Milwaukee PackOut Facts – Instagram FAVS and the Skinny on Independent Tool Sales Companies


Hey guys welcome to “Happy-hour Tool chat with the Tool Box Buzz crew. [beer in hand] We reached out to some of our FAV industry experts and influencers to join us for a Zoom chat. I think you’ll find the conversation interesting and maybe even learn a thing or two.

To keep things moving, I’ll be acting as a moderator and then we’ll open up things for some free flowing chat. First Ill introduce everyone and then we’ll jump in!

Matt Vargo-

Our first guest is Matt Vargo. Matt started working for the Milwaukee tool after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2010. He worked in marketing, on the Hand-tool team and in 2017, he was assigned to and helped launch the PACKOUT modular storage system which is his sole focus now. Welcome, Matt.

Jay Armstutz
Jay is the president of the Ohio Power Tool company. OPT is a family-owned, independent tool retail business.
They sell tools, provide tool service and tool rentals to a wide range of professional industries. OPT has become known for its knowledgeable staff and high level of customer service, for the PRO contractor, They can help you find the right tool for the job. Welcome, Jay.

Joe Canning
Joe is a framing contractor. He lives and works in Southwestern Ontario. Joe is BEST known as the “Canadian Carpenter” on IG… and also for his amazingly soft beard. Dont ask me how I know it’s soft! Hey Joe!

Murray Kruger
Remodeling contractor in Saskatchewan Canada. For those of you wondering where that it…. That’s ok – no one really knows. Just kidding, Saskatchewan is in western Canada and has pretty cold winters. Murray is best known for IG channel, Kruger Construction. Murray is also a wrench spinner – learn more….

Eric Aune
Eric is a plumbing contractor from Elk River MN – Eric’s been plumbing for over 22 years and runs his own company called -Aune Plumbing. Eric has done an amazing job with his Mechanical Hub brand on IG. Congrats on 100K Eric!

Will Endicott-
William Endicott is a licensed contractor and 2nd generation carpenter in the State of Missouri. He owns and runs his own company. Will is also a TBB crew member, tool reviewer, assistant editor and also my friend!

YT Subscribers
Also joining us are 3 subscribers from my YT channel.

Chris Cantrell:
Chris is a trim/finish carpenter from Nashville TN. Chris likes the Canadian Carpenter IG channel and likes the packout system, but doesn’t currently use it.

Garrett Schrader:
Garrett works as an IT person but he also owns a construction & design company. He flips homes and also does remodels. Garrett is from the west suburbs outside of Chicago

Will Krentler
Will is 20 yrs old, and is in the IBEW as an apprentice for almost a year now. Will lives Bethlehem Pennsylvania. Will likes the Packout system.

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