News Releases

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

Oct
26
2020
ATG names Bob Heisner as Chief Marketing Officer
Sparks, MD. – Apex Tool Group (ATG) recently announced the appointment of Bob H. Heisner to SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, Bob will lead the further development of all ATG hand tool and power tool brands –...Continue Reading
Oct
26
2020
ATG names Bob Heisner as Chief Marketing Officer

Sparks, MD. – Apex Tool Group (ATG) recently announced the appointment of Bob H. Heisner to SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. In this position, Bob will lead the further development of all ATG hand tool and power tool brands – which include GEARWRENCH®, APEX®, Crescent®, Weller®, Cleco®, and SATA® – while continuing to sharply accelerate ATG’s e-commerce capabilities. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), Bob will report directly to Jim Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, ATG, and be based in the...

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Aug
17
2020
ATG Wins "Extra Miler" Award from AutoZone
Sparks, MD, August 17, 2020 - Last month, Apex Tool Group (ATG) was presented with AutoZone's “Extra Miler” award during the aftermarket parts retailer's Virtual Vendor Summit.  This annual award is given to AutoZone's very best vendors who...Continue Reading
Aug
17
2020
ATG Wins "Extra Miler" Award from AutoZone

Sparks, MD, August 17, 2020 - Last month, Apex Tool Group (ATG) was presented with AutoZone's “Extra Miler” award during the aftermarket parts retailer's Virtual Vendor Summit.  This annual award is given to AutoZone's very best vendors who are “unfazed by obstacles, go above and beyond the call of duty, exceed expectations and consistently do more than expected." 

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Aug
05
2020
ATG Names Acme Tools 2019 Partner of the Year
Sparks, MD, August 3, 2020 - Grand Forks-based Acme Tools, a premier tool and equipment retailer in the Upper Midwest, was recently recognized by Apex Tool Group as its 2019 Partner of the...Continue Reading
Aug
05
2020
ATG Names Acme Tools 2019 Partner of the Year

Sparks, MD, August 3, 2020 - Grand Forks-based Acme Tools, a premier tool and equipment retailer in the Upper Midwest, was recently recognized by Apex Tool Group as its 2019 Partner of the Year.

“Acme Tools has been a tremendous industrial channel partner over the years,” said Jim Roberts, CEO of Apex Tool Group who spoke at the recognition event.  “In 2019 their performance reached a new high, with significantly increased store and online sales that helped us launch leadership new products and grow our strategic brands.”  

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Mar
30
2020
Shockforce, EX6 Square Win Red Dot Design Awards
Sparks, MD, March 30, 2020 - The Red Dot Jury has spoken: ATG’s Crescent® Shockforce tape measure and Crescent® EX6 2-in-1 Extendable Layout Tool were both named Tool Category winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 for their...Continue Reading
Mar
30
2020
Shockforce, EX6 Square Win Red Dot Design Awards

Sparks, MD, March 30, 2020 - The Red Dot Jury has spoken: ATG’s Crescent® Shockforce tape measure and Crescent® EX6 2-in-1 Extendable Layout Tool were both named Tool Category winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 for their outstanding design quality. This means that Apex Tool Group is again one of the winners in the world’s most renowned design competition.

ATG's Crescent® brand team, supported by ATG’s industrial design studio in Charlotte, NC and R&D engineers in Apex, NC, introduced both of these innovative new products in 2019. 

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Mar
23
2020
A Message from CEO Jim Roberts
Sparks, MD, March 23, 2020 - In this time when our families, business and communities around the world are responding to unprecedented changes in our daily lives, I...Continue Reading
Mar
23
2020
A Message from CEO Jim Roberts

Sparks, MD, March 23, 2020 - In this time when our families, business and communities around the world are responding to unprecedented changes in our daily lives, I want to relay what we are doing to help protect the health of our associates.

ATG has taken steps to keep our workforce safe, ensure important benefits continuation if they must be away from work, and slow the potential spread of COVID-19 in our...

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Feb
20
2020
GEARWRENCH Ups Ratchet Game with New 90-Tooth Line
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Feb
20
2020
GEARWRENCH Ups Ratchet Game with New 90-Tooth Line

GEARWRENCH 90-Tooth Ratchets

Sparks, Md.—GEARWRENCH® is proud to roll out its new line of 90-tooth ratchets to start 2020, bolstering one of its signature product categories in the process. Unveiled at the SEMA Show this past November, the 90-tooth ratchet line is stronger and provides better access, all while being more comfortable on the hands of professional mechanics who turn them countless times a day.  

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