Klein Tools, Inc. acquired General Machine Products Co., Inc.

General Machine Products Co., Inc. develops, prototypes, and manufactures aerial cable construction equipment and tools, copper and fiber cable placing equipment, manhole and duct tools, and installer?s hand tools. Its products include cable lashers and wires, cable blocks, pole-line hardware, aerial tools and equipment, fiber optic cable placement products, cutters, modular plug pressers and accessories, hand tools, bonding and grounding products, lead sheath cable tools, safety products, tapes and chemicals, underground equipment, winches, and motor vehicle accessories. The company also provides cable reels and rollers, cable cutters, and modular plug pressing tools; gauges, regulators, and pressure products; and tents, umbrellas, and canvases. Its product applications include the placement of copper conductors, and coaxial and fiber optic cables aerially and underground. The company serves data and telecommunications, power utility, and cable television industries, as well as contractors who serve them. General Machine Products Co. supplies its products through a network of stocking distributors, as well as e-commerce stocking distributors in the United States and Canada. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Trevose, Pennsylvania. As of June 7, 2017, General Machine Products Co., Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Klein Tools, Inc.