11 MILLION TRENCHING TOOLS FOR WWII
During World War II, AMES is honored twice with the Army–Navy “E” for Excellence in Wartime Production for providing 11 million entrenching tools along with armor tank plating and shell casings to our troops. American Fork and Hoe provides bayonets, shovels, snowshoes, and machetes. Union Fork and Hoe produce bayonets, cleaning tools, and Razor-Back shovels for use on military vehicles. Wood Shovel and Tool, which later becomes part of Union Fork & Hoe, provides entrenching tools along with AMES to the military.