Snow thrower shipments show marked improvement in 2002 model year

July 2002, Alexandria, Virginia-- Twelve month shipments of snow thrower products for the 2002 model year showed a significant increase of 34.9% over model year 2001, according to estimates by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI).  The 2002 model year (March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2002) indicated that shipments for snow throwers were 820,000, compared to 608,000 for model year 2001.

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) is the major international trade association representing the manufacturers and their suppliers of consumer and commercial outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers, garden tractors, utility vehicles, trimmers, edgers, chain saws, snow throwers, tillers, leaf blowers and other related products.  Founded in 1952, the Institute is dedicated to promoting the outdoor power equipment industry by undertaking activities that can be pursued more effectively by an association than by individual companies.

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