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Apex Tool Group, LLC - Sparks, MD

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Apex Fastener Tools Recognizes N & S Carolina Sales Company for 20 Years of Association as a Manufacturer's Representative

Press release date: January 31, 2014

Dayton, OH – Apex Fastener Tools, the global leader in industrial fastener tools, is pleased to recognize N &S Carolina Sales Company, our manufacturer’s representative, for completing 20 years with the company. N & S Carolina Sales serves customers in automotive, transportation, electronics, appliances, and other general manufacturing industries in North Carolina, South Carolina, and East Tennessee.

"We congratulate N & S Carolina Sales Company for completing twenty great years with Apex,” said Rick Laporte, Vice President of Global Marketing, Apex Tool Group. “In these past two decades, John Skinner and his team have contributed significantly in growing the Apex brand and promoting the spirit of service and support that our customers have come to expect from Apex.”

Acknowledging the recognition from Apex, John Skinner, owner of N & S Carolina Sales Company commented: “Apex Fastener Tools has been a great partner for us. We appreciate the support that they have provided us over all these years. We are proud to be associated with the world’s leading industrial fastener tools brand.”

About N & S Carolina Sales Company:
Apex N & S Carolina Sales Company is an authorized manufacturer’s representative of Apex Tool Group. With headquarters just outside Charlotte, N & S Carolina Sales serves customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and East Tennessee. For more information, please contact John Skinner at 704-882-1621; Fax: 704- 882-1650; Email:

About Apex Fastener Tools:
Apex Fastener Tools is a business unit of Apex Tool Group, LLC ( For over 80 years Apex has maintained a position of leadership in industrial fastener tools and has been the trusted name for the most demanding industrial applications. As the leading innovator in industrial bits, sockets, and universal wrenches, Apex products can be found in the most challenging production environments.

For more information on Apex Fastener Tools, please contact your authorized Apex distributor or visit; Telephone: 800.845.5629; Fax: 803.951.7576

About Apex Tool Group:
Apex Tool Group (ATG) is one of the largest manufacturers of professional hand and power tools in the world, serving the industrial, vehicle service and assembly, aerospace, electronics, construction and serious DIY markets. Our portfolio of over 30 innovative brands includes many category leaders, such as Apex, Dotco, Quackenbush, Recoules, SATA, GearWrench, Weller, Wiss, Lufkin, Cleco and Crescent. ATG also manufactures select, premier private label mechanics tools. Across the board, our tools stand for quality, innovation and value. Known for solving seemingly impossible problems, they are intuitive and simple to use, yet indispensable. ATG works collaboratively with distributors, retailers and large customers across the globe to make sure end users have the tools they need to solve real-world problems. Our unique category management approach provides customers with end-user data, market research and voice of the customer insight, which helps drive inventory, display and promotion decisions.


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