Event Provides Insight into Green
Brillion, Wis. (March 2012) –
Gravely® is supporting 2012 Student Career Days as a Silver Sponsor for the
sixth consecutive year. The annual competition and networking event for students
enrolled in green industry programs from colleges and universities across the
country is organized by PLANET, the Professional Landscape Network. More than
800 students are expected to participate in this year’s event which will be held
at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas from March 22 - 25.
“This event is a unique way to provide mentoring and
an exchange of ideas between students and the many types of people working in
the green industry. Student Career Days is an intense, fast-paced event that
leaves you feeling energized about the future of the business,” says Bill
Engler, Director of landscape Contractor Sales for Gravely. “These are the top
students in programs around the country and the next generation of top green
Students will compete in more than 20 different events
that include tree climbing, paver/hardscape installation, wood construction,
plant identification, sales presentation, exterior/interior design, irrigation
troubleshooting, personnel management, and small engine repair.
Gravely will sponsor the Truck and Trailer Event and
the Sales Event. In the truck and trailer event, a team of students are given
the opportunity to load a Gravely mower on a trailer and then drive an obstacle
with the loaded vehicle. For the Sales Event, students must sell a
landscape design project to clients. Both events provide a simulation of what it
might be like to work in the green industry.
We will be giving away a Pro-Stance mower to a
landscape contractor as part of a promotion which began in July at the PLANET
Renewal and Remembrance event, ran through GIE+EXPO and ends with this
Established in 1933 in Brillion, Wis., Ariens Company
is a leading manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for both consumer and
professional use. The company’s premium international brands include Ariens
Sno-Thro® and Ariens lawn and garden products for consumers; Countax® and
Westwood® lawn tractors; and Gravely® and Parker® commercial equipment for
the landscape management, facilities maintenance and sports field sectors.
Ariens’ affiliates, Stens Corporation, J Thomas and Ariens Pty Ltd. (Australia),
supply replacement parts to the outdoor power equipment industry. Ariens Company
employs more than 1,400 people, with operations in Wisconsin, Nebraska, Indiana,
Alabama, Michigan, the United Kingdom, Norway and Australia. Visit
www.ariens.com for more information.
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