Snap-on franchise opportunity recognized

From Staff Reports

For the eighth year in a row, Entrepreneur magazine has placed Snap-on Incorporated in the top 20 of the 500 leading franchise opportunities. Snap-on earned the number 14 spot in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500.
   "The credit for this recognition goes to our dedicated and knowledgeable dealers who have helped build our strong franchise network," said Senior Vice President of Snap-on, Michael F. Montemurro.
   The Franchise Times, another leading business publication, also ranked Snap-on number 32 in its top 200 franchise chains report. Other honors Snap-on received are a number one ranking in the hardware retailing category, and a number two ranking in the home-based franchise listing.
   Entrepreneur magazine also listed Snap-on among its top 15 global franchises. Rankings are based on 2001 data.
   Snap-on Inc., founded in 1920, is a leading global manufacturer of tool, diagnostic and equipment solutions for professional tool users. It is a two-plus billion dollar S&P 500 company headquartered in Kenosha, Wis. Snap-on has approximately 13,500 employees worldwide.