TAG: Outdoor Power Equipment Institute

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

5 reasons to land in Louisville this October

June 26, 2019By
Photo: GIE+EXPO

The president of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute shares why all industry pros should go to GIE+EXPO in Louisville this fall read more

People on the Move: SiteOne elects new director to its board; OPEI appoints members to its board of directors; Davey appoints new operations vp; and more from WorkWave and Munro

March 27, 2019By

SiteOne Landscape Supply’s board of directors has nominated Larisa J. Drake to be elected as a director at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders on May 15. “We are excited to announce the nomination of Larisa Drake to our board,” said Doug Black, chairman and CEO of SiteOne Landscape Supply. “Her wealth of experience in data analytics and the strategic... read more

OPEI releases educational materials to contend with leaf blower restrictions

July 2, 2018By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) unveiled a new leaf blower toolkit to help landscapers, dealers and retailers contend with leaf blower restrictions. The toolkit is designed to be used by end users to help educate the public, local officials and the media about the important work leaf blowers do in their communities, according to OPEI. “Many of the objections... read more

OPEI appoints new board member, hosts 66th annual meeting

July 2, 2018By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) Board of Directors met in conjunction with the organization’s 66th annual meeting, installing its 2019-2019 leadership. The board welcomed incoming Chairman Tom Cromwell, group president, Kohler Power, Kohler Company. The board has also appointed Earl Bennett, president, Husqvarna Professional Products, to the board. “Earl Bennett is a longtime advocate for the outdoor power equipment... read more

OPEI cuts ribbon on new headquarters

May 9, 2018By

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) celebrated the opening of its new headquarters on May 7. The association purchased the building at 1605 King Street, Alexandria, Va., last summer. OPEI President and CEO Kris Kiser said in a release last August that OPEI outgrew its current space. “OPEI has been dealing with a problem for a couple years now,” Kiser... read more