Dewalt has announced the expansion of its initiative to make products in the United States.
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, Ind. 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 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 also has 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 says. 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,” saysFrank 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.”