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Posted on:January 26, 2018

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
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

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

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

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

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.

Posted on:December 5, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is here – spending time with friends and family, enjoying favorite recipes, giving and receiving the perfect gifts, admiring all kinds of holiday decorations and playing out in the snow. The exciting hustle and bustle of the holidays can be chaotic around the house, increasing the likelihood of avoidable accidents and injuries.

Posted on:November 27, 2017

We spent a lot of time this year talking with electricians that Power America’s Passion. While highlighting Klein-equipped professionals’ impressive work, we found that tradespeople on the job refer to our Side-Cutting Pliers by a variety of names, including side-cutters and, of course, Kleins. But one question frequently came up in our team’s roadside conversations:

Are they Lineman’s or Linesman’s?

Posted on:November 16, 2017

Apprentices worldwide are preparing to join the skilled workforce, meeting the growing demands from diverse employers across many industries. To recognize their remarkable productivity, industriousness and innovative thinking, Nov. 13-19, 2017 is being celebrated as National Apprenticeship Week. For the third year in a row, the United States Department of Labor is using this week as a means for leaders in business, labor, education and other critical areas to showcase their communities, including special programs, facilities, accomplished apprentices and more.

Posted on:November 9, 2017

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing, made up of over 200 volunteers, works tirelessly year-round to revive and preserve military aviation history by devoting countless hours to restoring historical aircraft to flying condition. Tradespeople with a variety of skills and a common passion share their pride in the heritage of the aircraft with community members and history buffs nationwide, in recognition of the many sacrifices America’s servicemen and women have made for their country.

The Klein Tools team had the opportunity to visit with the volunteers at the CAF Dixie Wing in early 2017, to learn more about their work and what makes the skills and machines in Peachtree City, Georgia, a unique asset to the CAF orgnization.

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