June 1, 2016

Western Products and Pro-Tech® Team up to Support American Veterans Traveling Tribute

custom, Military themed snow removal equipment

MILWAUKEE (June 1, 2016) – Western Products and Pro-Tech today announced that both companies will donate custom, Military themed snow removal equipment, which will be raffled off to support the non-profit arm of the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT).

AVTT is a nationally recognized, veteran-owned and -operated business that specializes in supporting the recognition and remembrance of fallen service members by assisting with travel to war memorials and providing scholarships to veterans’ family members. The raffle will be held on June 24 at the 2016 Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA) Snow and Ice Symposium in Providence, RI. 100 percent of the raffle proceeds donated to the AVTT go directly to veterans and their families.

Western Products is honored to support such an important organization as the AVTT,” said Katie Sandieson, Western Products Director of Advertising and Communications. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to support our veterans and their families and we look forward to hearing about the successful trips and scholarships in the future.”

The unique custom WESTERN WIDE-OUT snowplow and Pro-Tech Rubber Edge Sno Pusher were designed in tandem with Rich Arlington & Associates, a leading industry consultant. Rich Arlington served in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) from 1983-1987 and has also been a snow and ice removal contractor since the 1980’s.  The design commemorates each of the five branches of the U.S. Military and their veterans.

“Seeing projects like this come together is truly inspiring,” said LTC Don Allen, U.S. Army (Ret.), a member of AVTT. “Supporting our veterans is an important cause. These donations will give them and their families the opportunity to pay respect to fallen service members and help pave a bright educational path for their children.”

SIMA, a nonprofit professional trade association for snow and ice management, donated space in the foyer near the registration area for the raffle event. Tickets prices are $5 each or $20 for a set of five, and can be purchased by calling 866-454-0948 Mondays – Fridays between 9:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. EST from June 1 – June 21. Tickets can also be purchased in person on the trade show floor at the SIMA convention on June 23-24. Drawing for the winner will be held on June 24 at noon. Attendance is not required to win.

For more information on the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) mission, visit www.avtt.org.

For more information on how to attend the SIMA Snow and Ice Symposium, visit www.sima.org.

About Western Products

Western Products is proud to be a part of Douglas Dynamics, North America’s premier manufacturer of vehicle attachments and equipment and home to the most trusted brands in the industry. For more than 65 years, the Company has been innovating products that not only enable people to perform their jobs more efficiently and effectively, but also enable businesses to increase profitability.

About Pro-Tech Sno Pushers

Pro-Tech is North America’s leader in containment and multi-use plows.  The company’s first snow removal product, the Pro-Tech Sno Pusher, helped to revolutionize the way that snow and ice is commercially managed.  Over twenty years later that innovation continues with products that are known for their durability, availability, and competitive pricing.  With more than 65 models across Pro-Tech’s Sno Pusher, Turf Pusher, and additional product lines, customers can choose from a variety of attachments that will help them tackle many different surface conditions and applications.  Next time winter gets angry, take a stand with Pro-Tech and find out why so many snow professionals use our products to service their properties.