North American dealers have ranked ECHO and Shindaiwa at Gold Level Status in The North American Equipment Dealers Association’s (NAEDA) annual Manufacturer Relations Survey.

“Achieving Gold level status is an honor for ECHO Inc. and for our North American distributors who work tirelessly to provide dealers with the support they need to grow their hand held product sales and profits each year”, said Mike Best, V.P. of Sales and Marketing at ECHO Inc. “Receiving this status for both brands for a second year is a tribute to the dedication and hard work of all involved.”

The Gold Level Award recognizes those manufacturers who have achieved exceptionally high dealer ratings in categories such as product quality, technical support, parts availability, marketing & advertising support, etc. The level is determined from the results of dealer evaluation data collected from the annual survey. The survey asks dealers to evaluate the companies whose products they sell in key areas correlated to a dealer’s operational model.