DEWALT Opens Power Tool Manufacturing at Its Indiana Facility

DEWALT, a manufacturer of professional power tools and accessories, celebrated the grand opening of power tool manufacturing at its facility in Greenfield, Ind. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony—sawing through a board in place of a ribbon—on Veterans Day. To commemorate this milestone for its seventh manufacturing facility in the U.S., DEWALT also donated 70 power tools, hand tools and accessories to the Greenfield VFW, including some of the finest corded tools made right in Greenfield, as well as tools manufactured at DEWALT’s six other U.S. plants using global materials.

“We’ve made big investments to make DEWALT power tools at our Greenfield facility, using materials from all over the world, for the first time in history. Our employees are proud to tell people who they work for, what they do and that they make products for the American worker right here in the U.S.,” says Jeff Ansell, senior vice president and group executive at Stanley Black & Decker, parent company of DEWALT. “We’re doing the right things, for the right reasons, the right way. And as we manufacture more and more tools in the U.S. using global materials, our productivity and our quality continues to improve.”

DEWALT understands that buying American products and building the American economy are important to its end users. The tool company continues to bring some of its manufacturing back to the U.S. with the opening of Charlotte in 2013 and Greenfield. In 2014, DEWALT produced 62 million individual units of products using global materials in its U.S. plants.

In addition, DEWALT has created new jobs for Americans across the country, including 135 new jobs at the 238,000-square-foot Greenfield facility. A firm supporter of Americans in uniform, DEWALT is also committed to hiring veterans and currently employs more than 1,500 former members of the military throughout is ranks. The company has pledged to donate a minimum of $1.5 million over three years to the Wounded Warrior Project and to hire 300 U.S. military veterans over the same period.

DeWALT Expands Initiative to Manufacture Products in the U.S.

DeWALT, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools and accessories, announces the expansion of its initiative to manufacture products in the U.S. With this expansion, an additional 60 corded and cordless power tools are being made domestically with global materials. An expansion of production into an existing company-owned plant in Greenfield, Ind., brings the total number of DEWALT plants in the U.S. to seven, with facilities in Connecticut, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, making some of the brand’s most popular tools.

DEWALT will now produce approximately 14 million products each year in the U.S. Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. and an identical one made abroad, 78 percent of Americans would rather buy the American product, according to a 2013 survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center.

In addition to the efficiency that domestic expansion provides, DEWALT has also created new jobs for Americans across the country, adding more than 500 employees to the expanded manufacturing facilities since the campaign began. This brings the total number of employees at U.S.-based DEWALT plants to the thousands. DEWALT is also committed to hiring veterans and currently employs more than 1,000 former members of the military in its manufacturing facilities alone.

“We continue to grow our domestic capabilities because the professional using our tools wants to buy products made in the U.S. DEWALT is making the power tools for the contractors and builders who are themselves building America,” says Frank Mannarino, president of DeWALT Professional Products Group. “Whether it’s through our high-quality tools made in the U.S. with global materials, convenient service repair centers, or products backed by extensive warranties, the DEWALT professional end user can expect premium power tools that are made and serviced by fellow Americans—some of whom are veterans—right here in the U.S.”

With the added products, facilities and a continued commitment to expanding domestic manufacturing, DeWALT is able to deliver products with greater efficiency, without adding cost, while keeping the same Guaranteed Tough quality customers have come to know and expect from the brand.