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TAUC, Stanley Black & Decker Announce New Industry Partnership

September 14 2021

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC), which represents more than 1,800 contractor firms in the union construction and maintenance industry, is pleased to announce a new Industry Partner Agreement with Stanley Black & Decker, a diversified industrial with 56,000 employees in more than 60 countries around the world.

The TAUC Industry Partner Program is designed to give trusted manufacturers and service providers an opportunity to build relationships with TAUC members and the tripartite community (contractors, labor, and owner-clients). Industry Partners are also committed to supporting TAUC's overarching goal of strengthening the union construction and maintenance industry by focusing on four strategic pillars: Safety; Innovation and Technology; Government Relations; and Industrial Relations.

Based in New Britain, CT, Stanley Black & Decker is the world's leading provider of tools and equipment designed specifically for the professional contractor, maintenance industry and tradesperson. Their portfolio of iconic brands includes DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, PORTER-CABLE, PROTO, LENOX, IRWIN, MAC Tools, STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, Paladin, Pengo, Lista, Vidmar and more.

Stanley Black & Decker is focused on creating innovative, meaningful products and services that empower people to do better, safer, and more significant work. Ingenuity and customer excellence have powered Stanley Black & Decker's success since 1843. The company continues to drive breakthrough innovation and digital prowess, striving for outperformance while increasing its focus on social responsibility. For years, the company has been moving to a "make where they sell" strategy, where more products are being manufactured in local markets, improving customer responsiveness and reduced costs. Stanley Black & Decker is proud to employ 19,000 people across 49 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and will soon be opening a hand tool manufacturing facility in Ft. Worth, Texas that will create 500 jobs.

TAUC and Stanley Black & Decker both define success as delivering value to our customers, colleagues, and communities. Stanley Black & Decker's commitment to quality, safety and sustainability makes it the perfect fit to join the association as an Industry Partner.

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with TAUC and their members. We are eager to make meaningful connections with contractors and professionals around the country and continue to provide them solutions for their construction and maintenance needs," said Maria Ford, President of Commercial Construction at Stanley Black & Decker. "The company is also investing in workforce development initiatives that help improve the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturing and address the skilled trades gap, particularly in the construction industry. We look forward to working with the members of TAUC to further this mission and provide skills for the next generation of professionals."

"There are a new set of keys to success in today's union construction and maintenance world," said TAUC CEO Daniel Hogan. "Connecting with service providers, sharing knowledge, and collaborating on creating the next generation of tools and services is exciting – but it's also crucial to the long-term success of our member contractors, their labor partners and our owner-clients. We are proud to partner with Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. and look forward to working with their team of professionals to move the entire industry forward."

To learn more about TAUC's Partnership Programs, contact TAUC Vice President Todd Mustard at (703) 524-3336 x112 or tmustard@tauc.org.

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