FREDERICK, MARYLAND – U.S. President, George W. Bush, during his recent visit to Wright Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of lawn maintenance equipment, did more than talk about the need for an economic growth package. He also recognized the entrepreneurial efforts of the company’s founder and president, Bill Wright. In his opening remarks, the President stated, “This man started his own business. He’s a manufacturer, he employs over a hundred people, and he represents the backbone of our economy.”
Wright Manufacturing has been a pioneer in the lawn maintenance industry since introducing the first all-steel grass catcher more than twenty years ago. More recently, they have revolutionized the industry with the introduction of the stand-on mowers. Over the last two decades, Wright’s engineering teams have received over 40 U.S. patents with more pending future approval.
According to Bill Wright, “It was an honor to be chosen by the White House for this special event. Everyone from our engineers and salespeople to our manufacturing team has worked hard to build an ethical, innovative and customer-focused company. Their dedicated efforts are the reason why we were selected.”
While touring the Wright facility, the President took the time to meet every employee. Wright COO, Shawn Wolf, observed, “The President let us know right away that he wanted to meet our people and learn about our business. He showed genuine interest in everyone he met.”
Mr. Wolf added, “While stopping in front of the company’s plasma/punch steel cutting machine, Bill Wright explained that the company was able to purchase the machine in part because of a 2001 tax relief package. The purchase allowed the company to build prototypes in house and drastically improved the efficiency of production.”
Mr. Bush ended the tour by riding Wright’s popular stand-on mower, the Stander. From the platform of the Stander, the President spoke to the press about the need for an economic growth package. In a final nod to Wright, he said, “I love people who have a dream and work hard to achieve it.”
About Wright Manufacturing
Wright Manufacturing is an innovative leader in commercial lawn maintenance technology, dedicated to manufacturing the safest, most durable and highest quality lawn equipment in the world. Since it’s inception over twenty years ago, the company has revolutionized commercial lawn maintenance with products such as the “Grass Gobbler” and its line of stand-on mowers. A member of the Maryland World Class Manufacturing Consortium, Wright has come to represent manufacturing quality and efficiency worldwide.