Groundbreaking ceremony for second STIHL chain production plant in Switzerland

f_spatenstich_stihl_schweiz_2007_03_30_rdax_156Г—100.jpgThe STIHL Group began construction of its second Swiss chain production facility in Bronschhofen, in the canton of St. Gallen, with a symbolic groundbreaking ceremony on March 30. The company will be investing a total of SFR 160 million to build a new factory on the 20,000 square meter site. The first phase is scheduled to start production in mid-2008. About 200 new jobs will be created at that location.

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March 2007

Chainsaw in Commando

movie_comando.jpgColonel Matrix has retired and is living with his 10 year old daughter in the country. His Daughter is kidnapped to assure that Matrix will kill the president of a latin American country to allow the return of a dictator. Matrix escapes off a plane flight and has until it lands to rescue his daughter. Matrix must follow the clues he has and solve the mystery in time.

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March 2007

Energy storing starter assembly in Husqvarna patent

uspatent-7191752.gifAn energy storing starter assembly comprising a pulley, a hub and a buffering component. The buffering component provides a resilient connection between the pulley and the hub, and is designed to store and transmit energy between the pulley and the hub. The ends of the buffering component are further designed to be interchangeable, such that either end of the buffering component may be received by either the hub or the pulley.

Patent Number: United States Patent 7,191,752
Date of Patent: March 20, 2007

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March 2007

80 years DOLMAR. History.

dolmar_80_ohne_rahmen.jpgCorporate history is often linked with history in general and with developments that make history. E. Lerp & Co., for example, was a Hamburg company from the very beginning. Emil Lerp formed it due to his development of the world’s first petrol chain saw in 1927: The DOLMAR chain saw model A.

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March 2007

Chainsaw bar tensioning apparatus in Carlton patent

uspatent-7185437-tumb.gifA chain saw bar tensioning apparatus is disclosed comprising a sliding member having a recess formed therein. The sliding member is adjacent to a first tensioning member that biases the sliding member in a direction such that when the apparatus is incorporated into a chain saw bar and mounted to a chain saw having a mounting stud, the sliding member is biased towards the mounting stud.

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March 2007

Husqvarna AB: Consolidated results for 2006

  • Net sales for the full year 2006 rose to SEK 29,402m (28,768) and income for the period pro forma to SEK 1,862m (1,641), corresponding to SEK 6.29 (5.54) per share
  • Operating income for the fourth quarter increased to SEK 346m (327), and margin improved to 7.6% (6.5).

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March 2007

Blount Announces 2006 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Full Year Results

Sales in 2006 were $651.1 million compared to $702.3 million in 2005, a 7.3% decline. Sales in the Company’s largest segment, Outdoor Products, increased by approximately 1% in 2006 to exceed 2005’s record level. This increase was more than offset by an industry related sales decline of 21.5% for the Company’s Industrial and Power Equipment segment.
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March 2007