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TAG: Blount International

Oregon Tool sold to Platinum Equity

July 14, 2021By
(Logo: Oregon Tool)

Platinum Equity will acquire Oregon Tool, a global manufacturer and distributor of professional grade cutting tools, outdoor equipment accessories and parts. American Securities and P2 Capital owned Oregon Tool (previously known as Blount International) since taking it private in 2016. Financial terms were not disclosed. Since its founding by Joe Cox in 1947 as the Oregon Saw Chain Corp, Oregon... read more

Blount now Oregon Tool

May 14, 2021By

Blount unveiled a new corporate name that positions the company for growth while honoring its heritage: Oregon Tool. The global manufacturer of professional-grade cutting tools and equipment selected Oregon Tool as its new name to harness the power of its pioneering origin story. The company was founded by Joe Cox in 1947 in the basement of his Portland home. Inspired... read more

People on the Move: Promotions and hirings from Primera, PBI-Gordon Corp. and more

June 10, 2020By

People on the Move: Promotions and hirings from green industry companies, including Primera, PBI-Gordon Corp., Bartlett Tree Experts and more. read more

Oregon 120V Professional Series grows with 21-inch mower and handheld blower

October 9, 2019By

Oregon expanded the 120V Professional Series suite of battery-powered landscaping equipment with the addition of a self-propelled 21-inch commercial walk-behind mower and a new handheld blower. Both tools promise performance in any weather and utilize the platform’s robust battery technology, says the company. “Our new mower and handheld blower continue to round out our collection of professional-grade equipment, allowing our... read more

Train for chainsaw safety

August 15, 2019By
Chainsaw operator at work (Photo: Aspen Tree Expert Co.)

For crews at Aspen Tree Expert Co. in Jackson, N.J., chainsaw training begins on day one. In fact, employees will have a solid four hours of training and education under their belts before they even put their hands on a chainsaw. “There are so many things to learn,” says Mark Chisholm, the company’s director of operations. “We train everyone across... read more

People on the Move: Davey promotes three; Aspire adds staff; Ruppert adds new vp; and more from Blount International, Ewing, Otterbine Barebo and Monrovia

August 30, 2017By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted three and appoints two new managers. Gregory Ina has been promoted to executive vice president of The Davey Institute and employee development. He holds a master’s and a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University, specializing in geographic information systems. Ina began his career with Davey 22 years ago as a geographic information systems intern... read more