Dayton Celebrates 80 Years of Making Apex® Fastener Tools
On November 14, Apex Tool Group’s Dayton, Ohio plant held a birthday party of major proportions – recognizing 80 years of manufacturing industrial fastening tools under the Apex® brand. Associates, retirees, sales reps, and even the Mayor of Dayton attended the celebration. The plant presented shirts and stainless steel travel mugs to its approximately 190 associates as well as hosting a steak and chicken cook-out for attendees.
Founded in 1933 in Dayton, Ohio, the Apex® brand has grown to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial fastener tools for the automotive, aerospace, energy, electronics, transportation, and other GI channels. The Apex® products manufactured in Dayton include industrial-quality screwdriver bits, sockets, extensions, and adapters, as well as universal joints for aerospace and commercial applications.
Also manufactured at our Dayton Power Tools facility is our Airetool® brand of tube service tools. These tools are used primarily in the manufacture and servicing of heat exchangers and boilers for the energy, petrochemical, and HVAC industries.
With 80 years of making the Apex brand, who has been at the Dayton facility the longest? That would be hourly machinist, Wayne Smith. He’s been at the plant for over 47 years, having started working in 1966!
Armstrong® Launches New Site
ATG's premiere industrial brand, Armstrong®, has a new home. The new site includes over 4,000 products and features easy navigation to help customers quickly find what they need. As an added benefit, the search function even works with competitive part numbers. Give it a try!
Please visit us at www.armstrongtools.com
Crescent® Innovation Microsite Launch
This week, ATG unveiled its new Crescent® Innovation Microsite, www.Innovation.CrescentTool.com . The site will be promoted through print and digital advertising in the Family Handyman, Hardware Retailing, Hardware Connection and other media during the upcoming 2013 holiday season.
The circling images, called a carousel design, respond to whatever device the viewer is using, such as a desktop, tablet or mobile device. The site and images automatically resize to fit the viewing screen size. ATG created this microsite “to educate and inform our sales people, distributors and end users on the new product innovations available under the Crescent brand,” says Griffin Biering, Product Manager – Crescent. “For each of the 10 featured products, a viewer can click on an overview, video, specs, and a list of where to purchase the product.”
The site showcases the X6TM 7-Pc Combination Wrench Set, X6 Pass-Thru Ratchet & Socket Set, X6 4-in-1 Double Box Ratcheting Wrench Set, Code RedTM Adjustable and Indexing Pry Bars and Nail Pulling Pliers, the Ratcheting Adjustable Wrench, the X-2TM Pliers, 9" Lighted Adjustable Wrench, and the Flip-n-Grip Wrench Set.
In addition users can enter their email address to stay informed of future Crescent® promotional opportunites. Or for those wanting to keep their finger on the pulse of innovation they can also easily follow Crescent® on Facebook® or Twitter® via one of the convenient links displayed there.
See the microsite at www.Innovation.CrescentTool.com