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Delta Press Release on Separation from Stanley Black and Decker

comments (3) January 20th, 2011 in blogs

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Earlier this week, we got the official press release on Delta's pending sale from Stanley Black & Decker and are sharing it here with you. The only news that we haven't reported on yet (read the full sale details here) is the expected closing date (Feb. 4) and the details on what operations will be happening in South Carolina.

DELTA® Woodworking Machinery Has A New Home – In Anderson, South Carolina
(Anderson, SC, January 18, 2011) – Chang Type Industrial Co. Ltd., a Taiwan-based manufacturing company, has agreed to purchase the Delta brand of woodworking equipment and machinery from Stanley Black & Decker. The deal is expected to close on February 4, 2011.
The new, independent company, Delta Power Equipment Corporation, will be based in Anderson County, South Carolina and led by Bryan Whiffen, who has been named President & Chief Executive Officer. Norm MacDonald has also joined the company as an Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. Both Whiffen and MacDonald have years of experience in the power tool industry, and have been responsible for manufacturing and marketing such brands as Ryobi, Homelite, Milwaukee and Ridgid.
The new Delta company will continue to provide a complete line of professional woodworking equipment and machinery, and will continue to build the world-class Unisaw, as well as the Biesemeyer® accessories, in the United States. Plans are to move the manufacturing equipment from Jackson, Tennessee to the company’s facility in Anderson.
Once fully operational, the Anderson facility will include manufacturing, R&D, engineering, sales and administrative functions.
“We are pleased to be able to say that the Unisaw will continue to be made in the USA,” said Whiffen. “We are also excited for this opportunity to invest in the great Delta brand so that we can bring high quality, innovative woodworking equipment to Delta’s loyal customers.
Delta Power Equipment Corp. is working to ensure that the fine sales and service that Delta dealers and woodworkers have come to expect will continue.
“Stanley Black & Decker has been very supportive of this sale and have agreed to help us make the transition as seamless as possible for our dealers and our customers,” added Whiffen.
Customers and dealers can continue to obtain information on sales and service for Delta woodworking equipment at

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Comments (3)

jwtm1941 jwtm1941 writes: I have been a loyal customer of Rockwell, then Delta for over 30 years; but this sale ends my loyalty. I guess I will buy the "Saw-Stop" table saw, afterall.
Posted: 12:25 pm on February 1st

lwj2 lwj2 writes: My question concerns support -- I've a shop full of older (okay, maybe ancient) Delta equipment and parts have been difficult to obtain for years.

I'm not going to complain about costs -- I realize maintaining an inventory of parts is bloody expensive -- but when a firm makes equipment designed to last for multiple decades, the supply of parts is an inherent obligation -- one that Pentair (and later, B&D) did reluctantly, in my experience.

Leon Jester
Roanoke, VA
Posted: 8:17 am on January 25th

Woodsmithy Woodsmithy writes: The way this press release reads, this is just some sort of financing agreement, but I can't help think that Chang is going to have some say so in the Delta product line-up.

I have been very pleased with the Delta products that I have purchased and used for the last 20 twenty year. Hopefully the transition from Jackson, TN to Anderson,SC goes smoothly. However, that would be an exception, because most manufacturing facility moves do not go as expected and quality suffers.

Good Luck Mr. Bryan Wyffen

Posted: 3:53 pm on January 24th

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