News Releases

All media inquiries should be directed to Robin Sutton at +1-980-209-8697 or Robin.Sutton@apextoolgroup.com.

Sep
20
2017
GEARWRENCH®, Crescent®, Wiss®, Lufkin® Tools Donated to Harvey, Irma Relief; Texas Warehouse Loaned to Disaster Recovery Effort
SPARKS, Md. (September 20, 2017) – Premier hand tool businesses GEARWRENCH®, Crescent®, Wiss®, and Lufkin® are donating $220,000 in tools to help rebuild communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  In addition, parent company...Continue Reading
Sep
20
2017
GEARWRENCH®, Crescent®, Wiss®, Lufkin® Tools Donated to Harvey, Irma Relief; Texas Warehouse Loaned to Disaster Recovery Effort

SPARKS, Md. (September 20, 2017) – Premier hand tool businesses GEARWRENCH®, Crescent®, Wiss®, and Lufkin® are donating $220,000 in tools to help rebuild communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  In addition, parent company Apex Tool Group, LLC has donated the use of a 350,000 sq. ft. warehouse for two months – valued at $120,000 - to disaster relief nonprofit Trusted World as a sorting and staging headquarters for Harvey donations from around the country.

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Aug
03
2017
Popular Limited Edition Pink Lufkin® Tape Returns; ATG Donating $15K to Komen Foundation
Apex Tool Group's Lufkin® brand is once again...Continue Reading
Aug
03
2017
Popular Limited Edition Pink Lufkin® Tape Returns; ATG Donating $15K to Komen Foundation

Apex Tool Group's Lufkin® brand is once again offering a limited-edition pink measuring tape at Lowe’s this October to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. These 25-foot tapes were originally launched at Lowe’s in 2013, and by popular demand have returned every year. 

Every year, Apex Tool Group donates a portion of the proceeds from this special pink...

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Jul
11
2017
ATG Associates Volunteer 5,900 Hours During Annual Week of Service
SPARKS, MD -- 07/11/17 -- Apex Tool Group associates again showed their community spirit by “Building Communities, Together” during our second annual Global Week of Service, held May 22-26.  With more projects, more volunteers and more...Continue Reading
Jul
11
2017
ATG Associates Volunteer 5,900 Hours During Annual Week of Service

SPARKS, MD -- 07/11/17 -- Apex Tool Group associates again showed their community spirit by “Building Communities, Together” during our second annual Global Week of Service, held May 22-26.  With more projects, more volunteers and more hours than ever before, ATG not only rolled up its sleeves to lend a hand for neighborhood organizations, we also donated over 1,000 tools to nonprofit agency partners.   

Teams from all of our global locations tackled 38 projects during our Week of Service, with over 900 associates donating a total of 5,900 volunteer hours in that timeframe.  Here...

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Jun
01
2017
Canada DC Earns Prestigious NAPA Club 95 Award for 2016 Fill Rate Performance
SPARKS, MD 06/01/17 -- Congratulations to our ATG Canada Distribution Center (CDC), which earned its first-ever Club 95 supplier award from NAPA Canada for meeting or exceeding 95% fill rates in...Continue Reading
Jun
01
2017
Canada DC Earns Prestigious NAPA Club 95 Award for 2016 Fill Rate Performance

SPARKS, MD 06/01/17 -- Congratulations to our ATG Canada Distribution Center (CDC), which earned its first-ever Club 95 supplier award from NAPA Canada for meeting or exceeding 95% fill rates in 2016. 

Each year, NAPA Canada names its premier suppliers to its prestigious Club 95 to recognize best-in-class service levels.  “It’s a tremendous honor for our team to be included in NAPA’s Club 95,” shares ATG's Brandon Yarnell, National Account Manager, NAPA.  “Achieving a 95% fill rate couldn’t have...

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May
12
2017
ATG Wins Gold, Silver at 2017 Edison Awards
SPARKS, MD 05/12/17 -- Last month at an awards ceremony in New York City, two products developed by ATG received top honors at the 2017 Edison Awards, a prestigious 30-year old design competition that honors the best in...Continue Reading
May
12
2017
ATG Wins Gold, Silver at 2017 Edison Awards

SPARKS, MD 05/12/17 -- Last month at an awards ceremony in New York City, two products developed by ATG received top honors at the 2017 Edison Awards, a prestigious 30-year old design competition that honors the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

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Apr
27
2017
GearWrench® Set To Make Initial Start In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series With Chip Ganassi Racing
CONCORD, N.C. (APRIL 27, 2017) – After making an announcement at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), GearWrench® will make its debut as a...Continue Reading
Apr
27
2017
GearWrench® Set To Make Initial Start In Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series With Chip Ganassi Racing

CONCORD, N.C. (APRIL 27, 2017) – After making an announcement at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas to partner with Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR), GearWrench® will make its debut as a primary partner on the No. 1 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Chevrolet SS this weekend at Richmond International Raceway (RIR).

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Apr
03
2017
ATG Wins Ace Hardware 2016 Vendor of the Year
SPARKS, Maryland - 04/03/2017 - Apex Tool Group has been named one of only ten 2016 “Vendors of the Year” by Ace Hardware, winning this honor out of 2,000+ suppliers to Ace, a 4,600-store retailer-owned worldwide...Continue Reading
Apr
03
2017
ATG Wins Ace Hardware 2016 Vendor of the Year

SPARKS, Maryland - 04/03/2017 - Apex Tool Group has been named one of only ten 2016 “Vendors of the Year” by Ace Hardware, winning this honor out of 2,000+ suppliers to Ace, a 4,600-store retailer-owned worldwide hardware cooperative.  Apex Tool Group (ATG) was awarded top performer in Ace’s Hand & Power Tools, and Chain & Accessories category, based on our sales growth, merchandising support and partnerships, promotional support, Children’s Miracle Network charity support, and “customer comes first” team approach.

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Feb
28
2017
ATG Honored for 50 Years as First Torx® Drive System Licensee
SPARKS, MD 02/28/17 --- On February 22, Apex Tool Group was honored for a milestone achievement: the 50th anniversary of our Torx® drive tooling licensing relationship with Acument Global Technologies. Executives from...Continue Reading
Feb
28
2017
ATG Honored for 50 Years as First Torx® Drive System Licensee

SPARKS, MD 02/28/17 --- On February 22, Apex Tool Group was honored for a milestone achievement: the 50th anniversary of our Torx® drive tooling licensing relationship with Acument Global Technologies. Executives from Acument visited our Dayton, Ohio plant, location of our Torx manufacturing, to present a commemorative trophy to ATG.

Acument recognized our 50-year partnership, as well as for ATG being the first drive tool manufacturer in its Torx licensing program. Torx screws are commonly found in applications such as automotive and industrial...

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Jan
31
2017
ATG Named ORS Nasco 2016 Supplier of the Year; ATG Associate Jeff Tholen Honored
SPARKS, Maryland - January 31, 2017 - Apex Tool Group was presented with ORS Nasco’s Strategic Supplier Partnership of the Year 2016 award at its Annual Leadership Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 25, 2017. ...Continue Reading
Jan
31
2017
ATG Named ORS Nasco 2016 Supplier of the Year; ATG Associate Jeff Tholen Honored

SPARKS, Maryland - January 31, 2017 - Apex Tool Group was presented with ORS Nasco’s Strategic Supplier Partnership of the Year 2016 award at its Annual Leadership Summit in Tulsa, Oklahoma on January 25, 2017.  ORS Nasco, North America’s leading wholesale provider of industrial and welding supplies, brings together approximately 250 attendees at its largest event of the year. 

Also honored at the ORS Nasco Leadership Summit was Jeff Tholen, National Account Manager, who was named Sales Professional of the Year.  This...

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