1. East Longmeadow factory grows workforce, will start making Craftsman tools

    East Longmeadow factory grows workforce, will start making Craftsman tools

    Local workers will once again make Craftsman tools here in the Pioneer Valley. Stanley Black & Decker, which bought the Craftsman brand from ailing Sears in January 2017 for $775 million, will likely start making Craftsman-brand saw blades and other tools at the former Lenox American Saw plant in the second half of 2018, said spokesman Tim Perra.

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    1. We'll begin integrating Craftsman into our operations in the second half of 2018.
    2. It is great being part of a company that is American-owned and American-made.
    3. They are the best in the world at what they do and they have been doing it for more than 50 years in that plant.
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