Chairman Mathias Klein Addresses 37th International IBEW Convention

Lincolnshire, Ill. - October 2006 - Klein Tools' Chairman Mathias A. Klein III addressed the 37th International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on September 14, 2006.

Klein Tools, a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational equipment, has had a partnership with IBEW and the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for several decades, developing training programs to educate the electrical worker. It also has been actively involved with the National Training Institute (NTI) since its inception.

The IBEW Convention, which is held every five years, was held at the Cleveland Convention Center September 8-15, 2006. During the convention, delegates from all over the United States and Canada elect international officers, preside over, and act upon, all the business of the brotherhood brought to the convention floor for deliberations.

Klein was introduced to the convention delegates by IBEW International President Edwin D. Hill as a guest speaker representing manufacturing. Throughout his address, Klein paralleled IBEW's and Klein Tools' rich histories, successes and shared goals.

According to Klein, "It was an honor and a privilege to address such a key group of people in our industry." He continued, "We look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with the common goals of strengthening our industry and the economy."

The 115-year-old IBEW represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.

Headquartered in Lincolnshire, Ill, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, Klein Tools is a family-owned and operated company which has been in business since 1857, designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing professional quality tools and protective equipment to meet the demanding needs of trade professionals. For more information, contact Klein Tools, P.O. Box 1418, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-1418. Phone: (800) 553-4676. Fax: (847) 478-0625.


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