CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Power and hand tool maker DeWalt announced it celebrated a significant milestone at its Charlotte plant last week – the production of its 10-millionth tool. Company executives were on hand to build the tool – a 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion brushless 3-speed hammer drill.

Across its seven U.S. manufacturing plants, the brand produced more than 90 million individual products in 2016 – an almost 50 percent increase from the 62 million individual products in 2015. Since the brand began an effort to expand its domestic manufacturing in 2013, it’s proud of the accomplishment.

“Year after year, DEWALT has significantly increased its production of tools made in the US with global materials,” said DeWalt president Frank Mannarino. “We have worked hard to drive greater productivity and efficiency at our manufacturing facilities, delivering products with the same Guaranteed Tough quality customers have come to know and expect from the brand. We are a global brand proud to have been founded in the United States and proud to continue to manufacture in the United States.”

In addition to Charlotte, DeWalt operates manufacturing facilities in New Britain, CT; Greenfield, IN; Hampstead, MD; Shelbyville, KY; Cheraw, SC; and Jackson, TN.

DeWalt is a manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.