TAG: OPEI

NALP separates, OPEI to assume full ownership of GIE+EXPO

January 13, 2020By

On the heels of the largest GIE+EXPO ever, the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announced it will move into 100 percent ownership of the trade show, the international landscape, outdoor living and equipment exposition starting in 2022. The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will separate from the annual LANDSCAPES meeting and host its own stand-alone conference. “GIE+EXPO has had... read more

Companies in the News: Updates from Scag Power Equipment, Tidewater Equipment and OPEI

September 11, 2019By

Scag Power Equipment, a division of Metalcraft of Mayville, had its Windstorm stand-on blower nominated for the 2019 Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Contest. The annual competition, presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce and Johnson Financial Group, aims to highlight the state’s manufacturing industry. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have our newest product featured in this year’s contest,” said... read more

They’ve got the power: What you need to know about mower engines

August 15, 2019By
Electric mowers (Photo: Mean Green Mowers)

Why choosing the right mower engine can help landscape contractors save on fuel costs, be more environmentally friendly and increase efficiency. read more

LM Gallery: July 2019

July 23, 2019By
Bill Roddy, Bob Byrne and Craig MacGregor (Photo: Seth Jones)

A couple of snapshots that depict where the LM team has traveled over the past couple of months, including the OPEI annual meeting, SIMA and more. The great outdoors At the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) annual meeting in June, LM Group Publisher Bill Roddy, Bob Byrne, Sheffield Financial, and LM Associate Publisher Craig MacGregor enjoyed a beautiful day at... read more

Road trip roundup: Follow along with the LM staff’s June travels

July 2, 2019By and

Temperatures in Grand Rapids, Mich., had finally topped 80 degrees when a whole lot of people rolled into town with snow and ice on the brain. On June 27-28, The Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) welcomed manufacturers of snow and ice removal equipment, products and services, as well as landscape contractors, sports turf managers, airport crews and other companies offering... read more

OPEI’s TurfMutt program awards $10,750 in prizes to students, teachers and schools

June 26, 2019By

OPEI's Research and Education Foundation and Scholastic announced the winners of TurfMutt’s national “The (Really) Great Outdoors” contest. read more