November 25, 2015 08:54 AM

Giving Thanks For Our Associates

Thanksgiving isn’t just a time for food, family and friends. It’s also a time to be thankful for the many people and blessings in our lives. This year, as we go around the table to give thanks, we wanted to say thank you to those who have helped make 2015 a great year!

Our successes would not have happened without our dedicated associates. Our associates have helped us forge a long history. Their dedication to the quality tools we make continues to impress us every day. At Channellock Inc., we have a lot to be grateful for.

Channellock Inc. associates make sure our quality tools can make it from our production facilities and into the hands of our customers. Without their work, professionals and serious DIYers wouldn’t have our tools to help them complete the toughest of jobs.

We also know that we’re blessed to be based in Meadville, Pa., USA, and that, like so many parts of America, is an area that values hard work and community. And you can be sure that we appreciate all of our loyal, fierce fans and customers who inspire us to keep manufacturing our high-quality tools here in the USA.

So as you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving bounty, take a moment to appreciate and be thankful for everyone in your life.

From all of us here at Channellock Inc., thank you and happy Thanksgiving!

Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.

November 18, 2015 05:37 AM

American-Made Gifts for the Professionals and DIYers On Your List

As the holiday season inches closer, holiday shopping will soon be kicking into high gear. In fact, experts predict the average person will spend as much as $800 on holiday gifts this year. If there is a professional or a serious DIYer on your list, give the gift that keeps on giving – a gift made in America.

Every American product you buy helps to pay American workers and is truly the gift that keeps on giving.  Here are a couple of American-made sets that will make them excited to chip away at their to-do list.

The CHANNELLOCK® Professional Screwdrivers line is made in the U.S., and each tool is designed with a four-sided acetate handle that delivers greater torque than competing drivers with six- or eight-sided handles.

o   The all new 61A 6N1 Professional Multi-Bit Screwdriver 

o   SD-10A 10 PC Professional Screwdriver Set

·         The original Tongue & Groove Pliers that CHANNELLOCK® is famous for. Tongue-and-groove pliers are especially good for gripping and applying torque. These pliers can be used to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts around the house.

o   440® 12" Straight Jaw Tongue & Groove Plier

o   GS-2 2PC General Plier Set (includes a 420® 9.5" Straight Jaw Tongue & Groove Plier and a 337 7" High Leverage Diagonal Lap Joint Cutting Plier): 

Cutting pliers are great for pulling small nails, rivets and wire ends. Side cutters, or diagonal pliers, are the most common form of cutting pliers and are used on virtually all forms of electrical wiring in the home, on the job and in automotive applications. CHANNELLOCK®’s unique E SERIES™ design provides legendary strength in a streamlined design with a powerful cutting edge. These pliers were designed with precision and space limitations in mind and are made in America.

o   E337 7" XLT Diagonal Lap Joint Cutting Plier


Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.

November 11, 2015 04:15 AM

CHANNELLOCK® Thanks Those Who Have Served Our Nation

Channellock, Inc. is proud to serve our community, and we are proud of our American-made products. And while we take pride in being a family-owned company for 129 years right here in Meadville, Pennsylvania, we realize that we owe our opportunity for success and freedom to prosper to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

General George Patton once said, “The soldier is the Army. No army is better than its soldiers. The soldier is also a citizen. In fact, the highest obligation and privilege of citizenship is that of bearing arms for one’s country.”

This and every Veterans Day, we pause and take time to honor those who are serving and those veterans who have served before them. 

For us, it is personal. We currently employ 39 Americans who are veterans of the military. Of those who have served, all branches are represented at Channellock, Inc., including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Some are still serving our nation in the National Guard and Reserve. Each one of them dared to take the oath of service, and now they are a valuable part of the CHANNELLOCK® family. 

Channellock, Inc. associate veterans include:

Rick Ayers, Becki Baird, Dan Barickman, Dave Beck, Scott Beil, Terry Bowersox, Dan Cochran, Jimmy Coleman, Denny Cox, Paul Edmondson, Dave Gibbons, Dan Gravatt, Damon Grove, Nathan Hall, Chris Hoepfl, Ross Kareha, Joshua Keach, Tyler Kitch, Brian Labanowski, Richard Littlefield, Steve Litwiler, Jeff Mackiewicz, Charlotte McCauley, Ted Moyers, Charles Potter, Ernie Renner, Russ Reynolds, Richard Rice, Bryan Riddle, Adam Rodgers, Bryan Smith, Don Socha, Robert Stine, Larry Stirling, Dave Tepe, Bill Thompson, Joshua Wagner, Doug Weber and Bill Wotherspoon.

CHANNELLOCK® would like thank all those who have served. How will you thank a veteran this Veterans Day?

Lynn Snyder
Communications and Training Manager
Channellock, Inc.