Through the AbilityOne Program, Keystone Vocational Services is providing employment opportunities for local blind and visually impaired persons to assemble and package a line of industrial-grade fiberglass digging and striking tools for sale to the federal government. Keystone also offers these tools to state governments and the general public.

Our employees take components supplied by Seymour Manufacturing Company and perform basic assembly tasks. With striking tools, they attach the head to the handle and apply proper labeling. Once tools are assembled, special Loctite liquid is dispensed. When the Loctite hardens, all 3 components become 1 solid piece. When making digging tools, employees apply a special handle to minimize vibration, and they use a specialized machine to apply a steel collar which attaches the shovel head to the handle. Employees also use a drill press and riveting machine to attach rake heads to handles. The employees take special care in preparing these items to customer specification for shipment throughout the country.

Keystone has been manufacturing these tools for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 2009, and we are excited to now be able to offer this line to our Federal customers under the nationally recognized Skilcraft brand name.

Please call 724-347-3711 for pricing, or stop by our storefront at 981 Division Street, Sharon, PA.

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