HUNTERSVILLE, NC -- IRWIN® Tools, a world-class manufacturer of a broad line of professional hand tools and power tool accessories, recently extended its online services for Spanish-speaking tradesmen with http://es.irwin.com - a full-service Spanish-language resource with easy access to IRWIN's product information, promotions and retail channels, along with customer service. Setting a new industry benchmark in the U.S., the Spanish-language Web site also includes IRWIN's full line catalog, product reference guides and product manuals for IRWIN's user-preferred brands such as VISE-GRIP® pliers and locking tools, MARATHON® circular saw blades, QUICK-GRIP® clamping tools, SPEEDBOR® wood drilling bits, STRAIT-LINE® marking tools,
Irwin Tools, a leading maker of hand tools and power tool accessories based in Huntersville, N.C., has named Ross Porter as its new president. Porter has held a variety of positions during his 18 years at Newell Rubbermaid, Irwin’s parent company. He most recently served as president of EMEA Transformation, where Porter led the company’s European transformation efforts, including implementation of a new European business model, integration and implementation of SAP enterprise system, and relocation of its European headquarters. Other positions held by Porter include president of Newell Rubbermaid’s hardware division, which includes the Shur-Line, BernzOmatic and Bulldog brands.