Outdoor Power Equipment

March 2018

Proudly serving the industry for which it was named for more than 50 years, Outdoor Power Equipment provides dealers who sell and service outdoor power equipment with valuable information to succeed in a competitive market.

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T akeuchi-US has been selected as United Rentals' 2017 Supplier of the Year. Recipients of the award are determined by several key factors, all relating to the overall value, support and timely delivery of compact construction equipment. Tallied for each supplier, United Rentals gathers both qualitative and quantitative information, focusing on product support, training, warranty, cost management, procurement, logistics, general management and residual value. "We have had a fantastic working relationship with United Rentals over the years and it is an honor to be selected as their Supplier of the Year," said Clay Eubanks, president of Takeuchi-US. "The criteria for which the recipients are chosen speak volumes to the many Takeuchi employees that are involved with making this partnership a success. I'm very proud of the work and dedication that our employees show, not just to United Rentals, but to all of our customers." "We are honored to award Takeuchi with our 2017 Supplier of the Year award," said T.J. Mahoney, vice president of supply chain, for United Rentals. "Suppliers play a valuable role in the success of our business, and Takeuchi has always been a key player by delivering on service, quality and value. We look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come." INDUSTRY NEWS 14 MARCH 2018 OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT www.outdoorpowerequipment.com Takeuchi selected as United Rentals 2017 Supplier of the Year TurfMutt and Four Leaf Public Relations named finalists for national corporate social responsibility award A ccording to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, TurfMutt and Four Leaf Public Relations have been named a finalist in the national PR News Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in the category of Media Relations for the "TurfMutt 'High Paws' the Living Landscape" campaign. The winner will be announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., at the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility and Nonprofit Awards March 20. EquipmentWatch announces finalists for 2018 Highest Retained Value Awards E quipmentWatch — a leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry — announced the finalists for the third- annual Highest Retained Value Awards. The awards recognize manufacturers in 30 equipment categories — spanning the construction, agricultural and lift/ access manufacturing sectors — for products that show the highest retained value over the last five years. New categories for 2018 include corn headers in the agricultural sector and tandem compactors in the construction sector. Winners were announced in conjunction with World of Concrete 2018, held in Las Vegas January 23-26, 2018. Leading nominees include John Deere with 26, Caterpillar with 22, and CASE (representing both the CASE IH and CASE Construction Equipment brands) with 20. "Retained value is a critical measuring stick for equipment buyers, dealers and fleet managers throughout North America that speaks to each machine's historic performance and value," said Garrett Schemmel, vice president, EquipmentWatch. "The Highest Retained Value Award program has more weight now than ever after three years, as EquipmentWatch continues to grow and evolve so does the data set that drives these nominations."

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