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Machines do the bulk of the work, but every fabricator relies on hand-held power tools too. This technology area has information on hand tools for many tasks, from simple to complex.

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Pferd appoints VP of sales

August 8, 2016

Milwaukee-based Pferd Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of abrasives, brushes, and power tools, has appointed Jon-Michael Raymond to the position of vice president, sales. Raymond previously served as manager of private brand and retail, U.S. and Canada, for Osborn Mfg. He also held several...

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Kett Tool announces retirement of VP

February 25, 2016

Kett Tool, a Cincinnati-based manufacturer of electric and pneumatic tools, has announced that Rick Fowkes, vice president, has retired after 34 years of service. Alex Rozumovich, who has served as director of engineering since 2007, has been promoted to vice president. Fowkes began his career...

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Apex Tool Group names CEO

February 8, 2016

Apex Tool Group LLC, a provider of industrial hand and power tools based in Sparks, Md., has named James J. Roberts as CEO and a member of the board of directors. Thomas Wroe Jr., previous CEO and chairman of the board, will continue to serve on the board of directors as executive chairman....

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Power Tool Institute launches website

January 28, 2016

The Power Tool Institute (PTI), a Cleveland-based organization for power tool safety resources, information, and education, has launched a new website at www.powertoolinstitute.com. Features include mobile compatibility and access to specific safety information for various tool types, including...

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Festool USA wins two Pro Tool Innovation Awards

October 6, 2015

Lebanon, Ind.-based Festool USA has won two Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) for the TSC 55 cordless track saw and the BHC 18 cordless rotary hammer. The track saw, which won in the 18-V cordless track saw category, can cut through 100 m of sheet goods on a single charge. The rotary hammer,...

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Sonic Tools announces partnership with Mattioli Automotive Group

September 30, 2015

Auburn, Ala.-based Sonic Tools has announced that California’s Mattioli Automotive Group and its Scuderia Corsa team have joined Sonic’s technical partnership program. The Sonic Tools liveried no. 64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia will compete at the Petit Le Mans 10-hour/1,000-mile...

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Stanley Black & Decker named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

September 24, 2015

Tools and tool storage provider Stanley Black & Decker, New Britain, Conn., has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for North America for the fifth consecutive year. The company’s overall score increased from 71 last year to 75 this year, which places it above the 80th...

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Southwire acquires assets of Seatek Co.

September 22, 2015

Southwire Co. LLC, Carrollton, Ga., has purchased substantially all the assets of Stamford, Conn.-based Seatek Co. Inc., a manufacturer of hand tools and motorized equipment designed to cut metal-clad and armored cables. The acquisition includes substantially all of Seatek's manufacturing...

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Dewalt contributes to foundation supporting SkillsUSA scholarships in 2015

May 20, 2015

Dewalt has contributed $25,000 to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, which provides scholarships for SkillsUSA member students to attend the National Leadership and Skills Conference. The total amount available for scholarships for students attending the conference this year, to be held in Louisville,...

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Bosch Rexroth appoints new president/CEO in U.S.

April 21, 2015

Effective July 1, 2015, Paul Cooke has been appointed regional president Americas and president/CEO of Bosch Rexroth Corp. U.S. He continues as senior vice president sales within the Business Unit Industrial Applications at the headquarters in Lohr, Germany, until the end of June 2015. Since...

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Dynabrade acquires National Detroit Pneumatic Tools

April 20, 2015

Industrial abrasive power tool manufacturer Dynabrade Inc. has acquired the assets of National Detroit Inc., Rockford, Ill., a maker of pneumatic abrasive power tools. Production operations will be relocated to Dynabrade’s Clarence, N.Y., headquarters. National Detroit’s product line...

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Weiler appoints district sales manager

April 16, 2015

Cresco, Pa.-based Weiler Corp., a provider of power brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products for surface conditioning, has named Will Bennett as district sales manager in Dallas. He is responsible for developing sales and managing the Weiler and Anderson brands in the north Texas and Oklahoma...

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Apex Tool Group appoints CEO

October 24, 2014

Apex Tool Group LLC, Sparks, Md., a provider of industrial hand and power tools, has appointed Thomas Wroe Jr., current chairman of the board, to the additional role of CEO. He succeeds Steve Breitzka, who is stepping down to begin the next phase in his career. Wroe previously served as CEO of...

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Vidmar supports Wounded Warrior Project at IMTS 2014

August 11, 2014

Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) and its Vidmar® unit are teaming up once more to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) this September. At IMTS in Chicago, Sept. 8-13, Vidmar will make a donation for each name signed on its “Warrior Wall.” The company hopes to get 550 signatures on...

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Flexovit names director of sales/marketing

March 4, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc., Angola, N.Y., has hired Hendrik H. Iliohan as director of sales and marketing. He is responsible for directing all sales and marketing initiatives across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Hendrik, who has more than 25 years of industry experience, has been with the company since...

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