Company WebsiteProto
Headquarters – Los Angeles, California
Established – 1907
Parent CompanyStanley Black & Decker
Public/Private – Public (SWK)
News LinkNews Link
Target Market – Professional

About Proto

Proto is an American industrial hand tool company and a division of Stanley Black & Decker. The company is credited with creating the first combination wrench in 1933.  Read More.

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