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July 29, 2016

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) announces its 2016-2017 Officers and Board of Directors. The officers and new board members were elected during the OPEI Annual Meeting, which was held June 21-23 in Asheville, N.C. Officers for the 2016-2017 year are: OPEI Chair: Tim Merrett, Vice President, Global Platform Turf & Utility, Deere & Company OPEI Vice Chair: Daniel Ariens, Chairman & CEO, Ariens Company OPEI Secretary/Treasurer: Tom Cromwell, Group President–Power, Kohler Company Immediate Past Chair: Lee Sowell, President – Outdoor Products, Techtronic Industries, N.A., Incorporated “I am honored to be selected as chair. We are addressing new challenges as [.....]

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July 28, 2016

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018. In a letter sent to the EPA, OPEI expresses significant concerns about the expansion of E15 in the marketplace without a solid consumer education program. “Because all gasoline-fueled power equipment is designed and warranted to operate on E10 or less fuel, OPEI and its members are gravely concerned about the risk of inadvertent mis-fueling by consumers. Mis-fueling can damage or destroy small engines, leaving the consumer with costly repair or replacement costs,” [.....]

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