Ferris, a designer and manufacturer of commercial mowing equipment, and part of the Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a global provider of power and power equipment, recently 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 the 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 policymakers 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. Ferris mowers are sold through a wide network of independent dealers and distributors. Ferris is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Briggs & Stratton Corporation.