Armstrong Industrial Hand Tools to Sponsor BASSMASTER Tournament Trail

HUNT VALLEY, MD ­ (April 5, 2001) - Armstrong Industrial Hand Tools',
leading manufacturer of top quality, professional hand tools announces its
participation as a national sponsor of the 2001 BASSMASTER Tournament Trail.
Armstrong joins the worldıs largest fishing organization for the first time
with plans to make a big splash at six tour events, including the BASS
Masters Classic, professional fishingıs most prestigious competition, which
is scheduled to take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 2-4, 2001.

Armstrong Industrial Hand Tools will kick off its national sponsorship at
the Federation Championship in Mobile, Alabama on April 26-28. A dynamic
Armstrong display van and display booth will be featured at each sponsored
event, where attendees can view the complete line of industrial hand tools,
speak with Armstrong representatives, and participate in special contests,
promotions and giveaways. A hospitality tent will also welcome key
Armstrong customers to the event. Additionally, Armstrong will launch a
print advertising campaign in key B.A.S.S.' publications and feature a
B.A.S.S. section on its web site,, which includes
special product promotions, an event schedule and link to the official
B.A.S.S. web site.

"We are pleased to be associated with such a well-recognized and respected
organization as B.A.S.S., which represents more than 600,000 sport fishing
enthusiasts," explains Jake Nichol, President of Armstrong Industrial Hand
Tools. "It seems only natural that tools and rods come together since
fishing represents the number one leisure activity of professional tool
users. Our B.A.S.S. sponsorship provides the perfect opportunity to interact
with our customers, build brand awareness and contribute to a great

Armstrong Industrial Hand Tools offers a comprehensive line of premium, high
performance hand tools designed to meet the challenges of todayıs MRO
professionals. The Armstrong brand is part of the Danaher Tool Group, the
worldıs largest manufacturer of mechanics hand tools, including such
well-recognized brands as Allen, Jacobs, Holo-Krome, Matco, and Delta.

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For More Information, Contact:
Monte Horst, Danaher Tool Group
George McNeilly, B.A.S.S. Communications
(334) 272-9530