The Toro Company was recently recognized by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) with the Gold Medal Award, which is given to individuals or companies in recognition of their outstanding and long-term achievements and/or contributions to the Green Industry.
This honor was presented to Paula Sliefert, senior marketing manager for Toro, during the PGMS annual awards and induction dinner held Oct. 24 in conjunction with the 2014 School of Grounds Management and GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by PGMS for our commitment to the Green Industry,” explained Sliefert. “By working together with PGMS, Toro has taken an active role in advancing the professional grounds management industry through proactive education and development. Being recognized for our efforts is a real honor. We look forward to a strong partnership between Toro and PGMS for many years to come.”
Toro was recognized for its long-term support of the overall Green Industry and PGMS as it has been a Platinum Partner in Professionalism for the past few years. In August 2014, Toro hosted PGMS for its Summer Regional Seminar and Site Visit event, providing attendees with a dynamic, behind-the-scenes tour of its global headquarters in Bloomington, Minn., as well as highly informative educational sessions. Additionally, Toro was honored for the innovative products and services it has given to the industry for the past 100 years.