BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (December 3, 2012) – The Toro Company is pleased to announce it has been selected as the single awardee for sports field, parks and golf course ground maintenance equipment for the City of Tucson, Arizona. The new five-year agreement extends the relationship Toro has had as the supplier of equipment and service for the City’s more than 110 public parks and five public golf courses for the previous five years.

The City of Tucson conducted a thorough solicitation process in the nationwide search for a supplier. This agreement is available to public agencies and non-profit entities nationwide via the National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance (National IPA) cooperative purchasing program.

“We are very pleased to be working with the City of Tucson on all of its professional grounds maintenance needs,” says Darren Redetzke, vice president for Toro’s Commercial Business. “Toro has a long history of working with communities around the world to ensure their outdoor spaces are well maintained. We appreciate the efforts of the National IPA in offering this new Contract on the national scale.”

“This cooperative agreement provides great value for the City of Tucson, Toro, and agencies nationwide,” says Ken Heckman, vice president at National IPA. “Through this partnership, other public agencies can benefit from pricing based on aggregate spend and the convenience of a contract that has already been competitively solicited and awarded by a public entity.”

Toro independent authorized distributors establish final pricing for equipment, parts and service. For more information about Toro equipment or to find a distributor, please visit www.torogov.com More information about the Toro award offered through National IPA is available on its website, www.nationalipa.org.

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and irrigation solutions. With sales of nearly $1.9 billion in fiscal 2011, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties, and agricultural fields. More information is available at www.toro.com.

About National IPA
National Intergovernmental Purchasing Alliance Company (National IPA) is a cooperative purchasing organization established through a collaborative effort of public agencies across the United States with the specific purpose of reducing procurement costs by leveraging group volume.

All master agreements offered through National IPA are publicly solicited, awarded through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, and held by a public agency. National IPA serves as the nationwide channel to offer the awarded agreements to public and non-profit agencies. This cooperative purchasing strategy offers lower costs, plus time and resource savings, to participating agencies.

National IPA is an optional program with no minimum purchase requirements and no fee to participate. Information on the complete portfolio of cooperative purchasing agreements is available at www.nationalipa.org.