TAG: Excel Industries

People on the Move: Promotions, appointments and recognitions from K-Rain, Diamond Mowers, Sipcam Agro USA and more

July 24, 2019By

Carl Kah Jr., founder and CEO of K-Rain Manufacturing, is being recognized by the Irrigation Association for his lifelong contributions to the advancement of the irrigation industry. With more than 100 patents to his name, Kah began his innovation in irrigation technologies in his garage in West Palm Beach, Fla., in the 1940s. Since then, he has built K-Rain to... read more

People on the Move: Bayer names new T&O global market manager; Douglas Dynamics director gets SIMA designation; and more from Excel Industries and Ruppert Landscape

January 24, 2018By

Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, named Jose Milan its Turf & Ornamentals global market manager. In this role, Milan will have a global focus on delivering Bayer brand experience for customers in the golf course management, lawn & landscape and production ornamentals markets. “With his deep market knowledge and proven passion for the green industry,... read more

4 dead after shooting at mower manufacturer

February 26, 2016By

An employee killed three people and injured 14 others today when he opened fire at the Excel Industries plant, which manufactures the Hustler and Big Dog mowing brands, in Hesston, Kan., the Associated Press reports. After receiving fire, a law enforcement officer shot and killed 38-year-old Cedric Ford, an employee at the plant, Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said in a press conference. “We’re really saddened... read more

Companies in the News: Excel, JCB, TaskEasy, Enviroscapes

January 11, 2016By

TaskEasy, a start-up offering on-demand services, reports $10 million in snow removal and landscape services ordered through its website. TaskEasy has provided services in more than 4,400 cities across 50 states. “Part of our mission is to build strong communities and to fuel our local economies. Hitting this milepost and announcing over $10 million in jobs provided to our contractor network is... read more

OPEI dubs 2014-2015 officers, board of directors

July 21, 2014By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) named its 2014-2015 officers and board of directors during the OPEI annual meeting, held in Palm Beach, Fla., June 17-19. Officers for the 2014-2015 year include: Chairman Paul Mullet, president, Excel Industries; Vice Chair Lee Sowell, president, Techtronic Industries Co. Outdoor Products; and Secretary/Treasurer Tim Merrett, VP of A&T global platform and turf and utility,... read more

Excel Industries to equip mowers with Metro Lawn propane conversion kits

August 30, 2013By

Excel Industries’ Hustler Turf Equipment and BigDog Mowers enrolled in Metro Lawn Propane Conversions, a program of AmeriGas that offers official propane EPA / CARB-certified conversion kits for Kawasaki engines. “This program will insure the customer is fully supported,” said Jim Coker, director of Metro Lawn. “It starts with support and warranty from the manufacturer, proper training and support from... read more