October 28, 2011 10:50 ET

Award: Green Industry Excellence Awards Presented at GIE+EXPO 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - Green Industry Excellence Awards Presented at GIE+EXPO 2011

Louisville, KY (October 28, 2011) -- The winners of the annual Green Industry Excellence Awards are being announced October 28 at the GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., the Green Industry's premier event. The awards are sponsored by Gravely, STIHL Inc., Yard & Garden magazine, Green Industry PRO magazine and GIE+EXPO.

This year's winners are:

* Pacific Landscapes in Sebastopol, Calif. - Pros in Excellence (landscape contractors)

* Humphreys' Outdoor Power in Greencastle, Ind. - Dealers in Excellence (lawn and garden equipment dealers).

"The awards are designed to recognize some of the industry's top small-business owners who achieve the highest level of service and professionalism," said Gregg Wartgow, editor-in-chief of Yard & Garden and Green Industry PRO magazine. "Furthermore, this year's winners have transformed their businesses and defied the odds--growing sales and creating jobs over the past three years while becoming staples in their communities. "

"Gravely is proud to be a sponsor of the awards, and to support the continued growth and recognition of leaders in the industry," said Carol Dilger, corporate media manager at Gravely.

"With their knowledge of business best practices, these companies deserve recognition for their positive contribution to the Green Industry and their communities," said Roger Phelps, promotional communications manager for STIHL Inc. "We at STIHL are proud to help honor such distinguished professionals."

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