May 22, 2015 05:20 AM

The True Meaning of Memorial Day

On the last Monday in May, Americans take a moment and pause to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. Memorial Day was established after the Civil War to honor those who died on both the Union and Confederate sides. Later in history, Memorial Day was expanded to include remembering all of those who have been lost while serving in the country’s armed forces.

Sometimes Memorial Day is simply seen as the beginning of summer or a day off from work. However, each and every one of us owes a debt of gratitude to those who were willing to serve and sometimes die for the freedoms that we enjoy every day. While it is important to take time off to be with family and friends, it is also important for us to remember the true meaning behind this sacred day.

From the men and women of Channellock Inc., we would like to take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by those who have lost their lives while wearing the cloth of the nation and say, thank you.

Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.

May 12, 2015 08:07 AM

CHANNELLOCK® Attends the National Hardware Show

Every year, tens of thousands of people gather in Las Vegas for the annual National Hardware Show. During the three day event, more than 2,500 exhibitors, representing 15 major product categories, displayed and demonstrated their products to the public, retail buyers and trade media. This year, the National Hardware Show celebrated a milestone, its 70th anniversary, and CHANNELLOCK® was there.

This year’s show included keynote speakers, expert panels, celebrity appearances and, of course, a lot of great CHANNELLOCK® tools. During the show, CHANNELLOCK® invited attendees to visit the booth and see some new products first hand, including the new Xtra Slim Jaw Wideazz® Adjustable Wrenches and the all new 86 9" Rescue Tool. In addition, CHANNELLOCK® had its complete line of tools on display for visitors to see.

“We were proud to represent CHANNELLOCK® and our nearly 400 dedicated associates at the National Hardware Show,” said Ryan DeArment, VP of Sales & Marketing. “It gives us a chance to personally showcase our products and our team to thousands of people in just a few days.”

During the show, Ryan DeArment appeared on radio shows such as the Carey Brothers’ On The House™ and The Money Pit® to talk about new products from CHANNELLOCK® as well as its 129-year history of being a family-owned business. 

For more information on the National Hardware Show, visit


Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.

May 1, 2015 09:01 AM

Brothers and Sisters Day

The rich history of CHANNELLOCK® is surrounded by its roots in being family-owned and –operated from the beginning. 

It all started with George B. DeArment hand-forging farriers’ tools in 1886. Eventually, the business became known as the Champion Bolt & Clipper Company. George B. DeArment founded the company on four guiding principles that still apply today:

• Good management is never far from the factory floor;

• People are more important than machines;

• Bigger doesn’t always mean better; and,

• Dedication to excellence is the surest way to surmount adversity and to prosper.

129 years later, and the company is now called Channellock Inc., but is still family-owned and –operated.

Channellock Inc. is now being run by the fifth generation of the DeArment family with Jon DeArment as the president and COO. Jon works at Channellock Inc. along with his brother and sister. His brother, Ryan DeArment, is the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, and his sister, Joan DeArment Sweeney, is currently the Benefits Manager.

Together, these brothers and sister are continuing the rich tradition. With their father, William DeArment, as the CEO, it is truly a family business.

Read more about Channellock Inc.’s tradition here.



Lynn Snyder

Communications & Training Manager

Channellock Inc.