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October 31, 2013
Nordic Auto Plow Named Up-and-Comer Award Winner at the
12th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
Company Recognized for Its Innovative Snow Plow for Cars, ATVs, UTVs and Tractors
West Chicago, IL – October 31, 2013 – Nordic Auto Plow, LLC, the developer of unique, low-exertion plow products, announced today that it has been named one of the Up-and-Comer Award winners at the 12th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
The winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Wednesday, October 30, with nearly 1500 business and civic leaders attending. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 12th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products and services brought to market or to public service each year.
Nordic Auto Plow’s award-winning innovation is a patent-pending plow designed to attach to passenger cars, ATVs, UTVs, lawn tractors, and zero-turn mowers. The plow is a welcome snow removal alternative that helps people who cannot physically shovel snow, who have a higher risk of heart attack, or who simply want an easier, faster and warmer way to clear their driveways. The ATV, UTV, lawn tractor and zero-turn mower versions are also suitable for year-round use pushing mulch, topsoil, leaves, sand, etc.
“Chicago is an innovation hub with talented business leaders who aren’t afraid to be bold, be confident, and try new approaches,” said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “Every winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards embodies this mindset, and each one has an inspiring story of achievement and vision.”
“We are thrilled to have received the Up-and-Comer Award at the 12th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards,” said Richard Behan, Nordic Auto Plow CEO. “This recognition validates that even though we are relatively new to the marketplace, there is a tremendous amount of innovation behind our personal use snow removal solutions.”
As an Up-and-Comer award winner, Nordic Auto Plow will receive a variety of honors, including the opportunity to meet with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at City Hall, a meeting with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, ringing the NASDAQ bell in New York City, and a profile in Crain’s Chicago Business.
There were a record-high 562 nominees for this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards – up from 390 last year. These nominees cut across all industries, sizes and sectors in the Chicago region.
August 5, 2013
Nordic Auto Plow Partners with Agri-Fab to Expand Manufacturing and Distribution of Plows for Cars, Riding Mowers, ATVs and UTVs
USA-Made Plows Allow Consumers to Plow Snow, Mulch, Dirt, Sand and More from the Comfort of Their Vehicles
Nordic Auto Plow, LLC, the developer of unique, low-exertion plow products, announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with Agri-Fab, Inc., a leading manufacturer of lawn and garden attachments. As part of the agreement, Agri-Fab will help manufacture light-weight, multi-segment polymer plows for mounting on different vehicles, such as automobiles (the “Auto Plow”), all-terrain vehicles (the “ATV Plow”), utility vehicles (the “UTV Plow”), and tractors (the “Mower Plow”).
The patent pending design for all four plows introduces a welcome snow removal alternative that helps people who cannot physically shovel snow, have a higher risk of heart attack, or simply want an easier and faster way to clear their driveways. The ATV, UTV and Mower versions are also suitable for year-round use pushing mulch, topsoil, leaves, sand, etc.
The plows are designed to glide over uneven surfaces, such as driveway cracks, minor grade variances, paver bricks and gravel, and the rounded plow blade design does not scrape or damage driveway surfaces like a traditional metal plow.
“We are pleased to be the exclusive licensee and manufacturing partner for Nordic Auto Plow products,” said Agri-Fab president Mike Cohan. “When we first saw the products we knew they would complement our product line perfectly, and that our existing retail customers would love them. We look forward to helping Nordic Auto Plow achieve its ambitious growth plan by providing top-notch manufacturing and distribution services,” added Cohan.
“As Nordic Auto Plow continues to pursue its growth strategy, it is extremely important that the company maintains its reputation for high quality, durable plastic plows while having the ability to meet increasing volume demands,” said CEO and Founder Richard Behan. “We entered into this strategic partnership because Agri-Fab is known for its commitment to manufacturing and distribution excellence, and has coverage in areas where we are looking to expand. Nordic Auto Plow is now better positioned to grow across the U.S. and abroad.” said Behan.
Founded in 1975 and headquartered in Sullivan, Illinois, Agri-Fab® is a leading provider of lawn and garden attachments available online and through dealers and distributors worldwide. Those products are designed to simplify the lawn care process and include: carts, sweepers, spreaders, groomers and rollers, ground-engaging attachments, and sprayers. The company also provides general manufacturing services, ranging from the development of a single component to a fully-assembled packaged product, as well as engineering and finishing services. To learn more about Agri-Fab, visit www.agri-fab.com.
October 17, 2012
Nordic Auto Plow Announces National Launch of Low Exertion Auto Snow Plows
U.S. Made Auto Snow Plows Allows Users to Plow from the Comfort of their Cars, ATVs or Riding Mowers
Nordic Auto Plow, LLC, the developer of unique, low exertion auto snow plow products that allows users to plow driveway snow from the comfort of their personal vehicles, announced today the nationwide launch of Nordic Auto Plow for cars, ATVs and riding mowers. The patent pending design for all three versions introduces a welcome alternative to snow removal that helps people who cannot physically shovel snow, who have a higher risk of heart attack, or who simply want an easier and faster way to clear their driveways.
The USA-made Nordic Auto Plow products were designed by experienced product engineers and industrial designers to easily attach to all cars, SUVs, and light trucks as well as most brands of riding mowers, ATVs and Quads without damaging the vehicles. While the plow blade is the same for the car, ATV and riding mower versions, the attachment mechanisms vary for each. Weighing less than 50 lbs., the plow blade is readily moved into position and attached to the vehicle in just minutes. The ATV and riding mower versions are also suitable for year-round use pushing mulch, topsoil, leaves, sand, etc.
“The idea for the Nordic Auto Plows came from watching people struggle with shovels and snow blowers in cold, wintry weather,” said CEO and Founder Richard Behan. “I believed there must be a better way to help people easily clear snow using their personal vehicles. The Nordic Auto Plows are the perfect answer to this winter-weather dilemma,” said Behan.
The Nordic Auto Plow rounded blade is designed to glide over uneven surfaces, such as driveway cracks, minor grade variances, paver bricks and gravel, and the rounded plow blade design does not scrape or damage driveway surfaces like a traditional metal plow. The blade is made from rugged ABS plastic and is designed for durability and repeated use. It is also reversible, which further extends its life.