Woods Fact Sheet

Background
Woods, a Blount International brand headquartered in Oregon, Illinois, is the leader in top-quality attachments and replacement parts for the agricultural, grounds maintenance and construction markets.

Founded in 1946 when the Wood brothers built the first successful tractor-mounted rotary cutter, Woods Equipment Company grew from the principles of innovation, quality and performance. Today, that pioneering spirit and those guiding principles live on as the Woods team continues to provide unique products and services to support a growing network of dealers and distributors around the world.

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Just the Facts

Headquarters:

Oregon, Illinois

Ownership:

Blount International (NYSE: BLT), based in Portland, Oregon

Manufacturing and Warehouse Facilities:

Kronenwetter, WI
Oregon, IL
Rockford, IL
Sioux Falls, SD

Employees:

Approximately 550 employees worldwide

Distribution:

Woods products are sold through a North American dealer network supported by a dedicated sales force. We enjoy strong private label relationships with tractor manufacturers and retailers. Internationally, our products are sold by a network of distributors.

Core Product Lines:

4WD Loader Attachments Large Excavator Attachments
Batwing® CuttersLog Splitters
Buckets & CouplersMow’n Machine Zero-turn Mowers
Chippers & ShreddersMulti-Spindle Cutters
Compact Excavator AttachmentsPost Hole Diggers
CultipackersSeeders
Disc HarrowsRear Blades
Ditch Bank CuttersSingle-Spindle Cutters
Excavator AttachmentsSkid Steer Attachments
Finish MowersSnow Blowers
Flail ShreddersStump Grinders
Gannon® Box ScrapersTillers
Grapples & BucketsTISCO® Aftermarket Replacement Parts
Groundbreaker®-X BackhoesTractor Loader Backhoe Attachments
Groundmover-X Front-End LoadersWheel Loader Attachments
Industrial ScrapersWoods Genuine Parts
Landscape Rakes 

Timeline

1946
Wood brothers build the first successful tractor-mounted rotary cutter
Woods Equipment Company is founded

1946-1992
46 years of innovation and quality in the rotary cutter market, expanding the product line and bringing new options to increase ruggedness and longevity

1993
Woods acquires Du-AL, a manufacturer of tractor-mounted front-end loaders

1994
Woods enters the construction market with the purchase of Gannon, a manufacturer of scrapers and buckets

Woods acquires Alloway Manufacturing Inc., maker of tractor-mounted flail shredders, cultivators, sugar beet defoliators and snow blowers

1995
Woods expands into the Grounds Maintenance segment with the purchase of Gill, manufacturer of a range of landscape attachments

1997
Woods expands the Construction Equipment line to include BMP and Wain-Roy buckets and attachments

1999
Woods acquires TISCO, a leading distributor of replacement parts

Woods adds Central Fabricators to its line of construction equipment

Woods purchases AlitecTM, maker of patented, hydraulic-powered skid steer attachments

2011
Woods is acquired by Blount International (NYSE: BLT), positioning the company for additional growth and expansion

2013
Woods enters the retail channel and announces a supplier partnership with Cabela’s Incorporated, the World’s Foremost Outfitter® of hunting, fishing and outdoor gear, to supply implements for Cabela’s new “Wildlife and Land Management (WLM)” product category

2014
As part of the Blount International family, Woods is integrated into the Farm, Ranch, and Ag Division along with the TISCO and SpeeCo brands