Tools: Garant

Name: Garant

Products: Gardening tools, shovels, snow shovels, hammers, carts

Manufactured In: Saint-Francois, Quebec and Woodstock, New Brunswick (wooden handles)

Where to Buy: Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and many other retailers


Canadian Owned: No

Garant manufactures 11 million tools per year and employs 400 people at their facilities in Quebec and New Brunswick. They are very clear about the Canadian content involved in their manufacturing process, with a detailed page about what each symbol means.

Having started in 1895, Garant is now Canada’s largest manufacturer of non-powered tools. They are owned by Griffon Corporation, a US-based public company.