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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 20, 1:01 PM
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A friend who is a state trooper pulled over a car that was weaving. There was only a vice grip for a steering wheel.
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Yep, practically killed the town when Irwin closed the office and manufacturing in DeWitt.

I read somewhere there is a company that has taken over the factory Irwin deserted & is in the process of making pliers on the site in DeWitt. Can't remember the name off hand.

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I read somewhere there is a company that has taken over the factory Irwin deserted & is in the process of making pliers on the site in DeWitt. Can't remember the name off hand.
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I read somewhere there is a company that has taken over the factory Irwin deserted & is in the process of making pliers on the site in DeWitt. Can't remember the name off hand.
Apparently so.

https://journalstar.com/business/loc...bfc8bb582.html

Too bad the plant was closed for 10 years but very glad they got a chance to get some work going on there again.

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Channel Lock always has been USA.
Channellock PLIERS. Channellock sockets, ratchets, and whatever else they're peddling that ISN'T pliers, is outsourced crap.

When I need tools and I'm not looking for Snap-On, I'm very likely to buy SK. Most everything in the catalog except the gloves is Made In USA.

Wright and some of the Proto line are high-quality and USA-sourced.

I'm so old that most of my Vice-Grips say "Petersen" on them.
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