Gray Tools

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Gray Tools Canada Inc.
Private
Industry Manufacturing
Founded Toronto, Ontario, Canada (September 12, 1912; 104 years ago (1912-09-12))
Founder Alex Gray
Headquarters Brampton, Ontario[1], Canada
Number of locations
2
Key people
Products
  • Professional hand tools
  • Tool storage
  • Custom tools
Number of employees
100 (2011)
Divisions Dynamic Tools
Website www.graytools.com

Gray Tools is a Canadian professional tool company based in Brampton, Ontario. Founded in 1912 by Alex Gray, Gray Tools is Canada's largest professional tool manufacturing company, with 4000 industrial products available.[2]

History[edit]

Gray Tools Canada was founded in 1912 by Alex Gray as a machinery equipment supplier.[3] As the automobile industry was starting up, Gray began making automobile manufacturing tools and tool kits specific to the automobile companies in nearby Detroit.[citation needed] In May 2012, President and owner Alex Gray III sold the company to Garry Nuttall and Frank Dominguez. Alex Gray III remains with the company as chairman.[citation needed]

As of 2013, the company employed 60 people[4] at its head office in Brampton, Ontario, where all manufacturing is done.[5] Company warehouses are located in Brampton and Edmonton, Alberta.[6]

Gray Tools celebrated its 100th birthday by making a large donation of tools and equipment to local schools and by initiating the Gray Tools Canada Highest Standard Achievement Award, presented to a student with exceptional success in vocational education.[5][7][8]

Products[edit]

The main focus at Gray tools is the professional hand tool line. Tool storage and organization is a subsidiary product line. A cheaper line of foreign-made tools sold as Dynamic are made to compete with the middle range tool marketplace.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gray Tools Canada Inc Company Information". 
  2. ^ "Canadian Company Capabilities: Gray Tools Canada Inc.". . Industry Canada web site.
  3. ^ a b Bitti, Mary Theresa. Video: Gray Tools twists what it means to go offshore. Financial Post, 12 December 2003.
  4. ^ Grant, Tavia. "Canada's labour pain: 1.3 million jobless, but not enough skills". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Gray Tools brightens school programs. Brampton Guardian, 6 March 2013.
  6. ^ Treble, Patricia. Tool geeks only have eyes for Grays. McLean's magazine, 29 September 2012.
  7. ^ Gray Tools launches achievement award. Woodworking.
  8. ^ "Gray Tools Celebrates 100 Years By Giving Back.". SNAP Caledon,. August 2012.