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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Paul Walker and Reach Out Worldwide Visit STIHL Inc.

Earlier this year, we were proud to announce STIHL Inc.'s support for Reach Out Worldwide (ROWW), as the exclusive handheld outdoor power equipment sponsor of the organization. Founded by actor and philanthropist Paul Walker, ROWW is a network of professionals with first-responder skill sets that provide expertise when natural disasters strike. The group also utilizes STIHL products for localized outreach programs that benefit distressed communities within the United States. Our team not only provides ROWW with the equipment they need to assist in their relief efforts, but also the training to use it properly and safely.

Recently, Paul and members of the ROWW team paid a visit to tour the STIHL Inc. facilities in Virginia Beach.  Paul wanted to thank us for our support and as he said "I am not the kind of guy to send a signed photo of myself." The fact that he wanted to visit in person impressed us, especially since he was taking time out of an ongoing international tour to promote his new film "Hours".

Paul is a humble guy so much so that he asked that nothing be said about his visit prior to him arriving so that the media wouldn't pick up on it.

During the visit the he and the team took the opportunity to tour the facility and see where we make much of the equipment that ROWW uses in their relief efforts and meet the employees who are building that equipment right here in America.

We wanted Paul to take away a little memento of his visit so our talented crew in the piston department programmed our piston engraver to create 4 pistons with the ROWW logo on them. We think that Paul was pretty impressed. 

We are proud to support Paul and the efforts or ROWW.  Find out how you can help at www.roww.org.

Visit our Facebook page to see all the pictures of the visit.