TOWSON, Md. — DeWalt recently announced the expansion of its initiative to make products in the U.S. 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 U.S. to seven, with facilities in Connecticut, Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
DeWalt will now produce approximately 14 million products annually in the U.S. Given a choice between a product made in the U.S. 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 U.S.-based DeWalt plants to the thousands. The company is also committed to hiring veterans and currently employs more than 1,000 former members of the military in its manufacturing facilities.
“We continue to grow our domestic capabilities because the professionals using our tools want to buy products made in the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S.”
Publication date: 8/10/2015