CAMBRIDGE, ON - BESSEY Tools North America has announced two programs to assist WoodLINKS USA schools. The goal of both programs is to offer BESSEY tools as either a donation or at reduced prices to reach the next generation of professionals at the point where they are learning about their trade. BESSEY Tools Offers WoodLINKS Tool Donation Program

Educational Outreach Program – The goal for this program is to offer a donation of BESSEY® tools at no charge to help equip WoodLINKS USA schools who are teaching the next generation of professionals. The donation is limited to $250 per calendar year for schools at the Journeyman/Tier 2 membership level. BESSEY® will define the product selection and, will drop-ship product directly from BESSEY’s warehouse at no charge. Requests for program participation should be directed to info@besseytools.com and include the facility name, full street address, contact name, e-mail address and phone number. BESSEY® reserves the right to limit or refuse program participation at their discretion.

Special Educational Incentives – The goal of the ‘Special Educational Incentive’ program is to make the full spectrum of BESSEY® tools more readily available to the next generation of professionals at a discount of 10% from regular prices (distributors may sell for less). Orders and purchase order generation should be organized between the educational facility and a Bessey distributor in good standing. The retail distributor can then coordinate with BESSEY for program support. For orders over $1000.00, product will drop-ship directly from BESSEY’s warehouse at no charge. BESSEY® reserves the right to limit or refuse program participation at their discretion.

BESSEY Tool GmbH & Co. KG, a German family-owned company, was founded in 1889. Internationally recognized as a world-class steel maker, the company first introduced their line of malleable cast iron bar clamps in 1936 and heat-treated, all steel clamps in 1952.

BESSEY® has grown to be one of the largest clamp manufacturers in the world, distributing some 1300 different clamping tools in more than 100 countries worldwide. BESSEY® cutting technologies represent a tradition in the manufacture of tin snips going back more than 70 years.

WoodLINKS USA is a 501c-3 organization established to provide the Wood industry with the necessary skilled workers to remain competitive. WoodLINKS USA is the most complete educational support organization for our industry in the United States. Our volunteers, teachers, and students are re-igniting a passion for woodworking careers, all across the country. The main office for WoodLINKS USA is located in Tuscola, IL. For more information, contact Patrick Molzahn, WoodLINKS USA President, at: pmolzahn@matcmadison.edu or 608.246.6842

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