Klein Tools moves corporate headquarters
Klein Tools, a manufacturer of professional hand tools and occupational equipment, has moved its corporate headquarters to a new, 64,000-square-foot office facility in Lincolnshire, IL.
The new building houses the executive team and a number of corporate departments. Customer service and sales support have also been moved to the new facility. An additional 57,000-square-foot multipurpose building accompanies the new office accommodations, providing space for light industrial use. Existing manufacturing capabilities will remain at the company’s 225,000-square-foot facility in Skokie, IL, the site that served previously as its headquarters.
“Our new building will support future business growth and provide us more room for expanding Skokie’s manufacturing operations,” said Richard T. Klein, Jr., chairman and CEO of Klein Tools.
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