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A-1 Tool History

  • 1946 Norm Sauey Starts A-1 Tool in the basement of a house
  • 1948 A-1 rents factory space for their first expansion
  • 1949 A-1 builds their first 3,000 square foot building
  • 1953 A-1 puts on a 2,000 square foot addition
  • 1963 A-1 is land locked at this location and builds the current building
  • 1966 A-1 puts a 2 bay addition on that increases the square footage to 45,000
  • 1968 Beatrice Foods buys A-1 Tool
  • 1985 Walter Lovejoy buys A-1 tool from Beatrice Foods
  • 1993 Triangle Tool buys A-1 Tool and Geoff Luther becomes the President
  • 2004 A-1 Tool buys the north building adding 37,000 square feet and the land for future expansion as needed
  • 2016 A1 Tool wins recognition as SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) Mold Maker of the Year

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Industries Served

  • Home Appliance
  • Household Storage & Waste Cans
  • Pallets / Returnable Packing
  • Industrial & Industrial Containers
  • Agricultural / Automotive
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Home Building Products
  • Pet Products
  • Medical / Displays
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Food Services
  • Consumer Products
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