March 16, 2015 04:35 AM

Meadville Madness

Meadville Madness has begun! We are excited to kick off the fourth annual tournament where you will help decide which CHANNELLOCK® tool is the fiercest.

There will be a new round of match-ups between two CHANNELLOCK® tools each week. Your votes will determine which tools move onto the next round. The first round will be made up of four match-ups.

The Elite Eight have been chosen:

It’s time to step up, CHANNELLOCK® Nation. We want to hear from you on which tools you think are the fiercest! Whether you’re a professional or serious DIYer, you know which one is your go-to tool that you use nearly every day. Make sure you vote for that tool or for the tools that you wish you had!

Voting is easy. Simply visit our
Facebook daily to vote for your favorite tool and see which one remains throughout the tournament. Your votes will decide which one will be crowned “The Fiercest CHANNELLOCK® Tool of 2015”!

Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.

March 11, 2015 03:51 AM

We Worship Tools Every Day

Today is one of our favorite days of the year – Worship of Tools Day! It’s been said that tools are the bridge between man and machine, and fans know that CHANNELLOCK® tools can help get ANY job done.

Channellock Inc. has a rich tradition in the love of fierce tools including over 129 years of forging the best tools for the CHANNELLOCK® Nation. In 1886, George B. DeArment founded the company, originally known as the Champion Bolt & Clipper Company, on four guiding principles that still serve us well:

• 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.

We now manufacture more than 120 different sizes and types of pliers and hand tools. And beyond that, all CHANNELLOCK® pliers are still fiercely made in Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA. We worship our tools every day, but today is a day to celebrate our fierce tools!

Now we want to know – which CHANNELLOCK® tool, or tools, do you worship?

Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.



March 6, 2015 08:12 AM

Thank You, Channellock Inc. Associates!

CHANNELLOCK® has been a successful family- owned and -operated hand tool manufacturer dedicated to American-made craftsmanship since 1886. This kind of longevity is no accident. While we are proud of our legacy of manufacturing innovation, at our core, we know that our success is a direct result of our dedicated associates who put their hearts into their work every day.

Our associates, in a variety of positions, make sure that our quality tools can make it from our production facilities and into the hands of our customers. Without their work, professionals and serious DIYers wouldn’t have our tools to help them complete the toughest of jobs. Our associates’ personal commitment to quality is obvious in every tool that we make. 

March 6 is National Employee Appreciation Day, so we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank our associates for their commitment to professionalism and quality. We appreciate each one of them and their work on this day and every day!


Lynn Snyder
Communications & Training Manager
Channellock Inc.