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General International launches U.S. office, new tools

On Day 2 in Tennessee I traveled down I-24 to Murfreesboro, the new home of General International USA. This company is now the sole distributor for all woodworking tools, machinery, and accessories for General Manufacturing and General International. Those brands are still headquartered in Montreal, Canada, but distribution and customer service for the U.S. will now be handled in Tennessee. Heading up this new operation is Scott Box, most recently president of Steel City Toolworks, and formerly with Powermatic and Delta.

For those of you who might not know, General woodworking machines are made in Drummondville, Quebec, not far from Montreal. The General International line of tools is made in Taiwan to General’s specifications. This line features a full complement of stationary and benchtop machines.

As I was visiting this new office and warehouse, I met with several top management officials of General as well as the owner. In addition, I got to catch up with Box and his staff, all of whom have worked in the tool business for decades. I was glad to hear that not only are both lines continuing to bring new products to market, but both are showing increased distribution in retail stores and Web sites. Here’s a sampling of some of the new tools to come:

110-volt portable cyclone dust collector with remote control starter, $1260

13" benchtop planer with helical cutterhead, $650

16" Excalibur scrollsaw with tilting table, $500

14" steel-frame bandsaw with 12" resaw capacity, 1-1/2 hp motor, and Excalibur fence, $1260

10" left-tilt hybrid tablesaw with 2-hp motor, $1,000

3 Responses to “General International launches U.S. office, new tools”

  1. Glad they are in U.S. Look forward to seeing more from them.

  2. Congratulations to Scott and his entire Genral Crew! They will grow the business for General.

  3. I try to “buy American” but with so few tool made in the USA I also consider buying Canadian tools to be be buying in America. Will definaely look at the General Jointer as my next big purchase.




 
 
 
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