October 9, 2014 08:48 AM

Channellock Inc. Appoints New President and COO

Here at CHANNELLOCK®, we take pride in our rich history and are excited that a 128-year family tradition continues with the announcement of our new president, Jon DeArment. Jon was recently appointed president and COO, and will be the DeArment family’s fifth generation to lead the company. Jon began his nearly 20-year career by working in the plant during summer breaks from college and worked his way up in the family- owned and -operated business.



After working his way through different areas and departments, including maintenance, the machine shop, human resources, and sales and marketing, Jon ultimately found his niche in the manufacturing section of the business. He has proven to be a leader in manufacturing and engineering, and his love of the business shows every day.


“Our commitment to quality, continuous improvement and innovation is at the heart of what we do every day at CHANNELLOCK,” said Jon. “I look forward to maintaining and expanding upon that tradition, while ensuring that we’re always producing the best pliers and hand tools for our customers.”


You can read more about Jon’s new role with the company here.


Congratulations, Jon!


Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.


October 6, 2014 08:35 AM

Channellock Inc. Honors Associates with Perfect Attendance

Over the course of our 128-year history, CHANNELLOCK® has found success time and again with our pliers and hand tools. That kind of success is no accident. It’s a direct result of our dedicated associates who put their hearts into their work every day.

Recently, we celebrated 67 associates who didn’t miss any work during the last year except for allowable absences like vacation, jury duty, military duty or bereavement. We recognized 67 associates last year for perfect attendance as well, and we are excited to have so many dedicated associates. At a special dinner, CHANNELLOCK® gave each recipient a certificate of recognition, a Giant Eagle gift card and a preferred parking space for six months.

Associates who made the Perfect Attendance List this year are: Ashley Alabran, Bob Alabran, Lori Bahurinsky, Becki Baird, Rich Beres, Howard Bradley, Dan Cochran, Alan Collins, Tom Courtney, Dennis Cox, Dana Davis, Jon Deater, Travis DeMarches, Sue Favorite, Dave Feltenberger, Shelly Ferguson, Dorene Ferris, Todd Fleet, Don Fronce, Ted Gillette, Damon Grove, Rebecca Hannaford, DeeDee Hayek, Nick Hays, Bruce Heckman, Titus Helmuth, Sean P. Hickey, Ron Hopkins, Jeff Irwin, Brett Jastromb, Milt Kidon, Dave King, Greg Koehler, Bryan Labonowski, Rich Littlefield, Josh Martsolf, Chuck Mattocks, Pete McHale, Jim McIntyre, Earl Midkiff, Owen Miller, Randy Moore, Bill Moren, Jeff Mumau, Joe Mushrush, Teresa Myers, Ken Pardee, Scott Perrine, Ruth Ann Polley, Charles Potter, Brian Pruskowski, Marvin Ransom, Mike Redding, Larry Richter, Cherri Saulsbery, Harold Shartle, John Sloss, Richard Small, Randy Steadman, Robert Stine, Brett Ward, David Williams, Chuck Williams, Greg Wotherspoon and Iddo Yoder.

Congratulations to our wonderful associates, and thanks for all you do!



Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

September 16, 2014 08:13 AM

Win the Ultimate CHANNELLOCK® Prize Pack

Want to have the ultimate fan space decked out in team gear, plus a tool chest full of CHANNELLOCK® tools? This is your chance! The annual CHANNELLOCK® Gridiron Garage Giveaway is back, featuring a prize package valued at more than $8,000.

This year’s winner will receive a CHANNELLOCK® tool chest filled with $2,000 worth of our American-made tools, a stainless steel, three-burner propane grill, a mini fridge to keep your game day drinks cold, a generator with up to 8 hours of run time to power an all-day tailgate, and a 27-inch HD TV for watching your favorite teams.

On top of the usual prize package, this year’s winner gets a special bonus – a one-room remodel that will transform a space in their home into the ultimate sports team fan room. Just pick the space and we’ll do the makeover, worth up to $3,000! 

The CHANNELLOCK® Gridiron Garage Giveaway runs from Sept. 4 through Dec.19, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. Visit to enter now! 

Good luck!



Lynn Snyder

Communications and Training Manager

Channellock Inc.