Keson Freshens Up PowerGlide Pocket Tape Lineup

Tool manufacturer updates look of popular PowerGlide pocket tapes while introducing nine all-new tape measure products

Aurora, IL and San Antonio, TX, November 13, 2011 – Keson Industries, a leading supplier and manufacturer of innovative, high-quality, measuring and marking tools, today began introducing new product packaging for all 26 pocket tapes in the PowerGlide line-up, including nine all new products featuring significant enhancements like stainless steel blades, magnetic blade tips and extra-wide tape blades.

Keson’s PowerGlide pocket tapes are well-respected for their quality and durability, having served professional tradespeople for more than a dozen years. With nine new pocket tapes being offered, the company now offers 19 Standard Series pocket tape models, five Rubber Grip Series pocket tapes and two Pro Series pocket tapes, which all feature at least a 1” wide blade, positive blade lock with reverse button and a bumper blade to cushion the hook impact upon return.

9 New Pocket Tapes Introduced
Keson has introduced nine all new nylon-coated pocket tapes, including the 25-ft. and 30-ft. Pro Series PowerGlide pocket tapes that now have stainless steel housings and two of the new 25-ft. Standard Series PowerGlide pocket tapes that now come with stainless steel blades and housings.

Also, three other 25-ft. Standard Series PowerGlide pocket tapes are available:
• The PG1825AL features an auto-lock which enables the blade to hold any length without having to press a blade lock button
• The PG1825MAG features a strong magnetic tip
• The PG1825WIDE comes with a 1 3/16” wide blade, allowing the blade to stand out past nine feet without bending.

Each of the seven new PowerGlide Pocket Tapes will also feature color-coded product packaging to allow the products to quickly stand out in store displays. The new packaging will be introduced steadily over the next few months.

Keson made the announcement from the annual Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA) Convention in San Antonio, where the company can be found at booths 201-203 in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

About Keson Industries
Keson Industries is a leading maker of measuring tools and devices. Since 1968, Keson has proudly served professionals in a wide array of industries, including construction, land surveying, paving, civil engineering, carpentry, roofing, irrigation, landscaping, traffic safety, athletic, appraisal/estimating, maintenance, golf course design, mining and blasting, and property insurance. Keson products are made for people who are passionate about their work and getting it done right. For more information, go to

Photo caption: Keson Industries has just introduced nine new tape measures, including this 25-foot auto-locking model which enables the blade to hold any length without having to press a blade lock button.