Stanley Seeks Nominations for “BUILD YOUR AMERICA 2016” Contest

Active Heroes Retreat Center is the first grand prize contest winner.

Active Heroes Retreat Center is the first grand prize contest winner.

STANLEY has launched its “BUILD YOUR AMERICA 2016” contest where participants nominate and vote for a USA public charity or private foundation to be one of three grand-prize winners that will receive $10,000, and an assortment of Stanley Black & Decker products valued at $1,000 for use in completing a community project. This is the third year in a row in which Stanley has sponsored a contest to give back to the community. 

To enter, participants are asked to describe in 500 characters or less how they would like to honor their community by nominating a charitable organization to receive the grand prize. Participants and nominees are encouraged to share their stories to drive votes for their projects. 

“STANLEY BUILD YOUR AMERICA 2016’s” grand prize winner for the July entry/nomination period is Active Heroes Retreat Center of Shepherdsville, Ky. Active Heroes Retreat Center is where veterans, active duty military, and their families come to heal through outdoor activities. 

“Active Heroes is excited to win the first Build Your America contest from Stanley Tools,” said Troy Yocum, founder of Active Heroes. “We will be able to use this cash donation and Stanley tools to help develop our welcome center at the Active Heroes Retreat Center to help thousands of visiting veterans and their families.” 

Active Heroes will be using their prize to build a new welcome center as an uplifting check-in destination and where visitors can be connected with additional resources during their stay.  

The contest has one entry/nomination period remaining (all times shown below are in USA Eastern Time):

  • Entry/Nomination Period – Nov. 1, 2016, at 8:59 AM – Nov. 22, 2016, at 4:59 PM
  • Voting Period – Nov. 22, 2016, at 5:00 PM – Nov. 29, 2016, at 4:59 PM

To be nominated in this contest, the charitable organization must be a public charity or private foundation that has qualified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 

Participants interested in learning more about STANLEY and the “STANLEY BUILD YOUR AMERICA 2016” contest are encouraged to visit the website, STANLEY Tools Facebook page for more information and Official Rules of the contest.   

Laser Distance Measurer Syncs to Smart Phones and Tablets via App

STANLEY introduces the lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer—model STHT77343—with Bluetooth connectivity that syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App.

STANLEY introduces the lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer—model STHT77343—with Bluetooth connectivity that syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App.

STANLEY introduces the lightweight and compact TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer—model STHT77343—with Bluetooth connectivity that syncs the TLM99s to smart phones and tablets via the STANLEY Floor Plan App.

With its automatic calculations, the Laser Distance Measurer makes job estimates quick and easy, instantly calculating square footage, volume and distance. The multi-functional TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is small enough to fit in a pocket and is a great tool for builders, remodelers, real estate agents, contractors, landscapers, painters and do-it-yourselfers.

With a range of 100 feet (30 meters), the TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is accurate to within +/- 3/32 of an inch (2 millimeters) and allows one user to take long measurements without assistance. The simple design allows for measuring distance, calculating square-footage and even cubic-footage. The continuous measurement function allows users to find their target distance quickly and easily.

TLM99s features an addition and subtraction function for convenient calculations in the field and can be set to work in English or metric, or fractional or decimal modes. The handheld, battery-powered device features state-of-the-art electronics and an easy to read LCD screen that simplifies the process of taking long measurements or performing calculations.

The TLM99s can be used alone or with the STANLEY Floor Plan App. Available for iOS and Android devices, STANLEY Floor Plan allows users to quickly and accurately create floor plans. Using a Smartphone’s or tablet’s camera, STANLEY Floor Plan users can stand in the center of a room, automatically generating a floor plan by tapping on the screen to designate placement of room corners and doors. The STANLEY Floor Plan App’s intuitive software estimates measurements from point to point creating a drawing of the room with dimensions. Individual room plans can easily be linked together to create a complete floor plan.

To ensure accurate room measurements, the TLM99s Bluetooth connectivity allows users to select any dimension on the floor plan and automatically sync with the distance captured on the TLM99s. No manual entry of dimensions is necessary—in your floor plan select the dimension you want to verify, point and click the TLM99s, and move on to the next dimension. The end result is a floor plan with dimensions accurate to within the accuracy of the LDM—3/32 of an inch (2 millimeters).

The STANLEY Floor Plan App automatically displays each room’s dimensions and square footage calculations providing quick reference for paint, flooring or other building materials estimates.

The STANLEY Floor Plan App also allows you to add objects such as furniture, appliances, windows, doors and more making it an excellent space-planning tool.

Floor plans can be saved and organized in project folders for future reference, or shared with other STANLEY Floor Plan users for free. Floor plans can also be purchased to be exported as PDF, JPEG, Excel, or DXF files to be printed, shared via email, social media, or sent directly to retailers.

STANLEY Floor Plan is now available for download through iTunes or Google Play.

The STANLEY TLM99s Laser Distance Measurer is available at mass retailers, home centers and independent retailers.

Auto-locking Tape Rules Released in 16- and 30-foot Models

Stanley has added a new 16-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33316—and 30-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33348—to its lineup of FatMax auto-locking tape rules.

Stanley has added a new 16-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33316—and 30-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33348—to its lineup of FatMax auto-locking tape rules.

Stanley has added a new 16-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33316—and 30-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33348—to its lineup of FatMax auto-locking tape rules.

Stanley introduced the new 25-foot FatMax auto-locking tape rule—model FMHT33338—in 2013.

At the very heart of every professional’s tool collection is a tape rule. The new FatMax tape has a blade that automatically locks at the length to which it is extended. When the release button is depressed, the blade retracts. The auto-locking feature allows users to control tape retraction which helps to provide long blade life. The tape also features a manual mode, a setting used to override the auto-locking mechanism, enabling it to become a traditional retractable tape, by depressing the button and pulling back away from the hook.

Featuring a customizable hook system, users can configure their tape for the right application.

Historically, auto-locking tapes have been popular among DIY users, but this tape offers the features and benefits that professionals have come to expect from the FatMax brand. The 1-1/4 inch blade touts 11 feet of standout (based on maximum performance). The blade is coated in Mylar and features BladeArmor coating for durability and long life. The True-Zero end hook provides accurate measurements.

Charge Vehicle Batteries Automatically

Stanley 8 Amp High Frequency Battery Charger

Stanley 8 Amp High Frequency Battery Charger

The new Stanley 8 Amp High Frequency Battery Charger offers fully automatic charging. Just set it and forget it™.

Vehicle won’t start? Battery needs maintenance? Just connect the new Stanley 8 amp battery charger clamps to the battery terminal and press charge. The battery charger automatically does the rest for optimum performance. With fast, high frequency technology, it delivers multistage charging, automatically switching from fast charge, to top-off, to trickle charge. If the cables are connected to the wrong terminal the charger will alert you with an LED indicator. No spark, just simple & easy.

Tripod Light Collapses for Easy Transport and Storage

Stanley</a> FatMax Portable Tripod Light

Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light

The new Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light provides 360-degree lighting for large and small jobs, power outages and outdoor events. The Portable Tripod light is corded, cordless and rechargeable. With 45 watts of ultra-bright LEDs, the rechargeable light reaches up to 2400 lumens. The 90-degree adjustable hinges and 360-degree pivoting base allow for multi-directional positioning to cover larger areas. The 3 detachable cordless lights are great for smaller jobs and can be used in tighter spaces for maximum brightness. Each separate light runs for up to 10 hours and features Lithium Ion technology to stay charged for up to 12 months.

The Stanley FatMax tripod light is rechargeable and provides up to 10 hours extended runtime. The unit is lightweight and easy to use for a variety of outdoor situations. After use, the tripod stand collapses for easy transport and storage.