WHO WE ARE
WE ARE A FAMILY OWNED COMPANY.
As one customer put it, “Keson is big enough to provide a wide variety of high-quality products, yet you’re small enough to care.” We do care. We want you to do well, so that we can continue to do what we love.
WE ARE AN AMERICAN MANUFACTURER.
We make and supply the highest quality measuring and marking products. We design them for use and occasional abuse (accidental, of course) for professional tradespeople. What’s more, we’re growing as a manufacturer. Currently, over 50% of our sales consist of products we make right here in the USA. Every year, that percentage is growing. We’re proud of that, and of the fact that the Keson name has meant quality for almost 50 years.
WE MAKE MEASURING WHEELS.
We mold plastic wheel hubs, rubber tires, and many other component parts right here at our factory in Aurora, Illinois. We have some of the other parts built to our specifications by trusted partners. Then we put the wheels together at a rate of up to 1,200+ a day, any day of the week. That’s why we know they are the best. We offer an industry-leading Limited Lifetime Warranty on our mechanical Metal Professional and RoadRunner® wheels (and a 2-year limited warranty on our MP401E, RRT12 and RRT6 wheels).
WE MAKE CHALK.
Somebody’s got to make it, right? With calcium carbonate mined from local Illinois quarries and with pigments sourced from around the world, we make it right here. Two hundred and eighty feet from where our President, Aaron Nosek, steers the ship, our Chalk Room Manager facilitates the production of hundreds of thousands of bottles of chalk. We have seven colors, three degrees of permanence/brilliance, and nine different sizes.
WE MAKE CHALK LINE REELS.
Our highly recognized and highly regarded Giant® chalk reels are an industry standard. Our classic GB1, GB1Neon, K3X, K3XPRO and other chalk reels are standing up to the harsh environments of jobs sites all over the world. Our injection molding department makes the parts, and a fantastic team of workers assemble, test and package our chalk reels right here.
WE BRING IN WHAT WE NEED.
To fill out our product offering, we do source some products from experienced outside vendors. We work closely with these partners so that our designs fit our customers’ needs. We choose products that have the same quality as those we make in-house. Often we will source component parts, combine them with parts we make here, assemble the final products, and test them here so that we can be assured of their quality and performance. All the items we distribute will serve you well. When a product has our name on it, you can trust it to be the best.