Channellock, Inc.  

Meadville,  PA 
United States
  • Booth: 104


SpeedGrip™ Tongue and Groove

 Press Releases


    Mickey Snowdon 

    (704) 942-8158 

    CHANNELLOCK® to Serve as Official Sponsor of SkillsUSA TECHSPO 2022 Channellock, Inc. is proud to be an official sponsor of this year’s SkillsUSA TECHSPO Trade Show. 

    ATLANTA, G.A., June 21, 2022Channellock, Inc. is proud to announce it will be an Official 2022 Sponsor of this year’s SkillsUSA TECHSPO Trade Show. As part of the 2022 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, TECHSPO is the largest trade show in the nation. CHANNELLOCK®’s TECHSPO sponsorship and $60,000 donation of CHANNELLOCK® tools are part of its continued effort to develop a skilled workforce and close the national skills gap. 

    “CHANNELLOCK® is very excited to sponsor the 2022 SkillsUSA TECHSPO Trade Show. Having partnered with SkillsUSA in the past, we know they are a great organization to work with and can attest to their success,” said Ryan DeArment, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “SkillsUSA’s mission to provide career and technical-based education opportunities is directly aligned with our company’s goal of encouraging workforce development and closing our nation’s skills gap.” 

    During TECHSPO, participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with leaders in industry and education, as well as compete in various trade, technical and leadership fields. 

    During this year’s TECHSPO event, CHANNELLOCK® will have an exhibit at Booth 104, where they will host games and tool demos for students. The company will also give away a number of CHANNELLOCK® tools to contest winners and attendees. 

    “Our participation with SkillsUSA is part of a greater effort to encourage interest in the trades at a young age and give young people the information and resources they need to excel at their chosen career,” said DeArment. “Initiatives like Trade School Trade-Up and Trades 101 are other ways we support the trades by helping prospective students find trade schools and improving existing trade school programs.” 

    Learn more about CHANNELLOCK®’s commitment to the trades, including Trade School Trade-Up, Trades 101 and its partnership with SkillsUSA, by visiting

    About Channellock, Inc. 

    Channellock, Inc. is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools, including iconic, American-made CHANNELLOCK® Tongue & Groove Pliers, which can be found in quality retailers around the world. Founded by George B. DeArment in 1886, the Meadville, Pennsylvania-based company is now in its fifth generation of family ownership and operation. Learn more about CHANNELLOCK® at, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay connected. 


  • SpeedGrip™ Tongue and Groove Pliers
    We designed every inch of our innovative SpeedGrip™ Tongue & Groove Pliers with hardworking trades professionals in mind. Trust in the brand that has stood the test of time for 135 years....

  • CHANNELLOCK® SpeedGrip™ 430®X Tongue & Groove Pliers make fast and easy non-slip adjustments so you can get the job done even quicker. Laser-hardened crosshatch teeth grip stronger and last longer thanks to innovative engineering. There is also a reaming feature for easy deburring of pipe. Finally, like all CHANNELLOCK® pliers, SPEEDGRIP™ 430®X Tongue & Groove Pliers are made in the USA from high carbon U.S. steel for ultimate strength and have comfort handles with no-slip grips.
  • 968 Forged Wire Stripper
    Loaded with features and made in the USA with forged high carbon U.S. steel, this tool is made with the legendary strength and functionality pros expect from CHANNELLOCK®....

  • The CHANNELLOCK® 968 7.5" Forged Wire Stripper is designed for superior quality and greater ease of use. Forged for durability and to outlast traditional wire strippers. By incorporating CHANNELLOCK® Xtreme Leverage Technology (XLT™ ), it requires considerably less force to cut than traditional high leverage designs. The 968 is a 100% made in USA product with U.S. steel and comes equipped with robust, comfortable CHANNELLOCK BLUE® grips, a spring-loaded handle for easy, one-handed operation and a lock for safe storage. It strips 8-18 AWG solid, 10-20 AWG stranded wire, has a reaming head for up to 1" conduit and cuts 6-32 and 8-32 bolts. This wire stripper is an exceptionally strong and versatile tool that every professional will want in their toolbox.