In 1947, forester Joe Cox observed the C-shaped jaws of a timber beetle larva deftly chewing through wood. This was the inspiration for his “Cox Chipper Chain,” which he quietly invented in the basement of his home in Portland, Oregon. That same year, Cox started the Oregon Saw Chain Corp. to produce his saw chain – from a basement startup to a global manufacturer. Over time, Cox and his saw chain revolutionized the timber industry, and today the company he founded is the manufacturer of the World’s #1 Saw Chain™.
Joe’s efforts changed the industry and gave way to our company, and what he did and who he was continues to inspire our Team Members around the world.