ToughBuilt Industries, Inc. (“ToughBuilt”) (NASDAQ: TBLT; TBLTW), a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative tools and accessories to the building industry, today announced it has formally launched product sales following an earlier distribution agreement with Menards, Inc. (Menards®), a leading midwestern home improvement chain. A family-owned company started in 1958, Menards is headquartered in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and has more than 300 home improvement stores located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Michael Panosian, Chief Executive Officer of ToughBuilt, commented, “We are delighted to formally launch product sales within Menards, one of the leading U.S. home improvement chains, which dramatically expands our footprint across the U.S. into hundreds of retail locations. Under the agreement, we will be supplying tools and accessories under both the ToughBuilt brand and private label. We are now supplying this retailer with over 75 different SKUs, which we expect to expand over time. In the short time since our launch, the feedback from our partner and consumer response has been extremely positive. Overall, we are consistently gaining traction expanding our network in the U.S. and abroad given what we believe to be the superior quality and strong appeal of our products within both the do-it-yourself and professional markets. As a result, we remain very encouraged by the outlook for the business heading into 2019.”
About ToughBuilt Industries, Inc.
ToughBuilt is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of innovative tools and accessories to the building industry. We market and distribute various home improvement and construction product lines for both the do-it-yourself and professional markets under the TOUGHBUILT® brand name, within the global multibillion dollar per year tool market industry. All of our products are designed by our in-house design team. Since launching product sales in 2013, we have experienced significant annual sales growth. Our current product line includes three major categories, with several additional categories in various stages of development, consisting of Soft Goods & Kneepads and Sawhorses & Work Products. Our mission is to provide products to the building and home improvement communities that are innovative, of superior quality derived in part from enlightened creativity for our end users while enhancing performance, improving well-being and building high brand loyalty. Additional information about the Company is available at: https://www.toughbuilt.com/.
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