I think Greg you are going to have to put together a "family tree" for all
the tools and post it on the list. Most people don't know what you
financial guys do anyhow :)!
From: Hutmacher, Greg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: 'MG List' <email@example.com>
Cc: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, March 29, 1999 12:50 PM
Subject: re: Craftsman Tools - Blackhawk
|Blackhawk as well as another industrial brand called Challenger are also,
|believe it or not, manufactured by Stanley Mechanics Tools in Dallas and
|Witchita Falls, Texas. Blackhawk is the brand that Stanley uses to market
|through the non-mobile automotive channel (auto parts stores). Challenger
|sold through industrial channel distributors like Grainger and MSC. Lets
|see...other brands...let me think. Stanley makes Master Mechanics,
|Goldblatt, cheaper lines like Popular Mechanics (import), various other
|private label mass merchant brands (import) and I can't remember what else.
|Heck, I'm just a financial guy. Not a product manager.
|Regards, Greg Hutmacher
|>Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 23:37:40 -0400
|>From: Florrie & Allen Bachelder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|>Subject: Craftsman tools
|>Greg, et al...
|>Interesting discussion, but I have a question. I've bought a few tools,
|>from a local independent auto parts store, under the brand name of
|>Blackhawk. They're made in USA and appear to be of good quality they're
|>and comparable to Craftsman prices. But I don't see the Blackhawk name in
|>your comprehensive discussion.
|>What can you tell me about Blackhawk tools?