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January 18, 2011

Schenectady, N.Y.-based Marty’s True Value has seen a boost in its business due to the increased snowfall in the Northeast this winter, according to the Times Union.

The retailer has seen sales in salt, shovels and scrapers grow exponentially, and has generated a lot of revenue from its snow blower repair services as well.

January 13, 2011

Brillion, Wis.-based Ariens Co., a manufacturer of snow and gardening vehicles, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, announced the recall of approximately 1,040 snow throwers due to an injury hazard.

The company is recalling its SnoThro 30LE deluxe snow thrower, model number 921020, because of a hand or finger injury hazard posed while clearing the collector or discharge chute. The machine was sold at The Home Depot and Ariens retail locations since October.

January 12, 2011

By this point in time, most outdoor power equipment manufacturers have switched production to lawn mowers, but Bloomington, Minn.-based Toro is still cranking out snow blowers in order to meet demand in the Northeast, according to NorthJersey.com.

January 10, 2011

A series of snowstorms in early 2010 boosted snow blower/throwers sales past every other category of outdoor power equipment, according to research released by The NPD Group, a market research firm based in Port Washington, N.Y.

In the 12 months ending November 2010, $5.5 billion worth of outdoor power equipment items and 38 million units were sold in retail, according to NPD’s Consumer Tracking Service. These include chain saws, trimmers, mowers (walk-behind & riding), leaf blowers, pressure washers and snow throwers/blowers.