Monday 20 August 2018
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Nearhoof Wins the 14th Annual CHANNELLOCK Falcon Award

MEADVILLE, Pa. – Tony Nearhoof, an assembly team member and CHANNELLOCK® associate for more than 23 years, has been awarded the company’s 14th annual Falcon Award.

Launched in 2003, CHANNELLOCK, Inc.’s Falcon Program is a multi-faceted initiative designed to reward, encourage and celebrate associates at work, at home and in the community. The Falcon Award is presented to one associate each year who best demonstrates the ideals of the program: speed in action through productivity; far-sightedness and clear vision in making everyday decisions that impact the company’s bottom line; job performance at work; leadership skills through participation in community organizations; and a clear understanding and commitment to CHANNELLOCK Inc.’s “Vision Blue,” which states that “communication, commitment, cooperation and constant improvement yield success.”

Falcon Award winners are chosen by a voluntary committee of CHANNELLOCK associates from all areas of the company. Nearhoof was presented with the award on Saturday, August 12, at Waldameer Park as part of the company’s 131th anniversary celebration.

“Tony’s fellow associates can always count on him for help or sound advice, and he is a dedicated servant of his community,” states Marc Johnston, director of Workforce Development. He notes that Nearhoof is known for his positive attitude, willingness to push to find solutions and ability to work seamlessly across functions and teams.

“I’m honored to receive this award,” says Nearhoof. “It takes a team to get our work done the right way, and I try to help everyone I can so we do the best work possible. It feels great to be recognized by the Channellock team.”

Channellock, Inc., headquartered in Meadville, Pennsylvania, is a worldwide leader in the manufacture of high-quality pliers and assorted hand tools, including the iconic, American-made CHANNELLOCK® tongue-and-groove plier, which can be found in hardware stores, retailers, toolboxes and workshops around the world.

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