USA fastener & tool round-up: DeWalt to create 450 jobs & Würth expands

Stanley Black & Decker (SBD) is to open a new 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Mission, Texas.

The facility - SBD’s third in Texas - will make DEWALT power tool products when it opens in early 2018 and will eventually support approximately 450 new jobs in the region.

The company said it has added 40% more manufacturing employees in the USA over the past three years, with added manufacturing capacity in North Carolina, Tennessee, Indiana, Maryland and more. SBD has approximately 30 manufacturing plants in the USA.

"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 SBD'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."

Würth acquires Weinstock Bros

As reported by Industrial Distribution, Würth Industry North America has made its fifth acquisition in three years in the US with the purchase of Weinstock Bros of Valley Stream, New York.

Weinstock Bros is a long-standing structural bolts, tool and equipment supplier, established in 1898. It supplies structural steel fastening solutions for the steel building and bridge fabricator sectors.