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The Stanley Works NYSE: SWK, headquartered in New Britain, CT is a household durable goods manufacturer of tools and hardware. The company was created by the 1920 merger of Stanley's Bolt Manufactory founded by Frederick Trent Stanley in 1843, and The Stanley Rule and Level Company founded by Frederick's cousin Henry Stanley in 1857 . Both companies originally operated in New Britain, Connecticut, USA, but Stanley Works is now a worldwide business. In May of 2002, the company considered moving its corporate headquarters to Bermuda, but public and governmental outcry forced management to reconsider the move. By August of 2002, the company had decided to maintain its incorporation in the United States. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Nickname: Beehive City Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task, or provides an ability that is not naturally available to the user of a tool. ... For other uses, see Hardware (disambiguation). ... Frederick Trent Stanley (?-?) was an American industrialist. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Location within the state of Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1850 Incorporated (city) 1870 Consolidated 1905 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor Timothy T. Stewart Area  - City 34. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Stanley is a well-known brand of tools and has produced millions of hand planes, saws, rulers, try squares, chisels, screwdrivers, and many other types of tools for consumer and for industrial use. Their innovations include the Bailey plane, the Surform shaper, the PowerLock tape measure, and the utility knife or in British English, the Stanley knife. Stanley is also a supplier of PoziDriv (improved Phillips lookalike) screwdrivers. A Japanese plane in use A plane is a tool for shaping wood. ... Portable saw A saw is a tool for cutting wood or other material, consisting of a serrated blade (a blade with the cutting edge dentated or toothed) and worked either by hand or by steam, water, electric or other power. ... A variety of rulers A 2 metre carpenters rule Retractable flexible rule A ruler or rule is an instrument used in geometry, technical drawing and engineering/building to measure distances and/or to rule straight lines. ... Try square A try square is a woodworking or a metal working tool used for marking and measuring a piece of wood. ... Steel woodworking chisel. ... A basic screwdriver (slotted tip shown) The screwdriver is a device specifically designed to insert and tighten, or to loosen and remove, screws. ... Shaper tool slide, clapper box and cutting tool A shaper is a machine tool used for shaping or surfacing metal and other materials. ... Self-retracting pocket tape measure A tape measure or measuring tape is a ribbon of cloth, plastic, or metal with linear-measure markings, often in both imperial and metric units. ... a Stanley 99E fully retracted A utility knife (also called a box cutter, a razor blade knife, a carpet knife, or a stationery knife) is a common tool used in various trades and crafts for a variety of purposes. ... British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ... The Pozidriv screw type is patented, similar to cross-head but designed not to slip, or cam out. ... Henry F. Phillips (1890 - 1958) was a businessman from Portland, Oregon and inventor of the Phillips-head screw and screwdriver. ...


The Stanley brand has been widely-licensed to include shoes, clothing and even Lawn & Garden Tractors.[1]


Stanley Works received the Golden Hammer Award for new product innovation in 2000, 2001 and 2002 . 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


In October of 2002, Stanley Works acquired Best Access Systems of Indianapolis, IN for $310 million. The acquisition also prompted the creation of a new Access Controls Group for Stanley. Further additions to this new working group included Blick plc of Swindon, England, a United Kingdom leading integrator of security solutions, communication, and time management solutions to the commercial and industrial sectors, selling direct to end users. In January of 2004 Stanley announced plans to acquire Frisco Bay Industries Ltd. for $45.3 million. Frisco Bay was a leading Canadian provider of security integration services. In December of 2004, the acquisition of ISR Solutions, Inc., headquartered in the Washington, DC area was announced. ISR Solutions is an electronic security integrator providing the U.S. federal government and commercial customers with access security system services. January of 2005, the acquisition of Security Group, Inc. was announced. Security Group was comprised of two primary operating companies: Sargent & Greenleaf, Inc., a manufacturer of medium and high security locks and Safemasters, a North American provider of physical security installation, maintenance and repair services, with an emphasis on mechanical locking systems. An additional acquisition of Precision Hardware was made in 2005. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Swindon is a large town of Wiltshire, England, located in the South West of the UK (between London and Bristol). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


John F. Lundgren was elected as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer in 2004, replacing John Trani, a former protegé of Jack Welch at General Electric. Jack Welch as CEO of GE John Francis Jack Welch, Jr. ... This article is about the American company. ...


Further reading

  • John Walter - Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools: Guide to Identity & Value (The Tool Merchant, Ohio, 1996) ISBN 1-878911-02-3

External links

  • History of the Stanley Works
  • Another history of the Stanley Works
  • Photo of Stanley Lawn Tractor

Stanley Tools also sponsors NASCAR Nextel Cup team Evernham Motorsports and driver Scott Riggs. "It's the best company ever for tools," said Ryan Thompson


For information on Stanley thermos (unaffiliated with Stanley Works) visit

  • [http://www.stanleyclassic.com

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