Not the easiest way. But the right way

American manufacturing is becoming more and more scarce every day. But since 1886, Channellock, Inc. has manufactured high-quality pliers on American soil in Meadville, Pennsylvania. We're proud to put Americans to work and we employ over 350 associates who contribute to our local, state and U.S. economy. Is it the easiest way? Probably not. But, American manufacturing is the right way.

The Place

Meadville—an all-American town located in northwest Pennsylvania. Channellock, Inc. has been a part ofthe Meadville community for 114 of its 230 years and plays a major role in the town to this day. But without the town, Channellock, Inc. couldn't have gotten this far. It doesn't get any more American than Meadville.

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The Plant

The Channellock, Inc. plant located in Meadville is more than walls and machinery—it’s an American legacy. Channellock has seen it all: the Great Depression, two World Wars, political shifts on both local andnational levels, yet through thick and thin, the plant runs stronger than ever.

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The People

Day after day, Channellock, Inc. employees are churning out mountains of pliers—most of which have worked at Channellock for 20 to 30 years. Meet employees Todd Fleet, Maria Dennis, Rodrick Baird and Larry Stirling. If you own a pair of CHANNELLOCK® pliers, odds are they've helped build them.

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Here's What Made in U.S.A. Looks Like

430 Tongue & Groove Pliers


10" Straight Jaw Tongue & Groove Pliers

The iconic plier that started it all. Its no slip grip and tight bite turns, tightens and loosens without strain.


E337 Cutting Pliers


7" XLT™ Diagonal Lap Joint Cutting Pliers

A cutting plier unlike any other. Its long lasting, laser heat-treated cutting edges slice through wire with ease.


E357 End Cutting Pliers


7.5" XLT™ End Cutting Pliers

If you need a clean cut or to pull out a nail, look no further. The knife and anvil edges make cutting and biting simple.


369 Linemen's Pliers


9.5" XLT™ Round Nose Linemen's Pliers

The one plier a lineman doesn't leave home without. The cross-hatch pattern on jaws grip tightly without giving up.


442 V-Jaw Tongue & Groove Pliers


12" V-Jaw Tongue & Groove Pliers

A plier designed to grip round stock tightly until it's told to let go. Expect a stronger bite and more control.


We're not the only ones. Here are other companies that believe in American manufacturing. Please support them whenever possible:

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