Charles Machine Works

The Toro Company announced that it is realigning the organizational structure for its underground construction businesses to better serve customers, maximize synergies and streamline costs. The company intends to combine certain aspects of the Ditch Witch, American Augers and Trencor businesses, all of which were part of the Charles Machine Works acquisition announced earlier this year.

The Toro Company has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held The Charles Machine Works Inc. , an Oklahoma corporation and the parent company of Ditch Witch and several other brands in the underground construction market, for $700 million in cash subject to certain adjustments set forth in the definitive agreement.

The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has updated its line of fluid management systems to increase productivity and reduce costs on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) job sites. These advanced models incorporate new design features to meet the highest standards for jobsite productivity, improved drilling fluid flow, increased durability, and faster mixing cycles and yield times.

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, released a new JT20XP horizontal directional drill (HDD) package featuring a JT20XP drill and XP44 mixing system. This is the only drilling system in its class to utilize all on-board horsepower for thrust and rotation, according to the manufacturer.

Dumping liquid spoils from directional drilling is highly regulated, costly and time consuming. To combat these challenges, Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, has partnered with MetaFLO Technologies to be the exclusive provider of SolidState 2 and SolidState 6 solidification reagents.

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, introduced its largest trencher to date, the HT275, to boost productivity and versatility on a broad range of trenching jobs. The unit was designed to increase year-over-year return on investment (ROI) on water, sewer, gas, power and underdrain installations, pipeline distribution and other heavy-duty trenching tasks.

HammerHead Trenchless of Lake Mills, Wisc., a Charles Machine Works company, has promoted three of its top personnel to newly created management positions. HammerHead President Kevin Smith said the new positions are part of an internal expansion initiative that strengthens the company's existing focus on customers and users.

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works Company, recognized Robbin Womack of Ditch Witch of Houston with the 2017 Lowell Highfill Award – the organization's most prestigious award for salespeople worldwide. This award is presented annually to the top individual salesperson in the global Ditch Witch organization for his/her superior product knowledge and performance in promoting and marketing Ditch Witch products, jobsite solutions and services.

The Ditch Witch organization, a Charles Machine Works Company, has released an advanced version of their industry-first, web-based tool that helps customers be more efficient and reduce downtime by quickly finding the service parts they need. The Ditch Witch Parts Lookup gives customers easy access to detailed parts information, and a direct line of communication to dealerships for part verification and pick-list creation.

Worldwide Business with kathy ireland is pleased to announce an exclusive interview with Rick Johnson, CEO of Charles Machine Works, one of the world's leading underground construction equipment manufacturers and servicers. The topic on this episode: global underground infrastructure and the critical need for effective and modern solutions in the United States' aging system.

Ditch Witch, a Charles Machine Works company, will showcase its new family of mini skid steers at the 2017 GIE+EXPO Oct. 18-20 in Louisville, Ky. Show attendees can demo the full line of models and realize the full benefits of the customer-driven enhancements to make green industry professionals productive and profitable on a variety of small to complex landscape, hardscape and irrigation jobs.