Supplier Investors

Hats off to these Industry Suppliers

These manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants are demonstrating their stewardship of the industry’s future by investing in NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative. Their support is enabling much needed efforts to grow the industry and its workforce. We thank them for being leaders among leaders by standing with us in enabling the industry’s voice and helping us amplify it to homeowners, property managers, and our prospective workforce.

GrowTheBench

According to the Gallup State of the American Workforce Report, lack of development and career opportunities is the number one reason why employees leave a job. With a growing labor crisis facing our industry, the need for industry-specific career development has never been more clear than it is today. GrowTheBench was created to meet this need.

GrowTheBench is your essential solution for online professional education and development for the landscape and snow industry. Our online courses are available 24/7 from any device so that you may learn whenever and wherever you want. Our All-Access Pass allows unlimited access to our entire library of courses at a very affordable level of investment. In addition, GrowTheBench peer groups connect you with other landscape and snow professionals.

We are pleased to provide NALP members with a free All-Access Pass for one month. Simply visit NALP.GrowTheBench.com to sign up.

Your subscription to GrowTheBench provides additional funding for the Industry Growth Initiative (IGI) as we are committed to contributing our “time, talent, and treasure” to support the cause. If you are not involved yet in the IGI, we encourage you to do so today, in addition to signing up for GrowTheBench!

Husqvarna Group

Renowned among professionals across the globe, Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of outdoor products. With a focus on innovative solutions, Husqvarna prides itself on the premium quality of the brand’s commercial-grade landscaping, forestry and tree care equipment.

Husqvarna is the industry’s only brand that can offer its professional customers a complete fleet solution, from zero-turn mowers to handheld equipment. Landscapers can build an entire business around Husqvarna thanks to the Fleet Program and various financing offers. Whether a customer is the owner-operator of a small business or manages the local franchise of a national company, full-trailer discounts are available to suit every professional’s needs.

Looking ahead to the future of the green industry, Husqvarna continues its more than 325-year history of innovation. Automower® remains the world’s best-selling robotic lawn mower, with new models – including all-wheel-drive and commercial-ready units – appearing at homes, schools, sports fields, new residential developments and other properties. In addition, Husqvarna continues its leadership position in battery-powered handhelds, providing solutions to professionals who want to stay ahead of a growing consumer demand for cleaner, quieter environments.

In every product category, Husqvarna continues to work hand-in-hand with real professionals to design and deliver the reliable solutions needed for the field, the forest and beyond. No matter how high your ambition may be, Husqvarna is ready when you are.

John Deere

The Z700 Series from John Deere is a line of three comfortable zero-turn solutions designed with the operator in mind. The models, including the Z700E, Z700M and Z700R, are manufactured with commercial-grade materials and built with operator comfort and ultimate efficiency in the forefront.

Boasting the largest fuel tank in the industry, the Z700 Series models provide operators with enough fuel space to get through a full day of work. The mower deck is equipped with a spring-assisted mower foot lift to simplify adjustments. Additionally, the three-spindle PRO mower deck is offered in 48-, 54- and 60-inch sizes to minimize clumping and to make mowing at any speed smooth for the operator. An integrated park break allows the rider to audibly hear the break clickin place, for additional safety.

Notable comfort features include a three-position foot platform that can be adjusted based on operator preference, high-back seats integrated with ComfortGlide™ suspension, and optional Michelin® X® TWEEL® TURF Airless Radial Tires. An industry-first, the ComfortGlide suspension protects the operator from jarring, as the horizontal suspension moves with the rider, traveling three inches to the front and back for a steady, comfortable ride. Equipped with large rear tires, the Z700 offers operators a gentle ride regardless of speed. The optional Michelin X TWEEL TURF Airless Radial Tires increase uptime because the operator will never have to worry about time lost due to a flat tire, downtown putting air in tires, or patching up flats – saving time and money in the long haul.

STIHL, Inc.

STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America,* as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL is also the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment among U.S. landscape professionals.** STIHL produces a wide range of gasoline- and battery-powered equipment and related products, including string trimmers, mowers, leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, extended-reach hedge trimmers, pole pruners, brushcutters, earth augers, wood boring drills, monofilament trimmer line and more.

STIHL products are sold through a network of more than 9,000 authorized local STIHL dealers from coast to coast – not big box stores. Find an authorized local STIHL Dealer today by visiting STIHLusa.com.

*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2018 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers. **“Number one selling” claim based on 2007-2018 syndicated Irwin Broh Research of the U.S. professional landscaper market. ***A majority of STIHL gasoline-powered units sold in the United States are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components.