Cornwell Quality Tools , a privately held company, manufactures tools for the automotive and aviation industries. The company is based in Wadsworth, Ohio. Cornwell remains as one of two remaining mobile tool companies that still produce their own handtools in house at their Albion, Pennsylvania foundry and Mogadore, Ohio machining plants. USA sourced steel is used at these locations to create a more consistent, better quality product than that of overseas manufacturers. They also carry a lifetime warranty on all hand tools and use Taiwan and China manufacturing to round out its product offerings. Cornwell recently acquired Kennedy Manufacturing, Van Wert, Ohio. Kennedy produces their own Kennedy branded line of tool storage products. Cornwell also carries various air, cordless electric, diagnostic, and hand tools from other manufacturers. This is the same practice as Mac Tools, Snap-on, and Matco Tools, who together make up the four major flags of the mobile tool business.
|Founded||1919 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio|
|Products||Professional hand tools|
The company was founded in 1919 by Eugene Cornwell, a blacksmith from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Cornwell Tools are sold by local tool distributors who own a territory by means of a franchise. The franchise owner drives to the work locations of potential customers, and typically offers financing to individuals buying their tools. Cornwell trucks are typically white with large blue and black Cornwell Ironman logos on their sides.
The US Small Business Administration lists the Franchise operators of Cornwell Tool, Matco, and MAC having SBA loan failures in excess of 30% as of Dec, 2014.
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