Stanley Black & Decker (), formerly known as The Stanley Works, is a manufacturer of tools and hardware and provider of security products and locks headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut. Stanley Black & Decker is the result of the merger of Stanley Works and Black & Decker on March 12, 2010.
The company was created by the 1920 merger of Stanley's Bolt Manufactory, founded by Frederick Trent Stanley in 1843, and the Stanley Rule and Level Company, Enormously detailed model history of plane manufactured by Stanley. founded by Frederick's cousin, Henry Stanley, in 1857.
In May 2002, the company considered moving its corporate headquarters to Bermuda, but public and governmental outcry forced management to reconsider the move. By August 2002, the company had decided to maintain its incorporation in the United States.
John F. Lundgren was elected as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2004, replacing John Trani, a former protégé of Jack Welch at General Electric.
1937: Stanley Works entered the UK market with the acquisition of J.A Chapman of Sheffield.