Tool manufacturer Lenox, founded in 1915 as Lenox American Saw, is celebrating 100 years of design and innovation this year. To celebrate the past century of innovation, the company is running a number of promotional activities with distributor partners and end users throughout 2015.

In July, Lenox hosted a media-only event at its East Longmeadow, Mass., company headquarters, which included a “100 years of innovation” presentation, a surprise guest appearance by Lee “Hackman” Brenton, a new products pitch, a tour of its 600,000-sq.-ft., ISO 9001-certified headquarters and interviews with Lenox staff, including Bill Burke, Newell Rubbermaid chief operating officer and group president of tools. For more information and interview responses, click here.

In September, the company will host a Centennial Celebration for employees and customers at its East Longmeadow headquarters.

 Lenox started as a hacksaw blade manufacturer with a 10-employee team. Today it is a global brand employing more than 900 people and selling products in more than 70 countries. In 1920, Lenox manufactured a variety of hacksaw and band saw blades before producing hole saws in 1959. It introduced an electron beam welder into its manufacturing in 1965, leading to the first American-made bi-metal band saw blades being sold in North America. In 1977, the company expanded its hand tools and power tool accessories by introducing the first bi-metal reciprocating saw blades to the market.