Mercer Tool Corporation ("Mercer") was founded in 1968 on Mercer Street in New York City. Mercer was the brainchild of Mel Wallick, who believed that there were many opportunities to improve the products available to the industrial markets in North America.
At that time, industrial markets were supplied by a few, very expensive European and North American manufacturers. Imports were either sized incorrectly or had quality issues. Mr. Wallick believed a manufacturer could gain market share by offering quality, performance and price.
These three words remain the motto of this second generation family business, a business that has now expanded to include a broad range of abrasives, files and safety equipment, as well culinary tools, apparel and accessories.