Makita sponsors off-road racer Brian Deegan
Makita Industrial Power Tools signed 12-time X-Games medalist Brian Deegan to a promotional deal.
Under the deal, Makita becomes the Official Power Tool for Brian Deegan, the founder of Metal Mulisha, as he competes in motor sports racing, including off-road, freestyle motocross and rally car.
"I have always relied on Makita to keep me at the top of my game, both in the pits and at home. I’m excited to now officially be in the trenches together for every race," Deegan said, in a prepared statement.
“We’ve been supporting ‘The General’ in off-road racing since 2008, so we know all about Brian’s relentless competitive drive and the pure energy he brings to action sports,” said Brent Withey, director of marketing, Makita.
Lowe’s to sell Synlawn brand synthetic grass
Synthetic grass for DIY projects is coming to the shelves at Lowe’s.
The program will offer four pre-cut and pre-packaged sizes. Those sizes are 3’ x 11’, 5’ x 7.5’, 7.5’ x 7.5’, and 7.5’ x 11’. These pre-cut pieces of synthetic turf can be used for a variety of projects ranging from landscaping areas, pet areas, play areas, common areas, garages, basements, roof decks, and outdoor patios.
Synlawn products have replaced petroleum-based polyurethane with soybean oils in the manufacturing process, utilize secondary backing materials made from recycled plastic bottles, and are 100% recyclable.
“We’re excited about this partnership with Lowe’s,” said George Neagle, VP of sales and marketing with Synlawn. “For the ardent, do-it-yourself landscaper, synthetic turf is an inexpensive, durable option for a rewarding project.”
Menards announces Decks & Landscaping Sale
Eau Claire, Wis.-based Menards is advertising a Decks & Landscaping Sale running through April 17.
Retaining block walls are featured on the cover of the retailer’s digital flyer, along with concrete edgers, pavers and patio blocks.
The company is also promoting a 12-ft. by 16-ft. deck with a 10-ft. octagon starting at about $2,179.