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Doug Coby Becomes a Man of Steel
Turners Falls, MA– Mayhew Steel Products is excited to announce we are teaming up with Mike Smergilio from MSIII Racing and 4 time NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Champion Doug Coby as primary sponsor of the # 2 car for the 2017 NASCAR Whelen Modifed Tour. Doug Coby made the announcement during his champion’s speech at Night of Champions Touring Award Banquet on December 10, 2016 in Charlotte, NC at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
“We are obviously really excited to bring Mayhew into our team as we try to chase four championships in a row,” Doug Coby, of Milford, CT said. “We feel like we have a great brand to pair up with their great brand. They are an industry leader in their field and they feel like we are an industry leader in our field, so it was a natural fit for the two of us to come together.”
This year, Coby became the first driver since the inception of the Whelen Modified Tour in 1985 win three consecutive championship titles. He won his first championship in 2012 driving for team owner Wayne Darling. He was second in the standings to Ryan Preece in 2013 before winning the last three titles with the Mike Smeriglio owned MSIII Racing Team led by Crew Chief Phil Moran.
“We’re really excited to win some races with Mayhew’s logo on our car and really get them more involved in the automotive side of their business,” Coby said. “They do industrial products and automotive products and they’ve made it pretty clear that they would like to get some more traction among the automotive consumers and the race fans and race team members. It’s a great fit for everybody involved and we’re really excited to move.”
Mayhew Steel Products had served as an associate sponsor the Bob Garbarino owned Mystic Missile NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour team for the 2016 season and was looking to expand its racing sponsorship program. Mayhew President John Lawless was happy when the opportunity was presented to step up as primary sponsor with a championship team. “We’re very excited to begin our relationship with MSIII Racing,” says Lawless. “This partnership will help us reach the NASCAR and racing fan base, whose demographics match those of our target customers.” Mayhew has a great line of specialty automotive tools that fit in well in the racing world and looks forward to getting our brand out there in a big way.
Mayhew, founded in 1856, is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Over time our product line has grown but our passion for manufacturing quality hand tools here in the USA continues as we serve the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries. As we’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed—our dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why we’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the tool boxes of do-it-yourselfers as well.
Turners Falls, MA: Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew ToolsTM) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the business assets of the injection molding and manufacturing company, originally Kelly Manufacturing, located in Clinton, Massachusetts. The plant’s wide range of molding machines, investment in automation and strong management team will compliment Mayhew Basque Plastics’ current operation which supplies component parts for Mayhew’s quality hand tool line in addition to servicing customers with proprietary products across diverse industries. By the end of 2016, all operations, including 15 injection molding machines and manufacturing personnel, will effectively consolidate into Mayhew’s 30,000 sq ft Leominster, Massachusetts plant and operate under the Mayhew Basque Plastics banner.
The combination of plastic operations will feature 31 injection molding machines ranging in size from 40-700 ton, 2 shuttle machines, a pad printer, and a hot stamp press. The complimentary integration of all machinery and processes will create greater scale and automation, increase capabilities within current and future products and leverage the combined skills and talents of Mayhew’s strong management, sales and engineering staff. Some of the main production items purchased by Mayhew include a hand tool line of paint scrapers and trowels.
“As a leading USA hand tool manufacturer and marketer, Mayhew’s vertical integration has proved invaluable in our ongoing lean initiatives. Internally sourcing many component plastic parts has prompted cost stability, lead time improvements, product quality and innovation. The integration of the Clinton, MA based plastics operation fully supports our rapid, reliable growth as the leading supplier of punches, chisels, pry bars and specialty tools while offering new and expanded capabilities to explore new markets in the plastics industry.” said Mayhew President John Lawless.
Mayhew Basque Plastics will now run a 7/24 facility under the guidance of new general manager, Chris Salinas. Chris was formerly a plant manager, instrumental in creating sales growth, and enterprise-wide automation in his previous position.
“Chris is well respected within the plastics industry and brings the experience needed to catapult our operation as best in class.” said John Lawless, “We are a respected, growing company and Chris will be the catalyst as we bring breadth, depth, and agility to our molding and manufacturing division.”
About Mayhew Steel Products, Inc., Mayhew Steel Products, Inc. manufactures high quality hand tools that are sold under the Mayhew ToolsTM name as well as other private brands around the world. Mayhew is a 160 year old manufacturer of hand tools, which began business in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in 1856.
John Lawless, President
Mayhew Steel Products, Inc.
199 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376
160 Year-old Tool Company Joins Sole Surviving Original NCWTS Team
Wright City, MO – It’s only logical that one of America’s oldest tool companies, Mayhew Tools, would partner up with the sole surviving original NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team, MB Motorsports.
“Mayhew Tools has a great reputation,” says team owner Mike Mittler. “Let’s face it, a company doesn’t stay in business for 160 years if you don’t provide your customers with quality products and service. I couldn’t be happier to have Mayhew Tools as a marketing partner.”
John Lawless, President of Mayhew Steel Products, “We’re very excited to begin our relationship with MB Motorsports. This partnership will help us reach the NASCAR fan base, whose demographics match those of our target customer. In fact, we are going to launch this program with a social media contest. Race fans who follow @mayhewtools on Twitter and follow Mayhew on Facebook will be eligible to win prizes in contests held during races on MB Motorsports’ Twitter (@MBMotorsports) and Facebook pages.”
Founded in 1856, Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. As they’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed-their dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why they’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the belts of do-it-yourselfers as well.
The Mayhew Tools logo will adorn the #63 Chevy Silverado for the first time at the Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby on July 20th at the famed Eldora Speedway. Bobby Pierce finished second in the MB Motorsports truck at last years’ race and is a heavy favorite in 2016.
Mayhew Tools: Founded in 1856, Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools) is the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. As they’ve grown from a small tool house to the industry leader, there’s only one thing that hasn’t changed-their dedication to quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. That’s why they’ve become the tool of choice for certified technicians and professional mechanics across the country, and have found a home in the belts of do-it-yourselfers as well.
Over time their product line has grown but their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools continues as we serve the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries.
During their more than 150-year history, they’ve been able to expand both our physical size and breadth of products without losing sight of our heritage. That includes staying true to our American roots, by keeping our newly constructed headquarters in the heart of the original tool country-Western Massachusetts, home to our corporate office and 100,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing facilities. Mayhew controls all functions from raw material receiving to final tool inspection and packaging. Our recent expansion continues with the creation of two distinct product lines (MayhewPro and MayhewSelect) geared specifically for our hardworking customers-both the professional and occasional user that wants to know what the Pros know. Mayhew is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
About MB Motorsports:
MB Motorsports is the sole surviving original team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, having competed in every season since the series debuted in 1995. The team has given many young drivers their start in NASCAR, including Sprint Cup Series winners Carl Edwards, Jamie McMurray, Brad Keselowski and Regan Smith.
For more information on MB Motorsports and its marketing partners, visit mbracing.net or follow them on Twitter @MBMotorsports or Facebook, MB Motorsports
For more information on Mayhew Steel Products, visit mayhew.testplanets.com or follow them on Twitter, @mayhewtools or on Facebook, Mayhew Tools.
To arrange an interview with MB Motorsports, please contact Michael Boswell, CM2 Commander Motorsports Marketing 815.939.1382 / 708.691.3460 (mobile) or michael@CM2agency.com
John Lawless, President
Mayhew Steel Products, Inc.
199 Industrial Boulevard, Turners Falls, MA 01376