Global demand for Bridge City Tools leads to greater affordability
From Bridge City Tools:
Montclair, CA. — Mark Strahler, President of Bridge City Tool Works, has announced the introduction of new retail pricing for its iconic Bridge City hand tools. The new prices mark an unprecedented shift to more affordable pricing. Mark explained that this major shift will help fulfill the long time wish of Jack Xu, CEO of Harvey Industries, “that woodworkers around the world should be able to enjoy the incredible tools designed by John Economaki.”
For over 35 years, John Economaki, founder of Bridge City Tool Works, built heirloom-quality hand tools that combined functionality with aesthetics — tools that were treasured and passed down through generations of woodworkers. But at John’s manufacturing facility in Portland, Oregon, tools were made to order in small production runs. And when you combine superb craftsmanship with limited availability, it’s easy to understand how woodworkers around the globe found it difficult to satisfy their appetite for Bridge City tools.
Two years ago, John Economaki sold Bridge City Tool Works to his good friend and business partner, Jack Xu, owner of Harvey Industries, where Bridge City tools are now manufactured. While John continues to design new tools and oversee quality control, Harvey provides the capability to build Bridge City tools for woodworkers around the globe. “Our significant sales increase has lead to meaningful manufacturing cost savings, allowing us to substantially reduce retail prices and make these beautiful tools affordable for woodworkers everywhere,” added Mark Strahler.
You’ll begin to see these new prices when you visit bridgecitytools.com. An unwavering commitment to quality means Bridge City tools aren’t likely to ever be the least expensive tools you can buy, but now they’re a whole lot more affordable.
Harvey Industries manufactures industrial quality woodworking machinery and heirloom-quality hand tools sold in more than 100 countries around the world. Visit us at harveywoodworking.com and bridgecitytools.com.