In 1915 LENOX® was founded with 10 employees on a simple promise: we would make hacksaw blades for our customers that cut faster and last longer than any other on the market. In the nearly 100 years since then we've extended that promise into band saw blades, power tool accessories, and hand tools. Our philosophy is simple, we have made a commitment to provide the best saw blades and cutting tools in the world. As a result, LENOX has had nearly a century of steady growth and today comprises over 750 employees selling products in more than 75 countries. LENOX has a history of being first: we invented the first Bi-Metal Reciprocating Saw Blade; we developed the largest band saw blade technical service team in North America; we made plug removal easier and faster with the Speed Slot® Hole Saw.
In 2003, LENOX became part of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. This allowed us to further strengthen our dedication to be the best—with Newell Rubbermaid investing nearly $100 million into LENOX’s capacity, new technology and extensive research and development efforts. Today, LENOX has the most advanced saw blade technology in the world.
Our commitment to constant improvement means LENOX is consistently recognized as the industry's premier brand of band saw blades, power tool accessories and hand tools. We maintain and enhance that reputation, with our 500,000 square foot technology center that includes manufacturing, design and training located in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. It is staffed with teams of experts and engineers who are dedicated to continually expanding and improving the science of cutting and providing the best training and technical support available to our consumers and customers. As a result, we can say with confidence, that no one in the world knows cutting better than we do.
The future is not something we are waiting for. We are creating it. The LENOX research and development staff is among the largest and most experienced in the world. Our process starts with uncovering deep consumer insights to find real-world needs. We then tap into our unmatched knowledge and experience to engineer the best tool or technology for the job. We relentlessly test all of our tools through every step of the design and manufacturing process. We are confident we have the best blades in the world because our users and customers ask for LENOX.
Our understanding of the science of cutting is second to none. This makes us better prepared to meet the cutting needs of today and the cutting challenges that will arise tomorrow.