ALLWAY® was founded almost a century ago as Ultra Mfg. Co. by Louis Gringer, father of current Chairman Don Gringer. It started with coming up with a concept for a pistol grip hacksaw purchased from a customer in lieu of payment of his account at the hardware store Philip Gringer & Sons, famously known as the All-Way Handy Saw. Don Gringer brought a engineering degree and an expertise in product design, transforming Allway Tools into one of the nation’s top manufacturers of paint tools.