TEXAS – Toolmaker Stanley Black & Decker plans to open a manufacturing plant in North Texas and create about 500 jobs.
The New Britain-based company said a groundbreaking will take place this summer on the Craftsman plant in Fort Worth.
A Stanley Black & Decker statement says the 425,000-square-foot complex should be completed by late 2020. The plant will make a variety of Craftsman mechanics tools, including sockets, ratchets, wrenches and general sets.
“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.