Since 1875, Hyde has distributed blades to various manufacturers across all types of industries including leather, cloth and textile, packaging products, food processing, tire and rubber and several others. To honor the company’s long-standing history, as well as its customers and blades, Hyde IBS is asking its customers uncover their Hyde blade applications, and provide an answer to the following question: “What’s your APP?”

“Our customers are the reason behind our success at Hyde IBS,” states Eric Pfeiffer, director of marketing at Hyde IBS. “By hosting this contest, we hope to acknowledge our customers’ spirit of innovation, and also recognize our founder Isaac Hyde for starting a company that, for 137 years, has served such a wide array of industries. Many of these industries have been and still are the backbone of American manufacturing.”

By sharing the unique applications of Hyde blades, customers will be entered into a random drawing for one of 10 $100 American Express gift cards. Contest runs from March 1, 2012 to May 31, 2012. The winners will be announced June 15, 2012. Participants will be judged on their response to the question and uncommon use of Hyde IBS products.

Submission forms and contest rules are available online at Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2012. Only one entry per person will be allowed. All submissions become the property of Hyde Tools Inc.

Hyde Industrial Blade Solutions is a leading producer of industrial knives and blades for a wide variety of markets including food processing, cloth and textile and leather, hose and tube, tire and rubber, package converting, paper and packaging and abrasives as well as for general industrial applications. Hyde Tools, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of industrial machine and hand knives and tools for remodeling, restoration, building trades and do-it-yourselfers in North America.

For more information please contact Hyde IBS at 54 Eastford Road, Southbridge, MA 01550, via phone: 800-872-4933, or by visiting our website at