Oregon and Massachusetts tool companies form wood fiber holdings

The 186-year-old Fitchburg, Massachusetts-based Simonds International and 115-year-old Eugene, Oregon-based Burton Saw merged into Wood Fiber Holdings, in a transaction that the companies report will create the leading producer and marketer of cutting tools and related equipment for the primary wood fiber industry.

According to company officials the combined entity, Wood Fiber Holdings, Inc., will continue to operate in the United States and Canada with 12 facilities located in the major wood fiber regions of North America. All products and customers segments currently served by Burton, Simonds and B.G.R. Saws will continue uninterrupted during the integration process and thereafter.


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