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The Toro Co.

The Toro Co.

Sector: Lawn And Garden Tractors And Home Lawn And Garden Equipment Region: MN, United States


: | New York Stock Exchange: TTC


The Toro Co. designs, manufactures and markets professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and construction equipment, and residential yard and snow removal products. Its products are advertised and sold at the retail level under the trademarks of Toro, Exmark, Irritrol, Hayter, Pope, Lawn-Boy, and Lawn Genie. The company operates through three segments: Professional, Residential, and Distribution (Other). The Professional segment consists of turf and landscape equipment and irrigation products. Turf and landscape equipment products include sports fields and grounds maintenance equipment, golf course mowing and maintenance equipment, landscape contractor mowing equipment, landscape creation and renovation equipment, rental and construction equipment, and other maintenance equipment. Irrigation and lighting products consist of sprinkler heads; electric and hydraulic valves, controllers, computer irrigation central control systems, and micro-irrigation drip tape and hose products, as well as professionally installed lighting products offered through distributors and landscape contractors that also purchase irrigation products. The Residential segment consists of walk power mowers, riding mowers, snow throwers, replacement parts, and home solutions products, including trimmers, blowers, blower-vacuums, and underground and hose-end retail irrigation products sold in Australia. The Other segment consists of the company's distribution segment and corporate activities and elimination of intersegment revenues and expenses. Corporate activities include general corporate expenditures and other unallocated corporate assets and liabilities, such as corporate facilities, parts inventory, and deferred tax assets. The company was founded by John Samuel Clapper and Henry Clay McCartney on July 10, 1914 and is headquartered in Bloomington, MN.

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