American ingenuity at work, Howard & Charles Kennedy created the country’s first metal toolboxes and storage cabinets over a century ago. Today, the first is still the finest – our tool storage is designed and built with the best materials and craftsmanship so that they’ll last a lifetime – guaranteed.

Kennedy Manufacturing was founded in 1911 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Production was moved to Van Wert, Ohio in 1914. Today you will still find Kennedy located in Van Wert, OH producing and marketing to the industry an array of classic and innovative tool storage equipment worldwide. A subsidiary company, Blue Bell, also located in Van Wert, OH and product produced at Kennedy Manufacturing, markets and distributes medical carts and accessories for hospitals and clinics in the U.S. and abroad. Kennedy is trusted by generations before you, built to serve generations after you.



Industrial grade. American made since 1911.