Company donates $12,000 to linemen charities ahead of National Lineman Appreciation Day April 18
April 7, 2017 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, unveiled a limited edition Fallen Linemen Tribute Pliers at a tribute ceremony April 5, 2017, at its Heritage Parkway Facility in Mansfield, Texas. In honor of National Lineman Appreciation Day April 18, 2017, the company also donated $12,000 to three non-profit organizations that provide aid and assistance to the families of fallen linemen.
David Klein, associate director of product management, presented representatives from the National Association of Journeymen Linemen, The Fallen Linemen and National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen with donations totaling $12,000.
“Linemen are the backbone of America’s infrastructure and we wante to recognize them with a special tribute pliers in honor of National Linemen Appreciation Day,” Klein says. “160 years ago, my great, great, great grandfather, Mathias Klein, started Klein Tools after a telegraph lineman needed his pliers repaired. Since then, we have been providing linemen with high-quality tools to keep them safe and get the job done. Today, we salute these line heroes and their families for giving their lives to keep our lights on.”
David Klein, associate director of product management at the unveiling of the Limited Edition Fallen Lineman Tribute Pliers with representatives from three non-profit organizationsthat provide aid and assistance to the families of fallen linemen at Klein Tools manufacturing facility in Mansfield, Texas, on Tuesday, April 5, 2017.
Pictured left to right: Bill Bosch, Chairman and Founder of the National Association of Journeymen Linemen, David Klein, Rebekah Boyd-Smith, Assistant Director of The Fallen Linemen, and Jessica Lackey, Founder and Vice President of the National Sisterhood United for Journeymen Linemen.
Limited Edition Fallen Linemen Tribute Pliers
- Features unique laser design and double-dipped handle for added comfort
- Reverse side features the heritage lasered lineman logo
- Cuts ACSR, screws, nails and most hardened wire
- Black oxide finish
- Available exclusively through utility distributors
For more information, contact your local utility distributor.
Cat. No. FL2000-9NE
About Klein Tools
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 plants throughout the United States and are the No. 1 choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.