June 21, 2012 – Master Lock and Mike Rowe, creator and star of Discovery Channel program, Dirty Jobs, and founder of mikeroweWORKS.com, have partnered to help raise “respect and appreciation for skilled labour” and provide “innovative security solutions”.
Rowe, who calls himself a perpetual apprentice, has performed more than 300 of the “dirtiest” jobs throughout the country, during the first five seasons of his hit show, Dirty Jobs.
“Getting involved with the hard working men and women who make civilized existence possible, has been an incredible experience, and provided the foundation for my mission at mikeroweWORKS,” said Rowe. “This partnership with Master Lock will allow us to raise the level of awareness for the growing skills-gap in North America.”
Rowe acted as the spokesman for Master Lock’s new line of security products designed to protect tools and equipment in the cargo area of pickup trucks, especially those that are used for work, which launched exclusively at Canadian Tire stores across Canada this spring.
“With his strong connection to men and women working in the trades, we are both excited and honoured to have Mike’s support and participation in this important new security category,” said Jeffrey Ling, Canadian Master Lock product manager. “In addition, we are incredibly proud to support Mike’s mission and vision at mikeroweWORKS.com
View original article at Electrical Business magazine – HERE
Two lucky customer’s will have their company name prominently displayed on the car during the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, October 13, 2012, in addition to receiving a paid trip for themselves and five friends along with VIP passes for the entire race weekend. Read More...
Here is a tool worth buying a few of.
I never was a fan of multi-bit drivers until I found this one. Unlike other multi-bit screwdrivers, it has a nice snap to the cap making it fit firmly so you don’t have bits falling out while you work. It has a nice feel to the handle so you can really bear down on it. They are even available in tamper-proof bit sets for all the things I’m not “suppose” to take apart. All for about twenty bucks.
Now If I could just get a version that won’t get lost. Maybe Megapro is working on that.
Joey Authement – CNC Programmer, mrW Tradesmen learn more about him – HERE
DEWALT Mobile Pro is an innovative mobile calculation and reference tool for construction professionals. It is available on the iPad and iPhone and includes (for FREE) a robust construction calculator, several calculation templates, integrated reference materials and other functionality. There is also the availability to purchase, via an integrated store, other trade specific/task specific content – business& finance, carpentry, concrete, jobsite math, site work, conversions, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, landscape, finish work, etc. Furthermore, the app will scale over the next year to include additional content such as code information, additional calculations, forms/checklists, etc.
You can find the app by searching for DEWALT in the Apple app store or you can learn more by going to dewalt.com/mobilepro.
Review offered by Bobby P. via TRADES HUB
By SLS ~ Sean Lintow,
I got to admit it – I just love my job sometimes. Not only did I have the flexibility to take two days off this week, but I got to do so for a great organization, a great event, & I got to promote another one some more. Yep, you guessed it; it was for SkillsUSA & the Alabama State Championships & of course, the mikeroweWORKS site & foundation. Read More...
Off the Grid, Where the Living is Good (so far) by Craig Leisher “Three weeks ago, my wife and I moved with our three boys, two cats, five bikes and canoe from the New Jersey suburbs to a cabin in the Maine woods. We’ll be here for a year, and from time to time I’ll be updating you on our experiment in living in tune with our surroundings and off the grid. We have no hot water, no microwave, no washing machine, no coffee maker and only enough solar electricity to power two laptops and a cellphone…” Read More...
by IRWIN Tools PR
IRWIN Visits Local Jobsites to Personally Thank Tradesmen by Providing Race Tickets to BMS’s Spring Cup Weekend
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (March 13, 2012) – IRWIN Tools, proud sponsor of the summer classic IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, surprised deserving tradesmen with grandstand ticket packages to this weekend’s spring races at Bristol.
America’s tradesmen roll up their sleeves every day to build our roads; repair our cars, trucks and planes; and heat and cool our homes – oftentimes without recognition or appreciation from our society. IRWIN employees visited jobsites last week to honor “America’s Real Working Hands” in both Bristol (TN) and Huntersville (NC), headquarters for IRWIN Tools. The packages distributed included tickets for qualifying day, the Nationwide Series race, as well as the Sprint Cup Series event.
“At IRWIN, recognizing the efforts of America’s tradesmen is part of our brand’s DNA. Giving tradesmen tickets to Bristol’s spring race weekend is the first of several initiatives that will lead us up to the second annual National Tradesmen Day on September 21,” said Curt Rahilly, IRWIN’s Vice President of Marketing. “Professional tradesmen are the backbone of our great nation, and we want to thank all those men and women who use their bare hands to build our country and keep it running strong. We will continue to execute multiple platforms throughout the year to encourage our communities to salute tradesmen.”
Bristol Motor Speedway General Manager and Executive Vice President, Jerry Caldwell, applauded IRWIN’s generous offer.
“IRWIN has been an outstanding partner for Bristol Motor Speedway,” he said. “Giving tickets to the very deserving tradesmen in this area, as well as in North Carolina, speaks volumes about their appreciation for these amazing people. We’re honored to have all of them here for race weekend.”
National Tradesmen Day is celebrated on the third Friday of September each year, and this year it will occur on September 21, 2012. To learn more, visit www.nationaltradesmenday.com . The IRWIN Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race is set for Saturday, August 25.