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The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

2017 ProMat Guide


Stenley Proto Offers A Lineup of TAA-Compliant Master Tool Sets

CONYERS, GA  – Stanley Proto has introduced of 86 new Master Tool Sets. The new sets were developed to meet the Country of Origin (COO) requirements for the Trade Agreements Act (TAA), and are identified by the addition of GSA to the SKU number. Many sets were already compliant but the addition of these new sets means that Proto now has a TAA-compliant version of every Master set in its line.

TAA compliance is crucial to any business that sells products to the Federal government. That's because many government hardware contracts specify that items be made either in the USA, or in countries listed in various multilateral and bilateral agreements and other trade initiatives. A vast majority of individual tools in the Proto catalog already met these requirements, and there are Master Sets that do also.

The General Services Administration (GSA) includes TAA compliance in its periodic audits (, page 31), and has levied stiff fines on companies caught selling non-compliant products. Making sure that a product meets all the TAA requirements can be a complicated task and requires regular review and documentation of where materials were sourced, where each and every component was manufactured, and what countries are currently on the TAA list. Proto has developed in-house systems to track all of this information, and to ensure that our TAA compliant sets meet all of these requirements.

About Stanley-Proto
Stanley Proto Industrial Tools has been making durable, high-quality hand tools for over 100 years, having grown from a small machine shop to a worldwide supplier. Our tools are developed according to strict ergonomic standards, with features that let users work faster and easier, including enhanced shock absorption and reduced slip. Markets including auto, steel, and airplane manufacturing plants, chemical plants, refineries, general manufacturing, transportation, and fleet maintenance for trucking, transit, and aircraft. For more information call 800/800-TOOL, or go to

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