Portland, OR (PRWEB) November 10, 2012
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the northeastern United States, OREGON® is working to assist those impacted by the storm. In partnership with its distributors and dealers in the region, OREGON® is donating a substantial supply of its 40V MAX* Cordless Chain Saws to city and county municipalities in New Jersey and New York; including Nassau and Suffolk counties in New York and Upper Township and Atlantic counties in New Jersey. The cordless chain saws include built-in PowerSharp® saw chain sharpening systems.
“Hurricane Sandy was an exceptionally strong storm that devastated a significant portion of the Northeast,” stated Josh Collins, Chairman and CEO of Blount International, manufacturer of OREGON® brand products. “With the passing of the storm, repairs and clean-up efforts will be substantial. In addition to the chain saws and other products provided, we also placed a significant amount of personnel and our new storm-response trailer in the region prior to the storm so we would be in a position to assist once the storm had passed. We are partnering with our distributors in the region to maintain a consistent supply of products to allow recovery efforts to proceed smoothly.”
“We are partnering with OREGON and our dealers in the region to ensure a steady supply of forestry products,” said John Finn, President of Gardner. “The tremendous winds caused a great number of trees and branches to fall, endangering lives and property. We will work with OREGON to offer as much tree-care and other products to those in need as is possible.”
Prior the hurricane, OREGON® distributors in the region stocked a significant amount of forestry and tree care products that are currently being deployed to dealers throughout the Northeast. As supplies of chain saws and related products become difficult to acquire, OREGON® will work with distributors to swiftly restock dealers with needed products.
As part of the relief effort, OREGON® sales and technical training teams were mobilized and deployed to the region to be on-site for the clean-up and recovery support. An OREGON® storm-response trailer that was put in place this fall was initially deployed to the Philadelphia area, and then redirected to locations where the storm made landfall. The trailer and staff have sharpened more than a thousand chains, free of charge, and are capable of sharpening hundreds of loops of saw chain per day. The team is also providing technical and sales support to dealers’ customers in the region.
Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in manufacturing saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. Blount has a global manufacturing and distribution footprint and sells its products in more than 115 countries around the world. Blount markets its products primarily under the OREGON®, OREGON® PowerNowTM, Carlton®, Woods®, TISCO, SpeeCo®, and ICS® brands. For more information about Blount, please visit our website at http://www.blount.com.