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Press Releases


Channellock® Pledges Continued Support for Our Nation’s Veterans

September 16, 2020

Channellock, Inc., is joining with one of its charitable partners, Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), to celebrate a significant milestone: the 300th home donated to a veteran.

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CHANNELLOCK® Announces Key Leadership Promotions and New Hires

September 15, 2020

Channellock, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Marc Johnston to Vice President of Operations and Laura King to Director of Human Resources.

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Channellock® Introduces New Forged Wire Stripper

September 8, 2020

Channellock, Inc., is expanding its line of specialty tools with the introduction of the new CHANNELLOCK® 968 Forged Wire Stripper.

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Channellock® Launches Online Learning Tools For Students Amid COVID-19 Crisis

April 21, 2020

CHANNELLOCK® is sponsoring two new online platforms to help trade school students continue learning: a weekly “how-to” video series, along with a suite of digital leadership programs.

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Company Facts

Founded 1886

George B. DeArment began hand-forging farrier’s tools and selling them from the back of a wagon.


For over 133 years, Channellock, Inc. has manufactured high-quality pliers on American soil in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Trades Support

Channellock® supports the trades through our partnership with SkillsUSA and with our Trade School Trade Up competition.

Our Team

With more than 350 full-time associates, Channellock, Inc. is among the largest employers in the region.


The company manufactures more than 130 different sizes and types of pliers and hand tools.

Global Sales

Channellock, Inc. has more than 4,000 U.S. wholesale and retail customers and ships to customers in 45 countries.

Guiding Principles

  1. Good management is never far from the factory floor.
  2. People are more important than machines.
  3. Bigger doesn’t always mean better.
  4. Dedication to excellence is the surest way to surmount adversity and to prosper.


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Contact Info

Media Contact:

Meg McDonald

Phone: 704.575.7149



William S. DeArment

CEO & Board Chairman

Jon S. DeArment

President & COO

Ryan DeArment

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Marc Johnston

Vice President of Operations

Steve Sada