Johnson Outdoors Inc was incorporated in Wisconsin in 1987. The Company is a manufacturer and marketer of branded seasonal, outdoor recreation products used for fishing, diving, paddling and camping. The Company's Marine Electronic segment brands are Minn Kota battery-powered fishing motors for quiet trolling or main propulsion; Humminbird sonar and GPS equipment for fishfinding and navigation; Cannon downriggers for controlled-depth fishing and Geonav large, leisure boat navigation technology. The Company's Outdoor Equipment segment brands are Eureka!, consumer, commercial and military tents and accessories, sleeping bags, camping furniture and other recreational camping products; Silva field compasses and digital instruments; and Tech40 performance measurement instruments. Eureka!, commercial tents include party tents and accessories, sold to general rental stores, and other commercial tents and accessories sold directly to tent erectors. The Company's tent products range from 10'x10' canopies to 120' wide pole tents and other large scale frame structures and are manufactured by the Company at the Company's Binghamton, New York location. Eureka!, also designs and manufactures large, heavy-duty tents and lightweight backpacking tents for the military at its Binghamton, New York location. The Company's Watercraft segment designs and markets Necky sea touring kayaks; sit on top Ocean Kayaks; and Old Town canoes and kayaks for family recreation, touring and tripping. The Company manufactures and markets underwater diving products for technical and recreational divers, which it sells and distributes under the SCUBAPRO, UWATEC and SUBGEAR brand names. The Company competes with several domestic and foreign companies such as Brunswick, Lowrance, Confluence and Aqualung/U.S. The Company is subject to supra national, federal, state, local and foreign laws and other legal requirements related to the generation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal of materials as a result of its manufacturing and assembly operations.
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