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Jan 6, 2023

RIDGID Celebrates 100th Anniversary

RIDGID, a part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. In 1923, the Ridge Tool Company invented a straight pipe wrench, introducing it to the world under the brand RIDGID. Many of the wrenches that were sold back in the 1920s and ’30s are still in use today. The company launched power threading solutions in 1948; drain cleaning equipment in 1967; press tools in 1999; and pipe patching in 2022. It currently offers more than 300 tools for the plumbing, mechanical, and HVAC trades. To celebrate this milestone anniversary, the manufacturer will hold giveaways of commemorative anniversary wrenches and items throughout the year and host special events at major trade shows. It will also launch ‘RIDGID Wrenched 100,’ a specialty beer developed in collaboration with Unplugged Brewing Company.

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