Delta Power Equipment Corp.
designs, manufactures and distributes power woodworking tools under the Delta Machinery
Delta traces its roots to the Delta Specialty Company
founded by Herbert Tautz in 1919 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
. Based at first in Tautz' garage, Delta Specialty Company thrived, first making small tools for home shops and later expanding into light industrial machinery. In 1945 Rockwell Manufacturing Company
acquired Delta Machinery and renamed it the Delta Power Tool Division of Rockwell Manufacturing Company
and continued to manufacture in Milwaukee. In 1966, Rockwell invented the world's first power miter saw. In 1981, Rockwell's power tool group was acquired by Pentair
and re-branded Delta Machinery
. Pentair's Tools group was acquired by Black & Decker
In January, 2011, Taiwan-based Chang Type Industrial Co., Ltd. purchased the Delta brand from Stanley Black & Decker
. Chang Type formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Delta Power Equipment Corp.
to own the acquired assets including trademarks, designs and industrial tooling. Chang Type is moving Delta's production tooling from a Stanley Black & Decker owned facility in Jackson, Tennessee
to a facility in Anderson County, South Carolina
. Bryan Whiffen is President & Chief Executive Officer and Norm MacDonald is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Chang Type's Delta Power Equipment Corp. subsidiary.