Canadian toolmaker Gray Tools turns 100

IDI distributors recognize Gray for 100 years of service

BRAMPTON, ON, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Gray Tools, the only industrial-quality manufacturer of hand tools in Canada, is celebrating its 100th anniversary throughout 2012. Gray Tools plans to celebrate by launching special edition tools and merchandise, holding contests, and having customers share their stories about projects and extraordinary achievements accomplished using Gray tools.

"Professionals who own Gray Tools are a passionate group," says Alex Gray, owner of Gray Tools. "We're constantly meeting with customers who have great stories about how the tools have made a difference in their lives or their business or showing us their collections. We occasionally have tools made during World War II coming back to us 60 years later for minor repair. We like to hear from our customers about what the tools mean to them."

IDI recognizes Gray Tools at National event
The Canadian, third-generation family owned hand tool manufacturer was recently recognized by the Independent Distributors Inc. (IDI) group for its contributions to the industry. At a national event held in Montreal, the IDI group presented Alex Gray with a Group of Seven painting honouring the achievement.

"Alex, you exemplify the principles of your grandfather who founded Gray Tools and who is known to have said that 'the quality of a man's work and his choice of tools is the difference between prosperity and poverty'," noted IDI President Scott Bebenek. "We salute your commitment to a century of manufacturing in our proud country."

"This is a tremendously exciting year for both Gray Tools and its customers and we truly value the support of our customers," says Alex Gray, owner of Gray Tools. "The competitive edge of Gray Tools is its flexibility, its ability to respond rapidly to changing customer demands and its commitment to add value with its problem-solving expertise. That's been some of the keys to our success, along with our continual focus on quality and customer service."

Family owned Gray Tools Canada Inc. (www.graytools.com) has been manufacturing high-quality hand tools in Canada since 1912. The company currently offers more than 4,000 industrial product solutions, operates two warehouses in Canada, and proudly maintains service levels well in excess of 90 per cent.

SOURCE Gray Tools

For further information:

Dragos Baicoianu
Gray Tools Canada Inc.,
905-457-3014
dragosb@graytools.com

Hugh Black
Schembri group for Gray Tools
905-361-7410 x 367
hugh@schembrigroup.com

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