Passing on a family legacy

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Losing a parent or grandparent is never easy, but passing on their legacy might give the process a new meaning.

Like many men in the baby boomer generation, Bob Perry worked in manufacturing for more than 30 years.  For the last four years, his tools sat in his son’s garage.  Ron Perry couldn’t get rid of the tools so he teamed up with Phil Kerner, the ‘tool and dye guy’.  The Perrys are the first family to take part in a new initiative, the Family Legacy Project.  It’s a tool exchange from one generation to the next.

Kerner says, “What I can do for folks is take those tools that their father or husband might have used for years, in this case 32 years and General Motors, and I’ll find homes for them.” 

Ron Perry tells us, “I just couldn’t get rid of them. I needed to know that they were going somewhere where they could be useful.” 

Kerner says there will always be a place for manufacturing and through the Family Legacy Project, those classic tools will wind up in good hands.

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