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Introducing our Electrician of the Year!

Just over two months ago, we started out on a search for the most outstanding electrician in the country. We were searching for an electrician who exhibits pride in their craft, who takes job-site safety to the highest standards, and who gives back to their community, and we found that in Billy Teaford.

Billy is our 2013 Electrician of the Year.

25 Years…and Counting

Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to attend one of my favorite Klein Tools events during the year, the 25-Year Dinner. It’s a night where the company recognizes and honors employees who celebrated their 25th work anniversary at Klein Tools in the previous year.

25 years! Can you imagine? It says a lot about the dedication and loyalty of a person who is willing to work at the same company for a quarter of a century.

This year Klein Tools welcomed eight new members to the 25 Year Club – all representing various divisions of the company: manufacturing, shipping, quality, and sales. We also had inductees from four of our seven US facilities – Lincolnshire, IL; Fort Smith, AR; Elk Grove Village, IL; and Mansfield, TX.

The Six Finalists are...

From nearly 200 Electrician of the Year nominees, we’ve narrowed it down to six. Gentlemen from across the country who inspired us with their dedication to professional development, dedication to safety, and dedication to their communities. It was an extremely tough decision, but we are proud to introduce the Electrician of the Year Regional Winners:

A Tribute to Electricians

It’s been two weeks since we closed the nomination process for Klein Tools’ Electrician of the Year, and we’ve spent the last couple of weeks sifting through nearly 200 nominations! I have to say, I have really enjoyed reading about all the nominees.

12 Days of Klein & Pin to Win!

We’ve heard you loud and clear. All you want for Christmas are Klein Tools, preferably free ones! So, here is your chance to win A LOT of free tools just in time for the holidays.

Here’s the deal. First, you have to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest. That’s where we’re going to give you all the details about these opportunities to win free tools. And start following us NOW, because we’ll start the giveaways the first week of December!

Your first big chance to win comes on Monday, December 2nd, when we kick off our...

12 Days of Klein

Happy Thanksgiving!

With Thanksgiving being so late this year, it’s given our Graphics Department a chance to be a little creative with the Klein Tools turkey.

And there are a couple of other blogs out there that are “gobbling” up our clever bird:

On a serious note, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the meaningful moments throughout the past year, and give thanks for those moments. And at Klein Tools, we have a lot to be thankful for this year.

But every year, we are most thankful for our loyal fans and customers.

We take great pride in delivering products made with the highest quality materials and superior workmanship, so that every tool we make has the performance, durability, and precision to stand up to the demands of professionals, like you, who use them every day. So, thank you for your continued support, and…

Fox Business News Talks Manufacturing with Tom Klein

If you were flipping through channels last week and happened to stumble upon Fox Business Channel (or if you were following us on Facebook or Twitter), then you might’ve gotten a quick glimpse inside our manufacturing facility in Lincolnshire, IL.

Fox Business News highlighted their Friday manufacturing segments with a series of quick live broadcasts from Klein Tools’ Lincolnshire plant. That is where we make screwdrivers, nut drivers, and other products.

A Fox Business News reporter was also on hand to gather some important manufacturing information from Klein Tools President Tom Klein.

A Chill is in the Air

Like it or not, winter has pretty much arrived. At Klein Tools’ headquarters in Chicago, we saw our first snowfall this week, followed by a nasty dip in temperatures (wind chills in the 10s?!).

I’ll admit, I write these blog posts from the comfort of my cube in a climate-controlled office building, but I can empathize with anyone who has to work outside in this kind of weather. So, even though the REALLY cold weather is yet to come, it’s never too early to be reminded of how to stay safe in these kinds of temperatures.

Macy’s Makes Magic With Klein

We’re just barely into November, and it’s already beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Stores are fully stocked with holiday décor, Christmas tree lightings are underway, and Starbucks is selling its popular holiday drinks. And we are happily jumping on the holiday bandwagon, because Christmas has come a little early here at Klein Tools.

Our classic Canvas Tool Bag has popped up in another unexpected place... the holiday window display at Macy’s in downtown Chicago, which was unveiled this past weekend.

With Great Work Comes Great Rewards

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – St. Francis of Assisi

We’re not big on bragging here at Klein Tools, but we’re pretty sure we have some of the best customers around. And we’re not JUST talking about the hard-working, dedicated-to-their-craft, tradesperson. We’re talking about the all-around good guys (and gals!).

Case in point: Gerald Schumacher.

Gerald entered our search for the World’s Oldest Pliers earlier this year. He didn’t have the oldest pliers, but at 89 years old, he was the Oldest Original User to submit an entry. This Navy veteran bought his first pair of “Klein’s” back in 1956. Even though he didn’t win the grand prize, we sent him some new tools for sharing his great story, which you can read here.

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