Channellock Inc. is adding additional square feet to the company’s facilities in Meadville, Pennsylvania, as well as new machinery. The new space and equipment will allow Channellock to address its increasing product demand by providing additional production capacity and distribution space, according to the company.
“We remain committed to making our pliers here in Meadville and firmly believe made-the-USA products stand for quality, tradition and reliability,” said Jon DeArment, president and chief operating officer at Channellock, Inc. "This expansion will allow us to increase our production capacity to better serve our customers by getting them the tools they need. As we bring the new equipment online, including our largest forging hammer yet, it’s clear that the increased capacity will help better position Channellock to support the recent growth and increased demand for American-made hand tools.”
Channellock is investing in a 35,000-square-foot expansion of its finished goods warehouse and distribution facilities. The project will bring the company’s total presence in Meadville to more than 260,000 square feet of production and distribution space. Channellock has more than 370 full-time associates to be among the largest employers in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
“The expansion is allowing us to add a brand new product—SpeedGrip pliers—to our family of more than 130 different sizes and types of pliers and hand tools,” DeArment said. “These all new American-made tongue & groove pliers include a fast-adjusting feature and patent-pending crosshatch teeth.”