1996 Stride Tool acquires the tool and accessory division of Imperial Eastman (formerly Imperial Brass) located in Niles, Illinois. The Imperial brand name, with its legacy of innovation and excellence, expands to additional product lines under Stride Tool.
2004 New corporate headquarters and centralized manufacturing facility opens in Glenwillow, Ohio
2006 Imperial Ratcheting Mini Tube Cutter wins the Dealer Design Gold Award for excellence in the Tools category.
2012 Thermal Engineering Company of Mentor, Ohio, manufacturer of vacuum gauges, compressor tools, oil pumps, vacuum pumps, and other HVAC/R service accessories for over 40 years, is acquired to join the Imperial line.
2019 DiversiTech Corporation purchases Stride Tool and the Imperial brand, strengthening their expansive tool offering for HVACR technicians.