Facilities.Centrally located in Bosque County, Texas, the PETOL™ GEARENCH manufacturing facilities are about one mile south of Clifton, Texas on State Highway 6.

PETOL GEARENCH was founded in Houston, Texas in 1927 as GEARENCH Manufacturing Company, by J.A. Peterson and C.E. “Pat” Olsen. The first patented product, the Gearench, was called The Greatest Utility Wrench on the Market. From this original tool, the company has grown and developed over 40 product lines for use in various areas of the oil field. Tools have also been developed for water well and trenchless technology drilling, mining, power generation utilities, and many other vital industries.

In October of 1978, Chester Posey purchased PETOL GEARENCH, including facilities in Houston and Clifton, Texas. Since that time Gearench has grown from a school building (the old Clifton College) to an 87,000+ sq. ft. production facility.

PETOL GEARENCH has been ISO 9001 certified since 1995 and maintains a quality system compliant with the most current standard. PETOL GEARENCH also became an API Spec 8C licensed manufacturer in 2004.

At PETOL GEARENCH our goal is to produce products that are legendary for their reliability. Using the latest innovations in applied engineering and manufacturing we are quality driven to meet or exceed customer expectations and requirements and deliver unconditional customer confidence. In pursuit of our goal, PETOL GEARENCH remains fundamentally committed to developing and implementing policies and procedures that support and encourage safety, trust, quality, integrity, teamwork and respect for all customers, employees and the environment.

We’re PETOL™. The small-town global company you can rely on for legendary reliability.