Founded in 1914, The Toro Company is one of the leading providers of turf and landscape maintenance equipment in the world. It offers a range of irrigation and watering systems. The company provides electric valves, mowers, sprinklers, nozzles, taps and hoses. The Toro Company sells products through several distributors, dealers, homecenters and hardware retailers in the United States and Canada. It offers products under various brands, such as the Toro, Exmark, Lawn-Boy, Irritrol, Lawn Genie, Pope and Hayter. The Toro Company serves golf courses, recreational parks, sports and agricultural fields, condominium and apartment complexes, retail and industrial office facilities, and municipal and institutional grounds. The company maintains a staff of more than 5,300 employees.