More stories about Manufacturers

  • National Tradesmen Day

    National Tradesmen day was created by Irwin Tool to honour the hardworking tradesmen who make modern life possible. It takes place this year on September 20.

  • New Festool Saw May Be Recalled

    Reports of unspecified problems with the plunge mechanism of Festool's new tracksaw may lead to a recall.

  • ITW: Who Owns What?

    What does a Paslode nailer have in common with a Miller welder and a Tapcon fastener?

  • No, it’s not your eyes

    From the department of boring corporate news: Stanley does something for only the third time in 170 years.

  • Coming to a Lumber Yard or Supplier Near You

    A few weeks back a fellow editor asked if I planned to cover the announcement of a 'strategic alliance' between Bosch and Simpson Strong-Tie.

  • Tool Companies by the Numbers: Makita

    My wife told me I'm a dork because I read annual reports (well, that's not the only reason). But really, annual reports contain information that tool manufacturers do not go out of their way to share.

  • Tool Companies: Who Owns What? (Part 2)

    What does a Baldwin lockset have in common with a Rayovac battery and a George Foreman Grill?

  • Tool Companies: Who Owns What?

    What does a Crescent wrench have in common with a Lufkin tape and the original Allen wrench?

  • Hard-to-Find Brand of Hand Tools

    If you were to mention NWS to a European tradesman he'd know you were talking about high-end German-made hand tools.

  • DeWalt Takes on Hilti?

    Late last week DeWalt's parent company, Stanley Black & Decker, purchased Powers Fasteners.