In the 1970s, STIHL expanded by building manufacturing plants in Brazil and the United States, which led to more diverse product lines. Significant growth in the construction and landscaping markets required products for these skilled professionals looking for STIHL quality and power, and our engineers responded. STIHL also met the increasing demands of quality-conscious consumers with a wide range of grass trimmers, edgers, blowers and, of course, chain saws.