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Posted on:February 23, 2018 10:01 am CST

“If these walls could talk …” is a common phrase to hear around any historical or otherwise significant property. But did you know that the walls – or other nooks and crannies around jobsites – sometimes do reveal their secrets to the people who are renovating or restoring them? From artifacts found at Seattle’s Space Needle and Buckingham Palace to local discoveries of past workers and pieces of history, here’s a peek at some of the interesting things tradespeople have found on jobsites around the world.

When construction workers were completing a renovation project in Seattle’s Space Needle, they stumbled across a time capsule. Current employees had heard about the capsule but didn’t know where it was hidden or if it even still existed. Thanks to the tradespeople on the job having keen eyes for out-of-place boxes strapped to steel support bars, Space Needle fans got to rediscover its history with mementos from 1982 – 15 years after the forgotten time capsule’s intended open date.

Posted on:February 14, 2018 3:37 am CST

Love is in the air and, in perfect Valentine’s Day fashion, we have an electrician’s love story just for you.

Danny Fox and his now-wife, Jennifer, were together for seven years before they got married last year. When their wedding date finally rolled around, he knew just what he wanted to do.

Their wedding day was one to remember, with the ceremony taking place at Mary’s Catholic Church and the reception held at Jack Robinson Gallery in Memphis, Tennessee. But there’s one thing about their special day that caught our eye more than anything else.

Caption: Danny Fox had one of the best groom’s cakes we’ve ever seen at his wedding last November!

Posted on:February 7, 2018 3:27 pm CST

For more than 160 years, Klein Tools has been manufacturing products that stand up to the demands of the professionals who depend on them every day by using rigorous standards, quality materials and superior workmanship for each product we make.

This winter, we’re putting our best products up to the test. No, we’re not talking about skiing, skating or snowboarding. Our gold medalists have topped categories like jobsite accessories, made in the U.S., multi-purpose and precision work.

Here’s a look at which tools earned the top spots.

Posted on:February 2, 2018 8:59 am CST

Klein puts six generations of expertise into every tool we create. We pride ourselves in finding innovative solutions that tradespeople have trusted for over a century and a half, and we do everything that we can to ensure our history of high quality follows us into tomorrow.

Many other organizations and companies like ours work in different ways to keep their own history alive. Last year, we saw how professionals at Dixie Wing honor war heroes by restoring military aircraft. Projects like this can’t be completed without professional tradespeople working behind the scenes.

That’s why the Beamish Museum has put out a call for help.

Posted on:January 26, 2018 3:08 pm CST

To the average Joe, the ins and outs of an electrician’s job are probably a mystery. Part of that mystery is the variety of work that electricians can go into after completing an apprenticeship. From Powering America’s Passion to implementing sustainable energy, the types of work an electrician can do are almost limitless.

Think you know all there is about electricians?

Read on to test your knowledge or learn more about careers in the electrical industry.

Apprentice Electrician

Posted on:January 17, 2018 2:59 pm CST
Lately, Klein Tools has found many reasons to celebrate, like our 160th anniversary and New Year’s, as well as notable ideas like holiday safety and cutting energy costs. Just as we were about to put away our party hats, clean up all of the confetti and blow out the candles…
Posted on:January 10, 2018 5:07 pm CST

From investing in high quality tools to writing more product reviews, Klein Tools’ New Year’s resolutions established possible goals for the professional tradesperson. Today, we have one more to add to our list:

Practice energy efficiency at home.

According to the Energy Information Administration, the average American household spends roughly $112 a month on energy bills. By practicing “green” techniques in your house, you may be able to cut your own energy costs while also combatting global climate change and preserving natural resources.

January 10 was National Cut Energy Costs Day, and in celebration of this important initiative, we’ve highlighted some techniques and helpful tools to help you practice energy efficiency at home, including investing in LED bulbs and unplugging your devices.

Lower Your Lights

Posted on:January 3, 2018 5:30 pm CST

Over 4,000 years ago, the ancient Babylonians set some of the first New Year’s resolutions – celebrating successful harvests and their loyalty to the kingdom. We don’t need to tell you that the world has changed a lot since then, so instead of worrying about what we should sacrifice to ensure a good harvest, we’re focusing on improving ourselves and those around us.

This year, Klein Tools wants to help you get the job done right. We’ve put together this list of possible resolutions in hopes of inspiring you to continue to work hard, meet your goals and be proud of your profession.

Posted on:December 27, 2017 11:26 am CST

The Charlotte Motor Speedway has set the standard for motorsports entertainment for more than 50 years, earning its title of “The Greatest Place to See the Race” among motorsports fans. Earlier this year, we looked at how Klein-equipped professionals Gear Up for Race Nights under the Lights to maintain and improve the 2,200-acre superspeedway. During the holiday season, however, those same professionals transform the massive location to a spectacular Christmas-themed experience.

For eight years running, Santa has called in his hard-working elves, also known as the 40-person operations team, to create an unforgettable fan experience and spread holiday cheer with the annual Speedway Christmas. With the right tools for the job, professionals provide families with a unique opportunity to create a tradition worth looking forward to each year.

Posted on:December 18, 2017 4:42 pm CST

From 1880 to 1917, the use of electric light strands evolved from a highly mistrusted idea into a Christmas novelty. After taking years to grow in popularity, nobody would predict the elaborate displays of lights and extravagant decorations we see today. From meticulously hanging lights at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to cutting the first slice of Striezel in Dresden, Germany, professionals around the globe work behind the scenes to make these iconic events possible. Celebrating the unity behind holiday traditions, we’ve highlighted some of the most popular events and intricate illuminations happening around the world this year.


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