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Klein Tools Searches for the 2013 Electrician of the Year

Grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in tools and cash plus an ultimate garage package

September 26, 2013 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools, ( for professionals since 1857, is on a quest to find and reward the 2013 electrician of the year. This new award is based on three criteria: professional achievement, safety excellence and community dedication. Six regional and one grand prize winner will be chosen by Klein Tools.

Anyone can nominate a deserving electrician online at or by filling out a nomination form found at local electrical distributors and mailing it to Klein Tools. The electrician of the year award search runs September 26 through November 30, 2013 and is based in the USA only.

Klein Tools will select six regional winners in December. Each regional winner will receive a Klein Tools Ultimate Garage Package which includes:

• A 41-piece Klein Journeymen Tool Set

• One Klein Mini-Refrigerator

• One Klein Golf Bag

• Two Klein Bar Stools

• Six Klein Can Insulators

• Two Klein Beverage Opener Tools

• One 2’ x 4’ Klein Modular Peg Board Display

 Klein Tools Ultimate Garage Package

From the six regional winners, one grand prize winner will be chosen in January. In addition to the Klein Ultimate Garage Package, the grand prize winner will receive $2,500 in cash and $2,500 in new Klein tools.

“We know there are a lot of great tradespeople out there who are exceptional electricians, emphasize safety and are involved in the world around them,” states Tom Barton, product marketing manager. “Klein Tools wants to recognize and celebrate their contribution to the trade and the community as a whole.”

Open to U.S. residents only.

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Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in seven plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit