News Releases

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

Aug
27
2018
ATG Earns Top Honor From True Value; Named Overall Supplier of the Year
SPARKS, MD -- August 27, 2018 --  Apex Tool Group has been named True Value’s “Overall Supplier of the Year” for 2017, a “huge honor for the company,” shares Kevin Keller, Vice President of National Retail &...Continue Reading
Aug
27
2018
ATG Earns Top Honor From True Value; Named Overall Supplier of the Year

SPARKS, MD -- August 27, 2018 --  Apex Tool Group has been named True Value’s “Overall Supplier of the Year” for 2017, a “huge honor for the company,” shares Kevin Keller, Vice President of National Retail & Hardware Accounts at ATG.  True Value featured ATG and our account team in its 2017 annual report, recognizing us with a full-color spread and citing our innovation, global value and quality, and trusted brands.

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Aug
21
2018
Cleco® Introduces New Line of Pneumatic Right Angle Grinders
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Aug
21
2018
Cleco® Introduces New Line of Pneumatic Right Angle Grinders
LEXINGTON, SC, August 21, 2018 - Cleco®, a registered trademark of Apex Brands, Inc., introduces its new line of pneumatic Right Angle Grinders, featuring a powerful 1.7 hp motor for increased power and  productivity, backed with Cleco’s unsurpassed features, quality and durability, at the most competitive prices  available.  
 
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Aug
09
2018
New APEX Industrial Fastening Tools Exceeds User Demands Across Three Categories
DAYTON, Ohio, July 11, 2018 - APEX Tools has introduced a new line of Industrial Fastening Tools that bring increased durability, longer life and better fit to the fastening user who demands performance-oriented solutions. This...Continue Reading
Aug
09
2018
New APEX Industrial Fastening Tools Exceeds User Demands Across Three Categories

DAYTON, Ohio, July 11, 2018 - APEX Tools has introduced a new line of Industrial Fastening Tools that bring increased durability, longer life and better fit to the fastening user who demands performance-oriented solutions. This combination of benefits will ultimately boost productivity and increase operating efficiencies. The new Industrial Fastening Tools product line brings APEX Assembly & Fabrication Tools’ 85-year reputation of dependable durability to the commercial construction industry, as well as other maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) applications...

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May
09
2018
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and GEARWRENCH® Announce Alignment
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, May 9, 2018 -  It was announced yesterday that Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has aligned with top tool brand GEARWRENCH® during a special garage design unveiling. In...Continue Reading
May
09
2018
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and GEARWRENCH® Announce Alignment

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, May 9, 2018 -  It was announced yesterday that Verizon IndyCar Series team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has aligned with top tool brand GEARWRENCH® during a special garage design unveiling. In addition to becoming the presenting sponsor of the team’s iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage design, which is in its third year, GEARWRENCH becomes the Official Hand Tool brand of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports in a multi-year partnership.

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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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