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Mayhew Tools Recognized as ISO 9001:2015 Certified Company

Turners Falls, MA August 28, 2017 – Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) announces their recent ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001 evaluates whether a company’s Quality Management System in place is appropriate and effective, while assisting the organization to identify and implement improvements. ISO 9001:2015 is the most recent ISO 9001 standard, with “2015” referencing the year of the latest revision. Prior to, Mayhew Tools also attained their ISO 9001:2008 certification.

ISO develops and publishes more than 18,000 international standards. Continuous improvement assures that customers benefit by receiving products/services that meet their requirement, and that consistent performance is delivered. Mayhew Tools credits quality as one of the main contributors to their 160-year history, helping them grow from a small tool house to an industry leader. Mayhew tools are made in the USA, providing the company extensive control over all functions from raw material receiving to final tool inspection and packaging.

“Our company’s commitment to quality has never wavered and as we continue to grow and develop new products it is imperative that we stay current to quality standards, and our ISO 9001 certifications are representative of that,” shared John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “We look forward to continuing to provide our customers with tools that were manufactured utilizing quality standards, reliability and craftmanship.”

Mayhew Tools’ products are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit mayhew.com.

Eric Mills Mayhew Tools

Mayhew tools to sponsor Bobby Santos III

United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series and King of the Wing National Sprint Car Series standout Bobby Santos III us pleased to announce a technical alliance with Mayhew Tools. The alliance will see the Turner Falls, Massachusetts company teaming up with the Franklin, Massachusetts native for the remainder of the 2017 Silver Crown and Wing Sprint Car Series schedule. August 13th will see the debut of the Mayhew Tools colors at the USAC Silver Crown race at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana and culminating with the King of the Wings Sprint Car Series races on November 18th and 19th at Irwindale Speedway and Kern County Speedway in California.

Mayhew Tools reflects the spirit of America: rugged, dependable, and uniquely positioned to stand the test of time. Known for true American craftsmanship, Mayhew forges the best tools from the finest materials. That’s a tradition Mayhew is dedicated to upholding. In fact, Mayhew believes so strongly in the viability of American manufacturing that it has re-invested in plant equipment and new production facilities while purchasing two new U.S supple chain of raw materials. The Mayhew legacy has remained firm. We absolutely refuse to sacrifice quality and remain committed to manufacturing tools our customers can rely on and believe in.

“I am excited to begin the partnership with John Lawless and Mayhew Tools. Their dedication to manufacturing tools that are exceptional, reliable, and tough is second to none. Mayhew Tools is truly a company dedicated to building tools that are not just good enough. To be able to partner with a company whose history dates back to 1856 is truly and honor. I look forward to promoting this great American company and am  truly grateful for their help with my racing career,” said Bobby Santos about the partnership.

“We are looking forward to being able to create this partnership with Bobby Santos. Bobby is a great ambassador for Mayhew Tools,” said John Lawless, President of Mayhew Tools. “We have built a great foundation in the Northeast and we are excited to expand on this foundation nationally with Bobby in the Midwest and West coast this fall.”

Bobby’s next race will be this Saturday, August 13th with the United States Auto Club Silver Crown Series at the famous Salem Speedway in southern Indiana. Be sure to come and support Bobby this weekend and also check out Mayhew Tools at www.Mayhew.com.

Supporting Bobby Pierce in the #63 Chevy Truck tonight in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

 

 

Mayhew Tools is supporting Bobby Pierce in the #63 Chevy Truck tonight in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at the famous Eldora Dirt Derby… Bobby has an in-truck camera so you should see the Mayhew logo during this live televised race tonight on FOX Business Network starting at 9 pm EST. Can’t stay up that late… set your DVR! Good luck to the entire MB Motorsports team and pictures to follow. #NASCAR #truckracing #usamadetools #theprosknow

Eric Mills Rejoins Mayhew Tools as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Mills will be responsible for increasing sales and customer satisfaction for the ISO-certified manufacturing company

Turners Falls, MA July 12, 2017 – Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) announces Eric Mills has rejoined their company as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. In this role, Mills will be responsible for growing Mayhew’s sales and sustaining a high-level of customer satisfaction. Mills previously served Mayhew Tools as Vice President of Sales & Marketing from 1994 through 2002, before rejoining the company this year.

As Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Mills will focus on identifying new sales targets while simultaneously developing and executing strategic sales and marketing plans to elevate the company’s brand visibility. In addition to managing the sales and marketing teams, he will also provide the leadership necessary to promote a positive team atmosphere and culture. Mayhew Steel Products, founded in 1856, continues to embody a 160-year heritage that is just as dedicated to its American roots, as it is to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship.

“We are very pleased to have Eric back at Mayhew,” shared John Lawless, President, Mayhew Tools. “Given his prior expertise with our company and products and his demonstrated perseverance we are very much looking forward to having him hit the ground running to expand existing and new sales channels for our company.”

Mills added, “I am enthusiastic to be working with the Mayhew team again and eager to expand our sales efforts in a way that benefits the company as well as the customer. More specifically, I am excited to be playing a role in delivering new products to market that are already in development.”

Before rejoining Mayhew Tools, Mills served as the Vice President & General Manager for Greater Boston’s Tractel, Ltd. Prior to that, he served as Vice President Sales & Marketing for Guardair Corporation and Director of Sales for Streamlight, Inc. Mills holds a B.S. from Westfield State College.

Eric Mills Mayhew Tools

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit mayhew.com.

About Mayhew Tools

Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools), founded in 1856, is an ISO 9001-certified company and the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Headquartered in Turners Falls, MA, the company’s transition from a small tool house to industry leader comes as a direct result of their dedication, quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. While their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools has continued to fuel its century-old product line growth. Mayhew Tools, serving primarily the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries, are sold globally through an extensive distributor network.

Mayhew Tools Launches New ProGrip Hook and Pick Product Line

The new line is comprised of over 30 unique hooks and picks and 11 convenient sets all featuring Mayhew’s non-slip ProGrip handle

Turners Falls, MA – Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) announces the launch of a new ProGrip Hook and Pick product line. The new line, featuring Mayhew’s signature ProGrip handle, includes over 30 unique hooks and picks and 11 convenient sets, from miniature, to heavy-duty, and extra-long. The varying lengths, shapes, and angle bends are uniquely designed for an array of industrial, automotive, and hardware applications. All of the tools, including marking and hole-making picks, O-ring picks, trim tools, and hose picks, consist of an alloy steel shank with black oxide finish to deter rust and are made in the USA.

The ergonomic ProGrip handle, made of highly-resilient Polypropylene with an over-molded Thermoplastic Elastomer soft grip, has two patented ribs around its neck to allow for maximum transfer of torque from the hand to the tool and a slip-free grip when pushing or prying. Additionally, the rounded end rolls smoothly onto the heel of the palm, reducing friction and hand fatigue. All of the tools in the line are designed for easy access into tight spaces and provides necessary leverage in close-quarters to position, retrieve, remove parts, or easily maneuver around obstacles that otherwise would be troublesome.

Mayhew ProGrip Miniature Pick Set

Additional use applications include:

  • Marking or tracing crisp, accurate lines on work pieces
  • Puncturing or enlarging holes in leather, canvas, or wood
  • Removing O-rings, springs, and spacers
  • Extracting door panels and molding rivet fasteners without damage
  • Positioning, installing, separating, or removing of radiator, heater, vacuum, or other transmission lines/hoses from their fittings

The available hook and pick sets are as follows:

Item # Description
13090 4 Pc. ProGrip Miniature Pick Set
13091 4 Pc. ProGrip Miniature Long Pick Set
13092 4 Pc. ProGrip Miniature Seal Removal Set
13093 3 Pc. ProGrip Marking & Hole Making Set
13094 4 Pc. ProGrip Hook and Pick Set
13095 6 Pc. ProGrip Long Pick Set
13096 4 Pc. ProGrip Hose Pick Set
13097 6 Pc. ProGrip Hose Pick Set
13098 4 Pc. ProGrip O-Ring Removal Set
13075 4 Pc. ProGrip Trim Tool “U” Notch Set
13076 4 Pc. ProGrip Trim Tool “V” Notch Set
13077 4 Pc. ProGrip Trim Tool

 

For more information on the hook and pick tools and sets contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or click here to download the brochure.

About Mayhew Tools

Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools), founded in 1856, is an ISO 9001-certified company and the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Headquartered in Turners Falls, MA, the company’s transition from a small tool house to industry leader comes as a direct result of their dedication, quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. While their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools has continued to fuel its century-old product line growth. Mayhew Tools, serving primarily the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries, are sold globally through an extensive distributor network.

Doug Led 134-Laps, Places 15th

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Solomito Muscles Way to Langley Victory

Reclaims Modified Tour Points Lead With Second Win of 2017

By Andy Marquis, NASCARHomeTracks.com

HAMPTON, Va. – Timmy Solomito muscled his way past Doug Coby with seven laps to go to score the victory in Saturday night’s City of Hampton 150 at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway – his second victory of the season in the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour.

Coby had dominated much of the event, leading all but six laps, but Solomito closed in on him in the closing stages of the 150 lap race at the .396-mile oval in Hampton, Virginia. When Solomito finally got to Coby’s rear bumper, he began to press the issue, looking to the inside and the outside and repeatedly giving shots to Coby.  With seven laps to go, and the third and fourth place cars of Max Zachem and Eric Goodale joining the battle for the win, Solomito executed the bump-and-run, which resulted in Coby spinning.

Solomito then survived a restart with two laps to go and survived overtime to clinch the win.

“I hate to race that way,” Solomito said. “We had a really fast car tonight. I pressed him and tried to get him to slip up. He slipped up a few times. I showed my nose a couple times. I have a lot of respect for Doug but he’s trying to win a race and I’m trying to win a race. Unfortunately, tight quarters, you’re racing on a small track, I hate to win races that way but it happens, contact happens.

“Unfortunately, it’s racing. It is a contact sport here and there and sometimes things happen. We didn’t want that to happen but it’s hard racing. Two guys going for the same piece of real estate for the win. If I could go back, would I have done anything different? Probably not. Everybody’s here to win.”

The win at Langley marks Solomito’s second of the season. Earlier this year, he won the Whelen Modified season opener at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Speedway and backed it up with a second-place finish at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Despite an 11th place finish at Stafford, the strong start to the season has Solomito thinking big picture.

“We just have to keep it rolling and keep running strong and having good finishes,” Solomito remarked. “At the end of the day, every position counts.  You have to play your cards right and be there at the end. You just have to finish every race.  It’s not always about winning as many races as you can, it’s about finishing up front and running well.”

Doug Coby, who led 134 laps, ended up being relegated to a 15th place finish after the contact with Solomito.

“Timmy made his car faster, and we were just a tick tighter,” Coby said. “We still had a fast race car, a controllable race car. It was a good race, that’s what the fans deserve to see. They don’t want to see somebody walk away by a straightaway.”

As Solomito closed in, Coby said he expected the race to come down to paint trading.

“I was expecting the bumper shots, the crossovers and stuff,” Coby explained. “No matter what he was trying to do, if I don’t give up the bottom, he can’t get by me. That’s short track racing. You’ve got the outside to go around, you’ve got the way bottom to go around.  If I’ve got a fast car and I’m on the bottom, find another way around.”

Eric Goodale finished in second, his best result of the season. Kyle Bonsignore finished third while Max Zachem and Justin Bonsignore rounded out the top-five.

Rob Summers, Rowan Pennink, Danny Bohn, Kyle Ebersole and Matt Swanson completed the top 10.

Solomito took over the points lead with his victory, leading by nine points over Rowan Pennink following the race at Langley Speedway.  Eric Goodale sits third in points while Justin Bonsignore and Max Zachem sit fourth and fifth.

The next race for the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour will be held at Connecticut’s Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on June 14th.

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