The MOORE MAKER Story
Moore Maker INC. was established in 1985 by Wayland Moore, and Glynard Moore, in Matador, Texas. Matador is a small town at the bottom of the Texas panhandle, 65 miles northeast of Lubbock, and 300 miles west of Dallas. Agriculture makes up the bulk of the local economy, with cattle ranching and cotton farming being among the top occupations.
The Moores started making bits, spurs, and buckles in the family garage, soon thereafter they began to build dehorners. Next came bullnose fencing pliers, and later, knives, saddle pliers, and other fencing and ranching tools. Today Moore Maker INC., is the largest manufacturer of knives, and ranching tools in Texas. All Moore Maker products are top quality and guaranteed to last, some for as long as the life of the owner. The reason Moore Maker emphasizes quality in their products over any other aspect, is that if a consumer buys the best, and that item lasts him or her forever, then that person will come back and buy from us again, and he will tell all of his friends. That reputation is what we strive for.
The knives and tools that Moore Maker produces are tested extensively on some of the worlds greatest ranches before they are ever sold to the public. The King ranch, the 6666 ranch, the Waggoner ranch, and the Pitchfork ranch are among those that use and test the knives and tools from Moore Maker. If there is any deficiency in the tools, it will be soon found by the men of these ranches, then the tool will be redesigned to meet the demands of the working cowboy.
Moore Maker INC. has built knives for President George W. Bush, Gov. Rick Perry, Charlie Daniels, and George Strait. Moore Maker is active in the local community, and regularly donates both time and money to livestock shows, and local schools. The Moore family still owns and operates Moore Maker INC. on a daily basis, and still finds the time to ranch and farm around Matador.
Wayland Moore is the President of the company, Dave Moore is the V.P. of Marketing, and Kyle Moore is V.P. of Manufacturing. The main offices of Moore Maker INC. are slightly under 100 feet from the Moore family home, and less than a mile from the town of Matador. Please feel free to stop by anytime you might happen to be in this part of the world, the shop is open Mon. thru Fri. and most Saturdays, just give us a call when you get into Matador and we will give you directions out to the store.
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