November 19, 2014 10:47 AM

American Manufacturing 101

As the voice of American business, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plays an important role on behalf of its members – as an advocate for small and large businesses alike in Washington, D.C. That’s why we were excited when the U.S. Chamber sent a film crew to Meadville, Pennsylvania, to learn about American manufacturing. 


Throughout the time with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we were able to give a behind-the-scenes look at how the pliers we make are forged, how manufacturing is done today and the challenges domestic manufacturers like Channellock Inc. must surmount to bring high-quality products to market. Its representatives also met and interviewed the DeArment family and many of our associates.


Check out this video from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s visit that showcases how we take tool innovation to the next level:

(Click on the photo to see the full story.)


Our thanks to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the opportunity to share our story, how our tools are made and the family side of our business. We could not be more proud of where we’ve come from.


To read the full story, please visit the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.



Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

November 10, 2014 11:28 AM

CHANNELLOCK® Proudly Honors Those Who Have Served

Channellock Inc. has a proud tradition of being a family-owned company for 128 years right here in Meadville, Pennsylvania. We are proud to serve our community and we are proud of our American-made products. Like so many other businesses, we owe our opportunity for success and freedom to those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.


We honor those who are serving and those veterans who have served before them. For us, it is personal. Veterans make up about nine percent of the U.S. population. We currently employ 44 associates who are veterans of the military. This means that almost 12 percent of our associates are veterans. 


Of those who have served, all branches are represented at Channellock Inc., including the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Each one of them served with honor, and now they are a valuable part of the Made in America Manufacturing Movement.


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



Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.


October 31, 2014 08:46 AM

Introducing the New CHANNELLOCK® American-Made Professional Screwdrivers

We’ve been forging the industry’s fiercest American-made pliers for more than 128 years, so we thought it was time that we gave professionals, tradesmen and DIYers some American-made screwdrivers. Our new line of Professional Screwdrivers includes slotted, Phillips, Torx® and nut drivers that are all designed and manufactured in the U.S.


Whether you’re a tradesman looking for a new screwdriver, or a serious DIYer looking to up your game, there’s a new CHANNELLOCK® screwdriver for your needs. The CHANNELLOCK® Professional Screwdrivers line features 46 different tool offerings, including a six-in-one multi-bit driver, all made in the U.S. and shipped all over the world from Meadville, Pennsylvania.


Each Professional Screwdriver features:

  • acetate handles that are:
    • impact resistant and durable;
    • superior in strength compared to molded designs;
    • exceptionally solvent resistant; and,
    • made from wood fiber, a renewable source;
  • precision-machined shaft and chrome-coated alloy steel blades for full fastener engagement;
  • chrome plating for superior corrosion resistance;
  • heat treated shafts for exceptional strength and durability; and,
  • blasted tips for use in electronic applications.

The new CHANNELLOCK® Professional Screwdrivers line is strong enough to meet the demands of heavy, daily use, and is available online at



Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.