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Knell's Door & Hardware believes strongly in the value proposition of the package sale, where one supplier furnishes the complete opening. We leverage long-standing relationships with leading manufacturers to bring together everything you need to complete or renovate your building.

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Industrial Supply

Knell's Industrial serves contractors and maintenance professionals across Southern Ontario. We distribute a wide range of products, including: abrasives, cutting tools, power tools, health and safety equipment, machinery and maintenance supplies.

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Upcoming Event

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Knell's is pleased to be attending the Canadian Healthcare Enginerring Society (CHES) National Conference on September 22-24th, 2013 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Ontario. We are participating as an exhibitor at the tradeshow in conjunction with Salto Systems, a leading edge manufacturer of innovative wire free access control systems.

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Knell’s Annual Spring Tent Sale a success!


On June 6th Knell’s Industrial Supply hosted its annual Spring Tent Sale. The show was a great success, with 16 vendors in attendance, and the rain holding off. Thank you to Village Caterer for doing a fantastic job with beef on a bun and pulled pork!

Thank you as well to our suppliers that participated in the event, including: DeWalt, Makita, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Walters, Klingspor, Saint-Gobain, Jet, Dentec Safety, Featherlite Ladders, Apex Tool Group, Weicon, Abus, Nuco, General, Superior Glove.


Welcome to GATEWAY, our new Door & Hardware Newsletter!

“Our goal with this publication is to keep our clients, architectural firm contacts and other stakeholders informed about new developments within both our company and the door and hardware industry.”

Knell’s Team


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Show News Dated June 27th 2012

atmia canada memberATMIA Canada Conference 2012

Knell’s Door and Hardware was pleased to attend as an exhibitor, in association with Medeco High Security Locks, the ATMIA Canada Conference 2012. The ATMIA is a not profit trade association representing ATM Manufacturers, Owners and Service Providers throughout Canada. Knell’s is excited by the opportunity to make presentations “outside the opening” of portable electronic access control technologies developed by Medeco to Conference attendees.

Date: June 25 - 27, 2012

The Fairmont Royal York

100 Front Street W., Toronto, M5J 1E3


For further information: https://www.atmia.com/index.php?src=events&srctype=events_detail_landing&refno=32




Press Release Dated June 7th 2012



Knell’s Acquires G&A Lock Service Ltd.

William Knell & Company Limited continues rapid growth with acquisition

Kitchener, Ontario (June 7, 2012) – William Knell & Company Limited (Knell’s), a leading supplier of industrial supply and door & hardware products in Waterloo region proudly announces that they have acquired well known locksmith and security services company G&A Lock Service Ltd (G&A).

The acquisition of G&A bolsters Knell’s Door & Hardware’s service capabilities.  The company’s existing 46 year relationship of working together will make the transition seamless, and will enable Knell’s to offer onsite, 24 hour, service to general contractors, property managers and business owners.

“The combination of Knell’s and G&A will provide a complete offering of products and services to assist our customers design, construct and maintain their projects with a wide range of wood and metal doors, hardware and electronic access control systems. We will be able to work with them through the entire lifecycle of a building  – from design thru completion as well as maintenance and repair – working hand-in-hand with end users to identify needs, select the best products, install them properly the first time and now to maintain and service these products for their entire lifespan.” said Robert Dippell, President of Knell’s.

“We are excited to be joining forces with Knell’s who offer a wide array of architectural door hardware, integrated access control systems, automatic door operators, hollow metal doors and frames, wood doors, and miscellaneous construction specialty products that we already service for our customers.  Together, we will be able to provide our customers with access to a broader range of products and services than ever before.” said Glenn Uhrig, President of G&A.

Collectively, the two companies have offices in Kitchener, Waterloo, and Guelph  and have a combined workforce of almost 80 people.  G&A Lock will continue to operate under the G&A brand as a  subsidiary and division of Knell’s.   “G&A, like Knell’s, has a long and proud history in Waterloo Region and we feel that its important to continue to build the G&A Lock brand. ” said Mr. Dippell.

The acquisition is the latest step in Knell’s rapid growth over the past 10 years.  Over that time, the company has greatly expanded its product lines to include commercial wood and metal doors, hardware and electronic control systems.  In 2009, Knell’s built a new 38,000 square foot state of the art warehouse, light manufacturing facility and head office on Shirley Drive in Kitchener.   Along with these changes,  the company has invested in building new systems and processes.  The company continues with the implementation of new Enterprise Resource Planning software(ERP) and a fully integrated architectural detailing system, complete with Building Information Modelling(BIM) capabilities.  All of these exciting changes have been capped off with a new corporate brand that Knell’s recently launched in early May 2012.

“We’ve experienced tremendous growth and really transformed our business over the past 5 years.  We have a new facility, new computer systems and processes in place to ensure that we provide the best customer experience possible.  With all of these changes, we felt the time was right to build a new corporate brand identity that better reflects who we are today.” said Rob Tomchick, Operations Manager of Knell’s Door & Hardware division.

Knell’s launched their new brand the first week of May.  The acquisition of G&A by Knell’s closed effective May 30th, 2012.


About G&A Lock

Founded in 1966, G&A Lock Service Ltd. has become a trusted name in security for Southwestern Ontario.   With offices in Waterloo and Guelph, Ontario, our company specializes in mechanical and electronic security hardware and is an authorized dealer for both Medeco and Mul-t-Lock high security restricted key systems.  We are also a proud Bosch partner for video/access control products.  We have a long track record of success serving a wide-range of clients including universities, businesses, school boards and residential customers.   For more information about G&A Lock, please visit our website at www.galock.ca.

About Knell’s

Knell’s is a leading supplier of door & hardware and industrial supply products.  Based in Kitchener, our company has a long history of serving the construction, and trades sectors throughout Southern Ontario.  We are a distributor of some of the most recognized brands in the North American tool, door and hardware industries.   Founded in 1906, Knells is one of the longest standing companies in Waterloo Region.  For more information about Knell’s, please visit our website at www.knells.ca.


For more information about this release please contact:

Robert Dippell, President

William Knell & Company

2090 Shirley Drive

Kitchener, Ontario N2B 0A3

(519) 578-1000

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Brand Launch May 7th 2012