Dixie Chopper Ownership Change
Dixie Chopper, a manufacturer of commercial and residential mowing equipment once based in Putnam County, is undergoing an ownership change, the second such move in five years. Texas-based Alamo Group Inc. (NYSE: ALG) announced Tuesday that it has acquired the assets of Dixie Chopper from Jacobsen, a subsidiary of Textron Inc.
"We are pleased to have completed the acquisition of Dixie Chopper. They are an iconic brand in the zero-turn mowing industry and provide both a range of products and channel coverage that will complement and enhance our platform for growth,” said Ron Robinson, Alamo Group’s president and chief executive officer.
The mower maker was started on a family farm in Putnam County four decades ago. Jacobsen acquired Dixie Chopper in February 2014. The parent company closed its manufacturing plans in Fillmore in November 2018.