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Northern Tool + Equipment Wraps Up School Year with $20,000 Donation in Tools to Select High School Trades Programs

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Tool donation is part of the company’s Northern Tools for the Trades program, which supports skilled trades programs to help create a path for students’ future trades careers

MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn., June 17, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment, closed the books on the school year by donating $20,000 in professional-grade tools to career and technical education programs in Charlotte, North Carolina; Blaine, Minnesota; Augusta, Georgia; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The donations are a component of the company’s Northern Tools for the Trades initiative, which aims to help build the future skilled professional workforce and address the skilled trades gap.

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Tool donation is part of the company’s Northern Tools for the Trades program, which supports skilled trades programs to help create a path for students’ future trades careers (Photo: Business Wire)

"Every school we work with on Northern Tools for the Trades is different, but it’s consistently inspiring to see the pride these students feel in showing off their hard work," said Suresh Krishna, CEO of Northern Tool + Equipment. "We want to congratulate the seniors who have worked so hard in these trades programs, and we hope these donations continue to support students in their paths to skilled trade careers."

Among the tools donated to the schools are power washers, welders, tool sets, sander kits, scaffolding, shop presses, dust collectors, and a wide array of safety equipment to keep students safe as they learn the skills they need for future careers in the trades.

"This [automotive] class has been so important in my life," said Josque Polio, a senior at Charlotte’s Harding University High School, which Northern Tool visited in April. "Everything I’ve learned about up until now—whether it’s oil changes or spark plugs—I have learned from this program."

Watch Josque and his auto mechanic classmates in action with Northern Tool:

Northern Tool + Equipment is looking forward to continuing its efforts to support schools, programs, and instructors focused on training the future generation of skilled trades professionals.

Northern Tool’s Tools for the Trades program also supports the Texas High School Welding Series, which bolsters high school welding programs across Texas through competitions that help teenage welders gain welding certifications and scholarships.

Learn more about the Tools for the Trades initiative at

About Northern Tool + Equipment
Family-owned Northern Tool + Equipment, based in Burnsville, Minnesota, has been a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment for 40 years, providing the right product solutions through direct channels, online and through more than 120 retail locations across 23 states. Along with a deep selection of hand, power and air tools, Northern Tool + Equipment carries a wide variety of products to match every job from DIYers to commercial customers — with more than 100,000 tools ready to ship.

Learn more about Northern Tool + Equipment at and stay connected to Northern Tool through social media:

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