Updates From Albaugh, Stihl, Carry-On Trailer and More: Green Industry Roll Call

Albaugh added a new North America region vice president. Carry-On Trailer invested $9.2 million to add capacity at its facility in Westmoreland County. Stihl donated battery-powered equipment to The Trust for Governors Island. See these updates and more.

Stihl donated $45,000 worth of battery-powered equipment to Governors Island in New York.
Stihl donated $45,000 worth of battery-powered equipment to Governors Island in New York.

Albaugh names New Region VP, Technology

Albaugh added Nathan Kimmerle as North America region vice president, technology. In this role, Kimmerle will be overseeing production and operations at the company’s manufacturing facility in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Nathan brings 25 years of experience in multiple manufacturing environments, as well as production plant management, process safety management, sustainability, logistics, maintenance, and quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) initiatives.

Nathan is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor's of science in chemical engineering and a minor in environmental engineering. 

Carry-On Trailer Increases Capacity in Westmoreland County

Carry-On Trailer, a manufacturer of steel and utility trailers, will invest $9.2 million to increase capacity at its facility in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

The company will upgrade to a powder coat paint system that will allow it to produce more premium products and increase production to serve growing demand from its northeast customers. Virginia successfully competed with Georgia and Pennsylvania for the project, which will create 60 new jobs.

“The Port of Virginia welcomes the expansion of Carry-On Trailer in Westmoreland County and the jobs this investment will bring to that area,” said Stephen A, Edwards, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority. “We will work with Carry-On (Trailer) to support its expansion by ensuring it has efficient and reliable access to global markets. We look forward to supporting this opportunity.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Westmoreland County and the Northern Neck Planning District Commission to secure the project for Virginia and will support Carry-On Trailer’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens. The company is also eligible to receive benefits from The Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Grant Program.

Stihl Gives Battery-Powered Equipment to The Trust for Governors Island

Stihl donated $45,000 worth of professional battery-powered outdoor equipment to The Trust for Governors Island in New York City. The donation will enable the island’s horticultural team to maintain 120-plus acres of open space at the popular public destination. In addition, Stihl donated $10,000 to further The Trust’s mission to educate the public about urban climate solutions and the impacts of climate change on our natural surroundings. 

“At Stihl, we believe that as a leader in the outdoor power equipment industry, it is our duty to set the example in sustainability and continue to invest time, energy and resources in innovative technologies, programs and partnerships that promote responsible environmental stewardship,“ said Nikolas Stihl, chairman of the Advisory and Supervisory Board of Stihl. “Our values align closely with those of The Trust for Governors Island, and we’re excited to see Stihl battery power in action here in New York.”

The Stihl donation includes the new Stihl RZA 760 battery-powered zero-turn mower, professional battery-powered trimmers, blowers and KombiSystems, as well as battery charging solutions. The tools will be used to maintain a mix of his­toric and new­er, man­made land­scapes.