October 2010 News

Leatherman Sends Tools to Rescued Miners in Chile

October 20, 2010 Portland, OR - Immediately following the heroic rescue of 33 miners in Chile who had been trapped underground for more than two months, Leatherman tool group sent each miner one of their most popular multi-tool models, the Wave. Each tool was engraved with "Nuestros 33 Héroes".

"As these men and their families return to their lives we want them to know how much we were thinking of them and how proud of them and the rescue workers we are. They are very inspirational to the world", says VP of Marketing, Roger Bjorklund.

Leatherman has a long history of donation to disaster recovery and re-building efforts; sending both supplies and volunteers here in the United States and abroad. The last donation from Leatherman overseas was to the rescue workers in Haiti in 2009. "Our brand promise is to prepare people for the expected and the unexpected," said Bjorklund. "We hope they never have to encounter any kind of unexpected event like this again."

Leatherman has a network of distributors in more than 85 countries around the world. Their Chilean distributor, Tec Harseim Ltda. in Santiago, was instrumental in getting these tools directly into the hands of the miners.

About Leatherman

Founded in 1983, Leatherman Tool Group is known for producing the world's most precisely engineered multi-tools. For more information about Leatherman products, or about Leatherman Tool Group Inc., please contact Juli Warner (juli.warner@leatherman.com). In Chile please contact Tec Harseim at: gerentec@entelchile.net