Oct. 25 2021 07:56 AM

The company showed off a limited-edition backpack blower at the commemorative event.

Echo Incorporated, Lake Zurich, Illinois, held a party at GIE+EXPO to kick off a yearlong worth of celebrations that will honor the company’s 50th anniversary. Established November 16, 1972 in North America, Echo is a manufacturer of outdoor power equipment for commercial and homeowner use.

During the celebration, Wayne Thomsen, vice president of marketing and product management for Echo, unveiled a limited-edition Echo PB-580T backpack blower, designed with an all-black engine shrouding and commemorative gold trim. The limited-edition units will not be available at retail level. Instead, Echo will be awarding 250 units through October 2022 by means of social media contests and other sweepstakes.

“For 50 years, Echo has provided a tremendous amount of innovation to the outdoor power equipment industry,” says Tim Dorsey, president and CEO, Echo. “We’re very proud of the legacy we’ve created, and we have every intention to carry that forward for another 50 years and beyond.”

Since 2017, Echo has launched 109 new products, including 20 in 2020.