TANAKA BECOMES FIRST COMMERCIAL GRADE HANDHELD OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT BRAND ON AMAZON.COM Nikko Tanaka Engineering U.S.A., Ltd. today announced that Amazon.com has selected Tanaka power equipment as its first commercial-grade handheld outdoor power equipment product line. Currently, over 90 percent of Tanaka's product and accessory lineup are available for purchase through Amazon.com. "We are excited to be the first manufacturer to provide Amazon.com shoppers with commercial-grade handheld outdoor power equipment," said Jim Elmer, general manager for Nikko Tanaka Engineering USA. "In addition, a good number of potential customers will research Tanaka products on Amazon.com and then go to Tanaka dealers to make their purchase." From now until June 15, Amazon.com shoppers can instantly save $30 on all Tanaka trimmers regularly priced at $299.99 or higher. The entire Tanaka outdoor power equipment collection can be accessed via the Amazon.com link on tanakapowerequipment.com. About Nikko Tanaka Engineering U.S.A., Ltd. Nikko Tanaka Engineering U.S.A., Ltd. ("Nikko Tanaka USA") is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi Koki U.S.A Ltd. (Hitachi Power Tools) and is responsible for all sales, marketing, and support activities for the Tanaka power equipment brand in North America. Tanaka's innovative product line provides professional landscapers, homeowners, and utility professionals with two-stroke powered, commercial outdoor power equipment solutions. Nikko Tanaka USA is headquartered in Auburn, WA, and Tanaka products are sold through independent dealers, W.W. Grainger, and other specialty accounts.