As Ewing celebrates its 90th anniversary, Ray and Sue York, pioneers of Ewing Irrigation’s growth and development, received one of the Irrigation Association’s highest honors.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Ewing’s Ray and Sue York received the Irrigation Association’s Industry Achievement Award during Irrigation Show Monday.
Presented by IA President Philip A. Burkart, the Industry Achievement Award recognizes individuals whose careers demonstrate outstanding contributions to the advancement of the irrigation industry, products, practices, education, research or professionalism.
Celebrating more than 50 years of service in the green industry, Ray and Sue York have maintained a strong industry presence while guiding and growing the Ewing Irrigation Products brand as the nation’s largest family owned and operated distributor of landscape and water management products.
“I am so proud of this association, and of what it has accomplished,” said Sue, recalling her tenure as IA president in 1998, working with industry colleagues to form coalitions with other associations, water agencies, water districts and water users.
Honoring past recipients of the award, Ray York thanked Ewing customers for a lifetime of support.
"We have some wonderful customers, some of them going back 34 years in Northern California,” he said. He acknowledged Ewing suppliers and manufacturers, employees, and family members for contributing to his success.