Weiser History

It’s interesting to find the background of the brands we carry on our site. Like for example Baldwin made some rim locks for the famous Jackie Kennedy. That’s pretty neat! I’m sure not all of the brands will have a famous background, but it’s still interesting to find out when and where they started and all that jazz.

Weiser started in 1904 as a family owned foundry (or a workshop or factory for casting metal) in California. Weiser has a little bit of famous background as well. When they started they specialized in custom designed hardware and some of these were featured in films and used in the homes of movie stars!

Later down the road in 1967 – 1985 Weiser was purchased by  Norris Industries Inc and merged with Masco Building Products Corporation. And then in October of 2003 the Black & Decker Corporation (a leading global manufacturer and marketer of power tools and accessories, hardware and home improvement products, and technology 0 based fastening systems) purchased Weiser.

Starting 1996 Weiser started introducing new products like the Powerbolt Keyless Deadbolt. This deadbolt provides quick and easy entry for families with just a simple access code. Then in 2000, Weiser built a brand new manufacturing facility in Mexico that was 285,000 square feet. 2001 they expanded their products with new styles and new finishes. And in 2006 they introduced their finest line of door hardware.

“We’ve taken 100 years of experience and crafted our most distinctive line of products, in the latest styles and finishes, with the highest level of security available for your home.”

“Weiser will continue to address your needs with innovative, quality products, a focus on fashion and style, exceptional customer service and a commitment to “go the extra mile”. After all, we have a second century to build!”

“Weiser… for a lifetime of innovative style & security.” – WeiserLock.com