Kawasaki joins NHLA

Kawasaki Engines, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A., announced July 27 that it has joined in a partnership with the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), becoming one of the organization’s supporting members and helping it to facilitate and promote the advancement of Hispanic-Americans as landscape industry professionals and leaders.

“Kawasaki is proud to join forces with the NHLA as it broadens efforts to reach out and deliver substantive tools that will ultimately improve the contributions made by members of our industry,” said Rodger Howe, vice president.

NHLA has developed plans and activities that inform, encourage, empower, and support its members so that they can become highly successful professionals, better-engaged leaders and more effective industry advocates. The organization is also involved in ongoing dialogue with elected officials and policy makers whose decisions affect the landscape industry and the livelihood of landscape company owners and their employees.

“The objectives of the organization match the goals of most industry professionals, and Kawasaki looks forward to cooperating with NHLA and its membership in the furtherance of those objectives,” said Howe.

NHLA Executive Director Ralph Egües added, “We are delighted to welcome Kawasaki as a member of our fast-growing association. Kawasaki’s values and emphasis on diversity align perfectly with the empowering work of the NHLA. We look forward to working closely with Kawasaki to increase outreach, programming, and member-to-member engagement, thus helping current and future members realize even greater success.”

Kawasaki currently markets more than 40 general-purpose engines, most of which are produced by Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. in its Maryville, Mo.-based facility, which has turned out in excess of eight million units.

The Engines Division of Kawasaki distributes gasoline engines for landscape, industrial and consumer markets. It sells to and services customers through a network of more than 40 OEMs, 15 distributors, and more than 7,750 independent dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, select countries in Central and South America, and the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific, including Guam.

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