LINCOLNSHIRE, IL -- Klein Tools (www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, is calling for nominations for the annual Electrician of the Year award. All U.S.-based electricians are eligible, and judging is based on three criteria: professional achievement, safety excellence and community dedication. Entries, including self-nominations, will be accepted online at www.kleintools.com/eoy through August 31st.
Six regional winners will be chosen by Klein Tools on September 15th. Those winners will be flown to San Francisco, and awarded Klein Tools' Ultimate Garage Package including a 41-piece Klein Journeyman? Tool Set and other Klein gear on October 5th. The grand prize winner will receive a 2015 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab customized by off-road specialists Addictive Desert Designs in Mesa, Arizona.
"Klein Tools has the best customers who constantly show us their brand loyalty and support," said Greg Palese, vice president of marketing at Klein Tools. "We wanted to be creative and give away a one-of-a-kind truck that works as hard as electricians do."
Addictive Desert Designs worked closely with Klein Tools to create a work truck that has everything an electrician needs on the jobsite. The truck features a custom-built Klein tool storage system, HoneyBadger front and rear bumpers, fender flairs, auxiliary lighting, and a six inch lift. People can watch the progress, as the truck is being built, by following Klein Tools or Addictive Desert Designs on social media or searching the hashtag #KleinEOY.
"We've built a lot of custom trucks, but we're excited about Klein Tools' 'Electrician of the Year' truck because it's going to a regular guy," said Greg Foutz, general manager at Addictive Desert Designs. "This truck isn't going to be a display piece. It's a tough work truck going to an electrician who will use it every day, and really deserves it. That's why we're thrilled to participate in this program."
Applications are available now at www.kleintools.com/eoy. Nominations are accepted online only through August 31st and are open to U.S. residents only.
About Klein Tools
Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople. For more information, visit www.kleintools.com.