Vaughan Acquires Fellow Illinois-Based Hand Tool Maker Dasco

Hebron, IL-based hammer and prybar supplier Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing has acquired all the assets of Rockford, IL-based chisels and punches maker Dasco Pro.

HEBRON, IL — Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Co., a global producer and seller of hand tools, including hammers and prybars, announced Thursday that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Dasco Pro, Inc., a supplier of chisels and punches.

Dasco, located in Rockford, IL, has been forging and selling tools since 1922. They offer a broad range of high quality, forged hand tools for construction professionals, home improvement enthusiasts and hobbyists alike.

"We are extremely excited about our acquisition of Dasco and combining these two great, venerable American companies," said, Charlie Vaughan, company President. "This acquisition will expand our product offering within the same growing retail category, generate further economies of scale for our ‘Made in the USA’ manufacturing, and strengthen our competitive advantage against other tool manufacturers, both domestic and foreign."

Dasco’s products will continue to be sold by Vaughan under the Dasco trade name.

One of the world's largest producers of hammers and striking tools, Vaughan also has the distinct honor of being one of America’s oldest tool companies. Founded in 1869, this fifth generation, family-owned company pioneered the design and innovation behind what we know today as the modern hammer.

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