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About Sunex Tools

History of Sunex® In 1977, Sunex® Tools set out to impact 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 now for over forty years. Since our…

Everything You Need to Know About Irwin Tools

Irwin Tools History The Irwin Tools, blue and yellow that you know today, has a long history of end-user obsession and innovation that dates back to 1828 with the Marples® Chisel brand.  On the other hand, most users associate Irwin Tool’s history with the Irwin auger bit that was invented in 1884 and then given…

Learn About 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…


Learn About Southwire

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 started a small, family-owned operation to manufacture wire. Southwire Company opened with only twelve employees, and within the first…

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Learn About Rolair

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