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Getting to Know: Sunex Tools

What is the History of Sunex® Back in 1977, Sunex® Tools set out to make an impact in the automotive repair and maintenance industry.  Our heritage of small-town pride and hard work made the perfect combination, and our initial launch of hydraulic lifting equipment was the first step on a road that we’ve been traveling…

Getting to Know: Occidental Leather

The History of Occidental Leather Occidental Leather®, specializing in professional carpenter’s tool belts and pouches was established by Darryl Thurner in the village of Occidental, Ca. in 1979.  At that time, there were no tool bag manufacturers that understood the needs of professional carpenters. A new standard of quality and design quickly evolved a well…

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Getting to Know: Southwire

What is the History of Southwire? Roy Richards, Sr. founded a small construction company in 1937 to erect power poles. Only two and half years later, the company had strung 3,500 miles of cable. In 1950, Mr. Richards went on to start a small, family-owned operation to manufacture wire. Southwire Company opened with only twelve…

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Getting to Know: ROLAIR

What is the History of ROLAIR? ROLAIR®, which was originally known as Associate Engineering Corporation (AEC), is a third-generation, family owned business located in Hustisford, Wisconsin. One of four companies spawned from the bankruptcy and dissolution of Red Rocket, a compressor company located in Horicon, Wisconsin, AEC was officially incorporated in January of 1959. Having…