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Knaack celebrates 50 years on the job


April 29, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Knaack LLC is celebrating its 50th anniversary, officially kicking things off at its Crystal Lake, Ill., HQ in May.

“We would like to thank all the folks who made the first 50 years of
Knaack possible,” said Chad Severson, president. “Our gratitude begins
with the folks who use our products for a living, to trusted channel
partners, and to both current and prior employees of Knaack. Finally,
we’d like to recognize our suppliers for, without their help along the
way, we wouldn’t be observing this wonderful milestone.”

Knaack is expressing its thanks in several ways:

• For end users, the celebration kicks off with the company’s “Nifty
Fifty Jobsite Storage Giveaway” (an ongoing, online sweepstakes and
product giveaway) as well as the unveiling of a special edition
anniversary jobsite chest—the Limited Edition Knaack Model 50 jobsite
storage chest.
• For distributors, Knaack will run an anniversary marketing campaign
and a pre-order product discount.
• For employees and their families, Knaack will host an open house at
its HQ. Employees, their families and members of the community will be
on-hand for special festivities for the day. Additional celebratory
activities are planned throughout the year.
• For the local community, Knaack will donate five Model 50s to the
Crystal Lake Park District for use on municipal ball fields.

Founded in 1960 to supply jobsite boxes to a construction supply house,
Knaack began in a 2000-sf facility—in Crystal Lake. It has since
expanded its HQ location to more than 400,000 sf with 285 employees.

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