Specialty Products was founded in 1972. When Frank Bigelow purchased the company in 1975, the product line consisted of 16 hand tools. The tools were manufactured and shipped from 300 sq. feet of warehouse space. The company was incorporated in 1975 as Niwot Corporation/DBA/Specialty Products Company. Unable to incorporate as Specialty Products Company because there was another Colorado company with a similar name, Mr. Bigelow chose Niwot Corporation and the Indian Head Logo to honor Chief Niwot, an Arapahoe Indian Chief who had befriended the early settlers that farmed in the Boulder Valley.
Specialty quickly outgrew its space in Denver and moved to Longmont, in Boulder County. Today, Specialty Products is an ISO / TS 16949 certified company that supplies more than 1,200 parts to customers worldwide. Specialty Products has three different business units that are supported by three domestic facilities providing in-house; development, manufacturing, sale and distribution.
Specialty Products has always been a family business and is currently managed by Ben Bigelow, the second generation family member. The company takes special pride in the long term employees who have grown with the company. Our goal has always been to provide quality service and innovative high quality products to our customers. We never forget that our employees are the company and that our customers are the reason we exist. We thank all of you for helping make Specialty Products the wonderful company it is today.