Ferris Announces Partnership with the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA)
A Briggs & Stratton Brand has become a supporting member of the leading association for Hispanic landscape professionals
MILWAUKEE, WI (July 10, 2018) – Ferris®, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment and part of the Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a global leader in power and power equipment, has joined the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) as a supporting member. The NHLA works to inform, encourage, and support the growth of Hispanics as landscape industry professionals and leaders, and facilitates their success and ability to be more engaged and effective advocates.
“Ferris is excited about the opportunity to enhance our support of the NHLA and looks forward to working together toward the advancement of Hispanic-American landscape industry professionals,” said Erik Memmo, Senior Director of Sales for Ferris. “We believe that sharing information, learning from each other and driving innovation are fundamentals that will strengthen and support our mutual interests.”
“Hispanic-Americans comprise a significant percentage of our industry’s workforce and continue to grow as leaders and professionals, today and in the future,” Memmo continued. “Ferris is thankful for this opportunity and we look forward to supporting the growth of NHLA and the development of its members.”
Since the NHLA’s founding in 2011, hundreds of companies that provide landscape services in their communities, college students preparing to enter the profession, industry leading manufacturers, and others have joined; creating a nation-wide learning and sharing community.
The NHLA also works to help its members better engage their elected officials and other policy makers to advance positions favorable to the landscape industry, landscape company owners and landscape company employees.
“As a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial moving equipment, Ferris makes an important contribution to those seeking greater success as landscape professionals. In addition to providing equipment that facilitates greater efficiency, Ferris is keenly interested in fostering the success of its customers by facilitating and promoting learning. Through this partnership, Ferris and the NHLA look forward to collaborating on projects of mutual interest and broad appeal and impact,” said Ralph Egües, NHLA executive director. “We are pleased to welcome Ferris as an NHLA supporting member.”
Ferris designs and manufactures zero-turn, stand-on and walk-behind mowers for the commercial industry. Manufactured in Munnsville, NY since 1987 (made with US and global parts), Ferris commercial mowers are built to withstand the rigors of commercial use. Ferris mowers are sold through a wide network of independent dealers and distributors. Ferris is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Briggs & Stratton Corporation.
For more information on Briggs & Stratton Corporation, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com. To learn more about the NHLA and how to become a member, please visit http://www.masverde.us.
About Briggs & Stratton Corporation:
Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is focused on providing power to get work done and make people's lives better. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, pressure washers, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Ferris®, Vanguard®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. For additional information, please visit www.basco.com and www.briggsandstratton.com.
The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance is an association that facilitates and promotes the advancement of Hispanics as landscape industry professionals and leaders, and provides the more than half a million U.S. Hispanic landscaping professionals a voice in the national dialogue on environmentally responsible landscape practices, and a means through which to advocate on behalf of their businesses, the livelihood of their employees, and the quality of life in their communities.