Stihl Inc. not only prefers that the grass be greener everywhere else, it depends on it. And the German maker of landscaping power tools, which has its U.S. manufacturing headquarters in Virginia Beach, sees seas of green.

Stihl’s Chairman Nikolas Stihl, grandson of the company’s founder, and President Bjoern Fischer recently met with The Virginian-Pilot during the Stihl family’s annual visit to the sprawling Beach campus as the company prepared its biggest-ever product launch.

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