Yost Vises Acquired by Eastwood Company

Jul 15, 2021

The Eastwood Company, an eCommerce provider of branded professional-grade automotive tools, equipment and supplies, has completed the acquisition of Yost Vises, a specialized provider of vises, the company announced.

The Yost Vises brand has a 100-year-old history as a provider of workholding tools and offers a range of bench vises, drill press vises, woodworking vises and clamps and accessories sold via eCommerce to automotive enthusiasts, metalworkers, woodworkers and other DIYers and hobbyists.

“Like Eastwood, Yost Vises is a storied company with a loyal following, and we are excited to welcome the brand into the Eastwood family,” said Brian Huck, CEO of Eastwood. “Vises are an essential device in the arsenal of tools that our customers need to finish their DIY project and do the job right. The Yost Vises acquisition offers us another high-quality product line that complements our existing capabilities and enables us to continue providing a broader set of solutions to our customers.”

Yost Vises has been owned by the Nelis family for more than four decades, over which time they have grown the brand, innovated within the category and built a strong reputation for quality and customer service, the company said.

“Yost Vises has been owned by our family since 1979, and we were very selective with potential buyers during this process,” said Pat Nelis, co-owner of Yost Vises. “Eastwood was the ideal fit for Yost Vises, and we are confident that Brian and his team will uphold its high standards of quality and service and be great stewards of its legacy.”