Blount International, Inc.
| New York Stock Exchange: BLT
Blount International, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets equipment, replacement and component parts, and accessories for professionals and consumers in select end-markets under different proprietary brand names. The company manufactures and markets such items to original equipment manufacturers under private label brand names. It specializes in manufacturing cutting parts and equipment used in forestry, lawn, and garden; farming, ranching, and agricultural; and construction applications. The company operates through two segments: The Forestry, Lawn, and Garden and The Farm Ranch and Agriculture. The Forestry, Lawn, and Garden segment manufactures and markets cutting chain, guide bars, and drive sprockets for chain saw use, and lawnmower and edger blades for outdoor power equipment. The Farm Ranch and Agriculture segment designs, manufactures, assembles and markets attachments and implements for tractors in a variety of mowing, cutting, clearing, material handling, landscaping and grounds maintenance applications, as well as log splitters, post-hole diggers, self-propelled lawnmowers, attachments for off-highway construction equipment applications, and other general purpose tractor attachments. It also operates a concrete cutting and finishing equipment business, which engages in the business of manufacturing and marketing of diamond cutting chain. It also assembles and markets concrete cutting chain saws for the construction and utility markets. Blount International was founded by Joseph Buford Cox in 1947 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.