Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) President Kris Kiser talks about the business of equipment and how government regulations may affect their future. OPEI is an international trade association representing 84 manufacturers and their suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment, such as lawnmowers, utility vehicles, trimmers, chainsaws, snow throwers, and other related products. The institute was founded in 1952, and is dedicated to promoting the outdoor power equipment industry by undertaking activities that can be pursued more effectively by an association than by individual companies. OPEI is also a managing partner of GIE+EXPO, the industry’s annual international trade show [.....]
- The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced that on August 26, 2010, in a unanimous 32-0 vote, the California State Senate adopted SB 1402, a bill that will begin to make the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) enforcement program transparent, consistent and fair. OPEI and its CERT partners applaud the legislature’s adoption of SB 1402 without a single negative vote, and now urge the Governor to sign SB 1402 into law.
Alexandria, VA – August 12, 2008 – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will issue Phase 3 emission standards for new nonroad* spark ignition engines later this month that will further reduce emissions and include some key requests from OPEI. Following the 1990 amendments to the federal Clean Air Act, EPA began Phase 1 of its program to regulate outdoor power equipment emissions which became effective in 1997, followed by Phase 2 in 2002 and culminating in this year’s Phase 3 regulations. Once fully implemented, the outdoor power equipment industry will have [.....]