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Representative Hunter is the recipient of the Champion award from HTI

From left to right: Scott Myer, Ken Tool Company, Akron, Ohio, HTI President Emeritus, Congressman Duncan Hunter, Robert Benedict , Ajax Tool Works, Franklin Park, Illinois, Richard Byrne, HTI Executive Director, Tarrytown, NY and Earl Cunningham, Eklind Tool Company, Franklin Park Illinois

On February 13, 2008, Representative Duncan L. Hunter was presented the Hand Tools Institute American Manufacturing Champion award by representatives of the Hand Tools Institute (HTI), a trade association of American hand tool manufacturers. This award is intended to recognize legislators that demonstrate strong support for manufacturing.  Representative Hunter is the first recipient of this award. 

Scott Meyer, President Emeritus of HTI presented the award to Congressman Hunter in his offices in Washington, DC.  During the presentation, Mr. Myer said, "The Board of Directors of the Hand Tools Institute voted unanimously to present this award to you, Congressman Hunter, in recognition of your tireless efforts to combat predatory trade policies, ranging from currency manipulation to illegal subsidies designed to achieve industrial supremacy at America's expense. Thank you, Representative Hunter, for fighting for American manufacturing and American workers."

For more information, Contact:  Richard C. Byrne, Executive Director, Hand Tools Institute at 914 332-0040 ext 321 or email