CHICAGO— Echo Inc., a global leader in professional-grade, high performance outdoor power equipment for commercial and homeowner use, announced the immediate appointment of Texas Outdoor Power Equipment (TOP Equipment) to serve the independent dealer network previously handled by Rental Distributing Company.

After proudly serving the greater Houston, Texas area for over 5 decades, Danny Alley, owner of Rental Distributing Co., has retired and elected to close the business, thereby ceasing the distribution of Echo, Shindaiwa and Echo Bearcat products. Rental Distributing Co. has been a successful and valued distributor for Echo Incorporated for more than 51 years.

“We would like to thank Rental Distributing for many years of excellent and dedicated service to the Echo brands and to the dealer network,” said Tim Dorsey, President, Echo Inc. “We would also like to thank our valued dealer partners for their ongoing commitment to supporting our brands.”

Operating from its headquarters in Georgetown, Texas, TOP Equipment is one of the largest distributors of Echo and Shindaiwa brand outdoor power equipment in the United States. The company became an Echo distributor when they first opened its doors in 1986 and today, TOP Equipment is the premier power equipment distributor in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.