About Midwest Snips

Midwest Tool and Cutlery Company – The Right Tools Since 1945

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Midwest Tool and Cutlery Company (Midwest) began manufacturing metal cutting snips and related hand tools in Sturgis, Michigan in 1945. Today, Midwest is a privately held Michigan corporation that operates manufacturing facilities in Sturgis, MI; Kalkaska, MI; and Caledonia, OH.

In the beginning, Midwest operated as the highest quality private label manufacturer of edge hand tools for many leading professional quality brands. Today, the company’s Midwest Snips® national brand has become a leading tradesman brand both domestically and in many regions globally. All models of the company’s Midwest Snips aviation and tinner snips are manufactured by Midwest in its USA facilities.

As a leading innovator and manufacturer of metal cutting snips and specialty hand tools. Midwest has developed and owns numerous product design and utility patents that enhance Midwest product performance.

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