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Power Tool Company STIHL Inc. Joins Forces With Burton Snowboards

Photo courtesy: Jesse Dawson; STIHL Inc. corporate communications manager, Roger Phelps, presents representatives from Burton with STIHL Battery Products for use around Burton headquarters in Burlington, Vt. Legal disclaimer: STIHL recommends the use of appropriate personal protection equipment while operating outdoor power equipment
STIHL Inc., the manufacturer of outdoor power tools and equipment, has recently announced a partnership with Vermont based Burton Snowboards, which makes more sense than it sounds.

Already a sponsor of the Burton Stash parks, STIHL has now committed to contributing outdoor power equipment to Burton to assist in the maintenance of the Stash parks. As part of that commitment, the tools that will be made available will be from the more environmentally friendly line of STIHL battery-powered equipment. Some of this equipment will also go towards assisting with outdoor operations at Burton's global headquarters in Burlington, VT. where 100% of energy used is sourced from renewable sources.

“We’re proud to align ourselves with Burton, a company that shares our corporate values in caring for nature,” said Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for STIHL Inc.  “At STIHL, we are committed to sustainability through the development of powerful, reduced/no exhaust emissions outdoor power equipment and using environmentally responsible production practices in our manufacturing facilities. Burton will now be able to maintain the property around headquarters and their communal garden with STIHL battery products reducing their impact on the environment.”

Also, as part of this new relationship with Burton, STIHL will also offer operation and safety training for the Burton maintenance teams.

STIHL has also been a proud supporter of various Burton Stash events. This past March, STIHL sponsored onsite chain saw carving during Burton’s sixth annual Slash & Berm event in Killington, Vt., which produced pieces that were integrated into the course. In addition, STIHL sponsored chain saw carver Griffon Ramsey, who created the first female “Shreddie” sculpture for the Killington event. The next collaborative effort was during Burton’s Summer Sale where Griffon was onsite throughout the event for live carvings. Griffon produced Stash-themed hand-carved benches and trash/recycling bins.

“We’re really excited about working with STIHL,” said Jeff Boliba, vice president of Burton Global Resorts. “This sponsorship is helping us to authentically and sustainably upgrade the features and chain saw art throughout the Stash runs, while arming the Stash park crews with the best equipment in the world. Having STIHL’s goals align so closely with ours makes for a natural relationship.”

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