NEW BRITAIN - Five hundred full-time jobs will be created in Texas after Stanley Black & Decker opens a new Craftsman manufacturing plant in Fort Worth.
According to a press release from Stanley Black & Decker on Wednesday, ground will be broken for the 425,000-square-foot facility this summer and work is expected to be completed in late 2020.
The facility will manufacture Craftsman tools, including wrenches, sockets, general sets and ratchets.
“When we purchased Craftsman in 2017 we were determined to revitalize this iconic U.S. brand and bring back its American manufacturing heritage,” said Stanley Black & Decker President and CEO Jim Loree on Wednesday. “From the launch of Craftsman’s refreshed brand identity last year to our announcement of the first new manufacturing facility in many years, we’re demonstrating our continued commitment to grow the brand and bring even more production of these great products back to the United States.”
Weber Shandwick a public relations agency that works with Stanley Black & Decker, told The Herald that company officials were not available Thursday to be interviewed about the new plant.
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