Ridgid Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

Ridgid Hits Century-Long Production Milestone

Way back in 1923, Ridgid invented and produced the modern straight pipe wrench. This design proved extremely successful, and it’s still the best-selling pipe wrench throughout the world. Since its introduction 100 years ago, Ridgid has grown to be one of the most well-known and trusted names in the trades.

Born In The U.S.A

Ridgid still produces its signature red heavy-duty straight pipe wrench bodies in the U.S.A., with production facilities throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. The brand has also expanded globally to keep up with demand from around the world as it continues to develop new products.

Looking To The Future

Ridgid says that to commemorate this important milestone, it will spend 2023 celebrating the trades, their impact on the world, and the brand’s legacy.

“A lot has changed over the past century, but one thing that has remained constant is the dedication of the skilled trades to build a stronger tomorrow. RIDGID is honored to be by their side every step of the way. From our iconic pipe wrench that started it all to our newest tool solutions, every product we make is designed to help trade professionals get jobs done easier and more efficiently. That’s a legacy that will never change.”

Heather McLin, Vice-President of Marketing, Professional Tools for Emerson.

Final Thoughts

Ridgid focuses on making quality tools that stand the test of time. It’s rare in today’s day and age to surpass a milestone as important as 100 years in business. The brand has several new projects on deck and looks forward to meeting the demands of customers around the world.

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My guess is that the return person you spoke to at the company gave you a bum steer. Suggest you Google the name of Ridgid’s president, and his address, and send a letter stating your problem. I have often taken this route and realized excellent results. If the bottom rung on the ladder can’t help, then go to the top one.

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I have been thoroughly satisfied with the Ridgid battery power tools I purchased, over 16 years ago. I originally bought the driver/hammer drill, reciprocating saw, two batteries and charger kit, then later bought an impact driver, two more batteries and a duel charger. The only issues I’ve ever had, with two of them being more recently, have been: the trigger on the driver/hammer drill is ‘loose’, has movement that doesn’t activate the drill but, isn’t that big a problem; batteries will not charge, had them fully charged before the global shutdown and they have not worked since; the charger that… Read more »

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