As you probably all ready know we had the pleasure of taking a trip to Texas to visit the new Klein plant opening. Yes you hear me right, a new plant. So what does this mean. It means jobs and maybe the American way of life isn’t dead after all.
I have to say it was pretty cool Klein opened their doors to the media. We had a first hand look inside a company I really didn’t know much about. Time and time again from my friends who are electricians and people we meet on job site, we hear all the time that Klein makes some of the best hand tools. Now we had a chance to see it all, right in front of our eyes.
Despite what you might read on social sites and hear from people, Klein is an American company who is keeping jobs right here in the states. Now I am not saying all their tools are made here, but there is a great majority of hand tools made in the US. In fact they opened a brand new state of the art facility to create even more jobs. Now I could go on and on in this article about our trip, but I won’t. All I want to do is give a brief summary of what I took away from this trip.
First the company is family owned. The 5th and 6th generation are running this company. No stock holders to answer to, just a down to earth family business who created an incredible company and continues to run a great company. We had a chance to meet a lot of the Klein family and I can truly say they really seem like a great group of people, including the employees who don’t have the Klein last name. Quality, now I know why so many electricians love their Klein tools. Over the years Klein has done an incredible job of refining the process of making a high quality tool. This new facility will step it up once again. When Klein test their hand tools, they don’t take samples. Each hand tool is actually tested. That means when you get your tools and open them up, you know an American worker built, tested and inspected that tool.