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Little Wonder Makes Monstrous Leap In Debris Management

SOUTHAMPTON, PA (May 2014) - Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., parent company of Little Wonder,
BOB-CAT, Classen, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner brand outdoor power equipment, announced today
that the company has entered into a supply agreement with Sound Manufacturing, Inc.,
manufacturer of Monster brand truck loaders and collection dump systems. Under the
agreement, Sound Manufacturing, a sheet metal fabrication company located in Old Saybrook,
CT, will manufacture these product lines exclusively for Little Wonder.

 Little Wonder is a long standing brand within the green industry. Established in the early
1900’s as the leader in the commercial hedge trimmer market, today Little Wonder is an
industry leading brand of landscaping and debris management equipment with a broad product
line that includes hedge trimmers, bed shapers, brush cutters, edgers, wheeled blowers, leaf
and debris vacuums and its own line of compact through mid-size truck loaders.
The agreement is a win/win for both companies. The strength of the Little Wonder brand’s
domestic and international distribution network will increase production at the Sound
Manufacturing facility. For the Little Wonder brand, the addition of large higher horsepower
truck loaders expands the brand’s current line offerings and opens up a new product line in
dump collection systems to the landscaping, janitorial and industrial markets.

 Pat Cappucci, President & COO of Schiller Grounds Care, stated that as a result of this new
relationship with Sound Manufacturing, “We will effectively combine the strength of Little
Wonder as a leader in debris management products with Monster Power Equipment, who has
acquired the expertise of key talent from the original Giant Vac company, a long-standing
expert in truck loaders and large debris loaders.”
“Essentially, they get to focus on their expertise, while we focus on ours, which is bringing the
industry the best products possible in debris management for landscape, asphalt and grounds
care professionals. We are fully committed to the success of our customers, and are confident
that the combination of Monster with Little Wonder will give them a line-up unmatched
anywhere in the industry”, concluded Cappucci.

 Kelli Vallieres, President and CEO of Sound Manufacturing, agrees, “the Monster Power
Equipment team is excited to be combining the strengths of our truck loader line-up together
with the strong successful history of Little Wonder products. Through this strategic relationship,
leaf and debris customers will be provided with quality products backed by industry leading
customer service,” she stated.
The new Little Wonder Monster line will include the following products:
• Truck loaders in 14-, 18-, 29-, 35- and 36-HP engine models with a selection of
mounting/trailer systems
• Truck collection dump systems will include 5 and 10 yard capacity units

Look for the new Little Wonder Monster line in dealerships nationwide in time for the 2014
fall season.

About Little Wonder
Since 1922, professionals and homeowners have trusted their landscape to Little Wonder
equipment. From the world’s first hedge trimmer to the revolutionary redesign of the walk-
behind blower, Little Wonder has brought quality innovative products to the power equipment
industry for over 90 years. Little Wonder offers a complete line of debris management and
grounds maintenance equipment that include bed shapers, blowers, brush cutters, edgers,
hedge trimmers, lawn and debris vacuums and truck loaders. Little Wonder equipment is
available through over 3,500 power equipment dealerships nationwide. To learn more about
Little Wonder and to locate a dealer in your area, visit the Little Wonder website at or call Little Wonder toll-free at 877-596-6337.
Little Wonder? is a registered trademark of Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.

About Schiller Grounds Care, Inc.
Schiller Grounds Care creates and brings to market a broad variety of landscaping, gardening
and turf care equipment for residential and commercial use under the brand names of BOB-
CAT®, Classen®, Little Wonder®, Mantis®, Ryan® and Steiner®. To learn more about Schiller
Grounds Care and its various brands of power equipment, visit

About Sound Manufacturing, Inc.
Established in 1984, Sound Manufacturing is an ISO 9001:2008 certified provider of sheet metal
fabrication services and contract manufacturing to commercial and industrial markets with a
team that is dedicated to providing high quality fabrications, utilizing the most current
technologies available to achieve customer quality requirements. To learn more about Sound
Manufacturing and their expert fabrication capabilities, visit
Proudly Made in the USA by Sound Mfg. Inc., ISO 9001:2008 Certified