Matco Tools and Susan G. Komen® Celebrate Successful Partnership

Matco's "Tools for the Cause" Campaign Raises over $400,000 to Help Fund Breast Cancer Awareness

January 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // STOW, Ohio – Representatives from Matco Tools, a mobile tool franchise company, and Susan G. Komen® came together yesterday afternoon to celebrate the organizations' two-year partnership. Since the start of its "Tools for the Cause" campaign in 2012, the company has raised more than $436,596.39 for breast cancer awareness through the sales of special edition pink products.

"This is a partnership that everyone in our company is very proud of and has strongly supported from the very beginning," said Tim Gilmore, president of Matco Tools. "We have worked with Komen for nearly two years and being able to contribute to an organization that supports such a great cause means a lot to our employees and our customers."

On hand for the event were multiple members of the Matco Tools executive team along with Susan G. Komen regional vice president, Miguel Perez, who was presented with a check representing Matco's allocated funds from 2012-13 . During the presentation of the check, Perez spoke about Komen's relationship with Matco.

"Matco Tools has been a great partner for Susan G. Komen and we are extremely pleased with the success of the campaigns thus far," Perez said. "This company's dedication to corporate social responsibility has truly been on display over the past year and a half and the donations that have been collected are going to help end breast cancer forever. Matco Tools' employees and customers should be very proud of their contribution. I know we are all very proud and honored."

Starting in October of 2013, the company began selling its new line of special edition products for the second annual Tools for the Cause campaign. Matco will continue to sell these limited edition items through September 30, 2014:

  • 897UHP – Pocket knife
  • CS2APTC - Rolling Creeper Seat
  • DPCC3P – Diamond Coated Files
  • FCPINK - Fender Cover
  • HTPINK - Telescoping Inspection Mirrors
  • MBKP - Toolbox Bank
  • MSC4BKPK - Black Service Cart
  • MTP4PINK - Pocket Pen Light
  • PP3CSPNK - Pink Power Probe III
  • SP2SGK - 2-Piece Plier Set
  • TGMP(XS-XXL) - Pink Gloves

For more information on Matco's partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cause and Tools for the Cause products currently available, contact your local Matco distributor or visit www.ToolsForTheCause.MatcoTools.com.

About Matco Tools

Since 1979, the mission of Matco Tools has been to provide professional mechanics and auto enthusiasts with all of the premium tools, storage and equipment they need to get the job done, while also offering best-in-class service and customer support. The company's network of 1,500 premier independent mobile distributors is focused on developing and maintaining trust-based relationships with its customers and has increased its revenues by an average of 8% in each of the last three years. Ranked among the top 30 in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2014 Franchise 500®, the company continues to expand throughout the United States and Canada, adding several hundred mobile stores each year. For more information, please visit www.MatcoTools.com.

Matco Tools - Service. Trust. Results.

Franchise Opportunities

For additional resources on Matco Tools' mobile franchise opportunities, call 1-888-696-2826 or visit GoMatco.com.

SOURCE Matco Tools

Contact:

Gina Zimmerman
Matco Tools
330-926-5438
Gina.Zimmerman@matcotools.com

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