General Tools grows with acquisition of Garden Weasel brand

By Emily Bader
Secaucus | May 8, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Secaucus-based General Tools & Instruments has acquired Garden Weasel, a brand of the Faultless Starch/Bon Ami Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

“We are excited to welcome Garden Weasel to our family of brands,” General Tools CEO and President Ralph Mallozzi said. “With this acquisition, we are looking forward to bringing a focus on innovation and product development to the lawn and garden customer, with one of the most loved and recognized brands in the market.”

Under the deal, General Tools will acquire Garden Weasel’s more than a dozen professional gardening tools, including its original Garden Weasel Cultivator, Weasel Claw Pro and Weasel Nut Gather. The tools emphasize ergonomic features to alleviate body strain.

“General Tools and Instruments is well known for its innovation, quality and dedication to its customers. I believe that General Tools and Instruments will enable the Garden Weasel brand to continue to innovate and grow even further,” Sean Williams, CEO of Faultless Brands, said.

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | @emilybader