Deere dealers to sell Honda products in U.S.

Deere & Company recently announced a new sales and marketing agreement with Honda Power Equipment to sell Honda premium power products at participating John Deere dealerships in the United States. Shipments of Honda inventory to John Deere dealerships will be phased in, beginning in 2012.

Under the terms of the agreement, participating John Deere dealers will offer Honda’s award-winning walk-behind lawnmowers, generators, tillers, water pumps and snow blowers. In addition, Deere said, it will no longer market John Deere-branded walk-behind mowers or walk-behind snow blowers in the U.S., in any sales channel, after 2012.

John Deere dealerships are independently owned and the company said all active dealers will be offered the opportunity to sell the Honda product line during a sign-up period beginning in late 2011. Deere said it may also consider the agreement for Canadian dealers in the future.

Customers who want to purchase a new Honda power product, or service an existing product, at a John Deere dealership will be able to do so at participating Deere dealers after the dealer is added to the Honda sales network. Deere said the program could take through 2013 to be completely phased in.


Joy joins Connecticut accounting firm

SHELTON, CONN. — Emily Adolphsen Joy, of Stratford, Conn., formerly of Union, has joined the firm Dworken, Hillman, LaMorte and Stereczala P.C., Certified Public Accountants as a staff accountant in the Accounting and Auditing Department. Joy received a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting, Cum Laude, from Southern Connecticut State University in May 2011.