Malco expanded to a new facility in DeWitt, Nebraska, in 2017, with the goal to produce the best American-made locking handle products on the market. We’re very proud to say we accomplished that goal with the introduction of the Eagle Grip line.

Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we have made the difficult decision to exit the locking handle tools business.

Thank you for continuing to be a loyal supporter and user of Malco’s products. We will continue to provide the same high-quality tools of the trade you have known and trusted for the past 72 years.

Despite our best efforts, the reality is that we have not been able to make this a successful business for our company. Simply put, this platform and operation doesn’t fit our core competency and requires a different set of skills and experiences.

We will continue operations until current customer orders are fulfilled. At this time, it appears we will wind down business no sooner than the end of this year.

Our limited remaining inventory of pliers and clamps will be available for purchase by locating an online seller on the Eagle Grip website (www.eaglegripusa.com) until sold out.

Yes. We will continue to honor our limited lifetime warranty for manufacturing and materials defects of Eagle Grip products in perpetuity. If we do not have a replacement product in stock, we will issue a credit to the customer.

We are exploring all available opportunities to determine the best possible outcome for all stakeholders at our DeWitt facility.

Malco has a rich history of innovation and creating the highest quality tools on the market. This commitment to creating tools for the trades is what has made Malco a trusted professional name among our customers and partners. It is what has made our business extremely successful for the past 72 years and is what is going to continue to make us successful for the next 72 years and beyond.

That is why we are going to reinvest and refocus our efforts back to what we are really good at, and back to the core focus of our business. We are a strong, healthy, and growing company that is doing great work in creating products that are making a difference in the performance, efficiency and safety of the trade professionals who rely on Malco tools to get the job done.

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