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    VIDEO: Texas Dealer’s                             Ariens Announces
    $2.5 Million Parts Operation                      Management and Supplier
       In the second installment of Yard &            Changes; Purchases Majority                     Dealers in
    Garden magazine’s “Day in a Dealership,”          Shareholdings of Countax                        Excellence
    we tour Plano Power Equipment in Plano,               The new management structure at             Awards Finalists
    TX, and learn about the several unique            Ariens was designed to support the com-              unced
    homemade storage innovations used to              pany’s growth and a strong focus on who-                     or
                                                                                                      Finalists for the
    house their $2.5 million parts operation.         legoods and operations. The company             2010 Dealers ers
    Currently 40% of the inventory is sold online.    has also signed an agreement with W.W.          in Excellencee
       Learn more about the dealership’s suc-         Grainger Inc. to supply select outdoor          Awards
    cess in equipment and parts sales by read-        power equipment products under four brand       have been
    ing their profile in the October issue of         names, available online at        chosen. Two
    Yard & Garden.                                    com and listed in the 2011 Grainger catalog.                w-
                                                                                                      of the follow-
     Visit                    Ariens Company purchased a majority                      ers
                                                                                                      ing six dealers
     and click on the Business channel                shareholding of the United Kingdom-based                      unced
                                                                                                      will be announced
                                                      ride-on mower manufacturer, Countax Ltd.        as winners at the GIE+EXPO this
    OPEI Manages Outdoor                              Countax will continue to manufacture their      coming October.
    Power Equipment                                   range of ride-on mowers, both the Countax         • C&L Mower in San Antonio, TX
                                                      and Westwood brands, and will enhance             • Chilton Turf Center in Nashville, TN
    Aftermarket Association
                                                      Ariens’ European presence.                        • Hampton Lawn & Garden
        The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
                                                              Read these stories at                       in Marshfield, MO
    (OPEI) has taken on the management of
                                                                          • The Mower Shop in
    OPEAA, the Outdoor Power Equipment
                                                                   (posted May 2010)                      Fort Smith, AR
    Aftermarket Association that represents pro-
                                                                                                        • Brunswick Home & Garden Shop in
    ducers of quality, upgrade or replacement         Lawn Tractor Market                                 Brunswick, ME
    power equipment
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