With the price of gas, oil, mechanical repairs and maintenance, driving your car yourself over long stretches of road is not the best solution to get you both to the new destination. Hence, the burgeoning of the auto shipping industry, both domestic and international. Do not, I repeat, do not choose the first company in the phone book and do no further investigation. Shipping your car is not like shipping a small package.
It may be that you are the proud owner of a classic, rare, vintage or just plain expensive automobile where the cost of shipping is secondary to the reliability and professionalism of a professional shipper. No matter if your car is a Ford Focus or a Ferrari, you will want it to arrive at its new destination in the same condition as it was before it undertook its journey. Let us check into some of the important points of researching auto shipping companies.
You want a reliable, quality company and the best way to find one is to start with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB). This agency will help you find a local and reliable auto transportation company. The BBB has customer testimonials, reviews, stories and complaints on many of the businesses under your consideration. You can also obtain information on how issues were resolved and if any preventive measures have been implemented to keep them from happening again.
If you are the type of person who enjoys networking with people, ask your friends, co-workers and acquaintances about their experiences. You might also call several reputable car dealerships and auto parts stores to find out what companies they either use in their business or who they would recommend. These are preliminary steps, let’s move on to the more particularized sources which will aid in your final …
Household hand tools are very important because they have many uses. This is why there are many tool manufacturing companies you can find. One of them is the Blackhawk Company, which is a smaller brand of Proto division. Proto is a division of the Stanley Works Blackhawk manufacturing company. It emerged nearly a century ago, in 1919 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. It started as the American Grinder Company subsidiary. The AGC company was later renamed Applied Power Corporation. In those days, the company made Blackhawk tools for automobiles such as the spanners (wrenches) and sockets. It also made some special tools. Commonly, people simply call the company the Blackhawk. This American brand has earned a huge popularity in the country because of its unrivaled quality tools. The company recognition is also because of its contribution to improve the drive tools such as the gearless ratchets, locking sockets, some drive tools and telescoping ratchet handles. Expert engineers such as Sigmund Mandl, who also worked for Husky Wrench Company before joining Blackhawk and Edward Pfauser, deserve recognition. They made the designs for the tools we enjoy today from Blackhawk.
This brand has worked with famous companies like Armstrong Bros Tool between the end of 1920s and the late forties. During this collaboration, the two companies produced a wide variety of open-ended spanners or wrenches. The tools were all under Blackhawk Armstrong brand. During 50’s, the company endured an acquisition by the New Britain Machine Company. Twenty years later, Litton industries bought the NBM Company. Later in the 80’s, the National Hand Tool acquired the hand tool section of Litton along with the Husky and Blackhawk brands. Stanley Works, which owns Blackhawk as a sub-division now, acquired the National Hand Tool in 1986.
If you are searching for good quality tools, …