STMA Chapter Honors Jacobsen Dealer

March 11, 2013

NESTMA Presents MTE Turf Equipment Solutions with 2012 Vendor of the Year Award

Charlotte, N.C. - March 11, 2013 - The New England chapter of the Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA) recently awarded Jacobsen dealer MTE Turf Equipment Solutions with its 2012 Vendor of the Year Award. The award was presented during the organization's annual meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Jacobsen is a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company,

MTE Turf Equipment Solutions is the exclusive Jacobsen dealer for Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

"MTE Turf Equipment Solutions has been a long-time supporter of NESTMA and the sports industry as a whole. They continue to be active in the association and consistently participate in our workshops and field days," said Nick Caggiano, President of the NESTMA. "The MTE staff makes a difference in the field by truly putting the customer's needs first."

NESTMA members come from all segments of the sports turf industry: municipal parks, public and private schools, universities, colleges, professional stadiums, educators and vendors. The association works in cooperation with local, regional and national sports, grounds landscape and other related organizations to produce safe, playable sports fields.

"There is no higher honor than to be recognized by your customer base as an outstanding supplier," said Tom Houseknecht, President of MTE. "I'm extremely proud of our dedication to customer service and to know that our company works as a team to do what's right for our customers."

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company, has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick, Public Relations & Communications Manager, Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704.504.4867
Email: aslick@textron.com

Officials from NESTMA present MTE Turf Equipment Solutions with the 2012 Vendor of the Year Award. Pictured (from left to right): Mark Houseknecht, Branch Manager at MTE Turf Equipment; Dave Pinsonneault, NESTMA past President; Vicki Wallace, NESTMA Secretary; Tom Houseknecht, President of MTE Turf Equipment; Mark Casey, Account Manager at MTE Turf Equipment; and Nick Caggiano, NESTMA President.

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