the U.S. with an Oktoberfest-themed celebration during its national sales meeting. The company got its start in 1974, when fewer than 50 employees assembling one model of chain saw in a rented warehouse. It now manufactures more than 275 model variations, exports to more than 90 countries and employs more than 2,100 nationwide. “Our... read more

Toro hits centennial, celebrates in Bloomington

July 11, 2014By

The Toro Co. celebrated its 100th anniversary July 10 as more than 2,000 employees, retirees, channel and business partners and other guests gathered at the company’s headquarters in Bloomington, Minn. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton and Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead also attended the event, presenting the official proclamation declaring “Toro Day” in the State of Minnesota. “As we celebrate our first 100... read more

EP Henry celebrates Roxbury Hardscaping Center’s first anniversary

June 19, 2014By

Woodbury, N.J.-based EP Henry, a manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its northern New Jersey Hardscaping Center, which opened on June 15, 2013. The EP Henry Hardscaping Center at Roxbury was the first of its kind for the company, whose products are sold through a network of independently owned distributors in other markets throughout... read more

Grasshopper Lawns celebrates 50 years of family ownership

March 17, 2014By

As Larksville, Pa.-based Grasshopper Lawns celebrates its 50th anniversary, Co- owners Michael Kravitsky IV and Shawn Kravitsky reminisce on how the family-owned lawn care company got its start. It began as an aluminum awning business, which was founded by the brothers’ grandfather, Michael Kravitsky Jr. It was in 1964, when their father, Michael Kravitsky III, had inherited the company, that... read more

Vista turns 30 in 2014

February 3, 2014By

Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting, based in Simi Valley, Calif., celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Dan Cuñado, president and founder of Vista, grew up in Cuba, and said it was there that he developed an appreciation for American-made products. “When my family and I founded the company three decades ago, we took pride in creating lighting products that bore the... read more

Ariens celebrates 80th anniversary, generations of employees

September 17, 2013By

Ariens Co., based in Brillion, Wis., hosted a jubilee of generations Friday in celebration of its 80th anniversary and in commemoration of 16 families that have worked for the company for three or more generations. “To find a nice little area like a small town in Wisconsin where we have hard-working people interested in what they’re doing, they bring their... read more