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About Woods Equipment Company

Folks at Blount International have their work cut out for them. The manufacturer produces cutting chain, guide bars, sprockets, and accessories for chainsaws, concrete-cutting equipment, and lawnmower blades. Blount's lineup is sold under brands Oregon, Carlton, and KOX to outdoor equipment OEMs, and the replacement and retail markets. Other subsidiaries supply log splitters, and other agriculture add-ons. End users are professionals and consumers engaged in forestry, lawn and garden, farming, and construction activities. The company's manufacturing facilities dot Brazil, Canada, China, and the US. Blount was founded in 1947 as Oregon Saw Chain Company by Joe Cox.


Blount sells its products across two markets: forestry, lawn, and garden (FLAG), and farm, ranch, and agriculture (FRAG). It also operates a concrete cutting and finishing (CCF) equipment business. 

The company produces saw chains, bars and sprockets and outdoor equipment accessories and parts for the garden and landscape industry. Blount offers these products under the brand names OREGON, Carlton, and KOX.

Blount manufactures high-quality attachments and implements, log splitters, and other agriculture-related products, as well as distributor of aftermarket parts. These products are marketed under the brand names Woods, Speeco, Alitec, Central Fabricators, Gannon, Wain-Roy, and WoodsCare.

The company also manufactures and markets diamond-cutting chains, assembles and markets concrete cutting chain saws, and purchases other concrete cutting products that are marketed to the construction and utility industries.

Geographic Reach

Oregon-based, Blount sells its products in more than 110 countries around the world.

Sales and Marketing

The company sells its products through a global sales and distribution network of over 300 distributors, 30,000 dealers, direct sales companies, and mass merchants, which sell to the global forestry, lawn and garden; farm, ranch, and agriculture; and construction products end markets. The company also sells through nearly 100 original equipment manufacturers.

Company Background

Blount was founded in 1947 as Oregon Saw Chain Company by Joe Cox.

Woods Equipment Company

2606 S IL Route 2
Oregon, IL 61061-9685
Phone: 1 (815) 732-2141

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
President: Jerry Johnson
President, Aftermarket Parts Division: William A. Stuckert
Employees (This Location): 300
Employees (All Locations): 540

Major Office Locations

Oregon, IL

Other Locations

Oregon, IL
Rockford, IL
Mosinee, WI
Schofield, WI