5 Klein Tools Products to Help Host the Perfect BBQ

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Day-in and day-out, professionals across all trades rely on Klein Tools to get the job done. And when it comes time to relax after a job well done, tradespeople can still count on us. In addition to high-quality tools for use on the job, Klein Tools also offers versatile products that come in handy after hours.

Keep dad’s #JourneymanCave stocked up just in time for Father’s Day with the these five summertime essentials.

#NewKleins – Electrical Testers Meet Today’s Advanced Tech Needs

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Electricity was first used residentially for lighting in the 1880s. These early electrical systems were very expensive and cumbersome, however, requiring the use of direct current. As smaller household appliances became available, the first plugs and sockets were also introduced. Early inventions included light bulb-style outlets, which directly plugged into a home’s lamp socket.

SkillsUSA National Signing Day Honors the Next Generation of Skilled Professionals

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The skills gap continues to impact jobsites worldwide with pressing deadlines demanding an immediate solution. Together, we can raise awareness about the many benefits of working in the trades and encourage the next generation of skilled professionals to pursue alternative career options. 

May 8, 2019, marked the inaugural SkillsUSA National Signing Day, presented by Klein Tools. Similar to signing day events for student athletes, almost 300 schools nationwide celebrated nearly 3,000 high school seniors dedicated to pursuing a career in the trades. Although we can’t highlight…

#SkillsNSD2019 – Five Reasons to Celebrate SkillsUSA National Signing Day

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Mark your calendars!

On May 8, 2019, SkillsUSA and Klein Tools will host the first-ever SkillsUSA National Signing Day. This historic event will celebrate almost 3,000 high school seniors dedicated to pursuing careers in the skilled trades nationwide.

And there’s still plenty of time to join in on the celebration. In fact, SkillsUSA and Klein Tools are counting on YOU to help make this event that much more memorable for today’s aspiring professionals, so here’s five reasons why you won’t want to miss out.

6 Lessons from the Road to Becoming a Journeyman Lineman

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Although all tradespeople complete hours of intense training to perfect their craft, lineworker apprenticeships and journeyman designations call for exceptional grit. More than 7,000 hours of training goes into learning the ins and outs of working at heights and near high-voltages. Here’s just a few valuable lessons aspiring professionals might face while on their journey to becoming a career lineworker.

Tradespeople Go the Extra Mile to Get the Job Done Right

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Across all jobsites, tradespeople overcome complex challenges in order to get the job done right. It’s their commitment, and their grit, that keeps our communities running. With a pressure to work efficiently, professionals work diligently to complete the day’s tasks, avoiding distractions which not only cause safety hazards but also jeopardize tight deadlines.

Amp Up Your Lunch Break with Klein and Dine

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Everybody knows the story about Mathias Klein, who completed the first pair of Klein Pliers for a telegraph lineman in need in 1857. The story that, until today has gone untold, details this innovator’s endless appetite to further meet tradespeople’s needs across all jobsites.

Check Your Tool Bags for these Limited-Edition Klein Tools Products

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Since Klein Tools’ founding more than 160 years ago, our company, and family, has celebrated many important milestones. Along the way, several limited-edition Klein Tools products have helped to recognize the impact we’ve made together. From significant anniversaries to honoring the tradespeople that keep the world running, we owe it all to you – the skilled professionals that get the job done right day-in and day-out.

Six Steps to Properly Care for Klein Line Worker’s Tools

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In 1857, Mathias Klein completed the first pair of Klein pliers for a telegraph lineman in need. Although Klein Tools’ complete product offering now provides tradespeople across all fields with the tools needed to get any job done right, we remain committed to meeting the demands of the professionals who have depended on Klein Tools products since day one.

Go, Girls! Construction Trade Camps, Youth Programs Offer Early Introductions to the Trades

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Gender roles first evolved when Rosie the Riveter pioneered the way for women to take on industrial jobs, including welding, machine operating and other hands-on positions. As wartime demand decreased, however, women were pushed to return to their traditional, household roles – despite becoming highly skilled professionals.