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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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CHANNELLOCK® Renews Sponsorship With Pittsburgh Penguins

March 2, 2020

Channellock, Inc., a leading manufacturer of U.S.-made pliers based in Meadville, Pa., has announced a three-year partnership with the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

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CHANNELLOCK® Announces 2020 Trade School Trade-Up Competition

January 2, 2020

Now in its third year, Channellock, Inc.’s Trade School Trade-Up Competition continues to help close the national skills gap by funding initiatives and tools that will largely impact America’s future tradesmen and women.

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CHANNELLOCK® Announces Three-Year Contract Agreement with IAM

October 29, 2019

Channellock, Inc., has announced that it has entered into a three-year contract with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) trade union. The three-year agreement is effective Nov. 1, 2019.

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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 Human Resources & Workforce Development

Steve Sada