On a vaguely related note....... This article published in the Friday, November 9th, NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/09/business/popular-wrench-fights-a-chinese-rival.html
Alleged copyright infringement against the original Bionic Wrench compounded by questionable marketing agreements. On the second page of the article, a URL is given and mention is made of Apex Tools which imports the competing wrench into the US from China. The Apex Tool Group was formed in July 2010 as a joint venture combining the Danaher Tool Group and Cooper Tools, and Apex is now in the process of being acquired by Bain Capital. <cough!>
Let's take a look at the Apex product lineup: http://www.apextoolgroup.com/brands/index.cfm
Familiar brand names synonymous with certain tools like Allen, Crescent and Lufkin plus Weller and Xcelite among others.
Point being that I still think of these as individual companies offering products designed and manufactured in the US. D'oh!
There's a reason why a holding company buys the trade naming rights along with the patents and inventory.....