Craig Sumner President Professional Tools, Ridge Tool in Elyria (and an Avon Lake resident) hosted North Coast Rotarians for an informative tour throughout their facilities. While in their theater-style auditorium we learned about Ridgid’s history beginning in 1923 and their growth into a worldwide operation through their parent company Emerson. Director of Marketing Becky Brotherton, Plant Manager Joe Hofferth, Quality Manager Dave Resor and Business Unit Manager Jackie Marsh answered questions and took us through the plant. We were amazed by the automated robotic processes, the exceptionally clean and brightly lit facility and their advanced safety equipment. Ridge Tool is a valued company in our region and a premier employer and we appreciated the opportunity to visit and tour.