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News   September 14, 2007   by Auto Service World

Milestone at Snap-on Plant


For 51 years, the Snap-on Tools plant in Algona, Iowa has been producing tool products for technicians around the globe.
Today, 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.
“Producing the two millionth box is an impressive and exciting achievement.
“But today is about much more,” said 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.
Snap-on Tools Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Snap-on Incorporated, a manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics and equipment solutions for professional users.
Founded in 1920, Snap-on is a $2.5 billion, S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin.


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