Grasshopper Garners Honor

The Grasshopper Company/Moridge Mfg. Inc. received a 2008 Best In Business Award June 19 in conjunction with The Wichita Business Journal’s annual selection of the region’s best-managed businesses. The ceremony took place at Wichita’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Grasshopper was one of five overall winners from more than 250 nominees. Nominees were judged not solely on recent growth, but also on their financial health, product and marketing innovations, and community involvement.

“Being recognized as a progressive and stable company gives me an opportunity to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication,” said Grasshopper President Stan Guyer. “Employees’ everyday achievements showcase our company’s products, and their teamwork and internal innovations help us achieve this award as we continue our quest to be the best.”

In 2007, Grasshopper won both the Export Achievement Award from the World Trade Council of Wichita and the Partnership for Engineering Excellence Award from Parker Hannifin. The company’s products are sold through a network of more than 1,000 independent outdoor power equipment dealers worldwide.