Channellock, Inc., is continuing its investment in American manufacturing by adding additional square feet to the company’s facilities in Meadville, new machinery, and the launch of a new product. The new space and equipment will allow Channellock to address its increasing product demand by providing additional production capacity and distribution space.
“We remain committed to making our pliers here in Meadville and firmly believe Made the USA products stand for quality, tradition and reliability,” said Jon DeArment, president and chief operating officer at Channellock, Inc. "This expansion will allow us to increase our production capacity to better serve our customers by getting them the tools they need. As we bring the new equipment online, including our largest forging hammer yet, it’s clear that the increased capacity will help better position Channellock to support the recent growth and increased demand for American-made hand tools.”
Channellock is investing in a 35,000 square foot expansion of its finished goods warehouse and distribution facilities. The project will bring the company’s total presence in Meadville to more than 260,000 square feet of production and distribution space. With more than 370 full-time associates, Channellock, Inc., is among the largest employers in Crawford County, PA.