Founded in 1872, Seymour Manufacturing makes lawn and garden hand tools, replacement handles, and fireplace accessories for a wide range of home, farm, commercial and industrial applications.
Seymour is one of the highest volume producers of manual posthole diggers and augers in the world. Other lawn and garden tools include shovels, rakes, hoes, weed & brush cutters, pruning tools, snow tools, contractor tools, striking tools, wheelbarrows, brooms, scoops, ring fasteners & ringer pliers, and other specialty products.
Seymour also makes Structron® brand premium quality fiberglass handle tools for contractors and quality conscious homeowners. Structron products also include fiberglass extension and utility handles used primarily for painting.
The Link Handle Division makes a complete line of replacement handles for striking tools such as axes, sledges, picks, and hammers as well as agricultural tools such as shovels, rakes, and hoes. These replacement handles are made from American hickory, American ash, other hardwoods, and fiberglass.
Fireplace accessories include toolsets, firescreens, grates, rugs, bellows, brooms, firewood carriers and holders, matches, charcoal and firewood starters, coal hods, ash buckets, gloves, and other hearth products.
Seymour products are marketed to a wide range of home, farm, contractor, commercial, and industrial users through hardware stores, building and home centers, farm stores, mass merchandisers, distributors, paint stores, fireplace shops, gift shops, grocery stores, convenience stores, sporting goods stores, campground stores, the internet, and consumer catalogs.
The company employs 110 people at the headquarters in Seymour, Indiana. Seymour also employs 95 people in production facilities in Sequatchie, Tennessee; Altamont, Tennessee; and Crossville, Tennessee. The sales force consists of 200 independent sales representatives located throughout the United States and Canada. Products are also exported to foreign markets all over the world.
In 2012, Seymour Manufacturing Company was purchased by Midwest Rake Company LLC, a family-owned and also Indiana based manufacturer of specialty tools serving a variety of markets worldwide. Midwest Rake products are sold under the Midwest Rake®, Kenyon, Northstar and Toolite® labels. Midwest Rake is also known for its OEM and private label capabilities. The combined breadth and diversity of the Seymour and Midwest Rake product lines will afford customers of both companies many new and meaningful opportunities going forward.