VIM Tools was originally founded back in 1932 by Ray Durston, the origianal company name was the "Flexible Carbon Scraper Company. After serving in WWI Ray Durston used his Sailors bonus of $200 to start his venture in tool manufacturing. As the original name implies, the very first product was a flexible carbon scraper. The name VIM was actually acquired and trademarked by Durston in 1944. Their headquarters is now located in LaVerne California. The Durston Manufacturing Company has built a great reputation as an automotive specialty tool manufacturer with over 400 products in their tool line-up today. See VIM products below or for more information visit their website at VIMTools.com - Phone 800.728.4942.