Bridge City Tool Works has new ownership

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Harvey Industries Co. Ltd., a woodworking machinery manufacturer based in China, is acquiring Bridge City Tool Works of Portland, Ore.

“After 35 years of running Bridge City Tool Works, John Economaki, iconic designer of heirloom quality woodworking hand tools, has decided it’s time to step down and hand over the reins to his friend and Chinese licening partner, Jack Xu, CEO of Harvey Industries,” the company said in a statement.

“The good news for the passionate customers of Bridge City is that they’ll hardly notice the change. Under a licensing agreement that went into effect several years ago, Harvey has been building more than two dozen Bridge City tools for international distribution. That includes everything from try squares to planes to the award-winning Chopstick Master.”

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