Tractor Supply Company Welcomes Professional Grade Chainsaw Manufacturer to Its Line-up

Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:17pm EDT

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Tractor Supply Company Welcomes Professional Grade Chainsaw Manufacturer to Its Line-up

Agreement Makes Tractor Supply the Exclusive National Retailer of Jonsered Brand

Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the United States, has announced it will be the exclusive national retailer of the Jonsered brand of professional grade chainsaws. This marks the first time this international brand of power equipment has been made readily available to US consumers through a mass retail partnership.

As one of the world’s most respected brands of power equipment, Jonsered offers a range of premium chainsaw products for both professionals and occasional users with standard specialty features that include the Clean Power™ engine design that offers reduced exhaust emissions by up to 75 percent and an increase in fuel efficiency by up to 20 percent.

“Listening to our customers and hearing their needs has always been the way we do business at Tractor Supply, and it’s how we develop and maintain the relationships with our customers who live Tractor Supply’s Out Here lifestyle,” said Steve Barbarick, Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing at Tractor Supply. “Adding Jonsered’s line of professional grade chainsaws to our roster of outdoor power products exemplifies our ongoing commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers.”

While Jonsered chainsaws are known for their legendary quality, the same high standard is applied in producing all Jonsered products. In addition to a minimum of six models of professional and consumer chainsaws at all store locations, the entire line of Jonsered power equipment will be available through special order at each store and online at Tractorsupply.com. Also, a professional-grade Jonsered backpack blower will be available at select retail locations.

In 1954, Jonsered produced the prototype for today’s modern chainsaw when it presented the world’s first lightweight, one-man chainsaw. World-class engineering, performance, dependability and ergonomic design for comfortable, efficient operation are the hallmarks of Jonsered power equipment, as they have been for more than five decades.

About Tractor Supply Company

Tractor Supply Company, listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange as TSCO, operates more than 1,175 stores in 45 states. Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Tractor Supply Company stores are located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets including select Purina and Nutrena brand feeds; a broad selection of agricultural products; and tools and hardware selected for our customers’ needs. In addition, the company sells light truck equipment, work clothing for the entire family, and an extensive line of seasonal products including lawn and garden power equipment products. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at www.TractorSupply.com.

About Jonsered

Jonsered is manufactured by the Husqvarna Group. The Husqvarna Group is the world’s largest producer of outdoor power products including chainsaws, trimmers, lawn mowers and garden tractors. Husqvarna is the European leader in consumer irrigation equipment under the Gardena brand. The Group is also one of the world leaders in cutting equipment and diamond tools for the construction and stone industries. For more information please visit www.husqvarnagroup.com.

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Rob Hoskins, 615-780-3332
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