Mac Tools

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Mac Tools
Formerly called
Mechanical Tool and Forge Company
Subsidiary
Industry Manufacturing
Founded July 11, 1938; 79 years ago (1938-07-11)
Headquarters Westerville, Ohio, United States
Products Professional hand tools
Parent Stanley Black & Decker
Website www.mactools.com

Mac Tools is an American company that manufactures and markets professional tools and related equipment. It is headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, USA. The Mac Tools line consists of over 8000 professional tools including screwdrivers, ratchets, wrenches, and assorted air tools. Mac Tools also produces its own line of tool storage and carts at its manufacturing plant located in Georgetown, Ohio. Mac Tools manufactured tools are produced in various Stanley Black & Decker facilities across the world. Mac Tools USA hardline tools are manufactured in their partner Proto Dallas plant. Their primary distribution center is located in Hilliard, Ohio, USA. Mac Tools business model is a franchise system with roughly 1500 distributors across the North America. Their primary competitors include Matco, Snap-On, and Cornwell Tools.

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In 1938, the Mechanics Tool and Forge Company began in Sabina, Ohio. The company's goal was to manufacture high quality mechanic's tools. On July 11, 1938, the firm was incorporated in Ohio, and common stock was issued.[1] Mac Tools continued to grow in the 1940s with a large government contract received in 1942. The company's name was changed in 1961 to the now familiar Mac Tools from its earlier name, Mechanics Tool and Forge Company. In 1980, Mac Tools was bought by the Stanley Works, and is now part of a group of brands including Stanley Tools, Proto, Facom, and Blackhawk a subsidiary of Proto Tools.[citation needed]

1990 saw Mac Tools set up in the UK and in 2009 changed its UK presence from being a distribution to a franchise system.[2]

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