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STIHL In is one of seven manufacturing facilities in the STIHL Group. The Virginia Beach complex is located on over 100 acres with 1 million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. STIHL In employs over 2,000 people nationwide in a variety of positions from product assembly, manufacturing engineering, sales and marketing, and finance.

STIHL In began manufacturing at the Virginia Beach Facility in 1974 with the assembly of the 015 chain saws. The manufacturing area was expanded in 1983 and again in 1990 and in 2004 to its current size. In October of 1996, STIHL opened a new 50,000 square foot warehouse. In 2004 another warehouse facility of 135,000 square feet was opened to house finished goods for world wide distribution. In 2005 more space was added to the manufacturing facility. Projects in 2007, including the Guide Bar plant, will put over 1 million square feet of property under roof.

The chain saw is the cornerstone of our industry, but today they also manufacture a variety of handheld outdoor power equipment.

STIHL In is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 registered and is a member of many associations.

Managing for the Future

STIHL strives for the development of environmentally friendly products, minimizing environmental effects through early testing and evaluation. They aim to achieve continuous environmental improvement by utilizing the best available technologies combined with state-of-the-art production processes whenever it is economically feasible.

STIHL will continue to develop not only environmentally friendly and energy saving products, but also insure that environmental protection remains a paramount aspect of the day-to-day business activities. Raw materials are used sparingly, protecting the natural resources. The reduction of noise, refuse, emissions, and wastewater is of the utmost importance to STIHL. They are also working towards increasing environmental awareness in their vendors and business partners. After all, taking care of nature is the very basis of the STIHL operation.