November 25, 2014 10:48 AM

Giving Thanks

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 2014 a great year!


At Channellock Inc., we have a lot to be grateful for. 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. 


We also know that we’re blessed to be based in Meadville, Pennsylvania, an area that values hard work and community. We enjoy being a part of different community charities, like United Way of Western Crawford County, Inc., where our president and COO, Jon DeArment, and his wife, Dana, serve as campaign ambassadors. 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 pliers and Professional Screwdrivers 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 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.