RIDGID’s iconic pipe wrench first came out in 1923 when the
company was founded (IMPO photo)
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highlighting their trouble areas where there can be improvement.
RIDGID operates 14 training centers around the world.
Engle says the company’s overall goal is obviously to expand
and she believes that’s the direction the company is moving
toward. Because of the consumer shift from traditional to digital
and online media, manufacturers across the board feel the pressure to modernize both their production processes, as well as their
For RIDGID, however, it’s not just about innovation — it’s
about sticking to its roots and improving its legacy rather than trying to focus all its energy on creating something entirely different,
as Engle explains.
“There’s a heartbeat here that is a heartbeat of RIDGID,”
describes Engle. “I can feel that heartbeat when I walk around
these halls. This is a company that truly believes in their