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Jacobsen to Serve North & Central Florida, Georgia and Alabama Customers Directly (Dec 10)

(December 10, 2014) – Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it will be establishing direct distribution capabilities to serve customers in North & Central Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

The company believes it can better support customers in these regions by servicing them directly. Jacobsen will be increasing stocking levels in the Southeast and adding additional sales and service staff.

This change comes on the heels of Jacobsen recently establishing direct operations in the Western and Midwestern U.S., which has helped create success and stability for customers.

“We believe we can ensure our customers are getting the highest level of support in the industry by serving them directly in Florida, Georgia and Alabama,” said Ric Stone, VP of Sales & Marketing for Jacobsen. “Our existing direct efforts in the West and Midwest U.S. have been very successful and we will leverage what we’ve learned in those areas to continue our growth in these important territories.”

Jacobsen will serve as a full-service dealer that will serve hundreds of golf courses and sports fields in Florida, Georgia and Alabama, including such notable Jacobsen customers as Plantation Bay Country Club in Ormond Beach, the Golf Lodge at The Quarry in Naples and Daytona International Speedway.

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen 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 golf courses, sports fields and other 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.

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