STIHL of Virginia Beach, the makers of lawn and garden products like trimmers, blowers and chain saws, is asking for stories that showcase classic STIHL equipment.
Now through Nov. 23, you can submit their photos on the STIHL Facebook page for a chance to win up to $500: www.facebook.com/stihlusa
STIHL began its U.S. operations in 1974 with 50 employees and a single model of chain saw, according to a company spokeswoman.
The company now employs more than 1,800 in Virginia Beach, Va. producing a full line of handheld outdoor power equipment including blowers, trimmers, brushcutters, and multi-task tools.
*A majority of STIHL products are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components," says the spokeswoman.
Here are some of the STIHL stories you can find at the Facebook site:
"Dad and I collect STIHL saws, here's a few of our favorites! His favorites are the S10 and 020AVP professional. Mine are the pair of 08's my grandfather used for logging in Upper Michigan!" -- Jeff Lietzke
"These are my two STIHL saws, the one in the front is my STIHL 015, I bought it at a yard sale for 12 bucks 5 years ago and I have been drawn to it ever since, it is still running. The other is my MS290, I got it a month ago. It was given to me, the original owner had run it over with a tractor. I took it home put fuel in it and fired right up. I love them both the 015 is a classic and the MS290 will be someday!" -- Ryan Stackpole
"These are my father's chain saws. My father trained me on the 011 AVT. These are two great chain saws for the occasional user around our yard." -- Jeremiah Roth
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