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Business Summary
Manufactures and markets equipment, replacement, and component parts for agriculture

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 (FLAG) and The Farm, Ranch and Agriculture (FRAG).

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.

Number of employees : 4 400 persons.
Sales per Businesses
20132014Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
Forestry, Lawn and Garden613.1168.1%644.8568.3% +4.92%
Farm, Ranch and Agriculture260.3028.9%269.1628.5% +3.29%
Corporate and Other27.193%30.813.3% +11.75%
Sales per Regions
20132014Delta
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States411.3745.7%434.8046% +5.39%
Europe222.4924.7%225.4623.9% +1.32%
All Others, Individually Insignificant144.2416%156.5016.6% +7.83%
China43.104.8%39.894.2% -8.05%
Brazil32.753.6%35.773.8% +8.45%
Canada28.023.1%30.323.2% +7.59%
Russian Federation18.622.1%22.082.3% +15.64%
Managers
NameAgeSinceTitle
Joshua L. Collins, MBA502005Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
David A. Willmott, MBA452009President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Calvin E. Jenness592000Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Kevin M. Trepa-2014Chief Information Officer & Vice President
Danny James501999Independent Director
Robert E. Beasley, Jr.692010Lead Independent Director
Andrew C. Clarke, MBA442010Independent Director
Ronald Cami482010Independent Director
Nelda J. Connors492012Independent Director
Harold E. Layman681993Independent Director
Shareholders
NameShares%
Ariel Investments LLC 8,077,259 16.6%
P2 Capital Partners LLC 7,374,203 15.2%
The Vanguard Group, Inc. 3,847,533 7.91%
BlackRock Fund Advisors 3,214,537 6.61%
Harris Associates LP 2,314,523 4.76%
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP 1,956,259 4.02%
Voya Investment Management Co. LLC 1,314,250 2.70%
Norges Bank Investment Management 929,757 1.91%
SSgA Funds Management, Inc. 827,203 1.70%
Gotham Asset Management LLC 786,365 1.62%
Sector
Industrials
Industrial Goods
 Machinery, Equipment & Components
  Industrial Machinery & Equipment
   Machine Tools
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Company contact information
Blount International, Inc.
4909 SE International Way
Portland, OR 97222-4679

Phone : +1.503.653.8881
Fax : +1.503.653.4402
Web : www.blount.com
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