Wright Tool Partners with SMS Equipment as Preferred Tool Supplier

BARBERTON, OHIO - January 2012 - Wright Tool is partnering with SMS Equipment for its maintenance and assembly needs. SMS Equipment, located in Alberta, Canada, chose Wright Tool, based in Barberton, Ohio, as its preferred hand tool supplier for internal use. The companies also plan to establish a direct sales relationship to offer Wright Tool products to SMS Equipment customers.

Both companies operate with the common philosophy of offering solutions to their customers.

SMS Equipment is currently one of the world's largest Komatsu dealerships and supplies contractors in the mining, construction, utility and forestry industries.

"SMS Equipment is very proud of our newly formed partnership with Wright Tool," said Lindon Petty Jr., vice president of parts and service at SMS Equipment, Inc. "The Wright Tool product is recognized for its quality and Wright is recognized as a company that is focused on safety. We look forward to making this product available to our customers."

Privately held, Wright Tool offers the flexibility that SMS Equipment requires for its wide variety of product offerings, most of which will be from Wright Tool's metric options. Wright Tool has the ability to create customized sets for SMS Equipment's mechanics.

"It's a perfect partnership," said Ty Smith, director of business development for Wright Tool. "The values of both companies align and we'll both benefit."

SMS Equipment is a one-stop supplier of a complete range of equipment. It offers world-renowned brand names that meet reliability and productivity standards. SMS Equipment serves the construction, forestry, mining and utility industries. To learn more about SMS Equipment and its product offerings, visit www.smsequip.com.

Wright Tool manufactures a complete line of more than 4,000 professional-grade hand tools for the industrial, contractor, and MRO markets. All Wright-manufactured products are U.S. made and carry lifetime guarantees against defects in workmanship. The company is committed to perfecting performance. Wright Tool is located at One Wright Drive, P.O. Box 512, Barberton, OH 44203. Phone: 800-321-2902. Fax: 800-543-2095. Email: Tsmith@wrighttool.com. Website: www.wrighttool.com.

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