Husqvarna Professional Products Inc. announced on Sept. 19 the intent to discontinue manufacturing and selling products under the Yazoo|Kees brand name by year end.

“The decision to discontinue the Yazoo|Kees brand is part of our brand rationalization strategy within the Husqvarna Group,” said John Marchionda, vice president of marketing, Husqvarna.

Husqvarna will continue to produce similar products under both the Dixon and Husqvarna brands. The company will also continue to process warranty claims for Yazoo|Kees and make available service parts for an extended period of time.