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Hardworking Pliers Made By Harder Working Americans

We manufacture 75 different sizes and types of pliers in Meadville, Pa. Our way may not be the easiest way, but it's the CHANNELLOCK® way, the Meadville way, the American way. Hard work is in our genes­­—is it in yours?

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Our History

Since 1886, Channellock, Inc. has manufactured high-quality pliers on American soil. We're proud to employ more than 370 dedicated associates who work hard every day. Check out the CHANNELLOCK® story.

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Our Guiding Principles

  1. Good management is never far from the factory floor
  2. People count more than machines
  3. Bigger does not always mean better
  4. Dedication to excellence is the surest way to surmount adversity
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Our Benefits

401(k), 401(k) matching, health insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, employee assistance program, paid time off, employee discount, referral program, health savings account, retirement plan, vision insurance.

"We have guys that retire here after 40 years. It's a great place to work, I enjoy it."
- Rodrick Baird

Join the Channellock® Family


At CHANNELLOCK®, we believe our people are our greatest asset. We're continuously seeking talented and motivated people to contribute to our ever growing team. If you're looking for a new and challenging opportunity, check out our open positions to find the right career for you.


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