Tools For Schools

MARSHALLTOWN has three educational programs outlined below:

Tools For Schools Program - Click Here


Created to recognize outstanding trowel trades students (secondary, post-secondary, and apprenticeship schools) each term for exemplary work: Marshalltown's Student Award Program awards winner with a complimentary trowel.

How the Program Works:
MARSHALLTOWN awards students through Vo-Tech instructors. All materials are sent directly to the instructor, who then presents the award to the deserving student.

Instructors, first, choose one student (one per school, per term*) who has excelled in the masonry, plastering, drywall, concrete, paint or tile trades. This student should be actively training for a career in the "trowel trades."

Next nominate the student by sending us the student's name and desired trowel (including type, size and pattern or part number, if known). Nominations may be sent in on either official school letterhead or on MARSHALLTOWN's Student Award Nomination Form.

Nomination Form - Click Here

Then, MARSHALLTOWN will send the following award materials to your attention: a letter of commendation, certificate of merit, complimentary trowel, and MARSHALLTOWN cap (one size fits all).

*NOTE: Schools offering separate programs in more than one trade may nominate a student for each trade (brick, concrete, plastering, drywall, paint, or tile).

Our objective with the Student Award Program is to give students the extra incentive to achieve superior results and instructors the means to reward work well done.


Marshalltown would like to help you put and keep the right tools in the hands of your secondary, post-secondary, or apprenticeship students. Train the best with the best. With MARSHALLTOWN's Tools for Schools program, we will match your school's local order for MARSHALLTOWN hand tools with an allowance of the same or like hand tools--FREE!

For each MARSHALLTOWN tool you purchase locally for your trowel trades program, MARSHALLTOWN will match your purchases free of charge up to $400 per year. Just follow these two steps to receive your free tools:

  • Send MARSHALLTOWN a paid receipt from your local vendor with our part numbers and the cost clearly marked
  • Fax or mail your hand tool request to us on your school's letterhead. For proper handling, be sure to mark your order Attn: Marketing-Tools for Schools.

Mixing and matching is allowed

Free tool allowance is equal to the total dollar value of MARSHALLTOWN products on original order

Limit of $400 per calendar per year

This program does not apply to any purchases made under MARSHALLTOWN's Direct Order Program.

We at MARSHALLTOWN know that along with a good technical background and the attitude of a "craftsman," your students need to train with the best.

As students train with properly designed and balanced tools, they can measure their skill level performance--not the tool's performance. A good tool becomes an extension; students using the right tools learn how to work with the tools. They achieve better results faster.

Train with the BEST and save money.


MARSHALLTOWN is now able to sell directly to secondary, post-secondary, and apprenticeship schools. The prices are favorable to your budget, and the freight will be prepaid by us within the continental U.S. All you need to do is send in, on your school letterhead, the instructor's name, the school's name, phone and fax numbers, and a copy of the school's tax exemption certificate. Your tools will ship to your school within three to five working days after you place your order with us.

Please note that International programs may differ slightly from those outlined above. Please call for full details on the programs offered.

If you have any questions about any of our three school programs, please contact:
Educational Programs
Address: 104 South 8th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Phone: (800) 987-6935, Ext 190 or (641) 753-5999
Fax: (800) 477-6341 or (641) 753-3065