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2011-04-11 16:10:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Popular NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray has a huge fan base, but for NASCAR's premier event - the IRWIN® Tools Night Race at Bristol on August 27 - one particular person will have a million reasons to be his biggest fan. See video from IRWIN Tools at: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/IrwinTools/Tradesman/ In celebrating the contributions of professional tradesmen, IRWIN will give away $1 million to one lucky person if...

2011-04-11 08:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A dull utility blade on the job isn't going to cut it - literally - and it creates frustration, unwanted delays, and loss of productivity for tradesmen. IRWIN® Tools announced today a new 4-Point Snap Blade that snaps on the score to create four cutting points, doubling the number of cuts made by standard carbon blades. Combining the toughness of a traditional utility blade with the versatility of a snap blade, the new...

2011-03-20 11:22:00

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- England's Daniel Shepherd, of Halifax, became the World's Ultimate Tradesman today, and the winner of $10,000 during the IRWIN® Tools Ultimate Tradesman Challenge World Finals, held at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110320/CH68212 ) IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, named Shepherd...

2011-03-08 12:21:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, will host the Ultimate Tradesman Challenge World Finals on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Six competitors from around the world will use their trade skills to perform a series of precise tasks -- such as gripping, sawing, marking, clamping and drilling -- in a race against the clock. The tradesman with the...

2011-02-10 10:08:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- America's tradesmen: they build our homes, roads, businesses, and schools. They keep our cars running, our lights on, our water flowing, and so much more. They are the backbone of our functioning nation -- and that's why they deserve a national day of recognition according to IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories. IRWIN invites the nation to celebrate...

2010-08-31 14:20:00

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Delwyn Thornton of Brandon, Mississippi was crowned North American Champion of the 2010 IRWIN® Tools Ultimate Tradesman Challenge on Friday, August 20, 2010 during the IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway. IRWIN Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, hosted Thornton and 22 other finalists at the IRWIN Tools Night Race to compete for a chance to be the North...

2010-03-25 16:29:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, today announced it will be the primary sponsor of veteran Top Fuel driver Doug Herbert for 2010 National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) races taking place at zMax Dragway, just outside of Charlotte, NC. Herbert, a fan and media favorite, will first showcase the famous blue and yellow colors of IRWIN Tools on...

2010-03-19 08:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer and marketer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, today announces the kick-off of the 2010 Ultimate Tradesman Challenge. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100319/CL73211LOGO ) IRWIN Tools is searching across the world for the Ultimate Tradesman. With competitions throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Ireland,...

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2009-09-09 13:30:00

Bob Irwin, father of the late television personality and conservationist Steve Irwin, is calling on China to disallow importing kangaroo meat for consumption. "We wouldn't eat your pandas, so please don't eat our kangaroos. Come and see them," Irwin said. He said that importing kangaroo meat to the Asian market would result in a dwindling kangaroo population, which could hurt Australia's tourism industry. "The Chinese are one of our biggest visitors and kangaroos are one of their favorite...

2009-09-01 07:00:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- IRWIN(R) HANSON(R), a leading global manufacturer of High Carbon Steel threading tools, today announces the introduction of the Performance Threading System(TM), a revolutionary, and remarkably simple-to-use solution of self-aligning taps and dies, drive tools, and adjustable tap sockets. IRWIN HANSON has been manufacturing threading tools for more than 100 years, and has proven, time and again, to be a trusted, quality brand. With the launch of...


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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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