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08/05/05

Cornwell Reps Visit Savannah

The tool company stuck in the middle of a scandal involving a local tool salesman is speaking out. Last week, WTOC broke the story about counterfeit toolboxes being sold to local contractors and mechanics. Representatives from Cornwell Tools flew into Savannah to meet with those victims.

Today, Cornwell reps tell WTOC they are trying to come up with a solution that will be favorable to both the company and the contractors.

"If we have product that is comparable in price, we will give them that box," said the company's Dave Columbus. "If they want to step up and get higher-quality box, we will give them credit towards that and have them pay the difference for the higher-quality box."

Tool distributor Lance Ezell was charged last week with selling counterfeit toolboxes and criminal trespassing. The investigation by military police is ongoing.

Reported by: Don Logana, dlogana@wtoc.com

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