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Trade Schooling

It's hard to believe it's already that time of year again…Back to School. But sure enough, this week started the "First Day of School" picture brigade on my Facebook page. And while most kids will be learning the basics (math, English, science, history, etc.), some will also be learning electrical trade skills.

It's no secret that there is a potential looming worker shortage in the skilled trades. For the sixth year in a row now, ManpowerGroup's Annual Talent Shortage survey lists "Skilled Trades" as the #1 hardest job to fill. Couple that with the Bureau of Labor Statistics expecting 20% job growth for electricians over the next 10 years.

First Look: EOY Nominees

There are only a couple of weeks left to get your nominations in for Electrician of the Year!

We've received hundreds of nominations already, but don't let that discourage you. It is still very much anyone's game.

What Makes a Good Candidate

The submissions are just pouring in for our Electrician of the Year search! We’ve been looking through the nominations as they’ve come in and we already have some really great candidates for our regional finalists. Of course, we’d love to see more, so I thought I’d take a moment to highlight some electricians I’ve read about who are excellent examples of what we are looking for in our Electrician of the Year.

4th of July Fun

One of my favorite holidays of the year is almost here...Independence Day! My family typically spends the long holiday weekend at our lake cabin – out on the boat, BBQ-ing, and (my favorite!) watching and shooting off fireworks!

Hopefully you were able to get Friday off of work to enjoy the long weekend, and you have some good 4th of July fun planned. I've taken the liberty of browsing Pinterest for some pretty cool patriotic DIY projects to tackle on your day off. (HINT: Some Klein tools may be required)

Tool Muzak

"Music is the soundtrack of your life." – Dick Clark

What do you get when you combine a long-nose pliers, a clamp meter, a tool backpack and two screwdrivers? ...a jobsite jam session!

Take a listen!

The Search is On!

I am so excited that we are kicking off another Electrician of the Year search this year, and not just because of the ridiculously awesome grand prize we are giving away (more on that later...).

Klein Tools 2015 Electrician of the Year

Your Loyalty Rewarded

I've said it before, but I am pretty certain that Klein Tools has the most loyal fans out there and it's about time you were rewarded for that loyalty, right??

And now you can be with Klein Tools' new Loyalty Rewards Program! All you have to do is Buy, Snap and Redeem.

T&M Wearables

No matter how many hooks, clips or magnets we use, or how many pouches or bags we create, the chief complaint we still hear about meters and other test and measure equipment is: They are bulky and a pain to carry around the jobsite.

It’s a problem we were pondering awhile back in a product planning meeting. Our brainstorming session had stalled and in the silence of the conference room, all you could hear was the clock ticking and someone tapping a pencil on a pad of paper. And then I saw someone across the room glance down to check their watch…and it hit me: What if you could WEAR your meter, like a watch.

The History of Klein Tools

I wouldn't have classified History as one of my favorite subjects in school, but now that I'm a little older, I have become more and more fascinated by the events of the past, especially the historical journey of people, places, and things and how they came to be where they are today. In my opinion, Klein Tools has had a great historical journey.

Branded Blowout

In case you haven't noticed, we're having a ridiculously awesome sale on KleinConnection.com. That is where you can buy any official Klein branded items, plus you can get great deals on clearance tools and replacement parts.

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