DeWalt begins cordless tool production in the USA
Brand will donate minimum of $250,000 from sales of these tools to Wounded Warrior Project.
DeWalt, a manufacturer of industrial power tools, is expanding its product offerings built in the USA using global materials to include more than 600 different cordless power tools, hand tools and accessories.
"Our users are professional contractors and builders themselves. When given the option, most prefer to spend their money on a product that is built in the USA because it's in line with what they do on a daily basis-building America," said Frank Mannarino, president of DeWalt Professional Tools. "There's a great deal of pride that goes into making things at home-we're thrilled to bring some jobs back to the US and reconnect with our users."
DeWalt began production of its first line of American-built cordless power tools in its Charlotte, N.C., facility in early October, using global materials, which will be fully up and running in November. The 75,000-square-foot facility will help boost the local economy and create more than 250 new jobs. The facility will allow DeWalt to deliver products with greater efficiency, while keeping the same "Guaranteed Tough quality."
The new line of products built in the USA with global materials includes 32 different hand tools, 48 power tool products and 562 types of accessories.
The brand has committed to donating a minimum of $250,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project from a portion of the sales of these products. Additionally, in 2013, DeWalt has committed to hiring more than 100 veterans.
"DeWalt is a global brand with American roots," said Jim O'Sullivan, president of retail operations. "We are committed to rebuilding the American economy through job creation for those who continue to build our country-U.S. veterans-and through our participation with the Wounded Warrior Project. Our goal is for the impact of our products that are built in the USA with materials from around the globe to be felt beyond the Charlotte Manufacturing Operations facility."
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