North American Manufacturers - Hoses and Irrigation

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Underground Irrigation

Six additional manufacturers of underground irrigation products in the U.S. are Orbit Irrigation Products, K-Rain Manufacturing, Rain Bird, Toro, Weathermatic, and Woodford Manufacturing Company. All the available, requested information is included in the attached spreadsheet.

Findings

1. Orbit Irrigation Products, LLC

  • This link is to the company's website.
  • The following is an overview of the company, in its own words: "With facilities worldwide, Orbit is the world leader in manufacturing and supplying irrigation, misting, and home improvement products to homeowners in forty countries across five continents. Our manufacturing capabilities span the scope of national and international product development and design, skilled engineering resources, and state-of-the-art injection molding facilities."
  • Mitch Lord is the company's Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer.
  • His email is mitchl@orbitonline.com and phone number is (801) 299-5592.

2. K-Rain Manufacturing

  • This link is to the company's website.
  • The following is an overview of the company, in its own words: "Incorporated in 1974, K-Rain Manufacturing started on the path to become one of the largest manufacturers of irrigation rotors, sprays, valves and controllers in the world. . . . K-Rain persists in leading the industry globally with new developments in rotor and nozzle engineering. . . . Over 300 men and women make up the K-Rain team, serving customers in the United States and more than 60 countries worldwide."
  • Eileen Wilkins is the company's Marketing Manager. Her email is eileenwilkins@krain.com and phone number is (561) 844-1002 ext. 121.

3. Rain Bird

  • This link is to the company's website.
  • The following is an overview of the company, in its own words: "Rain Bird Corporation, a privately held company, was founded in 1933 during the agricultural boom in California. We are the leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since the beginning, Rain Bird has produced and offered the industry’s broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the world."
  • Jed Price is the company's Marketing Manager. His email is jprice@rainbird.com and phone number is (520) 741-6513.

4. Toro

  • This link is to the company's website.
  • The following is an overview of the company: "Celebrating our first 100 years in 2014, we continue to strengthen our position as a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment including turf maintenance, snow and ice management, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions." Also, "The Company operates through three segments: Professional, Residential and Distribution."
  • Ross Hawley is Toro's Director of Marketing. His email is Ross.hawley@toro.com. The only phone number we could find was the company's headquarters number, which is (952) 888-8801.
  • 5. Weathermatic

  • This link is to the company's website.
  • The following is an overview of the company: "Weathermatic is a leading provider of water-conserving technology and services. Based in Garland, Texas, Weathermatic has been serving landscape professionals for more than sixty-five years and has a full line of controllers, weather stations, flow sensors, valves, rotors, sprays and nozzles. Weathermatic products have been installed in over 80 countries . . . ."
  • John Hart is the Director of Marketing for the company. His email is John.hart@weathermatic.com. The only phone number we could find was the company's headquarters number, which is (972) 271-5710.
  • 6. Woodford Manufacturing Company

    • This link is to the company's website.
    • Woodford Manufacturing Company has been in business since 1900. The company describes itself as "the leading manufacturer of frostproof outdoor faucets and yard hydrants in the USA." The company is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The company's "products include yard hydrants, wall faucets, wall hydrants, thermalines, vacuum breakers and plumbing parts."
    • Ellen Clark is the National Marketing Manager for WCM Industries, Inc. (Woodford Manufacturing is a division of that company). Her email is eclark@wcmind.com and phone number is (719) 572-2667.

    Your Research Team Applied the Following Strategy:

    For the companies listed in rows 4-8, we began our research by looking for a list of underground irrigation manufacturing companies in the U.S. In so doing, we found this list published by PlumbersStock. From there, we next looked for the marketing leader for each of the companies. The companies we ultimately included from that list are the ones that we were able to find a person leading the marketing operations for, since that information was an essential part of our research. Their job titles varied somewhat, as not all were either CMOs or VPs of Marketing, though they are top-level leaders of the companies' marketing operations nonetheless. Furthermore, we listed their specific job titles above. For those individuals, we found their contact information from the contact search tools Zoom Info and Skrapp.

    For the companies listed in rows 2-3, we were able to find overview information about those companies and a phone number for Michael Severyn. However, we could not find any of the other information pertaining to those companies despite searching their websites, for articles, and on business-contact-lookup tools.
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    Hose Reels

    Coxreels, Duro Manufacturing, Reelcraft, Conductix-Wampfler USA, Valley Industries, Unique Hosereels, Hannay Reels, and Nederman are some hose reels manufacturing companies in the United States. We have detailed our research findings in rows two through nine of the attached spreadsheet.

    Hose Reels Manufacturers

    • Coxreels is a privately held company founded in 1923 with headquarters in Tempe, US. Coxreels employs advanced engineering and manufacturing to produce its hose reel. The company is one of the leading hose reel manufacturers with 170 employees and currently has estimated sales revenue of $13.5 million. Jerry Medley is the Vice President, Sales & Business Development.
    • Conductix-Wampfler USA has two manufacturing facilities, corporate and sales offices across the US with regional headquarters in Omaha. The company produces small spring reels, hose reels, push button pendants, and radio remote controls. Gustavo E. Oberto is the Managing Director, Global Sales & Markets of Conductix-Wampfler Group, and Don Jones is the Sales Director, US at Conductix-Wampfler Group.
    • Nederman is a public engineering firm founded in 1944 with production and distribution facilities in Europe, North America, and Asia. Nederman design and produce hose reel, cable reel, fans, and pumps. Alan Traylor is the Vice President, Global IOT and Marketing at Nederman.
    • Details of our findings are compiled in rows two through nine of the attached spreadsheet.

    RESEARCH STRATEGY

    Your research team leveraged publicly available information on hose reel manufacturers' directories, company data aggregators' databases, social media, broadcasting networks' databases and email finder such as Hose-Reel, LinkedIn, ZoomInfo, Hunter, and Forbes to provide the requested information. While we were able to provide most of the requested information leveraging the above sources, a thorough search through these sources provided no information regarding the phone number of Nederman, Valley Industries, Duro Manufacturing, Unique Hosereels, Hannay Reels, and Reelcraft, VP Marketing & Sales/CMO. We have also provided the contact of the officer in-charge of marketing and sales for companies that has no VP Marketing and Sales/CMO.

    We also scoured through each of the identified CMO/VP Marketing and Sales contact social media like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram as well as personal website and blog in search for their phone number. A wide-reaching search through these sources could not unveil this information.

    We then consulted platforms that aggregate peoples' data like PeopleFinder, ZabaSearch, and RocketReach information on the phone number of the identified broadcasting network contacts. While these sources provided the phone number of these companies contact, this information is locked behind a pay/subscription wall.
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    Hose-End Manufacturers

    Five additional manufacturers of hose-end products in the U.S. are Melnor, Inc., Danco, Inc., A.M. Leonard, Dixon Valve, and LASCO Fittings, Inc. All the requested information is included in the attached spreadsheet.

    Findings

    1. Melnor, Inc.

    • This link is to the company's website.
    • Melnor has been in business since 1946. The company is based in Winchester, Virginia and has over 40 employees.
    • Mark Hoyle is the Vice President of Marketing for the company. His email is mhoyle@melnor.com. We couldn't find his direct phone number, but the company's main number is 540-722-5600.

    2. Danco, Inc.

    • This link is to the company's website.
    • The following is a description of the company in its own words: "Danco is one of the largest plumbing repair, replacement, and remodel suppliers in the home improvement industry." The company has been in business since "the early 1970s."
    • Greg McKenzie is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company. His email is gmckenzie@nch.com and phone number is 972-438-0211.

    3. A.M. Leonard

    • This link is to the company's website.
    • A.M. Leonard has a long-standing history dating back to 1885. The company described as "a leader in the horticultural and tool supply industry."
    • Jason Corpus is the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Strategy for the company. His email is jcorpus@amleo.com and phone number is 800-543-8955.

    4. Dixon Valve

    • This link is to the company's website.
    • Dixon Valve was established in 1916 and is headquartered in Chestertown, Maryland. The company describes itself as "a premier manufacturer and supplier of hose couplings, valves, dry-disconnects, swivels, and other fluid transfer and control products" with a global reach.
    • Scott Jones is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company. His email is scottj@dixonvalve.com. We couldn't find his direct phone number, but the company's main number is 877-963-4966.

    5. LASCO Fittings, Inc.

    • This link is to the company's website.
    • LASCO has more than 65 years of experience. LASCO "specializes in the production and sale of injection molded fittings for Irrigation, Plumbing, Industrial, Pool/Spa and Retail markets."
    • Bryan Juwig is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the company. His email is bjuwig@lascofittings.com. We couldn't find his direct phone number, but the company's main number is (731) 772-3180.

    Your Research Team Applied the Following Strategy:

    For the companies listed in rows 4-8, we began our research by searching for manufacturers of hose end products on retailer sites such as Home Depot. We did so because we were able to find companies that make those types of products through that approach. Next, we looked for the person responsible for marketing at those companies. For that, we used Linkedin and obtained names and titles through that approach. We listed their specific job titles above. For those individuals, we found their contact information from the contact search tools Zoom Info and Adapt. For the companies listed in rows 2-3, we were able to find all the requested information for Hose Master, but not for Hose USA Inc. We looked for information about Hose USA Inc. on its website, in any articles, and on business-contact-lookup tools, but to no avail.
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