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Coe Wins Exmark and Dream Trip to Help Build Mower…

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Collierville, TN landscape contractor visits Exmark to watch his mower on the production line

As he watched the bare chassis of his new Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn riding mower moving onto the production line, Tennessee landscape contractor Brian Coe said he still couldn’t quite believe his good fortune.

Brian and Gene Coe sit down with Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters

Brian and Gene Coe sit down with Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters

Coe, owner of Coe Lawn Care, won the new mower, valued at more than $13,000, along with a trip to Exmark’s Beatrice, Neb. headquarters. His name was chosen in a random drawing by Exmark on the final day of the 2013 GIE+EXPO show in Louisville, KY.

In late-November 2013, Coe flew to Nebraska with his father, Gene, to visit Exmark where they received an in-depth tour of the company’s production line and testing facilities.

Coe said one highlight of the trip was the opportunity to participate in the manufacturing of his mower on the Exmark production line.

“To see how much research and testing Exmark does on their products was incredible. And it was really great to be able to help on the production line as my mower was being built.

“What made it even better was the fact that, prior to this I didn’t know my dad was from Nebraska, or that my sister was actually born in Lincoln. While we were there, we drove by the house where my mom and dad used to live.”

Located just 40-miles from the Exmark factory in Beatrice, Lincoln is not only the Nebraska State Capital, it is home to a number of Exmark employees. It was also where Gene Coe and his young family spent its early years.

Coe's Lazer Z X-Series mower was personalized with a custom name plate.

Coe’s Lazer Z X-Series mower was personalized with a custom name plate.

The timing of his new Lazer Z X-Series mower worked out very well, Coe said. He was in the market for a new zero-turn mower for the 2014 season and the Exmark was one of the brands at the top of his list.

Exmark Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters, said he was proud the mower could go to an owner-operator like Coe, as he’s an example of why Exmark is never satisfied with the status quo.

“All of us at Exmark are committed to helping landscape professionals like Brian increase productivity and decrease operating costs,” Walters said. “We were honored to host Brian and his father, Gene, in Beatrice, and we’re proud to welcome Brian and Coe Lawn Care into the Exmark family.”

Upon completion of manufacturing, Exmark shipped Coe’s new Lazer Z X-Series mower to him in Tennessee.

Brian and Gene Coe (at right) stand with Brian's new Lazer Z, which is ready to ship off to him in TN. The Coes are standing with Exmark General Manager, Judy Altmaier; Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters; Associate Marketing Manager, Katie Tauer and Marketing Manager, John Cloutier.

Brian and Gene Coe (at right) stand with Brian’s new Lazer Z, which is ready to ship off to him in TN. Exmark General Manager, Judy Altmaier, Director of Marketing, Daryn Walters, Associate Marketing Manager, Katie Tauer, and Marketing Manager, John Cloutier stand with the Coes.

It’s Tax Time!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

It’s April, which means you can basically count on two things: rain and taxes. Both affect your business, but one comes with some major headaches. You can probably guess which one. We’ve compiled some current tax tips that will help minimize the confusion and, hopefully, do away with the headaches.

  1. 1. There are new rules for business losses, so take advantage of them if you can. Decide whether you want to carryback or carryforward net profit losses.
  2. 2. Depreciation is not a dirty word. Section 179 allows for immediate deductions of certain fixed assets and a 50 percent bonus depreciation for new assets. A word to the wise: a current deduction is better than a deferred one.
  3. 3. Know the rules in your state. Each state has its own filing requirements and is very strict in enforcing them. Read up on your state’s rules and if you’re required to file in another state, know their policies as well.
  4. 4. Extensions happen. Since you can report taxes close to the deadline, expect extensions to happen to your business and individual returns. And don’t worry—if you file for an extension, it doesn’t mean you’ll be targeted for closer examination by the tax man.
  5. 5. Switch things around. This would be a good year to accelerate income and defer expenses. Though it’s the opposite of what you’re used to doing, it could help minimize taxes through a different account method.
  6. 6. Wishful thinking. Unfortunately for small businesses, taxes will be going up. You can take certain steps to minimize taxes now and in future years when rates go up. Of course, each state is different.
  7. 7. Don’t throw it out. Good record-keeping can save you a lot of time, money and hassle. Copies of business tax returns, licenses, incorporation papers and capital equipment expenses should be kept indefinitely. As for tax-related documents like expense receipts, client 1099 forms and vehicle mileage logs, they should be kept for a minimum of seven years.
  8. 8. When all else fails, pick up the phone. If you have any questions, you can call 800-829-4933. It’s a trouble-shooting hotline set up by the IRS specifically for small business, corporations, partnerships and trusts.
  9. 9. Tick tock. When it comes to doing your taxes, the best thing to do is not procrastinate. Getting a head start means you’ll have more time to work out any problems that may come up.

Hope this information is useful and will help to keep you on your Exmark rather than in the office doing paperwork. Now go fill out those tax forms, if you haven’t already.

Note: Exmark Manufacturing are not tax experts. For specific tax related tips, you will want to contact and leverage your tax consultant.

Welcome to “What’s Next”

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Hi everyone. My name is Daryn Walters, and I’m the Director of Marketing at Exmark. Welcome to our new Exmark blog, “What’s Next.”

I wanted to take a minute and tell you why we’ve chosen to create this blog. Since opening for business nearly three decades ago, Exmark has enjoyed an ongoing dialogue with you, our customers and prospective customers.  And I can’t overstate just how valuable your feedback has been to us. It’s your advice and insight that help us to enhance and even develop new service offerings and products.  As we move forward, we hope this blog can serve as another way for Exmark to connect with you and collect your thoughts so that we can serve you better.

We’ll also use this blog to provide you with helpful and interesting information. For example, you’re going to see posts about service reminders and maintenance tips from our very own Exmark experts – some of whom have worked in this industry for more than 25 years. They will cover everything from simple tasks, such as blade sharpening, to more advanced techniques, such as leveling your deck.

In addition, you will see occasional posts about company news and other items of interest, such as product updates. If there are other things you would like to hear about, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

Thanks for visiting “What’s Next.” We hope you check back often, and wish you a happy, healthy 2010.