"Snap-On" introduces new wrench developed by UW-Milwaukee students and instructors

KENOSHA -- Kenosha-based "Snap-On" has introduced a new wrench that company officials say will reduce injury for those who use it.

It was developed by some UW-Milwaukee students and instructors.

The new industrial wrench is designed to reduce shoulder injuries. It will especially help gas meter technicians.

The adjustable pipe wrenches they currently use can slip when a lot of force is applied, causing injuries that often require surgery, so the group from UWM created the new tool and then contacted Snap-On.

"They had an idea -- we worked out a business arrangement and we developed a wrench together," Andy Ginger with Snap-On said.


UW-Milwaukee will receive a licensing fee from Snap-On for the idea for the wrench.