Jacobsen Awards Top-Performing Dealers at Golf Industry Show

February 18, 2014

Tri-State Pump & Control wins top honors as Jacobsen’s Dealer of the Year

Charlotte, N.C. (February 17, 2014) – Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recognized its top-performing dealers and salespeople during the Golf Industry Show in Orlando earlier this month.

Jacobsen’s Dealer of the Year award went to Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP), a South Carolina-based dealer with more than 30 years in the industry. The top honor is based on a dealer’s sales growth, market penetration and market share.

Individual dealer salesperson awards went to George Corgan of Steven Willand (New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia), Paul Turner of G.C. Duke (Canada), Layton Scott of Ladd’s (Tennessee, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi) and Lenny Marino of Baker Vehicle Systems (Ohio).

Ladd’s was recognized for 50 years as a Jacobsen dealer and Horst Distributing (Wisconsin, Michigan) was recognized for 65 years as a Jacobsen dealer.

Krigger & Company (Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia) picked up the Dealer Service award. MTE Turf Equipment Solutions (New York and Massachusetts) won the Dealer Marketing award.

Asia-Pacific dealers recognized were PowerTurf (New Zealand), who picked up the Asia-Pacific Dealer of the Year award, NBK Trading Corporation (Guam) went home with the Dealer Service award and Mikuni (Japan) received the Sales Conquest award.

“Whether it’s supporting local associations, investing in service and support, or offering customers flexible financial solutions, our dealers are building relationships in their territories,” said Ric Stone, VP of Sales & Marketing for Jacobsen. “Jacobsen’s growth and success is intrinsically tied to our dealer network and we will continue to work together to provide world-class products, service and support to even more customers.”

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) Company, 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 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 Inc.
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.

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick, PR & Communications Manager, Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704.504.4867
Email: aslick@textron.com

During the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Jacobsen held its annual dealer awards ceremony. South Carolina-based Tri-State Pump & Control (TSP) picked up the 2013 North American Dealer of the Year award. Pictured here (from left) are David Withers, President, Jacobsen; Janet Wilson, CFO, TSP; Al Wilson, President & Owner, TSP; Trip Cobb, Sales Manager, TSP; Ron Wilson, Operations Manager, TSP; and Ric Stone, VP of Sales & Marketing for Jacobsen.

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Eric Salander, Vice President, Investor Relations
(401) 457-2288
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