Episode “Machines” broadcast on the HISTORY® channel
– The episode will air Sunday, August 15 at 10/9 a.m. on The HISTORY Channel
– Help us #FindThatImpactDriver; Host Adam Richman leaves a special note in a mysterious DEWALT Impact Driver kit he helped build during his day at the Stanley Black & Decker Ft. Mill Manufacturing Plant
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., August 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) today announced that the company’s signature DEWALT tools will feature in an upcoming episode, “Modern Marvels: Machines” on The HISTORY Channel. The episode, part of the show’s season starring modern machines, airs Sunday August 15th at 10 / 9c.
“What a humbling experience to see our iconic black and yellow tools featured on The HISTORY Channel,” said Stanley Black & Decker, CEO Jim Lorée. “Stanley Black & Decker has a long history, and we are proud to continue the legacy of producing high quality, guaranteed DEWALT tools – over 175 years later. We hope viewers enjoy taking a behind-the-scenes look at how we make the best power tools in the world. “
Modern Marvels: Machines, hosted by Adam richman, celebrates the machines that continue to improve our lives and fuel the global economy. The series finds out how these incredible machines are made and what they create.
In Sunday’s episode, Richman explores the history of power tools, dating back to 1922 when Raymond DeWalt, a Pennsylvania inventor, developed the first mechanical wood saw. Nicknamed “The Wonder-Worker”, his speed and precision transformed the lumber industry, just in time to United States heading for a construction boom. But it wasn’t until 1992 that DEWALT Company launched its first line of portable power tools, putting the power of portable creation in the hands of professional contractors and home do-it-yourselfers.
Fast forward to today, DEWALT is one of the most admired brands in the Stanley Black & Decker portfolio. As the world’s largest tools and storage company, Stanley Black & Decker sells 50 tools per second and more than 1,000 new products are launched each year, 45 of which are “world firsts”.
In the Modern Marvels episode, Richman visits the Company Fort. Mill, South Carolina Manufacturing Plant for an overview of DEWALT power tool production. He learns how the factory uses cutting-edge technology to make cutting-edge tools. Between robots, cobots (collaborative robots) and their 650 relentless employees, an electric tool leaves the production line every 30 seconds.
“Our people are extremely proud of what they do, but hosting The HISTORY Channel at our facilities has taken it to a new level,” said Stanley Black & Decker, Plant Manager, Brendan Pidgeon. “A lot of people have misconceptions about what manufacturing is like and we were proud to have the unique opportunity to showcase our highly digital and sustainable facility, along with the dedicated Stanley Black & Decker employees. Hope this episode gives the country a glimpse of just how rewarding a career in manufacturing can be. “
Help us find the Mystery Impact Driver #FindThatImpactDriver
Flight. Mill Manufacturing Facility produces 80 to 100,000 units each week and sells the products online and in retail stores around the world. One of the larger tools in the installation is the DEWALT Impact Driver, which accounts for almost half of that weekly production. While filming this episode, Richman wanted to give DEWALT fans a personal touch. He took an Impact Driver off the production line before packing it and slipped a note in the box, sharing how much he enjoyed making the product.
DEWALT is looking for that lucky customer who bought this Impact Driver with Special Note and wants to share their excitement by sending them a DEWALT Prize Pack. Tip – you are looking for a DCF887D2. If you are the recipient, mail the personalized note from Adam richman on our social networks, by tagging @DEWALT, @HISTORY and #ModernMarvels. Follow the excitement using #FindThatImpactDriver.
To learn more about the show or see the episode after Sunday’s premiere, visit https://www.history.com/shows/modern-marvels.
DEWALT is obsessed with the way users work in the real world and relentlessly pursues complete jobsite solutions. By incorporating its latest technological and industrial innovations, DEWALT is leading the charge for the jobsite of the future. DEWALT products. RESISTANCE GUARANTEED®. For more information, visit www.dewalt.com or follow DEWALT on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a $ 14.5 billion diversified global industry leader with 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries who manufacture the tools, products and solutions to achieve its goal, to those who make the world. The Company operates the world’s largest tools and storage business with iconic brands such as DEWALT, STANLEY, BLACK + DECKER and CRAFTSMAN; the second largest commercial electronic security company in the world; and is a global industrial leader in high-tech solutions within its technical fastening and infrastructure businesses. Learn more at www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
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