LESCO has rolled out its new Store-on-Wheels vehicle, a 20-foot-long truck that takes nearly 200 maintenance products on-site to golf course superintendents. All of LESCO’s current distribution vehicles will be replaced by the new vehicle this spring and summer,  expanding the Cleveland-based company’s fleet from 72 vehicles at the start of the year to 110 by year’s-end.

The expansion will allow LESCO to take its products to 3000 more courses, the company says. Two of the new vehicles were tested in late 2004 and early 2005 in  variety of ways,” says Michael DiMino, LESCO President and CEO. “First and foremost is convenience—superintendents do not have a lot of time to spend going out to purchase the products they need.

“The new vehicles will also increase our density in the markets we currently serve, which means golf course superintendents will benefit because we will be able to visit them more often,” DiMino adds.

John T. Singleton of The Toro Company received the 2005 Donald Ross Award this month at the American Society of Golf Course Architects 59th Annual Meeting at Pebble Beach, Calif., in recognition for his pioneering work in irrigation.