Ontario Knife Company Expanding U.S. Manufacturing, Hiring New Workers

I have recently started carrying a few OKC/ Randell Adventure Training/Esee Knives.  I like them because of their being both strong and basic knives at a good price.

That generally describes most of the knives we sell.  While some are expensive and a few are formal dress knives most of our knives are purpose driven, often multi-purpose (work and self defense).

Before we introduce a line of knives I look at the companies making them.  CRKT for example has a lot of really great knife designers as does Kershaw.  I like the philosophies of the founders of both Spyderco and Cold Steel.

There was something that caught my eye immediately about OKC knives when I got my wholesale suppliers annual catalog.  I figured I would have to test market these knives at some point.

While the OKC knives I am currently carrying are made in Taiwan OKC also manufactures in this country and I applaud their bringing some of their manufacturing home.

From The Truth About Knives: http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com/2015/08/ontario-knife-company-expanding-u-s-manufacturing-hiring-new-workers/

by David C. Andersen
August 17, 2015

From the Buffalo Business Journal, One year after groundbreaking, Ontario Knife adding jobs:

A year after breaking ground on a $4.4 million, 28,000-square-foot expansion in Franklinville, Ontario Knife Co. has hired additional full-time workers and is looking to add more.

The company, founded in 1889, has a five-year plan to consolidate operations into one building and one floor while investing in updated equipment to expand production

A company spokeswoman said that the company’s head count was around 54 in 2013. Newest staff members filled positions in quality, production planning, purchasing and machining. The company is still hiring, she said, for about 20 manufacturing positions.

As a buyer who prefers American made cutlery, it is good to hear that Ontario is investing in their US operations. I was a fan of Camillus before they went bankrupt and closed their New York factory, so it is good to see some growth in the region!

For complete article go to:  http://www.thetruthaboutknives.com/2015/08/ontario-knife-company-expanding-u-s-manufacturing-hiring-new-workers/

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