Festool begins U.S. productionFestool announced today that it has started producing its FS Guide Rails, an integral system component and accessory of many of its power tools, at the company’s North American headquarters in Lebanon, IN. Festool plans to expand its Lebanon-based manufacturing facilities for additional production lines and other products in the future. FS Guide Rails production uses U.S.-sourced material and will begin shipping throughout the U.S. and Canadian markets in late 2017.
TTS Tooltechnic Systems to Acquire SawStop, LLCTTS Tooltechnic Systems signed Purchase Agreement to acquire US enterprise SawStop, LLC, thus expanding the TTS range of products to table saws and enhancing the company’s expertise to further safeguard operator safety. SawStop, LLC is a US manufacturer of high-quality saws headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon near Portland, USA that offers unmatched safety technology. Active Injury Mitigation (AIM) is a pioneering technology that prevents saw operators from suffering serious cuts and wounds by stopping the blade within only a few milliseconds if the saw blade comes in contact with the operator's skin.
Festool Hires New Chief Sales Officer
Festool announced today that it has just hired Aaron Brading as Chief Sales Officer, responsible for leading the company’s sales functions in the United States and Canada.
Previously with Hilti, Inc., Brading led teams in the power tools and accessories, and civil and energy divisions, where he consistently achieved double digit growth rates while creating and managing a number of successful, multi-channel sales initiatives.
Festool Roadshow in Canada
Festool Canada’s first ever product tour, the Festool Roadshow, which is powered by a 48’ truck, will be making numerous stops throughout Western Canada beginning July 12, 2016. The tour has been designed to give craftsmen across North America a first-hand look at everything that's currently available - and upcoming -- with Festool.
“Finish Line” - New Magalog for Professional Painters
Festool USA has just released the Spring 2016 issue of “Finish Line” for professional painters. Available via download at no charge, “Finish Line” features customer profiles of Queen Anne Painting in Seattle, WA and Sergio Mendez Painting of Malibu and Bel Air, CA. The 64-page magalog covers a host of application-specific product information that spans training, service preparation and customer service.
Festool Roadshow USA
Festool USA has just announced its first ever product tour schedule, the Festool Roadshow, which will be powered by a 48’ truck making numerous stops throughout the United States in 2016 with Canadian tour stops being added later in the year.
Festool Wins Two Industry Innovation Awards
Festool USA has just won two Pro Tool Innovation Awards (PTIA) for the TSC 55 Cordless Track Saw and the BHC 18 Cordless Rotary Hammer. The TSC 55, which won the 18V cordless track saw category, is described as being the most versatile, precise cutting system available, and is able to cut through 100 meters of sheet goods on a single charge. The BHC Rotary Hammer, which won the 18V cordless rotary hammer category, has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class and has a compact and ergonomic C-handle design.