Founded in 1903 as The Adjustable Clamp Company by Adele Holman, Pony Tools has created a long tradition of manufacturing high-end products here in the United States. The founder’s great-great grandson, Doug Holman, is now the current owner and chairman of a company that is known for its iconic Pony and Jorgensen brands in clamping and hand tools as well as its trademark orange color.
President and CEO Joe Krueger came onboard in 2012 to lead a new management team as part of Doug Holman’s vision for charting the future growth of the company. Pony Tools has spent the last 18 months rebranding the company. Market research indicated that the Pony name had substantially greater consumer recognition than both the Adjustable Clamp and Jorgensen names. The company also believed it must do away with the limited “Clamp” nomenclature and adopt “Tools” to allow for greater product line distinctions and extensions. From there, Pony Tools was born.