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Ken-Tool Company History

Akron, Ohio – (October 29, 2007) – Ken-Tool is the leading manufacturer of tire service tools in the world. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Ken-Tool has been providing the tire industry and automotive aftermarket with quality products for more than 85 years.  Housed in a 55,000 square foot facility, Ken-Tool is a primary manufacturer of product, with its manufacturing expertise centered on drop hammer, upsetter and press forging. The company goes to market through the traditional aftermarket distribution network. The company also does contract forging for various companies both in and outside its industry. Private branded products are becoming an increasingly important part of Ken-Tool’s business.

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Ken-Tool Names Rockford Tyson as Director of Marketing and Sales

AKRON, Ohio (April 9, 2007) – Ken-Tool today announced the appointment of Rockford Tyson as the director of marketing and sales. In his new position, Tyson will oversee all marketing and sales activities for the company and will report to Alec Pendleton, President. Ken Tool is a leading manufacturer of automotive specialty hand tools including tools for changing and servicing tires across a wide array of applications.

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