Woods earns honor for commitment to veterans


OREGON – Woods Equipment Company, nominated by the Robert C.A. Carlson American Legion Post 1207, was awarded the Large Employer of Veterans Award, from the Veterans Employment & Education Commission of The American Legion.

This award recognizes Woods’ commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and rolling up our sleeves to ‘Get After It’, while supporting veteran employees and others in the military-connected community.

“It is an honor to receive this award from the American Legion. As a veteran, I have a special appreciation for the skill and talent that our veterans bring to the private sector,” said Todd Hall, President of Woods Equipment Company.

In order to be eligible for this award, requirements include: 1) at least 10% of workforce must be veterans, 2) been in business for the last 5 years, 3) cannot restrict employment to just veterans, and 4) must be a private sector employer. 

Woods was presented the award on Friday, July 16, at The American Legion’s 102nd Annual State Convention, held in the Bank of Springfield.

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About Woods Equipment Company

With a reputation for innovative, high-quality implements and attachments, Woods products are sold throughout North America – as well as in Latin America and Australia – through a dealer network of agricultural, landscape and construction professionals. Woods products are manufactured to American Welding Society standards; tested in rigorous, real-life conditions, and comply with recommended industry safety standards. Headquarter in Oregon, Illinois, Woods offers product brands such as Batwing® rotary cutters, BrushBull single-spindle cutters, Groundbreaker® backhoes, and TurfKeeper and TurfKeeper Pro finish mowers. More at www.woodsequipment.com.

About Oregon Tool

Oregon Tool is a global, premium-branded, aftermarket-driven precision-cutting-tool powerhouse platform. The company’s portfolio of brands specializes in professional grade precision cutting tools for forestry, lawn and garden; farming, ranching and agriculture; and concrete cutting and finishing. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with a multinational manufacturing and distribution footprint, Oregon Tool sells its products in more than 110 countries under the Oregon®, Woods®, ICS®, Pentruder®, Merit®, Carlton® and SpeeCo® brands. The company is the world’s #1 manufacturer of saw chain and guide bars for chainsaws and diamond saw chain for concrete and pipe, a leading manufacturer of agricultural tractor attachments, and the leading OEM supplier of first-fit and replacement parts. Learn more at www.oregontool.com.