Published online: Aug 20, 2007 Canyon Communications
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The Toro Company has acquired Rain Master Irrigation Systems, a manufacturer of irrigation controllers based in Simi Valley, Calif.

For over 25 years, Rain Master has provided irrigation central control systems, controllers and handheld remote controls for the landscape and commercial markets. With a presence in many parts of the West and expansion into growth areas throughout the country, Rain Master products will be added to the Irritrol line and continue to be sold under the Rain Master brand. 

"This purchase is consistent with our strategy to pursue acquisitions that will strengthen our position in the water management market and drive our revenue growth," said Michael Hoffman, chairman and CEO of The Toro Company. "Rain Master is an established, well-respected company in the irrigation industry and will provide us with a product line that helps enhance our global offering now and in the future." 

As a result of the purchase, Jim Sieminski, CEO, and the employees of Rain Master will become part of Toro's water management team. 

"We are pleased to be joining forces with The Toro Company, an irrigation leader that shares our goal of creating technologies that support the efficient use of water," said Sieminski.