Delta Power Equipment introduced
 the Unisaw in 2009


– Woodworking tool maker Delta Power Equipment Corp. has been sold by Stanley Black & Decker, and will establish a manufacturing operation in Columbia, SC. The independent company, which spins off from Stanley's Delta Porter Cable unit, plans to invest more than $3.6 million and hire 40 for its operation.

“The new facility will allow Delta Power Equipment to continue its tradition of providing top-notch woodworking equipment to our customers," says Bryan Whiffen, president and CEO of Delta Power Equipment Corp. Whiffen was Sr. VP of Techtronic Industries N.A., Anderson, SC, which includes Milwaukee and Ryobi power tools in its stable of brands.

Delta will locate its new corporate offices and manufacturing in an existing building, with start-up by the beginning of April. Norman MacDonald has been named COO/EVP of Delta Power Equipment Corp.

Founded in 1919, Delta and Porter-Cable came under common ownership in 1960. In 1999, Delta Machinery began consolidating its operation with Porter-Cable, which manufactures portable electric and cordless power tools, air nailers and compressors, generators and pressure washers. The two units relocated headquarters to a new 425,000-square foot distribution center in Jackson, TN.

 Bryan Whiffen is
 CEO of Delta

 Norm MacDonald
is EVP/COO at Delta.

In 2005, Black & Decker purchased Delta Machinery and Porter-Cable from Pentair Inc. The companies came under new ownership in 2009 when Stanley and Black & Decker combined.

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