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STIHL Signs on as First Sponsor of Plan It DIY

5/11/2012 12:21:01 PM

Tags: STIHL, Plan It DIY, DIY, National Retail Hardware Association, Press Release

STIHL Inc., manufacturer of the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America, recently became the first sponsor of, a resource for how-to video and step-by-step project guides that connect users directly to local, independent hardware retailers and other do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) in the community. The website, in conjunction with the National Retail Hardware Association (NRHA), is supported by 36,000 independent hardware stores, lumberyards, and home centers.

“Our customers are very much aligned with the DIY culture, so supporting this online resource seemed like a natural fit for STIHL,” said Roger Phelps, promotional communication manager for STIHL Inc. “STIHL believes in supporting education endeavors in all forms, and this is our way to help people tackle their day-to-day projects and let them know about the best equipment available for the job.” 

"We see STIHL's sponsorship as a strong foundation to build upon,” said Bill Lee, NRHA's president and CEO. “Their sponsorship not only shows independent retailers that STIHL supports them and wants to help them better service their customers, but it also allows STIHL to provide important information to consumers about their products. This sponsorship is a true win-win-win situation for STIHL, independent retailers and consumers." will provide project videos and information consumers are looking for, while promoting that the best place to find this information is at their local, independent home improvement retailer.

"Independent retailers have always been known for the service and project advice they extend to customers in their stores, and PlanItDIY is the online extension of this,” said Scott Wright, NRHA's vice president of member services. "That's one reason why this sponsorship is such a great fit, because STIHL is completely dedicated to the success of independent home improvement retailers." 

As part of the sponsorship, STIHL will provide how-to and informational videos for the website.

For more information on PlanItDIY, visit For more information on STIHL, visit

About STIHL Inc.

STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast – not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445) or visit the dealer locator on the STIHL website at

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