Reed Manufacturing has been producing fine tools for worldwide professional trades since its founding, in 1896, by Carl Reed. It was purchased in 1902 by Reuben Wright with money he made selling water and hardware during the 1849 California Gold Rush, followed by successful timber businesses in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Western Pennsylvania. The company continues to be operated by his descendants: fifth generation members of the Wright family. Mark Wright and Scott Wright serve as President, Manufacturing & Product Development and President, Sales & Finance, respectively. At Reed in several roles for more than 25 years each, Mark and Scott uphold the family traditions of product innovation, highest quality pipe tools, great customer service, a cutting edge factory, and extra value to customers.