Since 1886, Channellock, Inc. has manufactured high-quality pliers on American soil. They’re proud to employ more than 370 dedicated associates who work hard every day to manufacture more than 75 different sizes and types of pliers in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Every detail commands attention so every pair of pliers they put their name on doesn’t just finish the job, but defeats it — plain and simple. It’s not the easiest way but it’s the CHANNELLOCK® way, Meadville way, and American way. Hard work is in their genes.
Channellock, Inc. has more than 4,000 U.S. wholesale and retail customers and ships to customers in 45 countries.
As a company forged by tradespeople, they’re committed to tradespeople across all industries. They believe the trades need support now more than ever. So, they’re doing something about it. From educational efforts to meeting loyal CHANNELLOCK® users, they continue to go all in on trades.
They are a proud partner of SkillsUSA, an initiative to prepare tradesmen and women for the industry. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to build America’s skilled workforce of tomorrow and helping each student excel in their trade. As the lead sponsor of SkillsUSA Week, CHANNELLOCK® supports educational programs, events and competitions for trade schools across the nation.
As one of the only remaining American made tool makers and an avid supporter of tradesmen and women initiatives, Channellock is the obvious choice when it comes to quality, domestic pliers.
In November 2020, Channellock finished a 9-month expansion operation in Meadville.
MEADVILLE, PA (NOVEMBER 12, 2020) – Channellock, Inc., is continuing its commitment to American manufacturing and jobs with the grand opening of its plant expansion in Meadville, Pa. The project, which took about 9 months to complete and is now fully operational, allows CHANNELLOCK®to address its increasing product demand by providing additional production capacity, distribution space and new machinery.
“This new space enhances our ability to continue to focus on the changing needs of our customers who are increasingly demanding American-made CHANNELLOCK® tools,” said Jon DeArment, president and chief operating officer at Channellock, Inc. “This expansion has been years in the making and it would not have been possible without the hard work of our 350+ CHANNELLOCK® team members, who make high quality pliers.”
The additional 34,000 square foot expansion to the CHANNELLOCK® finished goods warehouse and distribution facilities brings the company’s total presence in Meadville to more than 260,000 square feet of production and distribution space. Meadville-based Associated Contractors completed the project.
“Associated Contractors was very fortunate to be selected by CHANNELLOCK® to complete this project,” said George Ray, owner and president of Associated Contractors. “CHANNELLOCK® specifically requested that the work be done by local qualified subcontractors. We’re grateful to have CHANNELLOCK® in our community continuing to support local jobs and our economy.”
“This is an exciting and historic chapter in the CHANNELLOCK® story,” added Ryan DeArment, vice president of sales and marketing for Channellock, Inc. “As an American manufacturer, we’ve prevailed in an extremely challenging and competitive environment. This expansion will ensure we’re able to continue to make the most superior pliers for our customers for decades to come.”
About Channellock, Inc.
Channellock, Inc., is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools, including iconic, American-made CHANNELLOCK® Tongue & Groove Pliers, which can be found in quality retailers around the world. Founded by George B. DeArment in 1886, the Meadville, Pennsylvania-based company is now in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation. For more information on CHANNELLOCK® products, the company’s rich history, sales contacts and current news, visit www.channellock.com. To stay connected with Channellock, Inc., like us on Facebook or follow CHANNELLOCK® on Instagram.