Posted October 31, 2017

Stanley Black & Decker to open Texas factory

Stanley Black & Decker announced plans to open a new manufacturing facility in Mission, Texas.

The company has signed a lease on a nearly 300,000 square foot facility that will make DeWalt power tool products. The facility will eventually support approximately 450 new jobs in the region and is expected to begin operations in early 2018.

"The opening of our third manufacturing facility in Texas augments our strategy of making where we sell, reinforcing our long-standing commitment to making in America and making in Texas," said Jeff Ansell, president of Stanley Black & Decker's Global Tools & Storage business. "We have continuously manufactured in the U.S. since 1843, and we are the first tool company to proudly bring manufacturing back to the USA in recent times. We continue to strengthen and expand our U.S.-based manufacturing capabilities and we believe that this newest expansion in Texas will enable further acceleration of our Made in the USA with global materials portfolio."

Stanley Black & Decker operates approximately 30 manufacturing facilities in the United States, which produce a broad range of products under brands such as Stanley, Proto, Lista, Vidmar, Craftsman and DeWalt.

Over the past three years, the company has added 40 percent more manufacturing employees in the United States, and added manufacturing capacity in North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Maryland and more.