Stanley commemorates 175th anniversary with contest
June 22, 2018 | 10:59 am CDT
Stanley Black & Decker is marking the 175th anniversary of Stanley Tools with a contest.

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - In 1843, Frederick Trent Stanley started a company that would eventually become the largest tools and storage company in the world. Today, 175 years later, the company that became commonly known as Stanley is celebrating that anniversary with a contest called Built with Stanley.

The contest encourages Stanley Tools customers to upload photos or videos of their proudest creations and stories using #BuiltWithSTANLEY for the opportunity to win a limited-edition 175th anniversary Stanley Silver Tape Rule with a commemorative leather pouch, and be featured on the Built With Stanley website.

"The Stanley family is thrilled to be celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, and we couldn't have achieved this milestone without the customers who use and trust in our products day in and day out," said Lee McChesney, president Hand Tools, Accessories & Storage at Stanley Black & Decker. "Stanley has always prided itself on designing tools that can withstand the test of time, and we look forward to providing transformative products that help our customers continue to build and improve the world around us."

For more information, visit and or search for the hashtag #BuiltWithSTANLEY on social media.

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William Sampson is a lifelong woodworker, and he has been an advocate for small-scale entrepreneurs and lean manufacturing since the 1980s. He was the editor of Fine Woodworking magazine in the early 1990s and founded WoodshopBusiness magazine, which he eventually sold and merged with CabinetMaker magazine. He helped found the Cabinet Makers Association in 1998 and was its first executive director. Today, as editorial director of Woodworking Network and FDMC magazine he has more than 20 years experience covering the professional woodworking industry. His popular "In the Shop" tool reviews and videos appear monthly in FDMC.