RedMax Outdoor Equipment: Who Are They, etc. ?

Hi,
Live outside of Boston.
Lots of ads lately for outdoor equipment of most every type from a manufacturer called RedMax.
First time I ever recall seeing or hearing anything about any RedMax outdoor equipment. Ads all over the place now around here for their products.
Frankly, have never head of them.
Who are they ?
Been around for a while ? Good "stuff" ?
Thoughts on ?
Bob
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Why Choose RedMax
We care about the environment, and work hard to ensure that our products reduce impact on the environment. http://www.redmax.com/company/
Notice they don't say "..because we are economical, durable and reliable.."
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CRNG wrote:

And here's some more quoted from the same blurb
"Our technological improvements to two-cycle engine design and fabrication ensure reliability, performance, and power while reducing emissions and fuel consumption.
We offer commercial quality tools that last and back them up with great warranties and service. "
Since you saw fit to only quote part of their ad , I figgered it's only fair someone else quoted the rest , so people aren't misled ... did you even read the whole ad , or did you just latch onto the first phrase that met your agenda ?
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I've had a RedMax backpack blower for a really long time. I suspect 20 years or more.
Still works like new.
I bought it at an outlet that mostly sold to professionals.
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Bob wrote:

The following (below) is from a 2008 catalog. The last entry in the time-line is 2007, and for some reason it doesn't include the creation or formation of the RedMax brand.
April 2007: Name changed to Zenoah America Inc.; Zenoah becomes part of Husqvarna AB - Sweden group
According to a yelp.ca entry:
Redmax Komatsu Zenoah American Inc 1100 Laval Blvd Ste 110 Lawrenceville, GA 30043
From here:
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId 0921
--------------- Company Overview of Husqvarna Zenoah Co.,Ltd
Husqvarna Zenoah Co., Ltd engages in the manufacture and sale of outdoor power equipment. Its outdoor power equipment includes trimmers/brushcutters, chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, power sprayers, dusters/misters, earth augers, engine drills, chipper shredders, and flail mowers. The company also provides hobby engines for boats, cars, airplanes, and helicopters. In addition, it offers industrial machineries, including disintegrators, multi-stage centrifugal pumps, and boiler feed water pumps, as well as general-purpose engines. Husqvarna Zenoah Co., Ltd offers its products in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Africa, and South America. The company, formerly known as Komatsu Zenoah Co. Ltd., was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Kawagoe, Japan.
www.zenoah.net -----------------
So it's not clear what the current relationship is with Husqvarna.
================================= RedMax Outdoor Power Equipment 30 Years of Success, a Lifetime of Innovation
August 1910 Tokyo Gas Kogyo Co. forms June 1913 Renamed Tokyo Gas Denki Kogyo Co.; Manufactures 130hp - 300hp aircraft engines May 1953 Merges with Fuji Motors Corp. Manufactures motorcycles and trucks March 1955 Starts production of modern aircraft engines and aircraft engine overhaul June 1962 Enters into partnership with Komatsu Ltd. April 1963 Starts production of agricultural and handheld 2-stroke engines January 1973 Changed name to Zenoah May 1970 Starts production of snowmobile 2-stroke engines: 250cc-650cc triples October 1975 Begins chainsaw production and sales October 1979 Merges with Komatsu Buhin Co.; Becomes Komatsu Zenoah Co. October 1980 1,000,000th G3C 2-stroke engine November 1984 Awarded Deming Execution Prize for Total Quality Control August 1987 Komatsu Zenoah America Inc. established August 1989 Reciprocator wins Grand Prix prize at Louisville Exhibition December 1994 Opens overhaul of aircraft turbine engine facility February 1997 ISO9001 certifcate acquired February 1997 The renowned EB6200, 62cc backpack blower is introduced June 1998 2-stroke Strato-Charged technology introduced August 2000 Kawagoe factory expands September 2000 90th Anniversary of company founding October 2001 Komatsu Zenoah Europe s.r.l. established July 2002 ISO 14001 certifcate acquired August 2003 Amsterdam offce established December 2003 Introduced world’s frst EPA/CARB 2005 emission compliant trimmer March 2004 Introduced world’s frst EPA/CARB 2005 emission compliant chainsaw April 2007 Name changed to Zenoah America Inc.; Zenoah becomes part of Husqvarna AB - Sweden group
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Bob wrote:

They are the best commercial weedeaters and blowers I've ever used. I bought a brand new one this morning. My first one was a mid-size weedeater... it lasted me 12 years before I retired it last year. The second one, I purchased 8 years ago, and it still runs very well, tho it takes a few pulls on the cord to get it going. Keep in mind tho, that is 8 years of commercial use and it's never been 'down' for anything. I've <maybe> put two plugs in it over the years. While searching for a mower part this morning, the sales guy saw me eyeballing them (new weedeaters) and offered to knock 20 bucks off one. Tho that doesn't sound like much, I'm aware the profit margin isn't much, so I bought it. I had one of their handheld blowers stolen off of my truck a few years back. They left the older Stihl blower, which I still use today. The RedMax was considerably stronger than the Stihl blower. I've been mowing commercially for 30 years... been thru Stihls, Husqvarnas, Echo, Weed Eater and Green Machine. RedMax beats them all. This is the one I purchased today for $369 - http://www.redmax.com/products/trimmers/bcz2660ts/
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