Finn Corp., based near Cincinnati, Ohio, made a name for itself in the landscape and erosion control marketplaces when the doors to a small shop were opened by Charles Finn in 1935. His revolutionary invention of a machine that was designed to chop and apply straw for mulching bare soil paved the way for a pattern of high quality, labor-saving equipment for decades to follow under the Finn name. Following the Straw Blower, Finn invented the first HydroSeeder in 1953 to efficiently shoot seed and fertilizers over broad areas. This was more than a product innovation—it was the seed that grew an entirely new industry of turf and erosion control contractors. With this pioneering spirit part of its culture and utilizing a vast dealer network along Finn Corp. has grown to a world-wide leader in the manufacture and sale of erosion control and landscape equipment and products.