ECHO and Shindaiwa Receive Gold Level Status from The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) 4 Years Running

Chicago, IL (6/20/2017) -

CHICAGO, IL – For the fourth year in a row, dealers in North America have awarded Echo and Shindaiwa Gold Level Status in the Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) Annual Manufacture Relations Survey.

“Gold Level companies received ratings that fell within an exceptionally high statistical level in their respective manufacturer classifications,” states Alex Hoffman from Equipment Dealers Association’s (EDA). The levels are determined from an annual survey given to dealers throughout the United States and Canada. The survey asks dealers to evaluate the companies on 11 categories of dealership operations and support, including a separate rating for “Overall Satisfaction.”

“We are honored to receive this award with this recognition being the fourth year in a row. It is a true testament to the hard work that ECHO Incorporated and our distributors have invested in the business to consistently grow sales,” says Ed Zynomirski, Vice President of Sales.

The EDA Dealer-Manufactures Relations Survey is a significant tool used by both companies and dealers to improve communication, support positive change, and evaluate potential new product lines. Dealers provided a total of 9,312 individual manufacturer responses in 2017.  

The Equipment Dealers Association (EDA) (formerly known as the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA)) is a non-profit trade organization that represents retail dealerships that focus on the sale and service of agricultural, construction, industrial, forestry, outdoor power, lawn and garden, and/or turf equipment. The annual Manufacture Relations survey is one of the most important services proved by the association for its members and this industry.

 ECHO Incorporated is a leading manufacturer of professional-grade, high performance outdoor power equipment for commercial and homeowner use.  Based in the Chicago Suburbs, the corporation markets its products under the brand names ECHO, Shindaiwa and ECHO Bear Cat. To learn more about each, please visit,, or

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