Every year at the Great Lakes Trade Exposition we hold a fun event called our Green Industry Research Auction. For more than 20 years, the Green Industry Research Auction—originated by our Research Committee—has added thousands of dollars of dedicated funds to our research initiative.
The way it works…through the generosity of our exhibitors, who donate products in their booths, towards the end of the show we have an auctioneer walk the floor with us and we auction off the donated material to the highest bidder. Our attendees have enjoyed great bargains on quality plant material and products, while contributing to the Research Fund. And, 100% of the proceeds go to fund research that benefits the entire Green Industry!
This year, our GLTE Experience Team has developed a new spin on a great concept for this popular event. We’re adding to the great selection of plant material, that you can already bid on at this event, and are seeking donations of high-end equipment and other green goods products.
To kick this off, we’re pleased to announce that long-time green industry supporter Ron Weingartz has donated our first high-end equipment package—the RedMax Premium Equipment Package! Valued at $2,200, this incredible package will have a starting bid of $1,200. Take a look at what’s included in this package:
RedMax Premium equipment package
# EBZ7500RH – 65cc engine developing 236 MPH air speed and 770 CFM air volume backpack blower
# HEZ3060S – 29.5cc straight shaft edger
# BCZ260TS – 25.4cc Max Torque straight shaft line trimmer
# CHT2460 – 23.6cc , 24” double sided hedge trimmer
# GZ3500T14 – 35.2cc, professional trimming saw
Also, long-time green industry supporter Dan Riddle of Lodi Farms will be donating three 2" B&B trees from Booth# 603. The three trees are River Birch, Pear and Autumn Blaze Maple. There may also be some containers as well.
Our appreciation goes to Ron and the Weingartz team and Dan and the Lodi Farms Team for their support of Green Industry Research!