11/6/2013 6:00:00 AM
"This year's GIE show was a huge success, and it's a great time to meet current and prospective customers and showcase the wide range of commercial equipment we offer," says Brian Anundsen, commercial product marketing manager for Ariens Company.
Our outdoor booth was very active as attendees stopped by to test drive the Pro-Turn 400 zero-turn commercial mowers as well as the Pro-Stance stand-on model and to sign up to win one of our giveaways. The NEW 36-inch Pro-Stance model will be available for spring of 2014. Others in attendance tried out chore products, including the vacuums and log splitters, to see how easy it can be to get ready for the fall and winter months! We also had a new Commercial 21-inch walk-behind available.
Each attendee who stopped by our outdoor booth had a chance to spin the prize wheel and possibly be entered into a drawing for the six products that were given away Friday afternoon. Everyone went away with some type of prize, and we were very busy. A total of more than $12,000 in equipment will be distributed to our winners!
The Outdoor Booth Prizes and Winners are:
Gravely Edger - Will Harvey, Lawn Force One, from Beach Grove, IN
Gravely Pro-Trim 22-inch string trimmer - Dustin Fussnecker, Fussnecker Tractor Sales, from Ripley, OH
Ariens Razor Walk Behind mower – David Gingerich, Jimmy Lawn Care, from Junction City, WI
Gravely Commercial 21-inch Walk-Behind mower - Susan Dunphy, Grapevine, from Creston, IA
Gravely Pro-Turn 148 commercial zero-turn mower - Derek Wells, Wells Lawn Care, from Bloomington, IN
The indoor booth also had a lot of activity with static displays of our equipment, a dueling piano bar reception Wednesday night and the popular Tapsnap machine where attendees could take your picture for a memento of the show. You can view these pictures on our Gravely Facebook page.
"We appreciate all of the dealers and landscape contractors who make the investment to attend GIE," says Mike Van Helvoirt, Ariens Company residential product marketing manager. "The giveaways are a small way for us to thank our booth visitors and customers."
Our Indoor Booth Prizes and Winners are:
Gravely Commercial 21-inch Walk-Behind mower – Terry Campbell, Jeffrey's Mower and Snow, from Indianapolis, IN
Richard Petty prize package – Josh Pitman from Paducah, KY