Shindaiwa partners with Oregon, EETC to offer Handheld Power University

Shindaiwa, Oregon Cutting Systems, and the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) jointly sponsored the Handheld Power University at GIE+EXPO.

The Handheld Power University featured easy-to-digest, 15-minute presentations that were applicable to all brands of handheld power equipment. Topics covered included “Handheld Product Safety,” and “Saw Chain Anatomy and Basic Maintenance.”

Landscape contractors walked away with practical information that they could immediately apply to their business. “We had standing-room only for most of the sessions,” said Pete Fernald, Shindaiwa technical services manager, who presented “Low-Emission Engines: Fuel & Oil Concerns.” “Our goal was to provide an opportunity for landscapers at the show to receive some practical knowledge for their businesses in addition to all the new product information. In tough economic times, it’s important to get as much value as possible when attending trade shows or other events.”

Landscapers also walked away with the opportunity to enter Shindaiwa’s GIE+EXPO “Power Passport” promotion. Everyone who attended a seminar at Handheld Power University and stopped by both of Shindaiwa’s indoor and outdoor booths, qualified to enter a drawing for their choice of newly released Shindaiwa products, including the EB802 and EB8520 backpack blowers and T282 string trimmer.

On Saturday afternoon, Shindaiwa drew the Power Passport winners. Carlos M., St. Louis, Mo., was the grand prize winner, walking away with the EB802 and EB8520 backpack blowers and the AH242 articulating hedge trimmer. First runner-up William T., Nashville, Tenn., received the EB802 backpack blower, T282 string trimmer and a $250 gas card. Second runner-up Michael T., Louisville, Ga., won the EB8520 backpack blower and a $100 gas card.

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