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By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

American Hammer

americanhammer.com
 
Year founded: 1952
 
Number of employees: 15
 
Top official: Ted Leitter, president and CEO
 
Company description: “An American industrial manufacturing company producing over 600 different handheld hammers for the domestic and international metal manufacturing industry. 100% American made right here in Wilmington, North Carolina.”
 
How has your company grown since its inception? “Originally a small niche manufacturing company in a small town in Illinois producing less than 30 different hammers for a local tool and die market to now the largest all-American-made hammer company in the world producing hammers for every conceivable industrial application worldwide. With two U.S. patents and three trademarks and over 600 different hammers found everywhere from the heights of space (SpaceX) down to the deepest coal and copper mines on planet Earth. We are the quintessential hammer company and very proud of our success.”
 
What are your future goals for this product? “Building or purchasing a larger facility so that we can bring all of our manufacturing here under one roof and hiring many more Wilmington residents while we produce the man’s oldest tool; for the world and beyond.”
 

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