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CHANNELLOCK® Celebrates Falcon Award Recipient

August 12, 2019

Roy Leap named 2019 CHANNELLOCK® Falcon Award Winner at Anniversary Celebration.

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CHANNELLOCK® Salutes American Tradesmen at 'The Gathering'

August 6, 2019

The company hopes to address the shortage of skilled workers and inspire the next generation.

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Channellock® Partners with Homes for Our Troops

August 5, 2019

Channellock® is proud to join nonprofit organization Homes For Our Troops to give Navy PO3 Justin Hendrickson the keys to his new home.

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Channellock® teams up with United Way for Bass Fishing Tournament to Benefit Those in Need

July 29, 2019

100% of proceeds benefit those in Crawford County

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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: 336.544.2423



William S. DeArment

CEO & Board Chairman

Jon S. DeArment

President & COO

Ryan DeArment

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Michael Smith

Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering

Marc Johnston

Vice President of Human Resources & Workforce Development

Steve Sada