Obit: Leonard Lee, Canadian innovator and entrepreneur

Leonard Lee, founder of Lee Valley Tools, a woodworking and gardening tool supply company, has died at the age of 77. Lee started selling woodworking tools by mail order in the late 1970s and then branched out into gardening tools, kitchen equipment, home hardware, clothes and books. LVT has 850 employees, $150 million  annually in revenue and 19 retail locations. Lee was also an inventor who held more than forty patents for improvements in woodworking tools, jigs and devices.

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