A staple in the knife and tool arena for 125 years, Ontario Knife Company is putting an exclamation point on its already legendary reputation. With development support and equipment upgrade funds approved and provided by the Office of Community Renewal along with a Casino Funds Grant approved by the Cattaraugus County Legislature, Ontario Knife Company broke ground on its multi-million dollar 28,000-square-foot facility expansion on June 5, 2014.

"This is an exciting step toward a bright future for Ontario Knife Company as we continue to invest in our people, equipment, and facilities during this anniversary year," said OKC President and CEO Ken Trbovich"

Founded in 1889, Ontario Knife Company has long been heralded as a quality knife and tool maker. In fact, during World War II OKC manufactured and supplied the U.S. Military with the now legendary 18-inch Machete. Today, OKC is especially proud of its selection to be the sole provider of the United States Marine Corps OKC3S Multi-Purpose Bayonet System and Model 4 Rescue Strap Cutter. In addition to OKC's military work, the manufacturer also works with a nationwide network of distributors/dealers in order to market its products to several niche markets including tactical/military, hunting, outdoors, law enforcement, and cutlery industries.

"Ontario Knife has created a legacy of crafting top-quality, made in the USA knives and tools for more than 125 years, and our expanded facility and new state-of-the-art equipment will set the stage for continued company growth," Trbovich added.

For more information about Ontario Knife Company, visit www.ontarioknife.com or call (716) 676-5527.