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RAIN BIRD MEXICO TO NOW OFFER JACOBSEN TURF MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT

AZUSA, Calif. (Feb. 29, 2012) — In an effort to better serve landscape contractors and golf course superintendents in Mexico, Rain Bird Mexico has become an authorized dealer of Jacobsen products. Jacobsen—a Textron, Inc. company based in Charlotte, North Carolina—manufactures a variety of turf maintenance equipment, including mowers, aerators and sprayers.

Rain Bird Mexico, based in Guadalajara, will provide Jacobsen products and services to the growing golf and sports turf marketplace in Mexico.  “We’re excited to welcome Rain Bird Mexico as part of the Jacobsen family,” said David Withers, president of Jacobsen. “As we continue to expand our global presence, our new relationship with Rain Bird Mexico is critical. We are confident Rain Bird’s strong customer service commitment, highly experienced personnel and overall knowledge of the golf and turf markets will help us make significant strides in Latin America.”

"Offering Jacobsen products just makes good sense for us,” said Steve Schwarz, international business manager for the Americas for Rain Bird International. “By stocking both our irrigation products and Jacobsen’s equipment, Rain Bird Mexico can serve as a more complete resource for the Mexican turf care market.  We’re looking forward to a great working relationship and successful, long-term business partnership with Jacobsen.”

ABOUT RAIN BIRD CORPORATION:
Headquartered in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. From simple beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird now offers the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes, available in more than 130 countries. Rain Bird has been awarded hundreds of patents, including the first in 1935 for the impact sprinkler. Rain Bird’s philosophy called The Intelligent Use of Water® is about using water wisely. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community. Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities around the world. www.rainbird.com.

ABOUT JACOBSEN:
With nearly 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com

ABOUT TEXTRON:
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

 

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