|Forum topic by Rick||posted 03-02-2011 10:15 AM||3243 views||2 times favorited||16 replies|
03-02-2011 10:15 AM
Hi All LJ’ers:
I stumbled on this when I was “Googaling” the WWW for other purposes . It’s the Home Page” for ”Veritas Tools”.
Lee Valley Tools started their Operation in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada in 1978. At that time they were Primarily a Mail Order Company (My words subject to their Conformation).
I lived in Ottawa at that time and bought a number of items from them by Driving around the back of an Industrial Complex to enter their Establishment. I also had a number of Pleasant Chit Chats with Leonard Lee, President at that time. His Son Robin Lee is now President and a Member of Lunber Jocks.They have now expanded across Canada with I Believe 13 Retail Outlets. 2 of them are within a short driving distance of me. Not sure if that’s a Good Thing or not …LOL…
They started Designing and Manufacturing their own tools in 1982. Primarily by Listening to their Cutomers and asking “What do you feel is needed for Your Woodworking Purposes that is not available on the Market”. Shortly after ”Veritas Tools” was brought into being.
Veritas Tools Site is Certainly worth a Visit! You can see ”What’s New” LOTS! Take a ”Virtual Tour” of their Plant and DROOL over all the Tools they have listed on the Right Side of their page.
They also have Distributors and Dealers in many parts of the World.
Just for the Record...I Have NO Financial Interest in eiher of their Companies. I’m just a Very Satisfied Customer for Many Years now.
EDIT: Mr Lee Senior’s First name is “Leonard” not “Richard’. I corrected it above. MY First Name is Richard….Freudian Slip OR “Mad Cow” acting up again…LOl…
-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick