evolution of Sargent Tools spans over 130 years. What began as the
Wm. Schollhorn Co. in 1870 with the manufacture of Bernard parallel
action pliers is now known as one of the largest independent hand
tool manufacturers of commercial grade cable preparation and termination
tools in the United States, The Rostra Tool Company. Over the years,
generations of industry professionals, sportsmen, and homeowners have
come to respect the quality and craftsmanship associated with a long
line of specialty hand tools. Today is no different.
Although changes in demand for many products such as shoe button pliers
or manual typewriter key setting tools has forced the retirement of
such products to the dusty corners of our garages or handed-down ancestral
tool boxes, it is with the same pride, ingenuity, and determination
that we adhere to today as we continue to design and produce some
of the most well recognized and respected specialized hand tools in
the industry. We invite you to take a step back in History
and review some of the tools of yesteryear.
Today Sargent operates out of a 25,000 square foot facility located
in Branford, Connecticut. The building constructed in 1987 houses
the Corporate Offices, Engineering Department,
and Production facility. Rostra's ability to maintain consistency
in the quality of tools produced is in part the result of our long
term relationships with our employees. The productivity derived from
our staff, as a result of minimal employee turnover, is a major contributing
factor in maintaining production costs, competitive pricing, and the
ability to respond effectively to fluctuations in product demand.
The production floor at our facility is strategically laid out to
facilitate the efficient flow of components between manufacturing
cells and the sequential step processes characteristic of our manufacturing
technique. Rostra maintains considerable inventory levels to meet
the increasing demand for our products.