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USGNN Original StoryWood's Powr-Grip to Make National Television Appearance

Wood's Powr-Grip in Laurel, Mont., has been selected to showcase its vacuum hand cups on a new series entitled "Cool Tools," premiering this fall on the Do It Yourself Network. On Thursday, November 29, at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, the Powr-Grip team will demonstrate to a national audience how they manufacture the vacuum cups used in the glass and construction industries.

Powr-Grip vacuum cups feature the company's trademark red-line vacuum indicator, which alerts the user of any vacuum loss, and check valve, which allows the user to re-establish vacuum without removing the vacuum from the load surface.

Wood's marketing director Joe Landsverk, a do-it-yourselfer himself, explains that other DIY shows have made use of the company's tools in the past. "We have donated cups to them, the various DIY people over the years so that they're at least moving things with the tools that the professionals would use."

The show's producer, High Noon Entertainment, based in Denver, took notice of these vacuum cups and deemed them a really "Cool Tool," deciding to showcase them on their new series.

"Someone had mentioned to them that we had a larger product and that it was used for handling glass," says Bryan Wood, chief executive officer of Wood's Powr-Grip.

From there, it was only a matter of bringing in the camera and crew. A local producer and film crew visited the company and conducted the interviews. The Power-Grip episode will treat viewers to an overview of the company, with a focus on its 8-inch metal vacuum cups.

"It was really kind of a fun experience for us," Wood says. "We're pretty proud of what we do and are always happy to share it."

"Cool Tools" will be hosted by Chris Grundy, an avid do-it-yourselfer and tool junkie, who also offers a touch of humor. The show will give viewers an inside look at the most fascinating tools on the market today, while providing tool tips, trivia and behind-the-scenes factory tours to see how these tools are made. High Noon Entertainment promises the series won't just be like "show and tell," but more like "a trip to the hardware store on steroids."

The series is set to air on Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 22 from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT.

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