C.H. Hanson

C.H. Hanson

The C. H. Hanson Company offers more than 1,000 different products, both stock and custom, in more than 8 categories. We offer a complete line of marking and identification, chalk, cutting, layout, safety, and other non-powered hand tool products designed for use in the industrial, construction, safety, and hardware/DIY consumer markets.

C.H. Hanson is the supplier of choice for businesses that prefer dealing with a single vendor, rather than with multiple vendors, who brings passion to the introduction of new products. Because Hanson has been a prime manufacturer for more than 140 years, they have earned the trust of many of the largest distributors.


Headquartered near Chicago, Illinois, the C. H. Hanson Company has been a family-owned and managed operation since 1866. The company has demonstrated throughout its history, the ability to innovate both products and merchandising methods.

C. H. Hanson is quick to respond to changing market needs with new products, new merchandising and new packaging. The company is strategically focused on significant product expansion through partnerships with the end-user to create tools that make job site tasks easier, faster, and safer.

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About C.H. Hanson

C. H. Hanson’s primary product categories are as follows:

  • Construction Layout Tools
  • Chalk, Chalk Lines and Accessories
  • Construction and Industrial Marking Products
  • Utility Knives and Blades
  • Steel Stamps
  • Metal and Plastic Stencils
  • Measuring Wheels
  • Metal and Plastic Tags

Products creating a buzz in the C. H. Hanson line include the Chalk Hog 150' Chalk Box, the only 150' fast retrieve chalk box with a special braided line that results in a cleaner line with more efficient chalk use. SpeedRocker®, a 3-In-1 multi-purpose tool that makes cutting and shaping of drywall, acoustical tile and insulation board easier, safer and more accurate; and Slide Square and Pivot Square, two brand new patented carpentry squares.

On August 1, 2005, C.H. Hanson consolidated its Franklin Park and Addison, IL facilities into its new location in Naperville, IL. The new facility is located at 2000 N. Aurora Road and is situated on 20 acres. The space includes 15,000 square feet of office space, 80,000 sq. ft. devoted to manufacturing and warehousing, and offers enough land to double the size of their operations.

C. H. Hanson serves a wide range of customers and end-users in the following markets:

  • Industrial
  • Construction
  • Safety
  • Hardware
  • "Pro-Sumer"


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