Second Annual National Tradesmen Day Set for September 21, 2012

The second annual National Tradesmen Day will be held on Friday, September 21, 2012, and IRWIN Tools encourages everyone to make plans to recognize America’s tradesmen - the men and women who are the backbone of a great nation. The country’s skilled craftsmen – "The Real Working Hands that Build America and Keep it Running Strong" - should be proud of their incredible skills and talents, and they deserve to be recognized for their hard work - which is often performed in difficult environments under stressful conditions.

National Tradesmen Day, held on the third Friday in September, is intended to be a day when the nation pauses to thank skilled workers like auto mechanics, roofers, bricklayers, plumbers, woodworkers, electricians, carpenters, etc.

"Last year, it was so incredible to see the appreciation and surprise of tradesmen who were honored on jobsites across the country, and also at events like the 2011 IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway, when IRWIN invited 250 professional tradesmen to give the command for drivers to start their engines," said Curt Rahilly, vice president of marketing for IRWIN Tools. "Without these hard working men and women, America’s infrastructure and our way of life would come to a screeching halt. It’s vitally important that we say thanks."

This year, IRWIN is coordinating multiple activities throughout the nation and is partnering with retailers and community groups for National Tradesmen Day celebrations.

For more information about 'National Tradesmen Day,' visit www.nationaltradesmenday.com or http://www.facebook.com/nationaltradesmenday.

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