Dewalt, a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools, and accessories, announced the expansion of its initiative to make products in the USA. 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, Indiana, brings the total number of Dewalt plants in the United States 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 United States. Given a choice between a product made in the United States 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 US-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 their manufacturing facilities alone.
“We continue to grow our domestic capabilities because the professional using our tools wants to buy products made in the USA. Dewalt is making the power tools for the contractors and builders who are themselves building America,” said Frank Mannarino, President of Dewalt Professional Products Group. “Whether it’s through our high quality tools made in the USA 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 United States.”
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.
“Perhaps most impressive is Dewalt’s aggressive program to assert itself as a truly American premier brand. We laud the effort and trust it is a sign of more good things to come,” said Contractor Supply’s Tom Hammel.
Look for Dewalt Made in the USA with global materials corded and cordless products this summer. For more information on Dewalt’s initiative to make products in the USA using global materials, and to view a full list of product offerings, visit www.dewalt.com/americanpride.
Dewalt is a leading manufacturer of industrial power tools, hand tools, and accessories, including corded and cordless drills, saws, hammers, grinders, routers, planers, plate joiners, sanders, lasers, generators, compressors, nailers, saw blades, metal and masonry drill bits, abrasives, screwdriving accessories and more. With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, Dewalt remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produces approximately 14 million power tools, hand tools, and accessories in the United States, with global materials, annually.
Dewalt tools can be found nationally and internationally, wherever tools are sold. With more than 1,000 factory-owned and authorized locations, Dewalt has one of the most extensive service and repair networks in North America.