Cub Cadet Donates Lawn Care Equipment to Local Hero

On a recent episode of the Great American Country Network’s new series “Great American Heroes”, show host and country music star, Trace Adkins, hand-delivered three pieces of outdoor power equipment from Cub Cadet to featured Grand Rapids, Michigan hero, Andrew Stachowiak.  Stachowiak, current small business owner, GreenCare for Troops volunteer and former Marine, was gifted a premium quality, Cub Cadet commercial-grade zero-turn riding mower (Cub Cadet TANK™ SZ 48) along with a backpack blower and string trimmer from one of the leading manufacturers in the industry.

This is Andrew’s second year volunteering with GreenCare for Troops, where he takes care of the yard care needs of several military families at no cost to them.  GreenCare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program initiated by Project EverGreen that connects participating landscape maintenance professionals and individual volunteers with families of the men and women currently serving our country in the Armed Forces. 

“GreenCare for Troops volunteers like Andrew Stachowiak are examples to us, giving men and women who serve our country one less thing to worry about back here at home,” said Jeff Salamon, director of marketing, Cub Cadet.  “It is a privilege for us to partner with Great American Heroes and a very fitting tribute to donate equipment from a great American brand like Cub Cadet to such a giving individual.” 

As part of Trace Adkins nationwide tour for the Great American Heroes series, he made a stop in Grand Rapids, Michigan – at a property Stachowiak was maintaining.  In addition to acknowledging all he’s done to support GreenCare for Troops and the military families that benefit from his services as a volunteer, Adkins also wanted to surprise him with something special. In this case, Cub Cadet was able to step in to offer that surprise.

Local Cub Cadet dealership, Weingartz, made this gift a reality by hand-delivering the Cub Cadet products to the local residence where the show was being produced.

“A lawn can be a difficult thing to maintain when members of military families are on active duty and away from home,” said Bill Shallman, Store Manager, Weingartz.  “Having experienced this himself, Andrew was the perfect choice for one of the many American heroes featured on the show.  We were thrilled to partner with Cub Cadet to provide Andrew with brand new, high-performance equipment, as a gesture of all of our thanks for what he continues to do for military families in this area.”

Prior to receiving his new zero-turn mower, Stachowiak used a stand-on mower for all of his commercial cutting needs.  Now, with the TANK SZ commercial zero-turn riding mower, he’ll experience incredible maneuverability, turf protection, comfort and remarkable traction – even on steep inclines – due to Cub Cadet’s exclusive four-wheel steering technology.
For more information or to get involved with GreenCare for Troops, visit its website. To find out more about Great American Heroes and to check local air times, visit its website. More details about local Cub Cadet dealer Weingartz are online.

About Project EverGreen
Headquartered in Mentor, OH, Project EverGreen is a national nonprofit organization representing green industry service providers, associations, suppliers/distributors, media companies and other organizations. Project EverGreen’s mission is to preserve and enhance green space in our communities for today and future generations. For more information, Project EverGreen is online.

About Cub Cadet
The leader in the outdoor power equipment industry, Cub Cadet engineers innovative, premium quality products.  Through a dedicated and extensive network of dealers and retailers, Cub Cadet delivers a full line of high performance power equipment and services that cover all aspects of grounds care for professional and homeowners – including the world’s only four-wheel steer zero-turn riders; lap bar zero-turn riders; utility vehicles; lawn and garden tractors, lithium ion- and gasoline-powered handheld and chore products; snow throwers and more.  A global company based in the U.S., Cub Cadet is recognized worldwide for its legacy in engineering excellence and its progressive dedication to exceeding owner expectations by delivering on its promise of better products, a better experience and better results.  For more information on all Cub Cadet products, visit www.CubCadet.com.

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Published on Dec 3, 2012

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