Commercial Grounds Care, Inc. of Johnson Creek, Wis. — manufacturer of BOB-CAT, Bunton, Ryan and Steiner brand grounds care equipment — and Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc. of Southampton, Pa. — manufacturer of Classen, Little Wonder and Mantis brand gardening, landscaping and turf care equipment — have merged to form Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
The two companies have been affiliates since August 2006. The merging of Commercial Grounds Care (CGC) and Schiller-Pfeiffer, Inc. (SPI) was completed on Jan. 1, 2009, and became effective on Jan. 5, 2009. The successful merger is the culmination of two years of preparation — merging payroll systems, instituting a universal ERP system, the launch of a new corporate Web site, as well as many marketing aspects of the new company name. The new entity, Schiller Grounds Care, will continue to manufacture and distribute all seven brands of commercial and residential power equipment (BOB-CAT, Bunton, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner) through three manufacturing facilities located in Johnson Creek, Wis.; Norfolk, Neb.; and Southampton, Pa. The Southampton facility will also serve as the corporate office.
As one entity, Schiller Grounds Care will focus on the growth and strengthening of its independent brands versus maintaining two corporate entities. For the customer, the transition is relatively seamless with regard to order processing, billing, customer service, facility contact, sales and marketing. Value-added services such as a single Website portal (www.schillergc.com) offers corporate news and links to dedicated brand sites that allow dealers access to brand and product specific marketing material, sales and service training schools, and much more.
To learn more about Schiller Grounds Care and its family of professional and consumer landscaping, gardening and turf care products, call Schiller Grounds Care toll-free at (877) 596-6337 or visit www.schillergc.com.