Release: April 3, 2013
Wounded Warrior Surprised with Country Clipper ZTR Mower
Urbandale, Iowa. Sergeant Jordan Brown faithfully served our country for seven years. During his second tour in Iraq, Jordan broke his left arm. He later learned that cancer was the underlying cause of the break. The cancer is gone now, along with his left arm.
Jordan, his wife Monica, and their two daughters now live on a small farm in Southern Iowa. Mowing the two acre farm lawn would normally be Jordan’s responsibility – but Monica did this last year with an 18” hand push mower.
Jordan has been working with Operation First Response to help other wounded veterans. Following an interview at Des Moines radio station KGGO for this cause, Jordan was surprised with his very own joystick controlled ZTR riding lawn mower, donated by Country Clipper.
Country Clipper designs and builds zero turn mowers with unique features, including joystick steering. “We knew this would work so well for him”, states Carl Shivvers, President. Country Clipper’s joystick steering was designed for easy one hand zero turning control and proved to be a great fit for this American hero – who promptly displayed his skills by zipping around the KGGO parking lot.
Operation First Response, Inc., supports our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs. Services are provided from the onset of injury, throughout their recovery period and along their journey from military life into the civilian world. Financial aid varies as each case is based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments, groceries, clothing, and travel expenses. For more information or to donate to this organization, visit operationfirstresponse.org.
Watch the news story at http://whotv.com/2013/04/03/soldier-surprise-veteran-gets-gift-of-lawn-work/
Release: March 15, 2013
Country Clipper Name New National Sales Manager
Corydon, Iowa. Country Clipper Mowers, a division of Shivvers Manufacturing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Blaine Fields to the position of National Sales Manager. Blaine replaces Dennis Ervin, who is retiring April 1, 2013.
Mr. Fields has been with Country Clipper Mowers for six years as a Regional Sales Manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University along with his Masters in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University. Fields has worked in the OPE Industry for over 15 years.
Carl Shivvers, Pres. of Shivvers Mfg., Inc. related, “We are excited and look forward to the leadership Blaine will provide to the Country Clipper Division. I know his experience and ideas will continue the strong growth of the Country Clipper Zero Turn Mower brand we have experienced in the last few years.”
Country Clipper Mowers have been a leader and innovator in the Zero Turn Mower market for over 25 years. Country Clipper is marketed throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Release: August 31, 2012
Country Clipper Names Conniff Sales Inc. 2012 Distributor of the Year
West Des Moines, Iowa, West Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Country Clipper, a manufacturer of zero-turn lawnmowers, announces Conniff Sales, Inc. as its Country Clipper 2012 Distributor of the Year. Conniff Sales is located in Richmond, IN., and their territory includes Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Conniff Sales was recognized for their exceptional sales growth, new dealer development, dealer service and training, and overall customer support. "In a difficult sales environment, due to the extremely dry season, Conniff Sales was able to keep their business strong due to strong leadership, excellent people throughout their organization, and solid relationships with their customers," said Dennis Ervin, Director of Sales and Marketing for Country Clipper. "We are extremely proud to partner with Conniff Sales and look forward to continued success and growth."
In 1970, Conniff’s Power Equipment was born, with the owner being the only employee. By 1978, Conniff’s Power Equipment grew to become a distributor, now Conniff Sales, Inc. They currently represent the following lines: Country Clipper ZTR, Earthquake, PECO, Power Dog, and Turf Teq.
Release: May 3, 2012
Country Clipper Announces New Sales & Service Representative
Corydon, IA. Country Clipper announces an addition to their Sales & Service Team. Troy Trzpuc was added to the team to help meet the needs of the company's current and future customer base.
Troy has 10 years technical field experience as a Farm Operation Manager, Custom Weld Shop Operator, and has an Associate Diesel Technician degree. Additionally, Troy has technical experience with small engine equipment applications. You will find him to be very helpful and hard working in addressing your needs.
Country Clipper is excited about this addition to the team in order to better serve their distributors, dealers, and customers and they look forward to a successful mowing season.
Release: March 7, 2012
Country Clipper Announces Top Ten Dealers for 2011
Corydon, IA. Country Clipper, a manufacturer of zero-turn lawnmowers, announces their top ten dealers for 2011
Country Clipper manufactures a complete line of mid-mount zero-turn mowers and accessories for lawn care professionals, residential and estate owners. Country Clipper offers features such as the patented stand-up deck for easy maintenance, revolutionary point-and-go joystick steering for easy maneuverability, articulating front axles and decks for exceptional curb-handling ability and a smooth easy ride, plus a whole host of other features.
Release: August 31, 2011
Country Clipper Names Kaye Corporation 2011 Distributor of the Year
West Des Moines, Iowa, West Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Country Clipper, a manufacturer of zero-turn lawnmowers, announces Kaye Corporation at its Country Clipper 2011 Distributor of the Year. Kaye Corporation is located in North Mankato, MN., and their territory includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Northern Illinois.
Kaye Corporation was recognized for their exceptional work and results in the areas of sales improvement, dealer service and training and customer support. “Kaye Corporation has had outstanding results this year because they have worked to keep their relationships strong with their dealers and customers and have provided excellent service in every department,” said Dennis Ervin, Director of Sales and Marketing for Country Clipper, “We are extremely pleased at their results this past year and look forward to their continued success and outstanding performance".
Kaye Corporation was founded in 1944. They currently represent the following lines: Aluma trailers, Accessories Unlimited attachments, BCS tillers, Blizzard snow plows, Cycle Country ZTR attachments, Hustler turf equipment, Jodale Perry mower cabs, and PK Sprayers.
Release: August 31, 2010
Country Clipper Presents 2011 Outstanding Achievement to Tait Distributors
West Des Moines, Iowa, West Des Moines Marriott Hotel. Country Clipper, a manufacturer of zero-turn lawnmowers, presented Tait Distributors with the 2011 Outstanding Achievement. Tait Distributors is located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and their territory includes Western Ontario., Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
Tait Distributors was recognized for their outstanding achievement in the sales of Country Clipper Zero Turn Mowers. “Tait Distributors has shown an outstanding performance in the marketing and sales of Country Clipper. They have done an excellent job of using new and different outlets to reach out to their customers,” said Dennis Ervin, Director of Sales and Marketing for Country Clipper, “It’s always great to see an organization really step up to the challenges that the economy holds and not only hold their ground, but improve it."
Tait Distributors has been a Western Canadian distributor of Outdoor Power Equipment since 1979. They currently distribute Efco, Earth Augers, Estate Products, Little Beaver, Maxin, Ohio Steel, Plugr, Robin and York Brooms and Rakes.