DeWalt celebrates NYC tradespeople and 100th anniversary

NEW YORK — Stanley Black & Decker president and CEO Donald Allan, Jr. rang the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the 100th anniversary of DeWalt, a Stanley Black & Decker brand in total job site solutions. As part of the celebration, DeWalt honored current and future New York City tradespeople throughout the day.

"Since 1924, DeWalt has embodied Raymond DeWalt's legacy of delivering jobsite solutions to industry professionals while supporting the next generation of skilled workers," said Allan. "It is an honor to celebrate DeWalt's 100th anniversary at the New York Stock Exchange, not only to recognize the brand's rich heritage but to also recognize the outstanding contributions of tradespeople across the United States. We are proud to share this milestone with the tradespeople of New York City and express our unwavering appreciation for the work they do to build, maintain, improve, and advance the city."

DeWalt delivers a day of thanks
Custom DeWalt trucks took to the city streets, designed to replicate the brand's quintessential yellow worker's toolbox, which will make several stops today to personally thank New York City's trade professionals.

This morning's first stop was in midtown at one of the largest job sites in the city, where more than 1,000 tradespeople had an opportunity to grab coffee, breakfast, and DeWalt gear.

Continuing the day of gratitude, DeWalt teamed up with former NFL Quarterback and popular sports radio host Boomer Esiason to deliver a total of $100,000 of free tools to trade apprentices throughout New York City.

Esiason joined DeWalt at the New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center (CTC), where he helped unload equipment to outfit the school with the latest tools and tech from DeWalt.

DeWalt also delivered tools for the apprentices at the UA Local Union No. 1 Plumbers & Gas-Fitters Training Center.

"Today, we celebrate our history by standing strong with the pros who have fueled DeWalt's purpose since day one and renew our commitment to continually stay at the forefront of jobsite innovation," said Chris Nelson, Chief Operating Officer at Stanley Black & Decker. "For the world's most demanding pros, the best is yet to come from DeWalt."

Grow the trades: Applications now open 
Dewalt opened applications for its 2024 Grow the Trades Grant program, which is part of its $30 million commitment over five years to support organizations that are skilling, reskilling, and upskilling tradespeople.

In addition, DeWalt will begin accepting applicants in September for its annual DeWalt Trades Scholarship which provides financial assistance to students pursuing a career in the trades.

For more information on DeWalt's 100th anniversary as well as grant and scholarship opportunities, please visit: dewalt.com/growthetrades.

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