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Black & Decker to focus on European market: paper 

Reuters via Yahoo! News - Oct 06 11:54 AM
Black & Decker Corp. Corp. plans to strengthen its European business as its U.S. sales growth slows and it aims to supplant market leader Robert Bosch GmbH on the continent, its chief executive said on Friday.

Hack job - Oct 06 11:27 PM
Who knew all this time one of the biggest bogeymen in horror movie history was simply a misunderstood victim of the new economy? It seems Leatherface, the Black & Decker-wielding maniac-star of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies has all this time simply been a victim of downsizing.

Orders for Machine Tools in U.S. Increased 2.1% in August - Oct 08 10:31 PM
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. orders for tools that cut and shape metal rose 2.1 percent in August from the same month last year, according to a joint survey by two industry groups.

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Black & Decker (NYSE: BDK) is a corporation based in Towson, Maryland best known for power tools and home appliances. It was founded in 1910 blackand decker by S. Duncan Black and Alonzo G. Decker black and deker as a small machine shop in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1917, blac and decker Black & Decker invented the familiar portable electric drill, obtaining a patent for a hand-held drill black and decer combining a pistol grip and trigger switch.

Brands owned by back and decker Black & Decker include:

  • DeWalt Power Tools
  • Porter Cable
  • Delta Machinery
  • Kwikset
  • Baldwin
  • Weiser Lock
  • Price Pfister
  • Ermhart Teknologies

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  • 1917 - black and decker received a patent for the pistol grip black and decker parts and trigger switch on its drill. The first factory was opened in Towson, MD.
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  • 1928 - Black & Decker acquired Van Dorn Electric Tool Company of black and decker smartboil Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929 - established a Black black and decker power tools & Decker subsidairy in Sydney, Australia.
  • 1941 - The Towson black and decker canada plant began to manufacture fuses, gun shells and other ordnance for the black and decker toaster ovens Allies. Power tools were still being created at other sites
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  • 1951 - black and decker router table S. Duncan Black, co-founder and president since 1910, died, and Alonzo G. Decker Sr. became president.
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  • 1955 - Black & Decker South Africa antique black and decker drill was set up as a black and decker outlet wholly owned sales and service subsidiary in Johannesburg (relocated black and decker blender parts to Cape Town in 1958). A new manufacturing plant was opened in Croydon, Victoria, Australia
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  • 1957 – 1958 - Several plants were opened across Europe. black and decker rechargeable flashlight These include plants in Brussels, Spain; Auckland, New Zealand; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Rotterdam, black and decker replacement carafe Netherland.
  • 1959 - A subsidiary called Master Power Corporation was established to acquire Master black and decker tiller Pneumatic Tool Company, a manufacturer of portable air tools with operations in Ohio black and decker vf100h replacement filter for hepa and Canada.
  • 1960 - Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. succeeded Robert black and decker customer service D. Black as president. Mr. Black continued as chairman black and decker pressure washer of the board and chief executive officer. Black & Decker acquired DeWalt, black and decker batteries Inc. of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 - Towson plant was converted to a research black and decker dustbuster replacement filter and development site.
  • 1967 – 1968 - The United Kingdom company was awarded the Queen's Award to Industry for outstanding achievement black and decker home security system in increasing exports. The Italian company won the coveted Oscar del Commercia black and decker spares from the Italian government for its overall contributions to the black and decker valve grinding equipment domestic economy.
  • 1970 – 1971 - The Company acquired the Carbide portable tool and storage center by black and decker Router Company, Inc. of Moonachie, New Jersey. Black & Decker opened black and decker garden sheds two more subsidiaries (one in Nigeria the other in Argentina)
  • 1972 - The black and decker grasshog Japanese government granted approval for Black & black and decker spacemaker coffee maker Decker to manufacture power tools in that country. Nippon B&D KK became the first black and decker navigator non-Japanese company in five years to be given such approval on a private ownership basis.
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  • 1975 - Francis P. Lucier succeeded infrawave speed oven black and decker Alonzo G. Decker, Jr. as chairman of the board. This black and decker electric lawn mower is the first time that a member of the Black black and decker irons or Decker families did not hold the post.
  • 1979 - The U.S. power tools business black and decker products was incorporated as a wholly owned subsidiary under the name of Black & Decker
  • 1984 - black and decker spacesaver coffee maker As part of a major reorganization plan, several sites were closed including plants black and decker versapak gold in Maidenhead and Harmondsworth, England; Kildare, black and decker workmate Ireland; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Solon, Ohio. During the same year General Electric's small household appliance black and decker appliances business was bought and rebranded as Black & Decker products
  • 1984 - The company modernized its familiar logo, which had previously been black and decker brew and go the image black and decker cordless circular saw of an orange six-sided nut containing the initials "B&D"
  • 1985 - The Company’s name black and decker cordless drill was officially changed to The Black & Decker Corporation.
  • 1987 - Black & Decker was black and decker cordless vacuum ranked by Fortune Magazine among the 200 largest U.S.-based industrial companies.
  • 1988 - The Company was awarded the Medal black and decker leaf hog of Professional Excellence by Purchasing Magazine for its world-class purchasing operations and black and decker repair expertise.
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  • 1992 - Were quoted in infamous guitar magazine "Fret the black and decker air station Way" by Geraint Cronin because eddie van halen "could pluck the guitar twice as fast as a black and decker drill ever could with black and decker bread maker a plectrum glued to it."
  • 1992 – The entirely new DeWalt line of black and decker company professional products for North America was launched.
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  • 2002 – Black & Decker and Hitachi enter into cooperative arrangement in the black and decker appliance parts power tools business
  • 2003 – Black & Decker sells its European security hardware business to black and decker edger Assa Abloy. Baldwin Hardware black and decker lawnmower Corporation and Weiser Lock Corporation are also bought this black and decker manuels year
  • 2004 - Black & Decker announced the purchase of the Tools Group from Pentair, Inc. black and decker paint sprayer (NYSE: PNR). The Tools Group, included the Porter-Cable, Delta, DeVilbiss Air Power, Oldham Saw, black and decker plastic storage buildings and FLEX businesses.

External links

  • Company website
  • DeWALT Uk black and decker replacement parts Website
  • Black & Decker news release announcing acquisition of Pentair Tools Group
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