For 51 years, the Snap-on Tools plant in Algona, Iowa has been producing best-in-class tool products for technicians around the globe. Recently, the plant celebrated a historic achievement as the two millionth tool storage unit rolled off the line and was unveiled to a crowd of associates, Snap-on executives and media.
The plant, which employs 300 people who have worked there for an average of 33 years each, held the ceremony to not only celebrate the specially- designed, platinum-painted storage unit — but to celebrate the dedication of the local workforce and Snap-on's legacy of quality and innovation.
"Producing the two millionth box is an impressive and exciting achievement. But today is about much more," says Tom Ward, president of Snap-on Tools Company. "Today's milestone is a testament to our dedicated workforce, to quality manufacturing and to providing the most valued tool and product solutions to technicians worldwide."
Snap-on, which continues to build on its rich heritage of quality and innovation, is the largest employer in Algona. It recently announced that the plant will undergo a 51,000 square-foot expansion, which will include a new warehouse and a link to the company's overall supply chain, bringing the total square footage to 470,000 square feet.
As the premier source of tool storage units, Snap-on helps to redefine a technician's workspace, offering flexibility and efficiency in organizing and protecting tools. Tool chests and roll cabinets give users an array of options and features so every user can create a storage system that suits his or her needs.
More so, tool storage products from Snap-on help technicians make money by helping to reduce wasted time while increasing efficiency and organization. The units come with a lifetime warranty, are tested to ensure more than 30 years of durability and carry the highest value of any brand.
For 87 years, the company has worked to provide the most valued productivity solutions in the world. Earlier this year, Snap-on was named the overall leader and brand of choice among professional technicians by Frost & Sullivan during its Automotive Technicians' Choice Awards.
For more information about the Snap-on Tools Company and the Algona plant's milestone achievement, visit the company's Web site.