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Each year ECHO and the Equipment & Engine Training Council (EETC) have worked together to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a student participating in a small engine technician program from an accredited school. The Paul H Scholten Scholarship can be used for books, tuition or school expenses.
This year, the winner of the Paul H Scholten Scholarship is back to back winner Easton Marie Murray. Easton is a sophomore at SUNY Cobleskill College of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Agricultural Equipment Technology. Besides being a hard-working and successful student, Easton has quite a few accomplishments to her resume. She is member of the National Honor Society, the Agricultural Engineering club treasurer, 1st Place Welder in FFA Ag Mechanics Competition, a student ambassador, teacher’s assistant, a tutor or the Agricultural engineering department and works for Capital Tractor as a technician. Easton’s drive and dedication was not only evident in her essay to EETC but in all of her accomplishments. This is what made her ECHO’s choice to win the scholarship.
ECHO’s own Ron Jensen had the honor of presenting the winning certificate to Easton Murray’s teacher, Nicholas Testa at this year’s conference held in Mundelein, IL. This year’s conference was sponsored by ECHO and Subaru Industrial Power Products. The educators in attendance had the opportunity to tour ECHO.
In the first photo: Easton Murray participates in a tractor pull.
In the second photo from left to right: Ron Jensen, Nicholas Testa and Erik Sides, Executive Director of EETC.
ECHO Participates in 2015 Thunder on Ice Event
ECHO was pleased to participate in the 2015 Thunder on Ice ISR World Series of snowmobile ice drags in Oconto Falls Wisconsin, February 13-14. This event has been hosted by the Oconto Falls Sno Jokers snowmobile club for the past five years and has participants from all over the U.S., Canada and even Sweden. The event is a fund raiser with proceeds going towards local school scholarships and athletic programs along with assistance to fire and rescue agencies. One participant won a CS-590-20 ECHO Timber Wolf chain saw. And the ECHO Snow Bike made an appearance courtesy of Ron Jensen, Director of Warranty & Product Training. Several participants took it for a ride ... the unit is one of only 360 produced.
ECHO Improves Recycling Program
ECHO Incorporated builds on its already expansive recycling and sustainability program by adding a more efficient in-house program for employees. New containers (blue for aluminum and green for plastic) have been placed around the ECHO campus to spur on recycling efforts and keep our environment "clean and green".
It's worth noting that in 2013, ECHO recycled 132,340 pounds of aluminum and 270,527 pounds of plastic. For more information about ECHO's pro-environment commitment, please click here.
ECHO Runs Second Annual "Carving for the Cure" Event
ECHO Distributor, Outdoor Equipment Distributors, Inc. in Raleigh, NC, ran their second “Carving for the Cure” Event May 1-3 at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market in Colfax, NC.
Thirteen carvers from around the country created pieces of art from blocks of wood using chain saws and hand tools. Spectators watched as the wood blocks took life and then were able to participate in auctions for the sculptures as well as machine-made quilts to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.® There were also additional raffles with the proceeds going to the cancer organization, and the local Susan G. Komen chapter was present to accept cash donations as well. Outdoor Equipment Distributors was please to report that over $5,200 was raised for the “Cure”! This money will provide 52 free mammograms for women who would not have been able to afford them otherwise.
All competing carvers were given awards based on the dollar amounts their carvings earned through sculpture sales during the event and live auction, and each carver took home an ECHO chain saw.
ECHO Outdoor Power Equipment, Joe’s Tractor Sales in Thomasville, NC; and the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market were the primary sponsors of this event.
ECHO Participates in ISA Trade Show
ECHO Incorporated will have a booth hosted by ECHO distributor, Golden Eagle Distributing, at the 2014 International Society of Aboriculture in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Trade show dates are August 3 - 5. Come and see what all the outdoor power equipment buzz is about at ECHO in booth 441!
Check out ECHO's new and improved chain saws, set up a field trial for you and your crews, speak with local dealers and enter a fantastic raffle for a chance to win one of three CS-355T chain saws!
If you want to access event details on your mobile device, click here to download the app for the ISA Arborist Expo!