Klein Tools Moves Corporate Headquarters to Lincolnshire, Ill.


Lincolnshire, Ill. - July 2006 - Klein Tools, a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational equipment, has moved its corporate headquarters from Skokie, Ill., to a new 64,000-sq. ft. facility located on a seven-acre site at 450 Bond Street in Lincolnshire, Ill, a northwestern suburb of Chicago.

According to Klein Tools Chairman and CEO Richard T. Klein, Jr., "Our new building headquarters will support future business growth and provide us more room for expanding Skokie's manufacturing operations. This venture will enable us to decrease the usage of leased facilities, and it will help support Klein employees in their various company missions."

In addition to the 64,000-sq. ft. office space, an additional 57,000 sq. ft. multi-purpose building was constructed for light industrial use.

The new office building houses the executive team, domestic and international sales and marketing, corporate finance and accounting, corporate human resources and loss prevention, corporate purchasing and office services, customer service and sales support, and corporate IT.

Manufacturing capabilities in Skokie will remain at the 225,000-sq. ft. facility in Skokie, where Klein Tools' headquarters were previously located.

Klein Tools is a leading manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational protective equipment. For more information, please contact: Klein Tools, 450 Bond Street, P.O. Box 1418, Lincolnshire, IL 60069-1418. Phone: 800-553-4647. www.kleintools.com.

Corporate Contact: Abby Ceppos o 847.821.5500
Agency Contact: Rosemarie Ascherl o 440.234.1812

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