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Tool company distributes world wide

Irwin Industrial Tool Company manufactures and distributes throughout the world professional-grade hand tools and power tool accessories for trade professionals. As part of Newell Rubbermaid, the company has the financial backing and systems suppo...


February 1, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Irwin Industrial Tool Company manufactures and distributes throughout the world professional-grade hand tools and power tool accessories for trade professionals. As part of Newell Rubbermaid, the company has the financial backing and systems support of a US$8 billion consumer products company.

This global business has a strong stable of brands, including Irwin, Vise-Grip locking pliers, Marathon saw blades, Quick-Grip bar clamps, Speedbor flat bits, Strait-Line marking tools, Unibit step drill bits and Hanson taps, dies and extractors.

The company traces its history back to 1885, when Charles Irwin patented a solid centre auger bit. In 1993 Irwin partnered with American Tool Company, a tool manufacturer founded by the inventor of Vise-Grip locking pliers. Newell Rubbermaid acquired American Tool in 2002, and a year later changed the name to Irwin Industrial Tool Company.

For more information, visit www.irwin.com or call 704-987-4339 and refer to this article.

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