Building Better from the Beginning
How did we become leaders in precision cutting-tools? It didn’t happen overnight. But it’s a story that we’re proud of.
Oregon Saw Chain Corp. was founded in Portland, Oregon, by Joe Cox, who developed the modern saw chain design after observing how efficiently timber beetle larvae chewed through wood fiber.
A manufacturing plant was established in Guelph, Canada.
The company was renamed Omark Industries.
A manufacturing plant was established in Portland, Oregon.
The company expanded manufacturing to Brazil.
Omark Industries entered on the American Stock Exchange as OMK, and the following year constructed a new corporate office in Portland, Oregon.
Omark Industries was acquired by Blount, Inc.
The company founded the ICS business, which concentrates in developing specialized chainsaw applications for the construction industry.
Blount, Inc. was renamed Blount International, Inc. and shifted its attention exclusively to manufacturing, transforming Blount from a global construction company to a global manufacturing company.
Blount acquired Frederick Manufacturing Corp.
Blount acquired Windsor.
A manufacturing plant was established in Fuzhou, China.
Blount acquired Carlton Company.
Blount acquired SpeeCo.
Blount acquired KOX and Woods Equipment Company.
Blount International, Inc. is renamed to Oregon Tool, Inc. to honor the company’s legacy and unite all of its brands under one name moving forward.
How We’ll Get There: Our Values
Lead with Humility
We believe in inspiring, listening, learning and rolling up our sleeves to “get to work” together
Born from our heritage story, we have a deep-rooted desire to innovate and grow
We serve a higher purpose than the products we make and are devoted to positively impacting people, communities and landscapes around the world
We are accountable for every action, so we do what we say we’re going to do