Our 100% Made in the USA Story

In 1981, Ernst Manufacturing started and grew out of the interests of its founder and President, Greg Ernst. An energetic inventor and hobbyist, he developed a series of accessories for the model train and airplane industry. Soon, Greg Ernst turned his passion for invention and innovation to tool organization products for the professional and home mechanic. As a dedicated mechanic himself, owning a large tool collection and several vintage cars which he personally restored, Ernst was keenly aware of the need for mechanics to stay organized. He began to develop tool organization products that met his high standards for quality, ease-of-use, and practicality. He developed a best-selling series of ‘Gripper’ Wrench Organizers made out of an advanced “soft” plastic which, while remaining solvent and chemical resistant, allows for ease of use and convenient storage and transportation of wrenches.

Some of the newest products developed by Ernst are the No-slip Low Profile Wrench Rails and Screwdriver Rails – a perfect fit for all drawers, even the most shallow. Greg's Drip-free Oil Filter Funnel lets you change the oil in your Harley Davidson® motorcycle without the headache of the mess. Greg's Hard Shell Engine Protector protects your disassembled engine. And our Socket Boss socket trays are an optimum solution for socket storage.

Greg Ernst holds five United States patents on his designs (and counting) and his company, Ernst Manufacturing, Inc., supplies products for some of the leading names in the tool industry, including Snap-On, MAC Tools, and S-K Tools. Ernst continues to develop new, exciting products for tool organization and the tool industry. As a dynamic, growing, innovative American company, Ernst produces all of its products at a plant in the United States and is committed to remaining an American manufacturer. Learn more.

Celebrating 40 years

Ernst Manufacturing Story