There was a sort of interesting article about Park Tool in the Minneapolis Star Tribune the other day. I meant to post this earlier, but I just moved and things have been kind of hectic. Anyway, here's the link:
(you know, I never knew that they were based in the Mpls/St Paul area...learn something new every day, I guess)
There was another blurb that's not really worth linking, but it tells us that Park:
• Sold, with help from 3M, 8 million glueless tire patches when they debuted the product in 1995.
• Does all its own packaging, machining, welding and assembly but contracts some specialty work.
• Possesses its version of a bike museum: Old bikes, dating to the 1930s, hang in the rafters.
Fun facts to know and tell.