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Stanley Black & Decker brings new plant, hundreds of jobs to North Fort Worth

Posted on: 05/15/2019   |   Category: Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX -Today, Stanley Black & Decker announced the reshoring of manufacture of high quality tools to North Texas.

Tool maker Stanley Black & Decker brings new plant and hundreds of jobs to North Fort Worth
Dallas Morning News 

Tool maker Stanley Black & Decker is growing its U.S. manufacturing operations with a new plant in North Fort Worth.
The iconic American company is locating a 425,000-square-foot manufacturing plant with 500 new jobs in the AllianceTexas development near Interstate 35W.
The plant will open late next year, producing a variety of Craftsman brand mechanics tools, including sockets, ratchets and wrenches.

"When we purchased Craftsman 2017 we were determined to revitalize this iconic U.S. brand and bring back its American manufacturing heritage," Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO Jim Loree said in a statement. "From the launch of Craftsman's refreshed brand identity last year to our announcement of the first new manufacturing facility in many years, we're demonstrating our continued commitment to grow the brand and bring even more production of these great products back to the United States.


"This new plant will also be the latest in our network of manufacturing facilities - one that uses state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies and demonstrates our commitment to becoming one of the world's leaders in advanced manufacturing."


Stanley Black & Decker currently has 30 manufacturing facilities in the United States and more than 100 manufacturing facilities globally.
Earlier this year the tool maker announced that it would locate a 1.2 million square-foot shipping hub with 300 jobs north of Fort Worth in Northlake. The giant distribution complex is at the intersection of I-35W and State Highway 114.

AllianceTexas developer Hillwood also built the Northlake distribution building that Stanley Black & Decker leased.

"The addition of Stanley Black & Decker's manufacturing operations at AllianceTexas reinforces the importance of retaining and creating new job opportunities in the United States," Ross Perot Jr., chairman of The Perot Group and Hillwood, said in a statement. "Stanley Black & Decker is the world's largest supplier of tools and storage products and its commitment to bringing jobs stateside will help set a precedent for other manufacturing companies.


"The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at AllianceTexas will help generate hundreds of jobs in Fort Worth and North Texas, which will have a lasting impact on the region."
Stanley Black & Decker is a $14 billion company with 61,000 employees in more than 60 countries.
Its brands include Black & Decker, Bostitch, Craftsman, Dewalt, Facom, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the AllianceTexas development is already home to over 500 companies that provide 61,000 jobs.

“Stanley Black & Decker is making a big footprint in the Fort Worth area with manufacturing and distribution facilities bringing 800 jobs. They started the process with a nationwide search to reshore manufacturing jobs. Our central U.S. location, affordable land with room to grow, and skilled manufacturing workforce will be an excellent home for one of the most respected and well known global brands," said Chris Strayer, senior vice president of Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, who assisted the company with their relocation.

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