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

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 Landscape Rakes
Batwing® Rotary CuttersMining &Large Excavator Attachments
Buckets & CouplersLog Splitters
Compact Excavator AttachmentsZero-turn Mowers
CultipackersPost Hole Diggers
Disc HarrowsSeeders
Ditch Bank CuttersRear Blades
Excavator AttachmentsSingle- and Multi-Spindle Cutters
Finish MowersSkid Steer Attachments
Flail ShreddersSnow Blowers
Gannon® Box ScrapersStump Grinders
Grapples & BucketsTillers
Groundbreaker® BackhoesTractor Loader Backhoe Attachments
Front-End LoadersWheel Loader Attachments
Industrial ScrapersWoods Genuine Parts

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. Cabela’s disbanded this product category in 2017.

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.

2015
The first overseas assembly of Woods products, led by the iconic Batwing® rotary cutters, commenced at the Blount facility in Curitiba, Brazil.

2016
Blount was acquired by American Securities and P2 Capital Partners. TISCO replacement parts sold to SMA.

2017
Woods introduces a new 15-foot version of its flagship product, the BATWING® Rotary Cutter. Based on extensive customer input, the models offer more than a dozen exclusive time-saving and performance-enhancing features.

2018
Woods expands its reach in Europe, opening an assembly plant and warehouse in Belgium, offering prompt delivery and support of machines and repair parts.