About Waterloo Industries, Inc.Waterloo Industries, Inc. is the world's largest supplier of tool storage products and we are proud to offer over 80 years of manufacturing excellence. We have built our business on traditions such as: Quality Product, Innovation, Value, Programs, and Exceptional Customer Service. Waterloo maintains a focus on exceeding customer expectations, which various customers have recognized through their awards process. We take great pride in our strong customer relationships in various channels of distribution, both domestic and international. Waterloo...A True Global Partner. History Nich olas Sulentic, our company's founder, came to America at age 15 from Yugoslovia. After landing in New York, and being taken in by a family in Illinois, he eventually ended up in Waterloo, Iowa .
In Waterloo, Nicholas and his brother Pete started a grocery store in a small wooden building that had been a garage. As business grew and prospered the Sulentic brothers built a brick building and started Waterloo's first supermarket with its own bakery.
It was in 1922 in a 12x20 foot shed behind their supermarket building that Waterloo Industries originated.
In those days you had to grind the valve of a car about every 5,000 miles because of carbon buildup. Nicholas invented an automotive service tool that enabled the engine mechanic to compress valve springs for replacement in the engine block after the valve grinding job.
Back then the company identified its product so it was natural for this startup company to be called Waterloo Valve Spring Compressor Company.
As car models evolved, other automotive tools were added to the product line, including valve lifters and the brake pedal jack. By the early 30's Waterloo Valve Spring Compressor Company manufactured 25 tools in the valve removal and replacement service category.
Nicholas and his wife Anna raised six boys, all of whom would eventually play a role in building the family business. But it was the involvement of the oldest brother, Ray, that would forever change the course of the company. Nicholas Sulentic, Sulentic Family, Waterloo Store, Waterloo Office / BUY WITH CONFIDENCE....100% FEEDBACK SCORE PLEASE CHECK OUT MY OTHER AUCTIONS Delivery Confirmation/Tracking Included Additional Pictures Available Upon Request. Questions Welcomed & Answered Promptly. Motto: eBay should be a MUTALLY positive experience. Payment Options & Terms: Refund of purchase price & 1 shipping charge if notified w/in 7 days of item's delivery. Item must be returned to receive refund. Please ask ANY questions you may have before you bid as I really want you to be happy with your purchase. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNINSURED ITEMS Paypal, Check or Money Order due within 7 days of auction end. (unless you contact me before you bid to make other arrangements) Will ship to the continen...