OREGON, ILLINOIS (April 14, 2021) — Woods Equipment, a brand of Blount International, is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2021.
Woods’ long history of innovation began with Leonard W. Wood and his brothers, Mervel and Keith, in Oregon, Illinois, on the banks of the Rock River, a nostalgic location for the family. In a post-war era, ripe for entrepreneurism, the three of them worked together to build the first successful tractor-mounted rotary cutter, and eventually founded Woods Brothers Manufacturing Co., in 1946.
Since that time, Woods has grown to become an international manufacturer and distributor of premium agriculture machinery available throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and Australia. The company has pioneered innovation and secured over 65 patents. Today, Woods’ attachments and implements are used for mowing roadsides and parcels of land, maintaining pastures and waterways, shredding crops and countless other applications around the world.
Since introducing the Batwing over 50 years ago, Woods has continually made research- and customer-informed evolutions to the product, which maintains a reputation for being the toughest flexwing cutter in the field. The company has also innovated numerous features that make it easier for those stewarding the land to use and maintain the Batwing, as well as various other attachments and implements made by Woods.
“Across decades and generations, Woods has worked hard to build a reputation for innovative, high-quality equipment that our customers can count on to help them get the job done,” said Todd Hall, President of Blount International’s Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division. “Not only is our 75th anniversary a moment to celebrate what we’ve accomplished during our history as a company, it’s a source of inspiration for our future. We look forward to driving innovation for years to come, and we plan on doing this by staying committed to quality and remaining focused on what matters most to our customers who work the land.”
Stay tuned for additional information about Woods 75th anniversary by following the company on Facebook (@WoodsEquipmentCompany), Instagram (@woods_equipment), Twitter (@WoodsEquipment) or LinkedIn (@woods-equipment).
About Woods Equipment
With a reputation for innovative, high-quality implements and attachments, Woods products are sold throughout North America—as well as in Europe, Latin America and Australia—through a dealer network of agricultural, landscape and construction professionals. Woods products are manufactured to American Welding Society standards; tested in rigorous, real-life conditions, and comply with recommended industry safety standards. Woods, a brand of Blount International’s Farm, Ranch and Agriculture Division, is headquartered in Oregon, Illinois. More at www.woodsequipment.com.
About Blount International
Blount International is a global leader in branded professional-grade cutting tools for the world’s toughest jobs. With three business units; including Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”); and Concrete Cutting and Finishing (“CCF”), Blount is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of saw chain, guide bars, lawnmower blades, concrete cutting chainsaws, engineered diamond chains, tractor attachments, construction equipment, replacement parts and accessories. Blount is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. Blount has a global manufacturing and distribution footprint and sells its products in more than 110 countries around the world. Blount markets its products primarily under the Oregon® – World’s #1 Saw Chain™, Carlton®, Woods®, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder®, and Merit® brands. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with over 3,000 employees. Learn more at www.blount.com.