Virginia Beach-based STIHL Inc., one of several manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group, is the headquarters for U.S. operations and embodies the American built mentality. We have steadily increased our investments in America since our founding in 1974. Starting with 50 employees that assembled only one model of chain saw, today, we now have 2 Million square feet under roof, on over 150 acres, employ approximately 2,100 people nationwide, with 1,900 in Virginia Beach, Va., and manufacture more than 270 model variations of chain saws and power tools for sale in the U.S. and around the world. The majority of STIHL products sold in America are also built in America* and STIHL Inc. not only exports products to more than 90 countries but produces the majority of STIHL units for the world market. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast � not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the United States only. For more information or for the name of a local STIHL retailer, call toll free 1-800-GO STIHL (1-800-467-8445), visit stihlusa.com or text your zip code to 78445. *A majority of STIHL powerheads are built in the United States from domestic and foreign parts and components. "Number one selling brand"? is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research as well as independent consumer research of 2009-2014 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.