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Ken-Tool Introduces Easy-Lift™ Bead-Seating Stand To Help Tire Service Technicians Protect Their Backs

AKRON, Ohio – (February 26, 2008) – The Easy-Lift™ Bead-Seating Stand from Ken-Tool provides a safer and easier way to position large tire and wheel assemblies for proper bead seating.  Ergonomically designed to increase productivity and reduce back strain and injuries, the Easy-Lift aligns tire beads concentrically on the wheel resulting in improved vehicle ride and longer tire life. 

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Ken-Tool Introduces IronMan™ Ergonomic Wheel Lifting Bar That Helps Reduce Injuries

AKRON, OHIO – (February 20, 2008) – Professional tire service technicians know that lifting large tire and wheel assemblies can put a lot of extra stress on their backs, with the potential to cause serious injuries.  But now, Ken-Tool has developed a new wheel lifting tool designed to lighten the load, helping to prevent back injuries and make the job of changing heavy truck tires easier.

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Mayhew Proposes Acquisition of Old Forge & Carica Lines

Turners Falls, MA — (January 8, 2008) — Mayhew Steel Products and Ken-Tool are pleased to announce that Mayhew will acquire Ken-Tool’s OldForge and Carica product lines within the next few weeks. The transaction includes Ken-Tool’s manufacturing facility in New Wilmington, PA, plus trademark rights to the Oldforge and Carica brands and all products currently being manufactured and marketed by Ken-Tool under those brands. The Oldforge product line consists of pneumatic accessories and specialty tools and the Carica product line consists of telescoping and unique specialty tools.

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Ken-Tool Debuts New Website

Akron, Ohio (October 29, 2007) – Ken-Tool has unveiled a newly-redesigned website.

The new site is designed with a clean, contemporary graphic look, and features straightforward navigation, including a complete online catalog, tool demonstration videos, instruction manuals, distributor and manufacturer’s rep search pages, a media pressroom and general company information.

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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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