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May 29, 2012

Klein Tools, whom built its international Distribution Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and whose warehouse utilizes modern material handling and shipment processing methods to expedite orders and shipments of Klein products. The continued growth of the business drove an addition to this facility in 1984. At the same time, Klein expanded the facilities of their Mexican subsidiary, Herramientas Klein, and also the tool pouch facility in San Luis, Arizona.

A lot of times when I am writing about these big tool company spotlights, I almost always come across a date where the company was sold away from the founding families hands. Klein’s story is the exception to the rule, as Klein is still family owned and operated, with the Klein Family owning and managing every aspect of Klein Tools to this very day. So although Klein is now a thriving multi-million dollar company, it is still committed to the Klein family’s original values and the standards associated with progress in hand tools and quality craftsmanship. Since 1857 a lot has happened for Klein Tools, today they manufacture new lines of tools including leather pouches and tool bags, screwdrivers, nut drivers, hex-key wrenches, electrical terminals, adjustable wrenches, and connectors, plus other related equipment. They boast two plants in Illinois, one in Arizona, a distribution center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a drop forging plant in Kansas, and a facility in Mexico as well. Klein is dedicated to manufacturing and supplying the very best hand tools and equipment to meet their now world wide demand. In doing so they have honored their founder Mathias Klein every step of the way, which is demonstrated by the rich family legacy left behind.




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