Contractors who visit the Propane Education and Research Council booth at GIE+Expo and enter to win the Washington, D.C.-based council’s equipment trailer giveaway will have $5 donated on their behalf to GreenCare for Troops, a program of Cleveland-based Project EverGreen.
“Propane is an all-American fuel, with the majority of the United States’ supply produced on American soil, and with much of the propane industry made up of family-run, small businesses for whom supporting service members and veterans is important,” says Jeremy Wishart, director of off-road business development. “We felt these goals really aligned with Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program, which is highly regarded in the lawn care community.”
GreenCare for Troops connects families of active-duty deployed service members with professional lawn, landscape, and snow removal volunteers in all 50 states. Volunteers provide free services to eligible families in their area for the length of their deployment.
To enter the trailer giveaway and grow PERC’s donation to GreenCare for Troops, contractors can sign up for “The Cut” e-newsletter in PERC’s booth anytime during the expo hours, as well as by signing up online in advance of the trade show. To be eligible to win, contractors must be present in the booth at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, when the drawing takes place.
In addition to the trailer itself, a 16-foot Big Tex Trailer, the winning contractor will take home the following tools and accessories:
- An Exmark Lazer S-Series propane mower.
- A Spartan RTHD 61” propane mower with a 896cc Vanguard engine.
- A Stihl cordless blower.
- A Stihl cordless trimmer.
- A water cooler.
- 25 safety vests.
- 25 pairs of work gloves.
As part of its “United We Fuel” booth theme, PERC will showcase how propane is a domestic fuel that can help landscape contractors support American jobs and businesses. For example, more than 90% of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the U.S. Propane also helps landscape contractors improve their own communities by reducing emissions and helping to improve local environments by eliminating harmful gasoline and diesel fuel spills.
The booth will feature propane-powered mowers from manufacturers such as John Deere and Bob-Cat. Two Kohler engines and a Briggs and Stratton engine will also be displayed, as well as a propane autogas vehicle.
Additional donations to Project EverGreen can also be made online at projectevergreen.org/donate. For more information on commercial propane mowers and other ways contractors can use propane in their fleets, visit propane.com or visit PERC’s booth, 7094.