7/10/2014 3:22:00 PM The Toro Company
turns 100 today
Today is a big day for the Toro Company. It is Toro's 100th birthday.
The company employs 625 workers at its Windom plant, a facility that has been churning out Toro products since 1951. The Toro Company has been celebrating this anniversary by supporting all of the community's where it has plants and operations.
Earlier this year, Toro donated 100 trees to the Windom Recreation Area. The trees were planted by Toro employees.
In addition, Toro recently donated $113,000 to area non-profit organizations to assist with various community-oriented projects.
On Friday, Toro will host Windom's Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m.
The company started out building engines for Bull Tractor Company in Minneapolis on July 10, 1914. In 1920, Toro decided to exit its agriculture equipment business to focus its attention exclusively on turf maintenance.
Readers can learn a great deal about the recent donations, the Toro Company's history and receive an overview of the local plant by reading a special edition that will appear with next week's Cottonwood County Citizen.