September 24, 2015 10:58 AM

The Biggest Gridiron Garage Giveaway Yet!

The CHANNELLOCK® Gridiron Garage Giveaway is back for its fifth year, and the prize package is bigger than ever! This year’s prize package is valued at more than $12,000 and is full of tickets, tailgates and tools.

Those who enter could win $5,000 worth of CHANNELLOCK® tools for their garage. CHANNELLOCK® will even fly the winner to the factory for a VIP tour so they can see how their new tools are made. But the prizes don’t stop there. This year’s winner will also receive two 2016 season tickets for the football team of their choice as well as a collection of tailgating gear valued at $5,000.

The full prize package includes:

  • $5,000 worth of CHANNELLOCK® tools;
  • Round-trip airfare and accommodations for two to Meadville, Pa., home of Channellock Inc., for a VIP tour of the plant;
  • $5,000 tailgating package including an outdoor TV system, a portable grill/smoker, six team logo tailgate chairs, a 3,500-watt generator and much more; and,
  • A pair of 2016 season tickets to the football team of the winner’s choice (subject to availability).

Don’t wait! The sweepstakes ends on January 3, 2016. Enter here.


Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

September 16, 2015 12:19 PM

Annual Channellock Inc. Falcon Award Winner Announced

Channellock Inc. wouldn’t be the successful company it is today without the hardworking associates who come to work every day. It takes a concerted dedication and commitment to excellence, at all levels of the organization, for us to deliver the high quality hand tools you rely on.  

Channellock Inc. Heat Treat supervisor Damon Grove is the embodiment of that dedication and excellence, and he is the winner of CHANNELLOCK’s 12th annual Falcon Award.

Damon was announced as the winner during a lunch ceremony at the headquarters of Channellock Inc on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. As the 2015 Falcon Award recipient, Grove will soon receive a gift of his own choosing: a zero-turn lawn mower. He also received an engraved silver bowl and will have his name inscribed on a plaque displayed beside the hand-blown Daum crystal falcon that serves as the symbol of the Falcon Award at our headquarters. 

The Falcon Award is the crown jewel of the Falcon Program, a multi-faceted initiative implemented in 2003 and designed to reward, encourage and celebrate Channellock Inc. associates at work, at home and in the community. The Falcon Award is presented to the one associate who best demonstrates the ideals of the program: speed in action through productivity; far-sightedness and clear vision in making everyday decisions that impact CHANNELLOCK’s bottom line; job performance at work; leadership skills through participation in community organizations; and a clear understanding and commitment to CHANNELLOCK’s “Vision Blue,” which states that “communication, commitment, cooperation and constant improvement yield success.”

Damon’s dedication, efficient work ethic and expertise are all examples of how CHANNELLOCK® has benefited from his exemplary service. Damon’s peers nominated him for the award, highlighting his 20 years of service and commitment to the company.

“This is a wonderful family,” Damon said. “This award really reflects on everyone here at Channellock Inc. who takes pride in what we do. Thank you for this award.”

“One of my favorite parts of my job is working with the award committee each year to select the annual Falcon Award winner,” said Joanie (DeArment) Sweeney, benefits manager at Channellock Inc. “I’m continually overwhelmed by how many hardworking and caring people Channellock Inc. is fortunate enough to have in its workforce.  I love this process because we get to see and celebrate those qualities and achievements.  This year's nominees and winner were no exception. We couldn't be happier for Damon. He is a proud father and husband as well as an involved community leader and a hardworking and dependable CHANNELLOCK associate” 

Damon’s peers nominated him, as well as 16 other CHANNELLOCK® associates:

  • Terry Anthony – Chiron Operator
  • Dave Bauer – Supervisor, Finished Goods
  • Raymond Chase – Plier Finisher/Auditor
  • Sue Favorite – Customer Support Coordinator
  • Todd Fleet – Robotic Forging Operator
  • Dave Gibbons – Production Coordinator
  • George Godsave – Supervisor, Finished Goods
  • Sean Hickey – Welder/Fabricator
  • Richard Littlefield – Heat Treat Associate
  • Pam Magee – Credit Manager
  • Terry Peterson – Robotic Polishing Operator
  • Gary Rankin – General Supervisor, Warehouse & Finished Goods
  • Don Slingluff – Set Up Tech
  • Richard Small – End Nipper Machining Cell Operator
  • Lynn Snyder – Communications & Training Manager
  • Jamie Sopher – Shipping Coordinator

Congratulations, Damon!

Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

September 3, 2015 06:44 AM

Built by Americans for Americans

With Labor Day quickly approaching, we’re taking the time to think about the true meaning of the day. It’s a yearly tribute to the contributions workers make to the strength and prosperity of our country. It is also a day to celebrate American manufacturing – a complex system that is driven by the strength and ingenuity of its workers.

Without the American labor force, our nation’s greatest manufacturing accomplishments would not exist, such as the CHANNELLOCK® tools in your hands now. The quality products that we make are all thanks to our nearly 400 associates here in Meadville, Pa. As our founder, George B. DeArment, said, “People count more than machines.”

We are proud to be a part of American manufacturing and what is accomplished here every day. So we invite everyone to take time today and next weekend to stop and appreciate the men and women who work hard to keep this country moving. And from all of us at Channellock Inc., we say thank you.



Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.