Troy-Bilt announces three-stage snow thrower
Troy-Bilt is introducing the Vortex, a three-stage snow thrower designed to take on the heavy, wet snow anticipated this winter season.
"Last winter we saw record-setting snowfall across the country and for many, keeping up with snow removal in areas that were hit the hardest was tough and often time-consuming," said Megan Peth, brand director of Troy-Bilt. "Predictions indicate another year of above-average accumulation – with some areas already receiving heavy snowfall – but with the speed and efficiency of the three-stage snow removal process, Vortex can clear more snow with less effort and in record time."
Here’s how the three stages work: the first stage uses augers to gather snow into the second-stage accelerator, where the material is chopped up, experiencing minimal clogging due to the use of increased power. From there, it moves to the third-stage impeller.
Other features include Touch ‘n Turn power steering, heated hand grips and Just One Hand operation, as well as large X-Trac tires for added traction.
The Vortex is now being sold at Lowe’s, online at Lowes.com and at other authorized dealers for a starting price of about $1,100.
NKBA names 2015 president
Maria Stapperfenne, a 23-year industry veteran, will become president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, effective Jan. 1.
Stapperfenne, of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, started her career in kitchens and baths in 1992, becoming a Certified Kitchen Designer in 2005 and a Certified Bath Designer in 2006.
She is the manager of Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, a division of Huston Lumber & Supply Co., and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College. She has been active in the Northern New Jersey Chapter, serving as president, secretary, VP technology and communications, and chapter representative.
The NKBA is the premier association for kitchen and bath professionals with over 60,000 members.