Worthington Buys General Tool

Worthington Industries, Inc., has acquired General Tools & Instruments Company LLC, (General Tools), a nearly century-old company and provider of more than 1,200 specialized tools.

General Tools’ brands include General, Garden-Weasel, Pactool International and Hawkeye.

“The acquisition of General Tools expands our thriving consumer products portfolio, complementing our existing brands in niche tools and outdoor living with attractive end-markets,” said President and CEO Andy Rose. “General Tools brings a strong history and a proven new product development process with demonstrated speed to market.”

The management team at General Tools will continue to run the business.

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